Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Largest media companies worldwide 2017

Leading media companies in 2017, based on revenue (in billion euros)*

by Amy Watson, last edited Feb 26, 2019
Largest media companies worldwide 2017 This statistic displays a ranking of the leading media companies based on the revenue they generated in 2017. The Walt Disney Company ranked fourth, with revenue of 48.81 billion euros.
Media market - additional information

The global entertainment and media market has a high value, considering it is made up of television, radio, internet, newspaper and in general technology-based companies. In 2016, this industry had an accumulated value of approximately 1.8 trillion U.S. dollars. Projections for this market are optimistic as this industry is expected to increase its value over the next years, potentially reaching a value of 2.2 trillion U.S. dollars by 2021.

American conglomerate AT&T Inc. is the largest media company in the world based on revenue and the world's largest telecommunication company. The U.S. is the most important regional market for Alphabet, generating 46 percent of its revenue. Alphabet ranks second, followed by telecommunication giant Comcast. The U.S. is also a major market for Comcast, as they held an estimate of 23.6 percent of the pay TV market share in the U.S. in 2018.

The majority of the leading media companies in the world are U.S.-based companies. Indeed, media has a major role on the daily life of Americans. On average, a consumer in the U.S. spends an estimate of 728 minutes per day consuming major media.
Show more

Leading media companies in 2017, based on revenue (in billion euros)*

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

All Information
in one Presentation


Everything On "The BBC" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista is a great source of knowledge, and pretty helpful to manage the daily work.
Christof Baron

Christof Baron
CEO, MindShare Germany

Statistics on "Vivendi"
  • Overview
The most important statistics
  • Corporate key figures
  • Canal+ Group
  • Universal Music Group
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: You might find this interesting as well
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.