A conglomerate in media is when a
group of business’ have a lot of
money to put into a film production.
They also market their own film
through their subsidiary companies.
This is known as synergy.
Multinational media companies can own:
There are five major distributors that dominate the Film
industry within the United Kingdom, these are:
United International Pictures,
20th Century Fox,
Two or more types of media coming together. MEDIA CONVERGE
Different elements of a company working together to promote related products.
The process by which an increasingly smaller number of companies own most
media outlets. CONCENTRATION OF MEDIA OWNERSHIP
A company which produces two or more types of media. CROSS MEDIA
A large parent company which owns a range of smaller companies.
Smaller companies owned by a parent company. SUBSIDIARY
When the market is dominated by a small number of companies. OLIGOLPOLY
A lot of producers can work outside
of the major studies.
Often British productions are made
by smaller outfits such as Warp
Films or the BBC to secure help
with there distribution as well as
One effect of the concentration
of media ownership us that the
global media market is
dominated by a small number of
Western (mostly American)
The Production Cycle
1. Film Production
2. Film Distribution
3. Film Exhibition
4. Film Marketing