Media Holding Company as a System: Genesis, State and Prospects of Development

  • Boris Yakovlevich MISONZHNIKOV St. Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg
  • Alla Nikolaevna TEPLYASHINA St. Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg
  • Galina Sergeevna MELNIK St. Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg
  • Natalia Anatolievna PAVLUSHKINA St. Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg
  • Kamilla Renatovna NIGMATULLINA St. Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg


The work is aimed at revealing historical prerequisites and main trends of development of media holding companies as an objects system and as a method of media process organization. Various concepts and functioning schemes of media corporations have been analyzed and structural elements of media holding companies have been studied. Experience of leading international and Russian media concerns have also been analyzed. Dynamics of media complexes development is characterized by rapid expansion i.e. uptake of less powerful companies with more powerful and taking under control new territories. It has caused significant system errors. For example, great number of titles is concentrated in a few publishing houses, relatively small group of monopolists is extremely influential in production and distribution of media products. This group in fact dictates its rules for media market. The situation in Russia is even worse due to Federal Antimonopoly Service languid attempts, extremely high level of corruption and sophisticated system of lobbying of interests of a very small group of people close to the powers. The monopolization was made in the situation of catastrophically low level of media operation freedom, underdeveloped civil society, impoverishment of population and growing level of manipulation of the audience for the interests of an oligarchy clan.


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How to Cite
MISONZHNIKOV, Boris Yakovlevich et al. Media Holding Company as a System: Genesis, State and Prospects of Development. Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 328-337, dec. 2016. ISSN 2068-696X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2024.
Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics


media holding company, media, system, media monopolization