Britain's Most Admired Companies 2013: Media

Competition hotted up between Britain's biggest media companies in 2013. When the final whistle blows, who will come out on top?

BSkyB has proved immovable at the top of this sector, despite a turbulent year and stiff competition (not least from its new rival for Premier League rights, BT). This is Sky's fifth year in a row at number one and CEO Jeremy Darroch has come out fighting with a 7% rise in revenues and continuing subscriber growth. Pearson has also held its place - staying at second despite a profit warning, which it put down to difficulties in the US education market. Information-to-conferences business Reed Elsevier jumps five places to third, followed by financial data business Euromoney.

(Dis)honourable mention goes to the BBC, which has sunk to bottom in sector and a woeful 228th overall after the Jimmy Savile scandal and outrage over management pay-offs.

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