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STAR, Zee & Times top media list, Airtel & Tata Sky entrenched

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MUMBAI: STAR, Zee and Times have continued to lead in the list of top 10 media groups in India. The growth of television distribution firms, Business Standard reported, has been one of the major changes the listing has seen in five years. Bharti Airtel and Tata Sky are now well-entrenched in the leading 10 companies.

A noticeable fact is that a film company is missing from the list of Top 10 or 20 firms.

Among the media firms, the pattern in India is similar to the global one where some of the biggest media houses are the ones with a grasp on distribution. For example, Comcast, the largest global media firm (Rs 5.15 trillion revenue), is a distribution giant.

Only Times, Jagran and HT Media are the only print media firms in the top 10. The Times group, BS states, receives an estimated 60 per cent of its revenues from its print business.

The rest is a mix between Internet, radio and TV. Although Zee, as Times, is also diversified with print, cable, DTH, radio and TV broadcasting, but its major revenues come from TV broadcasting and distribution.

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