Leading media companies in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015, ranked by market value

This statistic shows the market value of the leading media companies in the United Kingdom (UK) in as of March 31, 2015. Marketing and communications company WPP, originally founded as Wire and Plastic Products for the purpose of manufacturing shopping baskets, ranked first that year, valued at over 20 billion British pounds. WPP, based in London and Dublin, owns multiple companies in the market research, public and advertising sector, among them British market research firm Millward Brown, media agency Ogilvy & Mather and market information group Kantar TNS. Telecommunications company British Sky Broadcasting, the UK's leading pay TV operator ranked second with a market value of approximately 17.1 billion British pounds. In third place, Reed Elsevier, based in London and Amsterdam, had a market value of nearly 13.1 billion British pounds. The multinational group operates in the information and analytics sector in 40 countries worldwide.

Market value of the leading media companies in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015 (in million GBP)*

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Release date

July 2015


United Kingdom

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Supplementary notes

* The source indicates that market values and prices as of March 31, 2015 are presented.

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