Advertising Age Data Center
TOP 10 CABLE & DBS COMPANIES
NETWORK OWNERS
RANKU.S. CABLE NETWORK NET REVENUE
20052004COMPANY2005% CHGTOP NETWORKNET REVENUE
1 1 Walt Disney Co. $6,463.2 14.6 ESPN $3,733.9
2 2 Time Warner 5,691.4 5.3 HBO/Cinemax 2,232.7
3 3 Viacom 4,825.5 19.5 Nickelodeon 1,677.0
4 4 News Corp. 3,358.0 24.9 Fox Sports Net 1,553.1
5 5 NBC Universal 2,614.0 10.9 USA Network 1,071.3
6 6 Discovery Communications 1,743.4 9.0 Discovery Channel 616.4
7 7 CBS Corp. 1,213.5 3.4 Showtime 1,213.5
8 9 A&E Television Networks 1,087.2 10.9 A&E Channel 538.4
9 8 Cablevision Systems Corp. 1,085.6 -5.9 American Movie Classics 352.9
10 10 Lifetime Entertainment Services 926.8 12.1 Lifetime Channel 811.4
'Notes: Dollars in millions. Cable network revenue considered estimates and extrapolated from public documents. Top network and that network's net revenue—except for HBO/Cinemax and Showtime—are from Kagan Research, a unit of JupiterKagan.

SYSTEM OWNERS
RANKU.S. CABLE/DBS SYSTEM NET REVENUE
20052004COMPANY2005% CHGSYSTEM NAMESUBSCRIBERS
1 1 Comcast Corp. $21,159.0 9.5 Comcast Cable 22,400,000
2 2 DirecTV Group 12,216.1 25.1 DirecTV 15,100,000
3 3 Time Warner 9,458.0 12.2 Time Warner Cable 10,960,000
4 4 EchoStar Communications Corp. 8,047.6 18.7 Dish Network 12,040,000
5 5 Cox Enterprises 6,722.3 4.6 Cox Communications 6,700,000
6 6 Charter Communications 5,254.0 5.6 Charter 6,160,000
7 7 Cablevision Systems Corp. 3,606.8 15.5 Cablevision 3,027,000
8 8 Advance Publications 1,900.0 8.0 Bright House Networks 2,100,000
9 10 Insight Communications Co. 1,117.7 11.5 Insight 1,300,000
10 9 Mediacom Communications Corp. 1,098.8 3.9 Mediacom 1,423,000
Notes: Dollars in millions. System revenue largely from public documents and considered estimates. Top MSO system and subscriber count from public or company sources. Time Warner and Comcast have absorbed Adelphia, seventh largest system owner in last year's report.