Entertainment is all the rage these days.
You can’t walk down the street without seeing a movie theater or a nightclub.
And the best movie and TV shows are often produced and distributed by some of the most recognizable names in the business, whether it’s HBO, AMC, Paramount, or AMC Studios.
However, some of these companies are making the most of their success to capitalize on the boom in consumer interest.
And there are plenty of them.
Here are our picks for the 10 most valuable entertainment companies of 2017.1.
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)This streaming company was founded by the brothers Anthony and Bob Carr in 2015 and has expanded into a global empire that includes original TV series like Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards.
Netflix has gained a following among fans for its original content, including original series like Stranger Things, Daredevil and Narcos.
It’s a popular choice among younger viewers, as it offers more content than HBO, CBS and Fox.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said his company is growing at a “breakneck pace.”2.
Viacom (NYSE:VIA)The parent company of Comedy Central and BET was one of the first companies to break into the streaming market with its own streaming service in the early 2000s.
Its original series have become the stuff of legend.
Netflix, HBO, Showtime and CBS have all released original series and movies from the Viacomic imprint.
The company is also an investor in Hulu, which is owned by Disney, but it is not part of the deal.3.
Vudu (NASQ:VUV)Vudu’s TV service has more than 30 million subscribers and is one of Netflix’s most popular streaming services.
It has produced many of the big-name TV shows and movies of the past 20 years, including House of Lies, Black Mirror, House of the Dead and The Big Bang Theory.
VUDU has also built a massive catalog of original movies and TV content, which has attracted millions of new subscribers.4.
HBO (NAS:HBO)The biggest cable channel in the U.S. has long been a mainstay in the entertainment industry, but its cable-TV channel has been growing rapidly in recent years.
Netflix’s original content has become a huge hit among the younger crowd, while its original series, like House of Card, have become hit movies in the past.5.
AMC (NYSE.AMC)A popular movie theater and theater chain, AMC Entertainment has a global network of movie theaters that are popular with film buffs and fans.
The network has produced movies like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and American Horror Story.
AMC also has a successful cable and satellite TV network, including AMC Networks.
AMC is also a venture capital fund manager and is part of Viacome’s $50 billion acquisition of AMC Networks in 2015.6.
Disney (NAS:(NYSE:DIS) )Disney is one the largest entertainment companies in the world, with a global portfolio of properties including Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation.
Its television shows include The Avengers, Captain America, Star Wars, Zootopia and The Lion King.
Disney also owns a large film and TV production company.7.
Warner Bros. (NYSE:(NYSE) )One of the biggest movie studios in the country, Warner Bros., has been trying to gain more control of its movies since the 1970s, when it purchased the rights to produce movies with MGM.
Since then, it has produced more than 50 films and TV series, including Superman Returns, Jurassic World, the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and a live-action remake of The Wizard of Oz.
It’s also invested in television and movie projects.8.
Universal Pictures (NYSE(NYSE:UNI) )Universal is a studio founded in 1933 by two brothers, Fred and Roy Orbison, and now has over 400 films, television shows and animation properties.
Universal is part-owned by Time Warner Inc., but the studio has invested in a number of television series.9.
Paramount Pictures (NASN:PAR)Paramount Pictures has a long history of producing big-budget, big-picture movies.
Its movies include Independence Day, Titanic, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park.
Its films are also hugely popular with fans of the film genre.
Its TV shows include Seinfeld, The Walking Man, and The Simpsons.10.
AMC Networks (NAS)(NAS:AMC)(NYSE:AMCN)The cable network’s original series include The Walking Bad, The Wire, Game Of Thrones and The Walking Tall.
Its series include Fear The Walking, Breaking Down and House Of Cards.11.
HBO Now (NASU)(NASU)HBO Now is a premium cable streaming service, which offers its subscribers the opportunity to stream exclusive HBO shows.
The service has a library of original shows and films.
It also has