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RKO Holdings
RKO Holdings

Type

Public

Traded as

NYSE: RKO
Dow Jones Industrial Average Component
S&P 500 Component

Industry

Mass media

Founded

New York City, NY
(October 23, 1928)

Founder(s)

David Sarnoff

Headquarters

3 East 54th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022
1875 Century Park East, Suite 2140, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Area served

Worldwide

Key people

Ted Hartley
(Chairman and CEO)
Dina Merrill
(Vice Chairman)
Vanessa Coifman
(Executive Vice President of Production and Development)
Kevin Cornish
(Vice President of Development)
Andrew Matthews
(President)
Jonathan Reiman
(Director of Development)

Products

Cable television, publishing, movies, theme parks, broadcasting, radio, web portals

Services

Licensing

RKO Holdings, commonly known as RKO, is an American diversified multinational mass media corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York and in the RKO Studios, Los Angeles, California. It is one the largest media conglomerates in the world in terms of revenue. RKO was founded on 1926, by David Sarnoff as the RKO Radio, Inc., and established itself as a leader in the American cinema industry. Taking on its current name in 1992, it expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and online media.

The company is best known for the products of its film studio, the RKO Pictures, one of the largest and best-known studios in Hollywood. RKO also owns and operates the RKO Network; cable television networks such as RKO News, RKO Sports, RKO Kids, RKO Movies and RKO Family; publishing, merchandising, and theatre divisions; and owns and licenses 9 theme parks around the world. It also has a successful music division. The company has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since October 23, 1986. An well-known Dutch creation, Loeki de Leeuw, is the official mascot of RKO Holdings.

Trivia

  • All the RKO Holdings assets, as well as Warehouse Supply Warehouse, Animal Lovers' Boutique, Winey Wine, Personal Space Suit Systems, Inc. and The Church of A'zqr the Eternal Bleeding Jackal Skull feature The Powerpuff Girls used to promote the show from 1998 to 1999.

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