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?

Last Updated: 04 Dec 2013

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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