This information and the accompanying graphics come from a larger infographic that can be found at frugaldad.com along with a list of sources.—Ed
Media has never been more consolidated. 6 media giants now control a staggering 90% of what we read, watch, or listen to.
The Big Six control 70% of your cable. 3,762 businesses contribute 30%.
Comcast’s NBC merger guarantees control of 1 of every 5 hours of television, and a monopoly of 11 U.S. markets including New York City and Chicago.
178 million unique users read Time Warner news every month. That’s two times Digg, Tumblr, and Reddit, combined… and almost three times Google News.
Enabled by FCC deregulation and a decades-long orgy of mergers and acquisitions, these 6 giants dominate our media landscape. Until regulations return, (or they buy each other out of existence) they will continue to control 90% of everything Americans see, hear and consider important.