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ACME COMMUNICATIONS INC (ACME)
ACME Communications, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of television stations in medium-sized markets in the United States. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated nine broadcast television stations, which are network affiliates of The WB Television Network and UPN. Its programming includes The WB Network prime time programming; The UPN Network prime time programming; Kids' WB!; syndicated programming; The Daily Buzz, a three-hour morning news program; and local programming. ACME was formed in 1997 by Jamie Kellner, Doug Gealy, and Tom Allen. The company is based in Santa Ana, California.
AUSTRAL PACIFIC ENERGY LTD (AEN)
Austral Pacific Energy, Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. It holds varying net interests equivalent to approximately 2.6 million acres of exploration permits in New Zealand and 0.8 million acres of exploration interests in Papua New Guinea. The company was incorporated as Pryme Energy Resources, Ltd. in 1979 and subsequently changed its name to Indo-Pacific Energy, Ltd. Its name was further changed to Austral Pacific Energy, Ltd. in 2003. The company is based in Wellington, New Zealand.
BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP INC (BBGI)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of radio stations in the United States. As of February 9, 2005, it had 41 radio stations, including 26 FM and 15 AM in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Las Vegas, Nevada; West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, and Ft. Myers-Naples, Florida; and Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville and Fayetteville, North Carolina. The company's radio stations offer various programming formats, including religious, Hispanic, rhythmic CHR country, financial, sports/talk, health, foreign language, classic rock, News/Talk, alternative rock, classic country, 80's, adult standards, alternative rock, urban, oldies, and adult contemporary. Beasley Broadcast Group was founded by George G. Beasley in 1961. The company is headquartered in Naples, Florida.
Belo Corp., a media company, engages in television broadcasting, newspaper publishing, cable news, and interactive media operations in the United States. The company primarily operates in three segments: Television Broadcasting, Newspaper Publishing, and Interactive Media. The Television Broadcasting segment sells air time for advertising and broadcasts news, entertainment, and other programmes. It owned 19 television stations and managed 1 television station through a local marketing agreement, as of December 31, 2004. The Newspaper Publishing segment engages in the sale of advertising space in published issues and newspapers to distributors and individual subscribers, as well as in commercial printing. The company's major newspaper publishing units are The Dallas Morning News, located in Dallas, Texas; The Providence Journal, located in Providence, Rhode Island; and The Press-Enterprise, located in Riverside, California. It also has newspaper operations in Denton, Texas. The Interactive Media segment sells advertising on Belo operating unit Web sites, as well as provides Internet and data retrieval services. Belo operates approximately 30 Web sites, various interactive alliances, and Internet-based products. It also engages in regional cable news operations, including Texas Cable News, NorthWest Cable News, and 24/7 NewsChannel in Boise, Idaho. The company also operates four cable news channels in partnership with Cox Communications and others in New Orleans, Louisiana. Belo Corp. was founded in 1842. The company was formerly known as A.H. Belo Corporation and changed its name to Belo Corp. in 2001. Belo is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING GROUP PLC (BSY)
British Sky Broadcasting Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides pay television broadcasting services in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It provides television broadcasting services and other ancillary functions to retail and wholesale customers. The company broadcasts primarily sports, movies, entertainment, and news programs. It owns and operates 28 channels, including Sky One, Sky News, Sky Travel, the Sky Sports channels, and the Sky Movies channels, as well as retails 109 third party channels to direct-to-home (DTH) viewers. The company also operates the Sky Box Office service, which provides pay-per-view services covering movies, sporting events, and concerts. It provides subscribers with a range of programming options, which are used in generating and maintaining subscriptions to its channels. The company also provides an interactive television platform for the development and delivery of interactive services. Its platform is used to deliver the interactive services, including retail, betting, customer services, and games to third parties. In addition, the company distributes programming services directly to DTH subscribers through its packages. British Sky Broadcasting Group was incorporated in 1988 and is based in Isleworth, England.
CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS INC (CCU)
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. operates as a diversified media company. It operates in three segments: Radio Broadcasting, Outdoor Advertising, and Live Entertainment. The Radio Broadcasting segment owns, programs, and sells airtime generating under local marketing agreements or joint sales agreements. It also operates radio networks. The Outdoor Advertising segment owns or operates advertising display faces domestically and internationally. Its display faces include billboards of various sizes, wallscapes, mall displays, transit displays, and street furniture displays. The Live Entertainment segment engages in the promotion, production, and operation of venues for live entertainment events. It produces various events, including music concerts, theatrical shows, museum exhibitions, and specialized sporting events. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned 1,189 domestic radio stations and a national radio network; owned or operated 151,603 domestic outdoor advertising display faces and 671,977 international outdoor advertising display faces; owned or operated 75 live entertainment venues domestically and 29 live entertainment venues internationally; and owned or programmed 40 television stations. The company also engages in the sports representation business. Its sports marketing and management operations specialize in the representation of professional athletes, integrated event management, and marketing consulting services. In addition, the company owns the Katz Media Group, a media representation firm that sells national spot advertising time for clients in the radio and television industries in the United States. Clear Channel Communications was founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and B.J. Red McCombs. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS INC (CHTR)
Charter Communications, Inc. provides broadband services in the United States. The company, through its broadband network of coaxial and fiber optic cable, offers cable video programming, high-speed cable Internet access, and broadband cable services, as well as provides telephone services. Its video service offerings include analog video, expanded basic video, premium channels, pay-per-view., digital video, video on demand and subscription video on demand, and digital video recorder service. The company offers high-speed data services to residential and commercial customers primarily via cable modems attached to personal computers, as well as through dial-up Internet access. Charter Communications deploys voice communications services using voice over Internet protocol to transmit digital voice signals over its systems. As of December 31, 2004, it served approximately 5.99 million analog video customers; approximately 1.88 million high-speed data customers; and provided telephony service to approximately 45,400 customers. The company was organized in 1999 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.
CORUS ENTERTAINMT INCORPORATED (CJR)
Corus Entertainment, Inc. operates as a communications and entertainment company primarily in Canada. It operates in three segments: Radio, Television, and Content. Radio segment operates 51 radio stations primarily in urban centers in Canada. Television segment includes interests in various specialty television networks, pay televisions, conventional television stations, digital audio services, and cable advertising services. Content segment engages in the production and distribution of television programs, as well as in the sale and licensing of related products. The company was incorporated in 1998 as 3470652 Canada, Inc. and changed its name to Corus Entertainment, Inc. in 1999. Corus Entertainment is based in Calgary, Canada.
COMCAST CORPORATION (CMCSA)
Comcast Corporation engages in the development, management, and operation of broadband cable networks, as well as provision of programming content in the United States. The company operates in two segments Cable and Content. The Cable segment develops, manages, and operates broadband communications networks, including video, Internet, and phone services, and regional sports and news networks. The Content segment offers various video services, which includes programming provided by national television networks, local broadcast television stations, limited satellite-delivered programming, and locally-originated programming, including governmental and public access. It also offers feature motion pictures, live and taped sporting events, concerts, and other special features. In addition, the Content segment provides other services, such as digital cable, video on demand, high-definition television, and digital video recorder (DVR) services, which enables digital subscribers to select, record, and store programs and play them. Its DVR service also provides the ability to pause and rewind live television. The company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4techTV, International Channel Networks, TV One, and four Comcast SportsNets. In addition, the company performs live sporting events; own or manage facilities for sporting events, concerts, and other special events; and offers Internet protocol enabled phone service in Maryland and northern Virginia. Comcast Corporation is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
COMCAST CORPORATION (CMCSK)
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COACTIVE MARKETING GROUP INC (CMKG)
CoActive Marketing Group, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliate company Garcia Baldwin, Inc., operates as an integrated sales promotional and marketing services agency. The company develops, manages, and executes sales promotion programs. Its services include experiential and event marketing, interactive marketing, Hispanic marketing, and consumer and trade promotion activities. The company markets its services to manufacturers of packaged goods and other consumer products through its sales force operating out of offices located in Great Neck and New York, New York; Cincinnati, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Irvine and San Francisco, California; and San Antonio, Texas. CoActive was formed in 1972 and is headquartered in New York City.
Cumulus Media, Inc., a radio broadcasting company, engages in the acquisition, ownership, and operation of radio stations in mid-size markets in the United States. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and operated 291 radio stations in 59 mid-sized media markets, as well as provided sales and marketing services for 12 radio stations in 6 markets. Cumulus Media was founded in 1997 by Lewis W. Dickey, Jr. and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
CROWN MEDIA HOLDINGS INC (CRWN)
Crown Media Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of pay television channels in the United States. It primarily operates Hallmark Channel that provides entertainment programming for adults and families. The company offers a range of entertainment programs, including movies, miniseries, epics, historical dramas, romance, literary classics, and contemporary stories. Crown Media also distributes titles from its collection of movies, miniseries, and films for exhibition in television media that include broadcast, cable, video-on-demand, and high definition television. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Crown Media Holdings, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hallmark Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATION (CVC)
Cablevision Systems Corporation, through its subsidiary, operates as a media, entertainment, and telecommunications company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Telecommunications Services; Rainbow; Madison Square Garden; and Rainbow DBS. The Telecommunications Services segment includes cable television business, including basic cable, interactive digital cable, high-speed data, voice over Internet protocol, residential telephone services operations, and the operations of the commercial telephone and high-speed data services. The Rainbow segment consists principally of interests in national and regional cable television programming networks. The Madison Square Garden segment owns and operates professional sports teams, regional cable television networks, and an entertainment business. The Rainbow DBS segment consists of direct broadcast satellite service and the 21 high definition channels. Cablevision Systems was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Bethpage, New York.
Cox Radio, Inc., a radio broadcasting company, engages in the operation, acquisition, and development of radio stations in the United States. The company operates various programming formats, including news/talk, urban adult contemporary, adult contemporary, rhythmic contemporary hit radio (CHR), Hawaiian CHR, dance CHR, R and B/soul, hip hop, country, 80's, gospel, oldies, classic country, classic rock, country legends, mainstream rock, hot adult contemporary, soft adult contemporary, active rock, soft adult contemporary, alternative rock, and classic hits. As of February 24, 2005, it operated and provided sales and other services to 79 radio stations, including 66 FM and 13 AM cluster in 18 markets in the United States. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Cox Radio, Inc. is a subsidiary of Cox Broadcasting, Inc., as of December 31, 2004.
Dag Media, Inc. engages in publishing and distributing print and online business directories in the United States. Its principal directories include the Jewish Israeli Yellow Pages and the Jewish Master Guide. Jewish Israeli Yellow Pages is a bilingual, English and Hebrew yellow page directory distributed free through local commercial and retail establishments in the New York metropolitan area and Florida. The Jewish Master Guide is a yellow page directory designed to meet the needs of the Hasidic and ultra Orthodox Jewish communities in the New York metropolitan area and Florida. Dag Media also operates Internet portals, JewishYellow.com targeting worldwide Jewish communities and JewishMasterguide.com, targeting the ultra-orthodox and Hasidic communities. The company was founded by Assaf Ran and is based in Kew Gardens, New York.
DG FASTCHANNEL INC (DGIT)
Digital Generations Systems, Inc. (DGS), through its subsidiaries, offers a suite of digital technology products and services to the advertising and broadcasting industries in the United States and Canada. The company operates a digital network from its Network Operation Center (NOC) located in Irving, Texas. Its digital network links approximately 5,000 advertisers and advertising agencies with approximately 3,100 television, cable, and network broadcast destinations and 10,000 radio stations in the United States and Canada. The company's NOC delivers audio, video, image, and data content that comprises transactions between the advertising and broadcasting industries. DGS also develops and sells proprietary digital software, hardware, and communications technology, including various bandwidth satellite receivers, audio compression codes, and software to operate integrated digital multimedia networks, as well as related engineering consulting services. The company markets and sells its transmission and distribution systems, and audio compression products through its direct sales force to corporate and commercial end-users, distributors, radio stations, and networks. Digital Generation is headquartered in Irving, Texas.
WALT DISNEY COMPANY (DIS)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified entertainment company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products. The Media Networks segment operates television networks that broadcast programs in dayparts; and radio networks, which produce and distribute news network programming, syndicated talk and music programs, music formats, and other programs. It also produces and distributes cable television programming; licenses programming; invests in foreign television broadcasting, production, and distribution entities; and operates Internet Web site businesses. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort, which includes theme parks, hotels, a sports complex, conference centers, golf courses, and water parks; other recreational facilities; and Disneyland Resort. It also operates ESPN Zone facilities in the United States; Disneyland Resort Paris in France and Hong Kong Disneyland in Hong Kong; and licenses the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution to the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets; and produces stage plays and musical recordings. The Consumer Products segment licenses Walt Disney characters, and visual and literary properties to manufacturers, retailers, show promoters, and publishers; and publishes books and magazines for children and families, as well as film, video, and computer software products for the educational marketplace. The company distributes its products through its Disney Stores and online. As of October 1, 2005, it owned and operated 104 stores primarily in Europe and 315 stores in North America. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT INC (DISK)
Image Entertainment, Inc., a home entertainment company, primarily engages in the acquisition, production, and distribution of content for release on DVD. It acquires and exploits distribution rights to various general and specialty content on DVD, CD, and other home entertainment formats, including comedy, music concerts, urban, television and theatrical, country, gospel, foreign and silent films, and youth culture/lifestyle. As of June 30, 2005, its catalogue included approximately 2,900 DVD and 175 CD titles. The company sells its products primarily to retailers, Internet retailers, and distributors. The company was incorporated as Key International Film Distributors, Inc. in 1975 and changed its name to Image Entertainment, Inc. in 1983. Image Entertainment is headquartered in Chatsworth, California.
DOW JONES & COMPANY INC (DJ)
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. provides worldwide business and financial news and information through newspapers, newswires, magazines, the Internet, indexes, television, and radio. It also provides news and information of general interest to local communities through its subsidiary, Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., in the United States. In addition, the company provides news content to CNBC and radio stations in the U.S. The company's publications include The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Barron's, Far Eastern Economic Review, The Wall Street Journal Sunday, The Wall Street Journal Special Editions, and The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition. The company was co-founded by Charles Henry Dow, Edward Davis Jones, and Charles Milford Bergstresser in 1882. Dow Jones & Company is based in New York City.
DAILY JOURNAL CORP. (S.C.) (DJCO)
Daily Journal Corporation publishes newspapers and Web sites in California, Arizona, and Nevada, as well as offers various specialized information services. Its newspaper publications include Los Angeles Daily Journal, Daily Commerce, California Real Estate Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, The Daily Recorder, The Inter-City Express, San Jose Post-Record, Sonoma County Herald-Recorder, Orange County Reporter, San Diego Commerce, Business Journal, The Record Reporter, and Nevada Journal. The company also publishes California Lawyer, a legal affairs magazine; and 8-K, a quarterly legal magazine for business executives. In addition, Daily Journal Corporation supplies case management software systems and related products to courts and other justice agencies, including district attorney offices and administrative law organizations. Further, it serves as a newspaper representative specializing in public notice advertising. Daily Journal Corporation was formed in 1986 and is based in Los Angeles, California.
ENVOY COMMUNICATIONS GROUP INC (ECGI)
Envoy Communications Group, Inc. operates as a marketing, and international consumer and retail branding company primarily in North America and Europe. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Watt International, Inc., provides strategic brand consulting, corporate identity and communications, retail branding and store design, and package design. The company provides brand management, prepress, and film services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Watt Gilchrist Limited. In addition, the company also provides packaging design and brand specialization through its subsidiary Parker Williams Design Limited. Envoy Communications Group operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Canada. The company, formerly known as Potential Mines, Ltd., was founded by Geoffrey B. Genovese. Envoy Communications Group was incorporated in 1973 is based in Toronto, Canada.
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (EMMS)
Emmis Communications Corporation engages in radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, and magazine publishing primarily in the United States. As of February 28, 2005, the company owned and operated 7 FM radio stations serving New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, as well as 16 FM and 2 AM radio stations in Phoenix, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis, and Terre Haute in Indiana. As of the above date, it also owned and operated 16 television stations with various network affiliations, including 5 with CBS, 5 with FOX, 3 with NBC, 1 with ABC, and 2 with WB. In addition, Emmis Communications operates a news information radio network in Indiana; publishes Texas Monthly, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indianapolis Monthly, Cincinnati, Tu Ciudad, and Country Sampler and related magazines; and operates an international radio business and a regional book publisher. As of February 28, 2005, it operated nine FM radio stations in the Flanders region of Belgium and a radio network in Slovakia, as well as had a 59.5% interest in a radio station in Hungary. Further, the company engages in consulting and broadcast tower leasing. Emmis Communications has strategic alliance with Bonneville International Corporation, Citadel Broadcasting Corp., and Clear Channel Radio for the rollout of HD Digital Radio. The company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Reed Elsevier NV operates as a publisher and information provider principally in North America and Europe. It operates in four segments: Elsevier, LexisNexis, Harcourt Education, and Reed Business. Elsevier segment supplies scientific and technical information through journals and books in print and electronic media to libraries, scientists, and professionals serving various research fields, including the life sciences, social sciences, materials, engineering, chemistry, physics, economics, mathematics, earth sciences, computer sciences, management, and psychology. It also operates an international network of nursing, health professions and medical publishing, and communications businesses. LexisNexis segment provides legal, tax, regulatory, and business information to professional, business, and government customers. It develops, markets, and sells information products and services in electronic and print formats. Harcourt Education segment provides print and multimedia teaching, and assessment materials principally for kindergarten to 12th grade students in the U.S.; and educational content to students and teachers principally in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa. Reed Business segment publishes business information with approximately 90 trade magazines. Amongst the titles are broadcasting and cable, multichannel news, publishers weekly, design news, and interior design. It also publishes product tabloids, which provide information primarily on new products to managers and professionals in the industrial, processing, medical, scientific, and technology fields. In addition, this segment, organizes trade exhibitions and conferences internationally. These events are concentrated primarily in the communications; manufacturing; aerospace/defense; leisure; electronics; food and hospitality; travel; sports and recreation; entertainment; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; and retail industries. Reed Elsevier is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
ENTERCOM COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (ETM)
Entercom Communications Corp. serves as a radio broadcasting company in the United States. It owns and operates a portfolio of radio stations in Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Norfolk, Buffalo, Memphis, Providence, Greensboro, Greenville/Spartanburg, Rochester, Madison, Wichita, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Gainesville/Ocala markets. Entercom's stations provide various types of programming, such as news, talk, classic rock, adult contemporary, alternative, oldies and jazz, and others. In addition, it also operates as the exclusive radio broadcaster for the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Sabres, and various college sports teams. Entercom Communications Corp. has strategic alliance with Greater Media, Inc. and Infinity Broadcasting, Inc. for the rollout of HD Digital Radio. The company was founded by Joseph M. Field in 1968. Entercom Communications is based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
ENTRAVISION COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (EVC)
Entravision Communications Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiaries, a diversified Spanish-language media company, operate television, radio, and outdoor advertising assets, reaching Hispanics in the United States. It owns and/or operates television stations; 54 radio stations; and approximately 10,900 outdoor advertising faces located primarily in urban areas of Los Angeles and New York. The company also has rights to market advertising on public buses in Fresno, California. Its television stations primarily consist of affiliates of the television networks of Univision Communications, Inc. The company was co-founded by Walter Ulloa and Philip Wilkinson. Entravision Communications is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
SCUDDER GLOBAL COMMODITIES STOCK FUND INC (GCS)
Scudder Global Commodities Stock Fund, Inc. operates as a closed-end, nondiversified management investment company primarily in the United States and United Kingdom. It primarily invests in common stocks, equity, commodities linked/structured notes and cash equivalents, and preferred stocks. The fund invests in companies operating in various sectors, including energy, materials, and industrials. Deutsche Investment Management Americas, Inc. serves as an investment manager of the fund. Scudder Global Commodities Stock Fund was formed in 2004 and is based in New York City.
GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY (GET)
Gaylord Entertainment Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a hospitality company focuses primarily on the group meetings segment of the lodging market in North America. Its hospitality business includes its Gaylord branded hotels consisting of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center near Orlando, Florida; and Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas, Texas. The company also owns and operates the Radisson Hotel at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, the company provides vacation condominium and home rental property management services in destination resort locations in the United States and Canada, with a branded network of vacation rental properties. Further, the company owns and operates various attractions in Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry, a live country music variety show. As of December 31, 2004, ResortQuest provided management services to approximately 18,000 vacation rental properties, as well as managed approximately 600 vacation rental units located in Whistler, British Columbia. The company also owns a 26.6% interest in Bass Pro, Inc., a retailer of outdoor sporting goods and fishing tackle. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
HOLLYWOOD MEDIA CORP (HOLL)
Hollywood Media Corp. provides entertainment-related information, content, and ticketing services to consumers and businesses covering the entertainment, Internet, and media industries, primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. It operates through five segments: Broadway Ticketing, Data Business, Internet Ad Sales, Intellectual Properties, and Cable TV. The Broadway Ticketing segment sells Broadway tickets through its Web site Broadway.com, as well as through telephone for covering shows on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in London's West End theatre district. The Data Business segment licenses entertainment content and data. It also includes CinemaSource, which licenses movie showtimes and other movie content; EventSource, which licenses local listings of events to media, wireless, and Internet companies; ExhibitorAds, which creates exhibitor paid directory ads for insertion in newspapers and provides other exhibitor marketing services; and Baseline/StudioSystems, a subscription Web site for movie studios, movie and TV production companies, and professionals in the feature film and television industry. The Internet Ad Sales segment sells advertising and offers independent films to subscribers over the Internet. The Intellectual Properties segment owns or controls the rights to certain intellectual properties of authors and media celebrities, which it licenses across various media. This segment also owns a 51% interest in Tekno Books, a book development business. The Cable TV segment offers interactive entertainment and information with on-demand video content to cable operators. The company was co-founded by Mitchell Rubenstein and Laurie S. Silvers. Hollywood Media was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.
Hospira, Inc., a pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of specialty injectable pharmaceuticals and medication delivery systems that deliver drugs and intravenous (I.V.) fluids. Its specialty injectable pharmaceuticals produces approximately 130 injectable generic drugs in more than 600 dosages and formulations for various therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, anasthesia, anti-infectives, analgesics, and emergency. The company's medication delivery systems include electronic pumps and sets for I.V. drug delivery, and patient-controlled analgesia for pain management, premixed drug solutions and nutritionals for I.V. infusion, and I.V. solutions and supplies. Hospira also provides contract manufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies for formulation development, filling, and finishing of injectable pharmaceuticals. The company offers its products to hospitals and alternate site providers, such as clinics, home healthcare providers, and long-term care facilities. Hospira, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.
HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION INC (HTV)
Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of network-affiliated television stations in the United States. The company owned 25 television stations, and managed an additional 3 television and 2 radio stations, as of December 31, 2004. The company, through its local television stations, provides free over-the-air programming to its television viewing audiences. It offers programs produced by networks with which it is affiliated, such as ABC Television Network and NBC Television Network; locally produced programs, such as news and entertainment; and syndicated programs acquired by it, such as the Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil. In addition, Hearst-Argyle's television stations provide public service announcements and political coverage, as well as sponsor community service projects and other public initiatives. Further, each of its stations operates a local Web site, which provides its audience with news, weather, sports, and informational content. The company was formed in 1994 with the merger of the broadcast group of The Hearst Corporation and Argyle Television, Inc. Hearst-Argyle is headquartered in New York City. Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. is majority owned by The Hearst Corporation.
I-CABLE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (ICAB)
i-CABLE Communications Limited provides pay-TV programming services in Hong Kong. It owns and operates telecommunications networks; provides Pay TV service and creates its own contents, as well as offers Broadband Internet access service through its Internet Protocol overlay network. The company provides various pay-TV services, including basic package, and pay-per-view and premium services; and Internet and multimedia services. i-CABLE is based in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong.
The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dow Jones U.S. Select Medical Equipment index. The index measures the performance of the medical equipment sector of the U.S. equity market. It includes medical equipment companies such as manufacturers and distributors of medical devices such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, prosthetics, pacemakers, X-ray machines, and other non-disposable medical devices. The fund uses a representative sampling strategy to try to track the index. It is nondiversified.
INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES INC (IPG)
The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. provides marketing and business services worldwide. It offers advertising, media planning and buying, customer relationship management, event marketing, sales promotion, public relations, and online marketing communications services. The company also provides direct and digital marketing. In addition, it provides sports marketing. The company was founded in 1902. It was formerly known as McCann-Erickson Incorporated and changed its name to The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in 1961. The company is headquartered in New York City.
infoUSA, Inc. engages in compiling and providing business and consumer information products, and marketing solutions in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Its marketing solutions include database management, data processing services, and email marketing. The company's products and services include prospect lists, mailing labels, index cards, diskettes, printed directories, digital versatile disks, business credit reports, and other online and offline applications. Its products and data processing services are used for identifying and qualifying prospective customers, initiating direct mail and email campaigns, telemarketing, analyzing and assessing market potential, and surveying competitive markets. The company also offers Market Zone Gold, a Web-based prospecting tool, which allows customers to integrate and prospect data with infoUSA data in a hosted environment. It offers information on the Internet through infoUSA.com, SalesGenie.com, SalesLeadsUSA.com, Fonecart.com, Credit.Net, CityDirectory.com, Drlists.com, referenceUSA.com, newleadsUSA.com, idEXEC.com, and autolistsUSA.com. The company serves salespeople, small office/home offices, entrepreneurs, small and medium businesses, and fortune 2000 corporations. infoUSA was founded by Vinod Gupta in 1972. The company is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.
JOURNAL REGISTER COMPANY (JRC)
Journal Register Company operates as a newspaper publishing company in the United States. As of December 26, 2004, the company owned and operated 27 daily newspapers and 338 nondaily publications strategically clustered in seven geographic areas: Greater Philadelphia, Michigan, Connecticut, Greater Cleveland, Central New England, and the Capital-Saratoga and Mid-Hudson regions of New York. The company's newspapers serve the needs of its local readers and advertisers. The editorial content of its newspapers includes coverage of local youth, high school, college, and professional sports, as well as local business, politics, entertainment, and culture. The company also publishes various special sections, as well as niche and special interest publications. In addition, Journal Register operates 195 Web sites, which are affiliated with its daily newspapers and nondaily publications, as well as portal sites. Further, the company owns and manages commercial printing operations in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Journal Register was founded in 1994 and is based in Trenton, New Jersey.
LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY (LAMR)
Lamar Advertising Company provides various outdoor advertising services in the United States and Canada. It owns and operates outdoor advertising structures, as well as provides logo sign and transit advertising services. The company engages in creating the advertising copy design and layout, coordinating its printing, and installing the designs on billboard displays. Lamar Advertising erects logo signs pursuant to state-awarded service contracts on public rights-of-way near highway exits and delivers brand name information on available gas, food, lodging, and camping services. The company also operates the tourism signing contracts for the states of Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia, as well as for the province of Ontario, Canada. In addition, it designs and produces logo sign plates for its customers. Lamar Advertising provides transit advertising on bus shelters, benches, and buses. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and operated approximately 150,000 billboard advertising displays in 43 states; operated approximately 95,000 logo advertising displays in 20 states and the province of Ontario, Canada; and operated approximately 9,900 transit advertising displays in 12 states. In addition to the traditional billboards, the company also has digital displays. It offers its production services to local advertisers and to advertisers that are not represented by advertising agencies. Lamar Advertising is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
LEE ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED (LEE)
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated publishes daily newspapers, weekly, classified, and specialty publications. It publishes 58 daily newspapers in 23 states; and 300 weekly, classified, and specialty publications. The company also provides online services, including Web sites supporting its daily newspapers and certain of its other publications. In addition, it owns 82.5% of an Internet service company, which provides online infrastructure for 1000 daily and weekly newspapers, and shoppers; and has minority investments in two Internet service companies, which provide integrated online classified solutions for the newspaper industry, integrate online editorial content, and provides transactional and promotional opportunities. Further, the company offers commercial printing services to its customers. Lee Enterprises was founded in 1890 by A.W. Lee and is based in Davenport, Iowa.
LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (LGF)
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. engages in the development, production, and distribution of feature films, television series, television movies and miniseries, nonfiction programming, and animated programming. Its theatrical movies include its in house production and films acquired from third parties. The company distributes a library of approximately 6,200 motion picture titles and 1,800 television episodes and programs directly to retailers, video rental stores, and pay and free television channels, and indirectly to international markets through third parties. Lions Gate Entertainment also owns and operates a film and television production studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, which provides sound stages, production offices, construction mills, storage facilities, and lighting equipment. The company is headquartered in North Vancouver, Canada.
LML PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC (LMLP)
LML Payment Systems, Inc., a financial payment processor company, provides consumer financial payment processing solutions to retailers and other clients in the United States. It provides check risk services, such as electronic check authorization; electronic check processing services that include electronic check conversion; and return check management services, which comprise traditional and electronic recovery services to retail clients. The company also offers mainframe payment processing software modules and rights to use its intellectual property to retailers and other payment processors. It provides services primarily to medium and large retailers, such as supermarkets, grocery stores, multilane retailers, convenience stores, and other retailers in the United States. The company was incorporated in 1974 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
LODGENET ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (LNET)
LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation provides interactive television systems and broadband services to hotels, including resort and casino hotels, throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in certain international markets. These services include on-demand movies, music, and music videos; Internet on television; and television on-demand programming. It also offers satellite-delivered basic and premium television programming. In addition, the company sells system equipment and provides contracted services, such as Internet equipment maintenance and customer support to hotels. As of March 31, 2005, the company provided television services to approximately 6,000 hotel properties serving approximately one million rooms. The company provides its services to various hotel chains, ownership groups, and management companies. LodgeNet was founded in 1980 as satellite Movie Company and changed its name to LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation in 1991. The company is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
MEDIACOM COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (MCCC)
Mediacom Communications Corporation engages in the acquisition and development of cable systems, serving smaller cities and towns in the United States. Through its interactive broadband network, the company provides its customers an array of products and services, including analog and digital video services; advanced video services, such as video-on-demand, high-definition television, and digital video recorders; and high-speed Internet access or cable modem service. Mediacom, through its cable systems, offers entertainment, information, and telecommunications services to its subscribers. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated cable systems in 23 states, principally in Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, and South Dakota. Mediacom was founded by Rocco B. Commisso in 1995 and is based in Middletown, New York.
MEREDITH CORPORATION (MDP)
Meredith Corporation operates as a media and marketing company in the United States. It engages in magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing, and interactive media. The company operates in two segments, Publishing and Broadcasting. The Publishing segment publishes 17 magazine brands, including Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies' Home Journal, American Baby, Country Home, MORE, Traditional Home, and Midwest Living, as well as approximately 160 special interest publications; book publishing with approximately 300 books in print; integrated marketing relationships with American companies; an Internet presence, including 25 Web sites and strategic alliances with various Internet destinations; brand licensing relationships; and other related operations. The Broadcasting segment operates 13 network-affiliated television stations located in the continental United States and one AM radio station. The television stations consist of six CBS affiliates, four FOX affiliates, one NBC affiliate, and one UPN affiliate. Meredith Corporation was founded by Edwin Thomas Meredith in 1902 and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.
Media General, Inc., a diversified communications company, operates newspapers, television stations, and online enterprises in the southeastern United States. The company operates through three segments: Publishing Business, Broadcast Business, and Interactive Media Business. The Publishing Business segment's operations include daily and Sunday newspapers in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. As of December 26, 2004, it owned 25 daily newspapers and approximately 100 other publications. Media General also has one-third equity interest in SP Newsprint Company, which operates newsprint mills in Dublin, Georgia, and Newberg, Oregon. The Broadcast business segment engages in the ownership, operation, and sale of broadcast television stations. As of the above date, it operated 26 network-affiliated television stations in the United States. The Interactive Media business segment provides online news, information, and entertainment to its customers. As of the same date, this segment comprised of approximately 50 interactive enterprises, as well as minority investments in various companies. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
MGM MIRAGE, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of casino resorts in the United States. It operates gaming, hotel, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its principal casino resorts include Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Mirage, TI, New York-New York, Boardwalk, and Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as The Primm Valley Resorts in Primm, Nevada; Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi; and MGM Grand Detroit and Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The company also owns and operates golf course in Las Vegas Strip resorts and the Primm Valley Golf Club in California. In addition, it holds investments in three casino resorts in Nevada, New Jersey, and the United Kingdom. MGM MIRAGE, formerly known as MGM Grand, Inc., was organized in 1986. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. MGM MIRAGE is a majority owned subsidiary of Tracinda Corporation, as of December 31, 2004.
MCGRAW-HILL COMPANIES INC (MHP)
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. provides information services and products to the education, financial services, and business information markets worldwide. It operates through three segments: McGraw-Hill Education, Financial Services, and Information and Media Services. McGraw-Hill Education segment provides online learning and multimedia tools. Its School Education Group provides educational and professional development materials in various formats to prekindergarten to 12th grade market, as well as assessment and reporting services in the United States. This segment's Higher Education, Professional, and International Group provides e-books, online tutoring, customized course Web sites, subscription services, and materials to the higher education market, as well as focuses on professional, reference, and trade publishing for medical, business, engineering, and other professions. The Financial Services segment provides credit ratings, securities information and evaluations, and risk management and assessment tools; investment services, including equity analysis and investing tools, portfolio and index services, and fund services; and corporate value consulting. The Information and Media Services segment provides business intelligence, analysis, and solutions. Its business-to-business information and media services include Business Week, a business magazine; Platts, a source for energy-industry information and services; McGraw-Hill Construction, which connects people, projects, and products in the design and construction industry; Aviation Week, which provides multimedia information to the aviation and aerospace industry; Healthcare Information that provides clinical and business intelligence, and marketing services to the healthcare industry; and J.D. Power and Associates, a provider of marketing information services for the global automotive industry. The McGraw-Hill Companies was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in New York City.
The McClatchy Company, a holding company, engages in the ownership and publication of newspapers primarily in the United States. The company also operates local Web sites in its daily newspaper markets, offering users information, news, advertising, e-commerce, and other services. It owns and operates McClatchy Interactive, an interactive media operation that provides newspapers with content, publishing tools, and software development. The company's newspapers include the Star Tribune, The Sacramento Bee, The Fresno Bee, The Modesto Bee, The News&Observer, The News Tribune, and the Anchorage Daily News. As of December 26, 2004, it owned and published 30 newspapers, including daily and nondaily newspapers in Minnesota, California, the Carolinas, Alaska, and Washington. The company had an average daily circulation of 1,419,311, Sunday circulation of 1,847,242, and nondaily circulation of 69,379 papers, as of the above date. The McClatchy Company was founded in 1860 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California.
MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA INC (MSO)
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (MSLO) provides original how-to' content and products for homemakers and other consumers primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates in four segments: Publishing, Television, Merchandising, and Internet/Direct Commerce (IDC) through, which it creates and distributes content and merchandise primarily in eight areas, including home, cooking and entertaining, gardening, crafts, holidays, keeping, and baby and kids. Publishing segment publishes magazines, including Martha Stewart Living; Martha Stewart Weddings for the upscale bride; and Special Interest Publications, which provide advice and ideas around a particular topic contained in its primary content areas. It also offers a magazine featuring recipes and publications featuring natural living content; publishes newspaper columns, which provide informative how-to' content in response to particular questions posed by its consumers; newsletters; and books, including Martha Stewart Living books and Martha Stewart-authored books. The Television segment produces and distributes television programming through syndication and cable broadcast. The Merchandising segment designs merchandise and related packaging, and promotional and advertising materials, as well as license various trademarks, in connection with retail programs conducted through third-party retailers and manufacturers. The company under the Martha Stewart Signature brand designs home decorative products, including a color palette, consisting of 416 colors; furniture products for the living room, bedroom, and dining room; and broadloom carpeting, hardwood flooring, linoleum, and porcelain tiles. The IDC segment consist an online flowers program, which provides floral products, such as grower's bunches, mixed bouquets, blooming plants, wreaths, and garlands. MSLO was founded by Martha Stewart and is based in New York City.
MACROVISION CORPORATION (MVSN)
Macrovision Corporation provides electronic licensing, installation, and digital rights management technologies to entertainment producers and software publishers worldwide. Its value management solutions include anti-piracy technologies and services, embedded licensing technologies, usage monitoring for enterprises, and a host of related technologies and services from installation to update to back-office entitlement management. The company also markets the FLEXnet licensing platform; and the InstallShield suite of software installation, repackaging, and update solutions. Macrovision's customers primarily comprise Hollywood studios; independent video producers; hardware and software vendors; music labels; consumer electronic, personal computer, and digital set-top box manufacturers; digital pay-per-view and video-on-demand network operators; and enterprise information technology organizations. Macrovision was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
NEW FRONTIER MEDIA INC (NOOF)
New Frontier Media, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Colorado Satellite Broadcasting, Inc., doing business as The Erotic Networks, distributes adult entertainment programming through electronic distribution platforms. Erotic Networks provides pay-per-view, video-on-demand, and subscription TV networks and services to approximately 80 million cable, direct broadcast satellite, and C-band households in North America. The Erotic Networks include Pleasure, TEN, TEN*Clips, TEN*Xtsy, TEN*Blue, TEN*Blox, TEN*Max, and TEN*On Demand. In addition, Interactive Gallery, Inc. (IGI), a subsidiary of the company, aggregates and resells adult content over the Internet. IGI sells content to subscribers through its broadband site, www.TEN.com; partners with third-party gate-keepers for the distribution of www.TEN.com; and wholesales prepackaged content to various webmasters. New Frontier was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
NTN COMMUNICATIONS INC (NTN)
NTN Buzztime, Inc. engages in the development and distribution of interactive entertainment and wireless information and communications products in the United States and Canada. Through its NTN iTV Network, it transmits a range of interactive games, advertisements, and informational programming. As of September 30, 2005, the company delivered its content to 3,959 restaurants, sports bars, and taverns in the United States and Canada; and 14 pubs in the United Kingdom. NTN Buzztime also offers a line of onsite wireless communication management products; onsite messaging solutions for hospitals, church and synagogue nurseries, salons, business offices, and retail establishments, as well as designs, develops, and markets software for the restaurant and hospitality industry. Through The Buzztime Entertainment, Inc., it develops and distributes multiplayer interactive games and technology for various interactive consumer platforms, including the NTN iTV Hospitality Network, interactive cable television, satellite television, mobile phones, airline in-flight entertainment systems, retail games, and books. The company has partnerships with Media General, Inc., Echostar, Airborne Entertainment, Cadaco, DTI Software, America West Airlines, Liberate Technologies, Digeo Inc., ICTV, and the National Football League. NTN Buzztime, Inc. was incorporated in 1983. It was formerly known as NTN Communications, Inc. and changed its name to NTN Buzztime, Inc. in January 2006. NTN Buzztime is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.
NEWS CORPORATION LIMITED (NWS)
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NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY (NYT)
The New York Times Company operates as a media company, which includes newspapers and related Internet businesses, television and radio stations, and forest products and other investments. It has two segments: News Media and Broadcast Media. The News Media segment comprises The New York Times; NYTimes.com; the International Herald Tribune, a newspaper distributor in the New York city metropolitan area; and the New England Media Group, consisting of The Boston Globe, Boston.com, and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, as well as the Regional Media Group, consisting of 15 newspapers in Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina; and related print and digital businesses. The company operates approximately 40 Web sites. The Broadcast Media segment operates various television stations in Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ala, Illinois, and Arkansas, as well as two radio stations serving the New York City metropolitan area. In addition, New York Times has ownership interests in one newsprint mill and one mill producing supercalendered paper. The company was incorporated in 1896 and is headquartered in New York City.
Omnicom Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides advertising, marketing, and corporate communications services. The company, through its agencies, offers services in four fundamental disciplines: traditional media advertising, customer relationship management, public relations, and specialty communications. Its services include advertising, brand consultancy, crisis communications, custom publishing, database management, digital and interactive marketing, direct marketing, directory advertising, entertainment marketing, environmental design, and experiential marketing. Omnicom Group also provides comprise field marketing, financial/corporate business-to-business advertising, graphic arts, healthcare communications, in store design, investor relations, marketing research, media planning and buying, multicultural marketing, and nonprofit marketing. In addition, it offers organizational communications, package design, product placement, promotional marketing, public affairs, public relations, real estate advertising and marketing, recruitment communications, reputation consulting, retail marketing, and sports and event marketing services. The company operates in the United States, Euro Markets, and the United Kingdom. Omnicom Group was founded in 1944 and is based in New York City.
PEACE ARCH ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INC (PAE)
Peace Arch Entertainment Group, Inc. engages in the development, production, and distribution of film, television, and video programming for worldwide markets. It also provides production services for third party producers. The company offers production services for projects, as well as produces and distributes programming interests. Peace Arch Entertainment markets and distributes film and television programming through distributors; and titles directly to existing pay and free television, home video, and other markets. The company was incorporated as Vidatron Enterprises, Ltd. in 1986 and changed its name to Vidatron Group, Inc. in 1992. Further, Vidatron Group changed its name to Vidatron Entertainment Group, Inc. in 1997 and to Peace Arch Entertainment Group, Inc. in 1999. Peace Arch Entertainment is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES INC (PLA)
Playboy Enterprises, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development and distribution of multimedia lifestyle entertainment for adult audiences worldwide. It operates through three segments: Entertainment, Publishing, and Licensing. The Entertainment segment develops, produces, acquires, and distributes various feature films, magazine-format shows, reality-based and dramatic series, documentaries, live events, and celebrity and playmate features for its domestic and international television networks, Web-based entertainment experiences, wireless content distribution, e-commerce, worldwide DVD products, and online gaming under the Playboy and Spice brand names. As of December 31, 2004, it owned, operated, or licensed 22 Playboy, Spice and locally branded TV, and movie networks in Europe, New Zealand, and the Pacific Far East, as well as had equity interests in 7 additional networks in Japan, Latin America, and Iberia through joint ventures. It also offers multiple subscription-based Web sites and online video-on-demand theaters under the Playboy and Spice names. The Publishing segment publishes Playboy magazine, special editions, books, and calendars, which include candid interviews with high profile political, business, entertainment, and sports figures; pictorials of famous women; and content by leading authors. This segment also licenses the right to publish 17 international editions of Playboy magazine to local partners. The Licensing segment licenses the Playboy name, the Rabbit Head design and other images, trademarks, and artwork, as well as the Spice name and trademarks for various men's and women's apparel, men's underwear and women's lingerie, accessories, collectibles, cigars, watches, jewelry, fragrances, small leather goods, stationery, music, eyewear, barware, and home fashions. The company was founded by Hugh M. Hefner in 1953. Playboy Enterprises is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Proliance International, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of heat exchange and temperature control products automotive and light trucks; and heavy duty heat exchange products. It offers radiators, radiator cores, heater cores, heaters, and air conditioning parts, including condensers, compressors, accumulators/driers, evaporators, hose and tube assemblies, blowers, and fan clutches. In addition, the company provides charge air coolers, oil coolers, marine coolers, and other specialty heat exchangers for heavy-duty trucks, buses, specialty equipment, industrial and marine applications such as agricultural, construction and military vehicles, oil rigs, stationary power generation equipments, and inland sea-going vessels. Its customers include national retailers of aftermarket automotive products, warehouse distributors, radiator shops, hard parts jobbers, and other manufacturers. The company operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Central America. Proliance International was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut.
IMI INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL INNOVATIONS INC (PME)
PreMD, Inc., a predictive medicine company, develops non-invasive tests for the early detection of cardiovascular disease and cancer. It is developing tests designed for use at the point of care, in the doctor's office, at the pharmacy, and at home. The company's coronary artery disease risk assessment products include PREVU* Point of Care Skin Cholesterol Test that provides information about an individual's risk of coronary artery disease; PREVU* LT Skin Cholesterol Test, a lab-processed skin test; and PREVU* PT Skin Cholesterol Test, a semi-quantitative consumer test that is under development for home use. Its cancer tests under development include ColorectAlert, a mucus test for the detection of colorectal cancer; LungAlert, a sputum test for the detection of lung cancer; and a nipple aspirate test for the detection of breast cancer. PreMD has strategic relationship with McNeil Consumer Healthcare for the marketing and distribution of PREVU* test for coronary artery disease in Canada. The company was founded in 1992. It was formerly known as IMI International Medical Innovations, Inc. and changed its name to PreMD, Inc. in 2005. PreMD is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
PRIMEDIA, Inc. operates as a media company in the United States. The company conducts its operations through four segments: Enthusiast Media, Consumer Guides, Business Information, and Education. The Enthusiast Media segment produces magazine advertising pages in automotive, outdoors, action sports, crafts, history, marine, and equine and home technology categories. It delivers content, both print and online, that includes consumer magazines, their related Web sites, and live events. The Consumer Guides segment publishes and distributes rental apartment guides, new home guides, and auto guides in print and online formats. The Business Information segment publishes magazines, directories, data products, buyer's guides, Web sites, and events that provide information to business professionals. The company's Education segment produces and delivers education and training materials targeted to classroom audiences via satellite, DVD, CD-ROM, live events, and over the Internet. It operates Channel One, a proprietary network to secondary schools; Films Media Group, a source of educational videos in multiple formats; and Interactive Medical Network, a continuing medical education business. PRIMEDIA was co-founded by Charles G. McCurdy, Beverly C. Chell, and William F. Reilly in 1989 as K-III Communications Corporation. It changed its name to PRIMEDIA, Inc. in 1997. PRIMEDIA is headquartered in New York City. The company sold its About, Inc. to The New York Times Company in March 2005.
PRIVATE MEDIA GROUP INC (PRVT)
Private Media Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provide adult media content for a range of media platforms. The company processes still photography and motion pictures images into products suitable for media formats, such as print publications, DVDs, video cassettes, and digital media content for broadcasting, broadband, and Internet distribution. In addition, it also markets and distributes branded leisure and novelty products, including various lines of clothes, nutritional supplements, and energy soft drinks oriented to the adult entertainment lifestyle. The company publishes Private, an international X-rated magazine, which is distributed through newsstands and other retail outlets. It also acquires and distributes adult motion pictures, which generally feature men and women in various erotic and sexual situations, generally in both hardcore and softcore versions. The company distributes these movies through cable, satellite, and hotel television programming, as well as through the Internet. It also offers services through Internet, which includes subscription-based service, broadband video on demand site, live sex chat service, adult personals, DVD rental service, and e-commerce shop. Private Media markets its products and services in the United States, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Sweden, Spain, France, Benelux, and Canada. The company was formerly known as Glacier Investment Company and changed its name to Private Media Group, Inc. in 1997. Private Media Group is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.
Pearson plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a publishing company with its primary operations in the education, business information, and consumer publishing markets in the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. The company operates in three divisions: Pearson Education, The FT Group, and The Penguin Group. Pearson Education division involves in the educational publishing services. It publishes textbooks, supplementary materials, and electronic education programs for elementary and secondary school, higher education, and business and professional markets. The FT Group division provides international newspaper, print, and online financial information, business magazine, and professional publishing interests. The Penguin Group division operates as English language publishers. It publishes the works of various authors in fiction, nonfiction, reference, and illustrated works. The company was founded in 1844 and is headquartered in London.
REGENT COMMUNICATIONS INC (RGCI)
Regent Communications, Inc., a radio broadcasting company, engages in the acquisition, development, and operation of radio stations in United States. The company's station programming format include gospel, classic rock, alternative, contemporary christian, religious, country, soft adult contemporary, CHR, oldies, ESPN, and news/talk/sports. As of December 31, 2004, it owned 56 FM and 19 AM radio stations in Chico and Redding, California; Ft. Collins-Greeley, Colorado; Bloomington and Peoria, Illinois; Evansville, Indiana; Owensboro, Kentucky; Lafayette, Louisiana; Flint and Grand Rapids, Michigan; St. Cloud, Minnesota; Albany, Utica, and Watertown, New York; and El Paso, Texas. Regent was formed in 1996 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Radio One, Inc. engages in the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of radio broadcasting stations in the United States. It primarily operates in African-American radio markets and focuses on urban formats. As of April 5, 2005, the company owned and/or operated 69 radio stations located in 22 urban markets. As of the above date, Radio One owned approximately 36% of TV One, LLC, an African-American targeted cable network; and 51% interest in Reach Media, Inc., which operates a radio program and related businesses. It provides one channel of urban radio programming to XM Satellite Radio, Inc.'s satellite delivered digital audio radio service. The company was founded in 1980 by Catherine L. Hughes and is headquartered in Lanham, Maryland.
Reed Elsevier PLC operates as a publisher and information provider principally in North America and Europe. It operates in four segments: Elsevier, LexisNexis, Harcourt Education, and Reed Business. Elsevier segment supplies scientific and technical information through journals and books in print and electronic media to libraries, scientists, and professionals serving various research fields, including the life sciences, social sciences, materials, engineering, chemistry, physics, economics, mathematics, earth sciences, computer sciences, management, and psychology. It also operates an international network of nursing, health professions and medical publishing, and communications businesses. LexisNexis segment provides legal, tax, regulatory, and business information to professional, business, and government customers. It develops, markets, and sells information products and services in electronic and print formats. Harcourt Education segment provides print and multimedia teaching, and assessment materials principally for kindergarten to 12th grade students in the U.S.; and educational content to students and teachers principally in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa. Reed Business segment publishes business information with approximately 90 trade magazines. Amongst the titles are broadcasting and cable, multichannel news, publishers weekly, design news, and interior design. It also publishes product tabloids, which provide information primarily on new products to managers and professionals in the industrial, processing, medical, scientific, and technology fields. In addition, this segment, organizes trade exhibitions and conferences internationally. These events are concentrated primarily in the communications; manufacturing; aerospace/defense; leisure; electronics; food and hospitality; travel; sports and recreation; entertainment; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; and retail industries. Reed Elsevier is based in London.
SALEM COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (SALM)
Salem Communications Corporation, a commercial radio broadcasting company, engages in the ownership and operation of radio stations in the United States. It develops, produces, and syndicates a range of programming targeted to Christian, and family issues talk and music stations, as well as general market News Talk stations. The company also owns and operates Salem Web Network that provides on-demand audio streaming and related services; Salem Radio Representatives, a sales representation company, specializing in placing national advertising on religious format radio stations; and Salem Publishing, which publishes magazines that follow the Christian music industry. Salem Communications Corporation sells commercial air time to national advertisers for Salem's radio stations and networks, and for independent radio station affiliates. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 98 radio stations, as well as owned Salem Radio Network with approximately 1,900 affiliated radio stations. Salem Communications Corporation was formed in 1986 and is headquartered in Camarillo, California.
SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP INC (SBGI)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., a television broadcasting company, engages in the ownership or provision of certain programming, operating, or sales services to television stations in the United States. It owns, provides programming and operating services, or provides sales services to 62 television stations in 39 markets as of December 31, 2004. The company broadcasts free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences through its local television stations. It provides programming, which consists of network provided programs and news produced locally, as well as syndicated local sporting events and syndicated entertainment programs. Sinclair Broadcast Group was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM INC (SBSA)
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of radio stations serving the Hispanic markets in the United States. The company owns 20 broadcasting stations, which are located in Los Angeles, New York, Puerto Rico, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco. It also operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English Internet Web site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news, and culture. The company's programming formats include Spanish Tropical, which consists of salsa, meringue, and cumbia music; Regional Mexican, which consists of various types of music played in different regions of Mexico, such as ranchera, norteña, banda, and cumbia; Spanish Adult Contemporary, which includes soft romantic ballads and Spanish pop music; Spanish Oldies, which includes Latin and English classics; and the Spanish Hot Adult Contemporary, that consists of rock ballads, as well as alternative dance and pop music. It also offers the Mexican Adult Contemporary format, which includes pop music and ballads with an emphasis on Mexican artists; American Adult Contemporary format that consists of the American chart hits from the 1980's and 1990's; and the American Top 40 format, which consists of the popular current chart hits. Spanish Broadcasting System was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Coconut Grove, Florida.
SCHOLASTIC CORPORATION (SCHL)
Scholastic Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in publishing and distributing children's books worldwide. The company creates educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home. It publishes and distributes textbooks, educational technology products, curriculum materials, and classroom magazines, as well as print and online reference, and nonfiction products for prekindergarten to 12th grade. Scholastic Corporation also produces and/or distributes software; children's television programming, videos, DVDs, toys, and feature films; and consumer products, including promotional activities and nonbook merchandise, and sponsorship programs. The company distributes its products and services through various channels, including school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs, retail stores, schools, libraries, Internet, and television networks. It operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, China, India, and Ireland. Scholastic Corporation was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in New York City.
SAGA COMMUNICATIONS INC (SGA)
Saga Communications, Inc., a broadcast company, engages in the acquisition, development, and operation of radio and television stations in the United States. As of February 28, 2005 the company owned and/or operated 5 television stations and 4 low-power television stations serving 3 markets, 5 state radio networks, and 55 FM and 27 AM radio stations serving 22 markets, including Columbus, Ohio; Norfolk, Virginia; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The radio stations employ a variety of programming formats, including classic hits, adult contemporary, album-oriented rock, news/talk, country, and classical. The television stations comprise two CBS affiliates, one ABC affiliate, two Fox affiliates, one Univision affiliate, one NBC affiliate, and one Telemundo affiliate. The company also develops local programming, including a local news franchise in each of its television markets. Saga Communications is headquartered in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.
Schawk, Inc. provides digital imaging graphic services for the consumer products industry worldwide. It offers conventional, electronic, and desktop color separations; creative design; art production; electronic retouching; conventional and digital plate making; and digital press proofs. The company provides these services for the three main printing processes used in the graphic arts industry: lithography, flexography, and gravure. It also offers digital and analog image database archival and management services, three dimensional imaging for package design, large format printing, digital photography, workflow management consulting services, and various related outsourcing and graphics arts consulting services. Schawk offers its services to direct purchasers of color separations, including end-use consumer product manufacturers and mass merchant retailers, converters, and advertising agencies. Schawk, Inc. is headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois.
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO INC (SIRI)
Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. offers satellite radio services in the United States. The company provides commercial-free music channels comprising pop, rock, country, hip hop, r&b/urban, dance/electronic, jazz/standards, classical, and latin and world; and channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, and weather programs. As of December 31, 2004, the company broadcasted 120 channels of programming to listeners, 65 channels of commercial-free music and feature, and 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, and weather for a monthly subscription fee. As of the same date, it served approximately 1,143,258 subscribers primarily in New York; Houston, Texas; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; and Los Angeles, California. The company was incorporated as Satellite CD Radio, Inc. in 1990 and changed its name to CD Radio, Inc. in 1992. Further, it changed its name to Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. in 1999. Sirius Satellite Radio is headquartered in New York City.
SHAW COMMUNICATIONS INC (SJR)
Shaw Communications, Inc. provides cable television, Internet, and satellite services in Canada and the United States. It offers high-speed Internet access, digital phone, and Internet infrastructure services; and direct-to-home (DTH) satellite services. The company's digital phone services include local residential line and long distance calling. It also distributes digital video and audio programming services via DTH satellite to residences and commercial establishments. In addition, the company involves in redistributing television and radio signals via satellite to cable operators and other multichannel system operators; providing uplink and network management services for conventional, specialty, and pay broadcasters; and offering mobile tracking and messaging services to approximately 450 companies. As of August 31, 2005, it had approximately 1,168,063 Internet customers; 598,484 digital cable customers; 56,563 digital phone lines; and 844,662 DTH subscribers. Shaw Communications was incorporated in 1966 as Capital Cable Television Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Shaw Cablesystems, Ltd. in 1984. Later, it changed its name to Shaw Communications, Inc. in 1993. Shaw Communications is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
SOURCE INTERLINK COMPANIES INC (SORC)
Source Interlink Companies, Inc. provides supply chain management and other related products and services to national/regional retailers, magazine publishers, and other providers of home entertainment content primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates in three segments: Magazine Fulfillment, Compact Disk (CD) and Digital Versatile Disk (DVD) Fulfillment, and In-Store Services. The Magazine Fulfillment segment engages in the sale and distribution of magazines, including domestic and foreign titles, to specialty retailers and wholesalers. It also exports domestic titles internationally to foreign wholesalers or through domestic brokers; provides return processing services for retail book chains; and serves as an outsourced fulfillment agent. The CD and DVD Fulfillment segment sells and distributes prerecorded music, videos, video games, and related products to retailers. It also provides consumer-direct fulfillment and vendor managed inventory services to its customers. The In-Store Services segment engages in designing, manufacturing, and invoicing participants in front-end fixture programs. It also provides claim filing services related to rebates owed retailers from publishers or their designated agent; designs, manufactures, ships, installs, and removes front-end fixtures, including wood and wire; provides information and management services relating to retail magazine sales to the United States and Canadian retailers and magazine publishers. Source Interlink is headquartered in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Speedus Corp. operates as a holding company that owns significant equity interests in diverse businesses. The company has co-invested in Zargis Medical Corp. to develop medical diagnostic support service solutions that automatically analyze acoustical data from a patient to determine physiological significant features useful in medical diagnosis. It owns 80% of F&B Gudtfood Holding Corp., the creator and operator of the Eurocentric chic and quick' cafe, which operates two stores in Manhattan. The company owns a portfolio of patents that allow for high-speed wireless communications. In addition, it also owns fixed wireless spectrum in the New York City metropolitan area that can support high-speed, or broadband, Internet access service. Further, the company invests in a portfolio of marketable securities consisting of publicly traded equity securities; and equity and debt instruments of publicly and nonpublicly held companies. Speedus Corp. is based in New York City.
E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY (SSP)
The E. W. Scripps Company operates as a media company with interests in newspaper publishing, national lifestyle television networks, broadcast television, television-retailing, interactive media, and licensing and syndication. Its media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet. The company operates daily and community newspapers in the United States. Its networks business includes five national lifestyle television networks. The company's broadcast television includes six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC-affiliated stations, and one independent. Its shop at home business markets a range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to its Web site. The company's syndication and licensing business offers news features and comics. The company also distributes news columns, comics, and other features for the newspaper industry. In addition, it owns and licenses copyrights relating to Peanuts, Dilbert, and other properties for use on various products, including plush toys, greeting cards, and apparel, for promotional purposes and for exhibit on television and other media. The E. W. Scripps Company was founded in 1878 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
TiVo, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides technology and services for digital video recorders (DVRs). The company offers a subscription-based television service that enables consumers to record, watch, and control television. This service also offers the television industry a platform for advertisers, content delivery, and audience research. It distributes DVRs to retailers and sells directly to consumers through it Web site. TiVo was co-founded by Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton in 1997. The company headquartered in Alviso, California.
Tribune Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a media and entertainment company principally in the United States. The company engages in newspaper publishing, television and radio broadcasting, and entertainment businesses. Its primary daily newspapers are the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, The Baltimore Sun, The Hartford Courant, The Morning Call, Daily Press, The Advocate, and Greenwich Time. The company's broadcasting and entertainment business includes The WB Television Network affiliates located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Miami, Denver, St. Louis, Portland, Indianapolis, San Diego, Hartford, New Orleans, and Albany; the FOX Network television affiliates in Seattle, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Hartford, Grand Rapids, and Harrisburg; and an ABC television affiliate in New Orleans. It also includes one radio station in Chicago; the Chicago Cubs baseball team; and Tribune Entertainment, a company that develops and distributes first-run television programming for the company's station group and national syndication. Tribune Company was founded in 1847 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
Grupo Televisa, S.A., a media company, primarily produces Spanish-language television programs, and owns a library of Spanish-language television programming. The company operates in nine segments: Television Broadcasting, Pay Television Networks, Programming Exports, Publishing, Publishing Distribution, Sky Mexico, Cable Television, Radio, and Other Business. Television Broadcasting segment includes the production of television programming and broadcasting of television networks in Mexico and the United States. Pay Television Networks segment provides programming services for cable and pay-per-view television companies in Mexico, other countries in Latin America, the United States, and Europe. Programming Exports segment licenses television programming internationally. Publishing segment publishes Spanish-language magazines in Mexico, the United States, and Latin America. Publishing Distribution segment distributes Spanish-language magazines, and other consumer products in Mexico and Latin America. Cable Television segment operates a cable television system in the Mexico City metropolitan area. Radio segment operates 6 radio stations in Mexico City and 11 other domestic stations owned by the company. Other Business segment provides sports and show business promotion, paging services, feature film production and distribution, Internet, and dubbing services for Mexican and multinational companies. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Mexico City, Mexico.
Unica Corporation provides enterprise marketing management software primarily in North America. It offers a set of integrated software modules under the Affinium' name, which includes six modules: Campaign, Plan, Detect, Leads, NetInsight, and Model. Affinium Campaign allows marketing organizations to create, test, and execute customer interaction strategies across outbound and inbound touch points using a common graphical user interface. Affinium Plan provides marketing operations and resource management capabilities that help marketers define, coordinate, monitor, control, and measure marketing program activities. Affinium Detect uses patented event-detection technology to monitor high-volumes of transactional data to identify changes in behavior over time that signal a need to interact with a customer for sales or service opportunities. Affinium Leads enables marketers to manage the qualification, distribution, and maturation of leads between marketing activities, as well as multiple sales channels, such as telesales, channel partners, and field sales. Affinium NetInsight collects, analyzes, and reports on Web site activity. Affinium Model enables marketing organizations to automate the creation of predictive models to determine customer response propensities, recognize customers at risk of attrition, identify customer behaviors, analyze customer attributes and preferences, discover cross-selling opportunities, and forecast customer value. The company also provides implementation, training, consulting, maintenance and technical support, and software on-demand and management services. It serves customers in financial services, retail, telecommunications, and travel and hospitality industries. Unica offers its software through its direct sales force, as well as through alliances with marketing services providers, resellers, distributors, and systems integrators. The company was incorporated in 1992 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
VALASSIS COMMUNICATIONS INC (VCI)
Valassis Communications, Inc. provides marketing products and services to manufacturers, direct marketers, retailers, franchisees, and other advertisers. The company operates in five segments: Free-standing Inserts, Run of Press, Cluster Targeted, 1 to 1 Products, and International and Services. The Free-standing Inserts segment offers four-color promotional booklets containing the coupons of multiple advertisers that are distributed to households through Sunday newspapers. The Run of Press segment engages in brokering of advertising that can be printed directly on pages of newspapers. The Cluster Targeted segment offers print promotion programs in various formats for single advertisers; customer product samples inserted into newspapers or placed in a polybag with the newspapers; full-color advertising message on a newspaper polybag without a sample; and product samples and advertisements hung on consumers' doors. The 1 to 1 Products segment offers database-driven direct-mail programs that may include customer product samples. The International and Services offers coupon clearing, promotion information management products, and marketing services with operations in the United States, Mexico, and Europe. It also provides promotion security and consulting services. The company was incorporated in 1970 as George F. Valassis & Co. and changed its name to Valassis Communications, Inc. in 1992. Valassis Communications is based in Livonia, Michigan.
ValueClick, Inc. offers a suite of products and services that enable marketers to advertise and sell their products through various online marketing channels in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Media, Affiliate Marketing, and Technology. The Media segment provides advertisers and agencies a range of online media solutions in the categories of display/Web advertising, search marketing, email marketing, and lead generation marketing. The segment also sells a limited number of consumer products directly to end-user customers through company-owned e-commerce Web sites. The Affiliate Marketing segment offers technology and services that enable advertisers to manage, track, and analyze a variety of online marketing programs. The Technology segment offers technology infrastructure tools and services that enable advertisers, advertising agencies, and online publishers to implement and manage their own online display advertising and email campaigns. It also provides agency management, media management, and content management services. The company serves advertisers, direct marketers, and agencies that service these groups. It markets through the ValueClick properties' Web sites, trade show participation, and other media events. ValueClick is based in Westlake Village, California.
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WORLDGATE COMMUNICATIONS INC (WGAT)
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WASHINGTON POST COMPANY (WPO)
The Washington Post Company operates in the media publishing and television broadcasting markets in the United States and internationally. It primarily operates in five segments: Newspaper Publishing, Television Broadcasting, Magazine Publishing, Cable Television, and Education. The Newspaper Publishing segment publishes newspapers in the Washington, D.C. area, and Everett, Washington, as well as in electronic media publishing, primarily the washingtonpost.com. The Television Broadcasting segment owns six very high frequency television stations located in Detroit, Michigan; Houston and San Antonio, Texas; and Miami, Jacksonville, and Orlando, Florida. The Magazine Publishing segment publishes a weekly news magazine, Newsweek, which has one domestic and three international editions; Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel; and business periodicals for the computer services industry and the Washington-area technology community. The Cable Television segment offers basic cable, digital cable, pay television, cable modem, and other services to subscribers in midwestern, western, and southern states. The Education segment provides education products and services, which include supplemental education services made up of Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions; test preparation services for college and graduate school entrance exams; Kaplan Professional, providing education and career services to business people and other professionals; and Score!, offering multimedia learning and private tutoring to children, and educational resources to parents. It also provides higher education services, which include the post-secondary education businesses, including the fixed-facility colleges that offer bachelor's degrees, associate's degrees, and diploma programs primarily in the fields of health care, business, and information technology; and online post-secondary and career programs. The Washington Post was founded by Stilson Hutchins in 1877. The company is based in Washington, D.C.
WPP Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of communications services for advertising, marketing, research, sales promotion and similar operations worldwide. Its service offerings include advertising, media investment management, information and consultancy, public relations and public affairs, branding and identity, healthcare, and specialized communications services. The company's advertising services include the planning and creation of marketing and branding campaigns, and the design and production of advertisements for various types of media, such as television, cable, Internet, radio, magazines, newspapers, and outdoor locations. Its media investment management services include planning and buying media to communicate its clients' brand messages. The company's information and consultancy services include strategic market studies, brand positioning and equity research, customer satisfaction surveys, product development, international research, and advanced modeling. Its public relations and public affairs activities include national and international corporate, financial, and marketing communications; crisis management; public affairs; and government lobbying. WPP Group also offers branding and identity; direct marketing, sales promotions, and relationship marketing; and healthcare marketing and other sector marketing business services, as well as specialist communications services, such as custom media, demographic, and industry sector marketing; sports marketing; and media, technology, and production services. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is based in London.
YOUNG BROADCASTING INC (YBTVA)
Young Broadcasting, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of television stations in the United States. As of May 6, 2005, it owned 10 network affiliated stations, of which 5 stations were affiliated with the ABC Television Network, 3 with the CBS Television Network, and 1 with the NBC Television Network, as well as operated an independent station. The company's stations include WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee; WTEN-TV in Albany, New York; WRIC-TV in Richmond, Virginia; WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee; WBAY-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin; WLNS-TV in Lansing, Michigan; KLFY-TV in Lafayette, Louisiana; KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; KWQC-TV in Davenport, Iowa; and the independent station, KRON-TV in San Francisco, California. Its also operates separate UPN Network stations using its digital broadcast facilities in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as well as Rockford, Illinois. Young Broadcasting was co-founded in 1986 by Adam Young and Vincent Young. The company is based in New York City.