Thursday, October 13, 2011

300 TV Channels- 6 Corporations

Everyone loves watching TV and most of us have some kind of cable or satellite TV service which brings literally hundreds of channels into our collective living rooms.  Every channel has a different name.. the 'X' network.. the 'Y' network,,etc.. and it seems by all appearances that there is diverse television watching options.  This is not necessarily the case.  For while the specific content from channel to channel may be diverse, the ownership of the various networks really falls to a total of 6 Corporations.

Listed is each corporation and what TV networks they control.  (A full list of assets including movies, books, websites, etc owned by each corporation is provideed via the links below):

Disney  - ABC-TV, ABC Family, ESPN (as well as all other ESPN related networks), Disney Channel, LiveWell, SoapNet

* The following are owned by Disney with a 25% share by NBC Universal (Comcast Owned)-  Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, History Channel, History International, A&E, Biography, Crime & Investigation network

Comcast  - NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, UniversalHD, USA, Weather Channel, WeatherPlus, SyFy, Telemundo, CSN Sports, CN8, SportsNet New York, Golf Network, E!, Style Network, MLB Network, NHL Network, G4, Versus, FEARnet, Exercise TV, PBS Kids Sprout

*  In January, 2011 Comcast bought NBC Universal from General Electric so because Wikipedia is not updated to this, click on each link to see the complete list of TV networks Comcast owns

CBS/Viacom - CBS, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Palladia, TVLand, CMT, Spike TV, BET, Comedy Central, Logo, Showtime, Movie Channel, Flix

Time/Warner  -  HBO, Cinemax, Turner Classic Movies (TCN), AdultSwim, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, truTV, TBS, TNT, CNN, Headline News, CourtTV

News Corp.  -  Fox, FoxSoccer, FoxNews, FX, Fuel, Speed, National Geographic Network, BigTen Network

Discovery Communications - Discovery, Discovery Health, Military Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Planet Green, Fit TV

~ So when you turn on the TV and can't really find anything good to watch, perhaps this is why

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