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View Resource The Largest Media Merger in History

Tuesday, Viacom and CBS announced their plans to merge, creating the largest media merger in history. The new entertainment company, which will retain the name Viacom, is valued at $80 billion. Along with newly acquired CBS, Viacom already owns several cable networks including MTV, Nickelodeon, and VH1; Paramount Pictures movie studio; and theme parks and holds major stock in the networks UPN and...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/be/1999/0909
View Resource You've Got Merger!

On Monday January 10, America Online (AOL) and Time Warner announced they will merge. AOL is the largest Internet service provider in the world, with over 20 million customers. AOL also owns Netscape Communications and Compuserve. Time Warner includes the WB television network; cable networks including HBO, CNN, and the Cartoon Network; as well as publications, including People, Sports...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/be/2000/0113
View Resource Exxon and Mobil Merge

This week's In the News looks at the recent megamerger between Exxon Corporation and Mobil Corporation. The ten resources discussed provide news, financial data, and opinion on the largest corporate purchase to date as well as information on the oil industry in general. In a move deemed "the end of the age of OPEC" by Wall Street Journal reporter Bernard Wysocki, Exxon Chairman Lee R. Raymond...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/be/1998/1203
View Resource AOL Time Warner Clears Final Hurdle

America Online (AOL) and Time Warner received conditional approval from the Federal Communications Commission last night, clearing the way for the creation of the world's largest media company and the third-largest merger in history. As a condition for the merger's approval, the FCC added some restrictions to those already stipulated by other oversight panels. The FCC beefed up requirements that...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0112
View Resource Columbia Journalism Review: Who Owns What

Created and maintained by Aaron Moore, a professor of sports media at Ithaca College, this Web page documents which publications (and other ancillary businesses) are owned and controlled by various media conglomerates around the United States. Some of the media conglomerates covered by this rather revealing site include such newer upstarts in the media business such as Clear Channel Communications...

https://journalism.columbia.edu/