Private ownership - When individuals, rather than government, own and operate their self owned businesses or property. They make the majority of, or all decisions for their business with little or no government regulation or interference.
Public service broadcasting - Includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service. Public broadcasters receive funding from diverse sources including license fees, individual contributions, public financing and commercial financing.
Multinational - A corporation that is registered in more than one country or that has operations in more than one country. It can also be referred to as an international corporation. They play an important role in globalization.
Conglomerate - Is a combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses that fall under one corporate group, usually involving a parent company and many subsidiaries. Often, a conglomerate is a multi-industry company. Conglomerates are often large and multinational.
Cross-media - Is a media property, service, story or experience distributed across media platforms using a variety of media forms.
Diversification - Means reducing risk by investing in a variety of assets. If the asset values do not move up and down in perfect synchrony, a diversified portfolio will have less risk than the weighted average risk of its constituent assets, and often less risk than the least risky of its constituent. Therefore, any risk-averse investor will diversify to at least some extent, with more risk-averse investors diversifying more completely than less risk-averse investors.
Mergers - Is an aspect of corporate strategy, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities that can help an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, other child entity or using a joint venture.
Takeovers - Is the purchase of one company (the target) by another (the acquirer, or bidder). In the UK, the term refers to the acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of a private company.
Oligopoly - Is a market form in which a market or industry is