David Wood invests in companies involved in media and broadcasting. David currently holds shareholdings in the companies who own: Amazon . BT . fuboTV . Grupo Televisa . ITV . Liberty Media . Netflix . Paramount Global . Pearson . STV . Tegna . Vivendi . Warner Bros Discovery . etc.
Other investment sectors include: (1) Music & Entertainment (2) Media & Broadcast (3) Hotels & Hospitality (4) Fashion & Cosmetics (5) Food & Beverage (6) Technology (7) Retail (8) Sport (9) Medical, Healthcare & Pharma (10) Automotive (11) Industry & Manufacturing (12) Energy & Mining (13) Telecommunications (14) Banking & Finance (15) Insurance (16) Property & Real Estate (17) Shipping & Delivery.
Sector 2 (Media & Broadcasting)
– Amazon.com, Inc.
American multinational involved in media and owner of Appstore, MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), IMDb, Audible, Goodreads, etc. Find out more: Amazon [#39 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Apple, Inc.
American multinational involved in media and owner of technology company behind AirPods, Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Apple Services include: App Store, Apple Card, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Pay, Beats Electronics, Beddit, Claris, Drive.ai, InVisage Technologies, etc. Find out more: Apple [#40 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Audacy, Inc.
American broadcasting, events, and second largest radio company in the US with over 235 stations. They operate Audacy Podcast, Cadence13, Pineapple Street Studios, Podcorn, Audacy Events & Experiences and Eventful. Find out more: Audacy [#14 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
British publishing house with Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prize winning authors and the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. It publishes under Bloomsbury and a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Find out more: Bloomsbury [#350 #UK – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– BT Group PLC
British multinational with operations in around 180 countries. As well as telecoms, BT provide subscription TV. Find out more: BT [#41 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Comcast Corporation
American Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment company who own Xfinity, NBC Universal, Sky, Comcast Business, Comcast Ventures, Comcast Technology Solutions, and Comcast Spectacor. Find out more: Comcast [#42 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Digitalbox PLC
British company who produce and publish content and operate Entertainment Daily (online UK entertainment news), The Daily Mash (online satirical news) and The Tab (online youth culture). Find out more: Digitalbox [#177 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Electronic Arts, Inc.
American video game company who’s video game titles include: Sims, F1, FIFA, NHL, PGA Tour, Madden NFL, Star Wars Jedi, etc. Find out more: Electronic Arts [#43 #USA #Nasdaq – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– FuboTV, Inc.
American streaming television service that focuses primarily on live sports including EPL, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, CPL and international football. Find out more: fuboTV [#44 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Future PLC
British media company who publish magazines in fields such as B2B, Country Lifestyle, Events, Gaming & Entertainment, Homes & Gardens, Knowledge, Music, Photography & Design, Sports, TV & Film, Technology, Video, Wealth & Finance, and Women’s Lifestyle. Find out more: Future [#70 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Grupo Televisa S.A.B
Mexican mass media company who own the worlds largest library of Spanish-language content. They operate cable and direct-to-home satellite pay television models in Mexico; and have a 45% stake in TelevisaUnivision. Find out more: Grupo Televisa [#213 #Mexico – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– iHeart Media, Inc.
American media company and the largest radio station owner with more than 850 radio stations. They reach 9 out of 10 Americans monthly – and have quarter of a billion monthly listeners. Find out more: iHeart [#203 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– ITV PLC
British company which consists of ‘ITV Studios, and Media & Entertainment’ who are one of the biggest global creators, producers and distributors in the world; and ‘Media & Entertainment’ who is the home of ITV’s family of channels and platforms and the largest family of free-to-air commercial channel in the UK. Find out more: ITV [#23 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Let’s Explore Group PLC
British company (formally known as Immotion Group PLC) – who create award-winning virtual reality solutions for high-footfall visitor destinations through motion platform technology, live-action, animated entertainment, and educational content. Find out more: Let’s Explore [#22 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Liberty Media Corporation
American mass media company which has three divisions, reflecting the company’s ownership stakes in Formula One, SiriusXM, and the Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball team. Find out more: Liberty Media [#47 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
American global entertainment company involved in ticket sales, artist management, aconcert production and marketing. Subsidiaries include: Roc Nation, Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management, Group, Live Nation Network, C3 Presents, AC Entertainment, abd Live Nation Merchandise. Find out more: Live Nation [#48 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Madison Square Garden Entertainment
American multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City that hosts professional ice hockey, professional basketball, boxing, mixed martial arts, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling, and other forms of sports and entertainment. Find out more: MSG [#328 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– MediaZest PLC
American award-winning audio visual company who design, install, measure and maintain AV technology for a variety of spaces. Find out more: Mediazest [#128 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Meta Platforms, Inc.
American multinational technology conglomerate who’s products and services include: Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Meta Portal, Oculus, Giphy, Mapillary, Kustomer, Presize, etc. Find out more: Meta [#52 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Microsoft Corporation
American multinational technology corporation who’s brands (Windows, Office, Skype, Visual Studio, Dynamics, Xbox, Minecraft, Surface) and Services (Azure, Bing, LinkedIn, Yammer, Microsoft 365, OneDrive, Outlook.com, GitHub, Microsoft Store, Windows Update, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox network) are known throughout the World. Find out more: Microsoft [#75 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Midwich Group PLC
British distributor of AV technology to the trade market with global operations selling broadcast, professional audio, and lighting equipment. Find out more: Midwich [#172 #England – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– National CineMedia, Inc.
American cinema advertising company who show ads to U.S consumers in movie theaters through ‘Noovie’ as well as online and through mobile technology. Find out more: National CineMedia [#250 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Netflix, Inc.
American subscription streaming service and production company who trade as the International Streaming service Netflix and own the subsidiaries DVD Netflix, Millarworld, LT-LA, Albuquerque Studios, Netflix Animation, StoryBots, Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, Roald Dahl Story Company, Night School Studio, Scanline VFX, Next Games, Boss Fight Entertainment, Animal Logic, etc. Find out more: Netflix [#54 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Paramount Global
American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate who own Paramount Pictures, CBS Entertainment Group, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Paramount Network, Showtime, Paramount+, Showtime OTT, Pluto TV. As of 2020, they operate over 170 networks in 180 countries. Find out more: Paramount [#27 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Pearson PLC
British publishing and education company involved in Higher Education; Workforce Skills; English Language Learning; Virtual Learning; and Assessment & Qualifications. Find out more: Pearson [#363 #UK – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Salem Media Group, Inc.
American radio broadcaster, internet content provider, and book publisher for Christian and family-themed content who own a 99 station radio network, Salem radio representatives, Salem web network, and Salem publishing. Find out more: Salem Media [#130 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Sony Group Corporation
American multinational conglomerate who, amongst other things, own interests in video game publishing and film studios. Find out more: Sony [#30 #Japan – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Spotify Technology SA
Swedish audio streaming and media services provider who are one of the largest music streaming service providers, with – as of June 2022 – over 433 million monthly active users, including 188 million paying subscribers. Find out more: Spotify [#58 #Sweden – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– STV Group PLC
Scottish free-to-air television channel. Find out more: STV [#175 #Scotland – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Tegna, Inc.
American broadcast, digital media and marketing services company that owns / operates 66 television stations in 54 markets. Tegna – which was formally the broadcasting arm of the Gannett Company – also owns three digital multicast networks including: True Crime Network, Quest, and Twist. Find out more: Tegna [#272 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Telefonica SA
Spanish multinational telecommunications company that is one of the largest telephony providers in the world and owner of Movistar, O2, and Vivo. Find out more: Telefonica [#239 #Spain – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Verizon Communications, Inc.
American multinational telecommunications conglomerate who through their Verizon Consumer and Verizon Business divisions offer Cable television, Landline, Mobile phone, Broadband, Digital television, IPTV, Digital Media, Internet and Telematics services. Find out more: Verizon [#60 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Vivendi SE
French leader in culture, entertainment, media and communications. Vivendi own: Canal+ Group (TV in Europe, Africa, and Asia); Studiocanal (films); 32.9% stake in Banijay (120 production companies in 22 territories); Havas (Communications in 100+ countries); Editis, (book publisher with 50 publishing houses); Prisma Media (magazine publisher); Gameloft (video games); Vivendi Village (live entertainment); Olympia Production (booking agency); See Tickets (global ticketing); Dailymotion (global video streaming); myCanal (circa 12 million visitors a day); Canal+ app (on demand in 29 countries). Find out more: Vivendi [#35 #France – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Walt Disney Company
American international family entertainment and media business who own Disney parks, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ESPN, Twentieth Century Studios, National Geographic, a cruise line, Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, Hotstar, Disney theatrical productions (Broadway shows), ABC Entertainment, Fox 21, etc. Find out more: Walt Disney [#34 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.
American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate who own Warner bros film and television studios, HBO, Cinemax, Discovery, Scripps networks interactive, Turner broadcasting, CNN sports, Eurosport, Discovery+, HBO max, etc. Find out more: Warner Bros. Discovery [#36 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– XLMedia PLC, a leading global digital media company that owns and operates 2,000 Websites across a variety of industry verticals, which includes gambling, sports betting and personal finance. Find out more: XLMedia [#176 #Jersey – Shareholding of less than 1%]
– Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
American communications technology company who provide videotelephony [meetings], messaging [chat], voice calls [phone], video rooms [rooms], virtual events, as well as contact centers and a developer platform. Find out more Zoom [#63 #USA – Shareholding of less than 1%]