2022 Edition

national industry 516210

Media Streaming Distribution Services, Social Networks, and Other Media Networks and Content Providers

Overview

This industry comprises establishments primarily providing media streaming distribution services, operating social network sites, operating media broadcasting and cable television networks, and supplying information, such as news reports, articles, pictures, and features, to the news media. These establishments distribute textual, audio, and/or video content of general or specific interest.

The immediate parent of national industry 516210 is international industry 51621: Media Streaming Distribution Services, Social Networks, and Other Media Networks and Content Providers

Illustrative Examples

  • Broadcasting networks, radio
  • Broadcasting networks, television
  • Cable broadcasting networks
  • Cable television networks
  • Internet broadcasting
  • Pay-per-view cable programming
  • Satellite radio networks
  • Satellite television networks
  • Social network sites, Internet
  • Stand-alone streaming services
  • Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services
  • Syndicates, news
  • Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (vMVPDs)
  • Web broadcasting
  • Wiki sites, Internet

2022 NAICS Edition Cross References

  • Operating radio and television broadcasting stations--are classified in Industry Group 5161, Radio and Television Broadcasting Stations;
  • Providing cable and satellite television distribution services using facilities and infrastructure that they operate--are classified in U.S. Industry 517111, Wired Telecommunications Carriers;
  • Operating Web sites that use search engines to allow for searching information on the Internet--are classified in Industry 519290, Web Search Portals and All Other Information Services;
  • Producing radio program recordings--are classified in Industry 512290, Other Sound Recording Industries;
  • Producing television programs--are classified in Industry 512110, Motion Picture and Video Production;
  • Acquiring distribution rights and distributing motion pictures and videos to motion picture theaters, television networks and stations, other media broadcast and streaming outlets, and exhibitors--are classified in Industry 512120, Motion Picture and Video Distribution;
  • Publishing, or publishing and distributing, content they create or own, including game software and gaming site publishers--are classified in Subsector 513, Publishing Industries;
  • Formatting content, provided by a customer, for streaming and providing hosting and infrastructure support on behalf of the content owner, generally on a contract or fee basis, including game server hosting providers--are classified in Industry 518210, Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services; and
  • Independent performing, writing, and journalism, including photojournalists and musicians--are classified in Subsector 711, Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries.

Sub-Descriptions

  1. 516210 - Blog sites, Internet
  2. 516210 - Broadcasting exclusively on Internet, audio
  3. 516210 - Broadcasting exclusively on Internet, video
  4. 516210 - Broadcasting networks, radio
  5. 516210 - Broadcasting networks, television
  6. 516210 - Cable broadcasting networks
  7. 516210 - Cable television networks
  8. 516210 - Entertainment broadcasting sites, Internet
  9. 516210 - Feature syndicates (i.e., advice columns, comic, news)
  10. 516210 - Gaming sites, Internet (except publishers)
  11. 516210 - Internet broadcasting
  12. 516210 - Internet entertainment broadcasting sites
  13. 516210 - Internet radio stations
  14. 516210 - Internet sports broadcasting sites
  15. 516210 - Internet video broadcast sites
  16. 516210 - Media (e.g., audio, video) streaming distribution services
  17. 516210 - Network broadcasting service, radio
  18. 516210 - Network radio broadcasting
  19. 516210 - Network television broadcasting
  20. 516210 - Networks, cable television
  21. 516210 - News picture gathering and distributing services
  22. 516210 - News reporting services
  23. 516210 - News service syndicates
  24. 516210 - News ticker services
  25. 516210 - Newspaper feature syndicates
  26. 516210 - Pay television networks
  27. 516210 - Pay-per-view cable programming
  28. 516210 - Radio broadcasting network services
  29. 516210 - Radio broadcasting networks
  30. 516210 - Radio broadcasting syndicates
  31. 516210 - Road traffic reporting services
  32. 516210 - Satellite radio networks
  33. 516210 - Satellite television networks
  34. 516210 - Social network sites, Internet
  35. 516210 - Specialty television (e.g., music, sports, news) cable networks
  36. 516210 - Stand-alone streaming services
  37. 516210 - Subscription television networks
  38. 516210 - Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) services
  39. 516210 - Syndicates, news
  40. 516210 - Television broadcasting networks
  41. 516210 - Television subscription services
  42. 516210 - Video broadcasting, exclusively on Internet
  43. 516210 - Video on Demand (VOD) programming
  44. 516210 - Video on Demand (VOD) streaming distribution services
  45. 516210 - Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (vMVPDs)
  46. 516210 - Web broadcasting
  47. 516210 - Wiki sites, Internet
  48. 516210 - Wire photo services
  49. 516210 - Wire services, news

History

The NAICS editions in which this code was present are indicated below. In the event that a code was changed from the prior edition the equivalent value in that edition is provided for reference.

Edition Existed Equivalent Value
2002 515111 515120 515210 516110 518112 519110
2007 515111 515120 515210 519110 519130
2012 515111 515120 515210 519110 519130
2017 515111 515120 515210 519110 519130
2022 516210

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Mappings

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