WHITEREPORT's League Tables
WHITEREPORT’s Cross-Media League Tables
Media industry currencies nowadays mostly extend to audience measurement and advertising monitoring services. On top of these, however, WHITEREPORT expands the concept by including new market currencies and key performance indicators concerning the financial, commercial and ownership aspects of the entire media market. In the UK, the WHITEREPORT database collects public data about 1100+ UK television, radio, print, digital, cinema and OOH content and advertising space providers.
The public League Tables Top 10 below is designed to provide a quick glimpse into the performance of top media companies based on a few financial indicators. Click the indicators to see the Top 10 rankings by each indicator.
Cross-Media League Tables Top 10
Time of data collection: 10 Oct 2018
We collect and validate information based on a unique know-how developed by Whitereport. We aggregate data from a wide range of public sources.
The media are understood as including print, broadcast and online media,* and we also include cinema and out-of-home media players to cover the whole range of contents in the media market, including the advertising spaces that are available to the UK population or segments thereof.
Whitereport League Tables provide data about the companies that own, control and operate the media brands we identified (media companies, such as the providers of television content, be it broadcast or OTT; internet and radio content providers; etc.).
We exclude other players of the value chain from this analysis (in other words, neither agencies, sales houses, news agencies, content production companies, distributors (such as newspaper agents, etc.), e-commerce, listing and business service providers nor direct marketing companies are included in the Whitereport database).
*In line with Council of Europe’s ’Recommendation CM/Rec(2018) of the Committee of Ministers to member States on media pluralism and transparency of media ownership’, adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 7 March 2018)
Remark: Sky is no. 3 in terms of media turnover.
Two detailed reports, the UK Cross-Media Reality Check and a League Table Report are also available to provide an overview of the ranking, competition and performance of media companies based on indicators including turnover, operational profits, taxes paid, turnover per employee, intangible assets and several other key data that inform a comprehensive understanding of the market.