Media Production Companies

An emerging media production sector has attracted a pool of world-class talent to the region to staff companies such as Discovery Communications.

Company Location Number of Employees Notable clients/projects
Warner Bros. Discovery Knox 1,035 Produces content for its own cable networks and web sites: HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Fine Living, GAC
Jupiter Entertainment Knox 167 Snapped (Oxygen), How Stuff Works (Discovery), Biography (Biography Channel), Modern Marvels (History), Secret City (Investigation Discovery), Sons of Guns (Discovery). 
Red Arrow Industries Knox 29 HGTV, DIY, FLN, Discovery Networks
BigWheel Knox 22 NASCAR, Aqua Chem, American Express, Disney
M&M Productions Anderson 21 Mary Kay International, White House, Scripps Networks, Schneider Electric 
RIVR Media Enterprises Knox 20 DIY, Fine Living, Animal Planet
PopFizz Knox 18 TN Wildlife Resource Agency, Salon Visage, TN Toursim, RadioSystems Corp
Loch and Key Productions Knox 16 HGTV, Travel Channel, Ripley's, Covenant Health, UT, Margaritaville, Yamaha
Z Media Ventures Knox 14 A&E Networks, Weather Channel,, Knoxville Ice Bears
Big Slate Media Knox 12 Pilot Flying J, DENSO Manufacturing, SouthEast Bank, Nitro Circus
Asen Marketing & Advertising Knox 10 DeRoyal, American Institute of Architects, Narcote, TK Wheeler Jewelers
Draft Agency Knox 10 Clayton Homes, ORNL Federal Credit Union, Scripps Networks Interactive, Greater Knoxville Honda Dealer Association
NorthSouth Productions Knox 9 Say Yes to the Dress - Atlanta (TLC); Paranormal Cops (A&E); Little Miss Perfect (WETV)
Beyond Media Blount 7 What you get for the money with Adam West (Travel Channel), Best of Worst Cooks in America (Cooking Channel), Extreme Hotels, Living Countryfield (GAC)
Cobblestone Entertainment Knox 6 HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Travel Channel
The Frame Theory Knox 6 Sugarlands Distillign Co, MacLean-Fogg Co, UT Medical Center, AT&T Wireless
TradeMark Adversiting Knox 5 Automotive Finance Corp, Buddy Gregg RVs & Motor Homes, Parade of Homes, Jewelry TV
Elastic Pictures Knox 5 Discovery, Scripps, The Tombras Group, Jupiter Entertainment
BBB Communications Anderson 5 Ray Viles Ford, Ray Varner Ford, Viles Automotive, Jerry Duncan Ford
Noel Studios Blount 3 UT College of Engineering, Tau Beta Pik National Engineering Honor Society, Nisus Corp, Countryside Vet

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2023