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Variety’s Global 50

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With:
1998-99.....1997-98..................................................1998-99 ..........1997-98..........Percent..........1998-99..........1997-98 ..........Percent rank..........rank.....Company...............Headquarters....................revenue..........revenue..........change..........profit..........profit..........change 1..... 1.....Time Warner ....................New York.................... $ 26.400 ..........$ 24.620.......... +7.2%..........$ 263.0..........($ 73.0 )..... N/A 2..... 2.....Walt Disney Co.....................Burbank..............................22.473 ..............................1,960.0 3..... 5.....Bertelsmann....................Guetersloh, Germany..........14. 815..........13.600.......... +8.9%.......... N/A..... 917..... 593.0.......... N/A 4..... 4.....News Corp. ....................New York/Los Angeles..........13. 660..........12.800....................1,220.0 5..... 3.....Viacom .........................New York...............12.096 ..........13.200.......... -8.4%.......... (149.6)..... 733.6.......... N/A 6..... 6.....Sony ( .....Tokyo.................... 3.270..........3.120.......... +4.8 %.......... 237.8.......... 258.6.......... -8.0% 20.....30.....Cablevision Systems ...............Woodbury, N.Y................ 3.265..........1.900..........+71.8%.......... (11.3)..... 136.7.......... N/A 21.....24.....Tribune Co.....................Chicago.................... 2. 981..........2.720.......... +9.6%.......... 414.2.......... 393.6.......... +5. 3% 22.....23.....Carlton Communications...............London.................... 2.930..........2.870.......... +2.1%.......... 333.0.......... 348.0.......... - 4.3% 23.....15.....MediaOne Group....................Englewood, Colo........... 2. 882..........3.847..........-25.1%.......... (239.0)..... 30.0.......... N/A 24.....26.....Kirch Group ....................Ismaning, Germany.......... 2. 860 (est.).....2.530 (est.).....+13.0%.......... N/A.......... N/A.......... N/A 25.....25.....Nippon Television Network..........Tokyo.................... 2. 760..........2.473..........+11.6%.......... 408.0.......... 369.0.......... +10 .6% 26.....32.....Vivendi (audiovisual interests only) .....Paris.................... 2.500 (est.).....1.821 (est.).....+37.3 %.......... N/A.......... N/A.......... N/A 27.....27.....BSkyB.........................Isleworth, Middlesex, U.K...... 2 .485 .....2.350.......... +5.8%.......... (610.3)..... 408.5.......... N/A 28.....28.....Canal Plus....................Paris............... ..... 2.470 ..........2.265.......... +9.1%.......... (89.0)..... 255.0.......... N/A 29.....36.....Clarin Group....................Buenos Aires.......... ..... 2. 230..........1.597..........+39.6%.......... N/A.......... N/A.......... N/A 30.....29.....Tokyo Broadcasting System..........Tokyo.................... 2. 120..........1.990.......... +6.5%.......... 146.3.......... 159.0.......... 31.....31.....Mediaset....................Milan.................... 2.030 ..........1.860.......... +9.1%.......... 306.0.......... 256.9.......... 19.1 %..... 32.....39.....Rogers Communications...............Toronto.................... 1.880..........1.821.......... +3.2%.......... 420.0.......... (364.2)..... N/A 33.....33.....Bonnier.....Group....................Stockholm............... 1 .869..........1.803.......... +3.7%.......... 85.1.......... 63.1.......... 34.....34.....Televisa Group....................Mexico City............... 1. 698..........1.756.......... -3.3%.......... 76.9.......... 740.0.......... -89. 6% 35.....35.....TF1.........................Paris.................... 1.680 ..........1.718.......... -2.2%.......... 110.0.......... 80.0.......... +37.5% 36.....37.....Asahi National Broadcasting..........Tokyo.................... 1.530..........1.510.......... +1.3%.......... 60.5.......... 78.3.......... -22 .7% 37.....--.....Granada Media Group (div. of Granada Grp.) London............... 1.480.............................. 232.0 (est.)..... .......... 38.....41.....Egmont Group....................Copenhagen............... 1.133 ..........1.011..........+12.1%.......... 30.0.......... 33.5.......... -10.5% 39.....--.....Telewest....................Woking, Surrey, U.K........... 1. 070.............................. (637.0)..... 40.....40.....ProSieben Media....................Unterfoehring, Germany.......... 1.041 ..........1.046.......... -0.5%.......... 81.0.......... 58.4.......... +38.7% 41.....43.....AMC Entertainment...............Kansas City, Mo........... 1. 030 .....0.847..........+21.6%.......... (13.0)..... (29.3)..... +55.6% 42.....42.....Loews Cineplex Entertainment..........New York............... 0 .948..........0.976.......... -2.9%.......... (19.2)..... (26.2) ..... +26.7% 43.....44.....Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd...........Sydney.................... 0.780 (est.).....0.738.......... +5.7 %.......... 107.0 (est.)..... 118.4.......... -9.6% 44.....38.....Toho Co.....................Tokyo.................... 0.756 ..... .....1.428..........-47.1%.......... 51.1..... 45.....--.....NTL.........................Hook, Hampshire, U.K........... 0. 747.............................. (535.0) 46.....--.....Videotron Group....................Montreal............... 0. 679..........0.537.......... +26.4%.......... (26.7)..... 159.9.......... N/A 47.....46.....United Artists Theatre Circuit..........Englewood, Colo........... 0.662..........0.686.......... -3.5%.......... (89.0)..... (27.0 ).....-229.6% 48.....--.....Sogecable....................Madrid.................... 0.606 ..........0.496..........+22.2%.......... (22.4)............... 49.....--.....Univision....................Los Angeles/Miami.......... 0.577 ..........0.460..........+25.4%.......... 9.9.......... -83.2%..... N/A 50.....47.....Cisneros (media only)...............Caracas, Venezuela/New York..... 0.550 (est.).....0.594.......... -7.4%.......... N/A.......... N/A.......... N/A

() losses

Variety's Global 50

Production: Top 50 international entertainment companies, ranked by 1998-99 net revenue (revenue in billions, profit in millions of U.S. dollars)

Crew: Music, film, TV div. of Sony Corp.) Tokyo/Los Angeles..........10.500..........10.000.......... +5.0%.......... 628.0*..... 679.0*..... +7.5% 7.....--.....AT&T Broadband & Internet Services.....Englewood, Colo........... 7.351..........N/A.......... N/A.......... (59.0)..... N/A.......... N/A 8.....13.....CBS.........................New York............... 6.805 ..........5.363..........+26.% .......... 482.0* ..... 549.0.......... -12.2% 9..... 9.....Universal Studios...............Los Angeles.........................6.400 .................... .......... 242.0** 10.....17.....Comcast....................Philadelphia............... 5.450 ..........4.900..........+11.2% .......... 972.0..... ..... (238.0)..... N/A 11.....14.....Cox Enterprises....................Atlanta.................... 5.400 ..........5.200.......... +3.9%.......... N/A.......... N/A.......... N/A 12.....16.....NBC (div. of General Electric)..........New York............... 5.269..........5.153.......... +2.3%..........1,025.0*.....1,349.0*..... -24.0% 13.....18.....Gannett.........................Arlington, Va............... 5. 121..........4.730.......... +8.3%.......... 999.0.......... 712.7.......... +40 .2% 14.....12.....Globo Organization...............Rio de Janeiro............... 4.900..........5.400.......... -9.3%.......... 536.0.......... 882.0.......... - 39.2% 15.....19.....Pearson.........................London.................... 3. 760..........3.760.......... 0.0%.......... 711.0.......... 346.0..........+105. 5% 16.....11.....EMI Group....................London.................... 3.730 ..........5.430..........-31.3%.......... 249.0.......... 391.0.......... -36.3% 17.....22.....CLT-UFA....................Luxembourg............... 3.598 ..........3.297..... ..... +9.1% .......... 17.3.......... (83.3)..... N/A 18.....20.....United News & Media...............London.................... 3. 450..........3.720.......... -7.3%.......... 488.0.......... 471.0.......... +3. 6% 19.....21.....Fuji TV (div. of Fujisankei Grp.)

With: 1998-99.....1997-98..................................................1998-99 ..........1997-98..........Percent..........1998-99..........1997-98 ..........Percent rank..........rank.....Company...............Headquarters....................revenue..........revenue..........change..........profit..........profit..........change 1..... 1.....Time Warner ....................New York.................... $ 26.400 ..........$ 24.620.......... +7.2%..........$ 263.0..........($ 73.0 )..... N/A 2..... 2.....Walt Disney Co.....................Burbank..............................22.473 ..............................1,960.0 3..... 5.....Bertelsmann....................Guetersloh, Germany..........14. 815..........13.600.......... +8.9%.......... N/A..... 917..... 593.0.......... N/A 4..... 4.....News Corp. ....................New York/Los Angeles..........13. 660..........12.800....................1,220.0 5..... 3.....Viacom .........................New York...............12.096 ..........13.200.......... -8.4%.......... (149.6)..... 733.6.......... N/A 6..... 6.....Sony ( .....Tokyo.................... 3.270..........3.120.......... +4.8 %.......... 237.8.......... 258.6.......... -8.0% 20.....30.....Cablevision Systems ...............Woodbury, N.Y................ 3.265..........1.900..........+71.8%.......... (11.3)..... 136.7.......... N/A 21.....24.....Tribune Co.....................Chicago.................... 2. 981..........2.720.......... +9.6%.......... 414.2.......... 393.6.......... +5. 3% 22.....23.....Carlton Communications...............London.................... 2.930..........2.870.......... +2.1%.......... 333.0.......... 348.0.......... - 4.3% 23.....15.....MediaOne Group....................Englewood, Colo........... 2. 882..........3.847..........-25.1%.......... (239.0)..... 30.0.......... N/A 24.....26.....Kirch Group ....................Ismaning, Germany.......... 2. 860 (est.).....2.530 (est.).....+13.0%.......... N/A.......... N/A.......... N/A 25.....25.....Nippon Television Network..........Tokyo.................... 2. 760..........2.473..........+11.6%.......... 408.0.......... 369.0.......... +10 .6% 26.....32.....Vivendi (audiovisual interests only) .....Paris.................... 2.500 (est.).....1.821 (est.).....+37.3 %.......... N/A.......... N/A.......... N/A 27.....27.....BSkyB.........................Isleworth, Middlesex, U.K...... 2 .485 .....2.350.......... +5.8%.......... (610.3)..... 408.5.......... N/A 28.....28.....Canal Plus....................Paris............... ..... 2.470 ..........2.265.......... +9.1%.......... (89.0)..... 255.0.......... N/A 29.....36.....Clarin Group....................Buenos Aires.......... ..... 2. 230..........1.597..........+39.6%.......... N/A.......... N/A.......... N/A 30.....29.....Tokyo Broadcasting System..........Tokyo.................... 2. 120..........1.990.......... +6.5%.......... 146.3.......... 159.0.......... 31.....31.....Mediaset....................Milan.................... 2.030 ..........1.860.......... +9.1%.......... 306.0.......... 256.9.......... 19.1 %..... 32.....39.....Rogers Communications...............Toronto.................... 1.880..........1.821.......... +3.2%.......... 420.0.......... (364.2)..... N/A 33.....33.....Bonnier.....Group....................Stockholm............... 1 .869..........1.803.......... +3.7%.......... 85.1.......... 63.1.......... 34.....34.....Televisa Group....................Mexico City............... 1. 698..........1.756.......... -3.3%.......... 76.9.......... 740.0.......... -89. 6% 35.....35.....TF1.........................Paris.................... 1.680 ..........1.718.......... -2.2%.......... 110.0.......... 80.0.......... +37.5% 36.....37.....Asahi National Broadcasting..........Tokyo.................... 1.530..........1.510.......... +1.3%.......... 60.5.......... 78.3.......... -22 .7% 37.....--.....Granada Media Group (div. of Granada Grp.) London............... 1.480.............................. 232.0 (est.)..... .......... 38.....41.....Egmont Group....................Copenhagen............... 1.133 ..........1.011..........+12.1%.......... 30.0.......... 33.5.......... -10.5% 39.....--.....Telewest....................Woking, Surrey, U.K........... 1. 070.............................. (637.0)..... 40.....40.....ProSieben Media....................Unterfoehring, Germany.......... 1.041 ..........1.046.......... -0.5%.......... 81.0.......... 58.4.......... +38.7% 41.....43.....AMC Entertainment...............Kansas City, Mo........... 1. 030 .....0.847..........+21.6%.......... (13.0)..... (29.3)..... +55.6% 42.....42.....Loews Cineplex Entertainment..........New York............... 0 .948..........0.976.......... -2.9%.......... (19.2)..... (26.2) ..... +26.7% 43.....44.....Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd...........Sydney.................... 0.780 (est.).....0.738.......... +5.7 %.......... 107.0 (est.)..... 118.4.......... -9.6% 44.....38.....Toho Co.....................Tokyo.................... 0.756 ..... .....1.428..........-47.1%.......... 51.1..... 45.....--.....NTL.........................Hook, Hampshire, U.K........... 0. 747.............................. (535.0) 46.....--.....Videotron Group....................Montreal............... 0. 679..........0.537.......... +26.4%.......... (26.7)..... 159.9.......... N/A 47.....46.....United Artists Theatre Circuit..........Englewood, Colo........... 0.662..........0.686.......... -3.5%.......... (89.0)..... (27.0 ).....-229.6% 48.....--.....Sogecable....................Madrid.................... 0.606 ..........0.496..........+22.2%.......... (22.4)............... 49.....--.....Univision....................Los Angeles/Miami.......... 0.577 ..........0.460..........+25.4%.......... 9.9.......... -83.2%..... N/A 50.....47.....Cisneros (media only)...............Caracas, Venezuela/New York..... 0.550 (est.).....0.594.......... -7.4%.......... N/A.......... N/A.......... N/A

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