Ever wonder who controls the media you consume? The TV you see? The news your read? The website Best Communications Degrees has taken a look at the top 10 media companies according to profit and influence around the world and come up with these results:
One thing I’ve read is that most of the big media companies like Walt Disney derive their profits from selling toys. Seriously. Walt Disney’s biggest source of revenue is selling toys from their movies. Not their movies themselves. In fact, movies are very risky and low profit margin.
TV companies also make a lot of their money on DVD sales and merchandise. Less than you’d expect from their ad revenue. Most ad revenue for the bigger shows gets eaten up by the high payrolls.
Does the Internet mark the death of TV? Will on-demand services like Netflix completely kill off broadcast TV as we know it? This infographic from AccreditedOnlineColleges.com explores these questions and more.
Whether you like it or not, there are some TV Commercials that just plain work. And you see their themes repeated over and over and over and over. You know… the cute baby trading stock. Well, not really the cute baby trading stock… just the cute baby part. Or what about the animal who outsmarts the human. Here’s an infographic from Top Marketing Schools that takes a look at common themes in low-brow advertising. In other words, the kind of commercials we see during the Super Bowl. Horses. Cute babies. Celebrities. Food. Sexual Innuendo. You know how it goes.
When is Glee returning with a new episode? Sadly, Gleeks have to wait until January 17, but it should be worth the wait for the “Yes/No” episode, where Will proposes to Emma.
Until then, watch this sneak peek promo video for Glee, that gives a glimpse at some of the music from the episode, including “We Found Love”, “Summer Nights” and “Moves Like Jagger.” …on the edge of your seat? Keep reading!