BSkyB tops the sector for the third consecutive year. But the 2009 overall winner has slipped somewhat – fourth last year, it’s now 16th overall. Financially strong, its problems are largely not of its own making but a consequence of the failed News Corp bid to acquire the pay-TV cash cow. Runner-up Pearson remains on target to hit earnings forecasts, despite boss Marjorie Scardino’s warning that conditions are ‘neither simple nor helpful’. The BBC makes a strong first-time BMAC showing, scooping third in sector. It’s been a turbulent year for the corporation, with the Delivering Quality First (DQF) proposals and the move to Salford testing both management and staff. Publisher Reed Elsevier has had a bullish year, buying US data specialist Accuity for £343m.
BMAC 2011 by sector: Media
|Daily Mail & General Trust||5.7||7||5.1||9||6.9||4||4.9||9|
|Euromoney Institutional Inv.||6.4||4||5.4||8||6.9||4||5.7||7|
|United Business Media*||6.7||3||5.6||7||6.1||8||5.6||8|