Occurs when two companies combine to form a single company. A merger is very similar to an acquisition or takeover, except that in the case of a merger existing stockholders of both companies involved retain a shared interest in the new corporation. By contrast, in an acquisition one company purchases a controlling share of a second company's stock, creating an uneven balance of ownership in the new combined company.
Ministry of Communications or Telecommunications, National Statistical Organizations, Audiovisual Regulatory Authority or Press Council.
UIS Instruction Manual for Completing the Questionnaires on Media Statistics.