Entertainment Media and Communications press room

June 3, 2014
Advertising to Outpace Consumer Spending in the Migration to Digital for Entertainment & Media Industry, Says PwC US
As the entertainment & media (E&M) industry continues its digital shift, advertising growth is outpacing consumer spending, according to PwC’s annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2014-2018 – an in-depth five-year outlook for global consumer spending and advertising revenues directly related to entertainment and media content – released today. Attracting, retaining, and monetizing the digital consumer remains challenging and requires businesses to apply a ‘digital mindset’ to build the right behaviors to move from a digital strategy to a business strategy fit.

May 14, 2014
Active Q1 Entertainment, Media & Communications Deal Market Signals Robust 2014 Pipeline, According to PwC US Q1
Deal volume in the entertainment, media and communications (EMC) sector remained steady with 209 announced deals in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014 versus 216 deals in Q1 2013, but deal value was anything but flat. According to PwC’s US Entertainment, Media & Communications Deal Insights, the quarter’s deal value of ~$74B, up ~$33B from last year, was driven by game changing “megadeals.”

April 22, 2014 
PwC presents at NCTA: The Cable Show 2014. Session “TV: You’re In Charge" 
PwC Directors Lori Driscoll and Rohan Patel will team up to present “TV Content: What do consumers really want?” New video content offerings and subscription services are transforming the media and technology landscape, in addition to spurring changes in consumer viewing habits. They will explore current trends in consumer consumption patterns for live versus recorded content viewing; and preferences on optimal video packages and payment options; as well as trends in cord-cutting and the prevalence of second-screen interaction on mobile devices.

February 24, 2014
Creativity and ‘Mobile First’ Strategy are Imperatives for Achieving Mobile Advertising Success
The evolving frontier of mobile advertising requires advertisers and marketers to quickly learn how to leverage the medium within the boundaries of consumers’ willingness and attitudes towards receiving mobile ads, according to a new PwC US Consumer Intelligence Series report titled “Mobile Advertising: What Do U.S. Consumers Want?” A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. participants combined with focus groups and an online listening campaign reveals that consumer preferences related to mobile advertising are different than other media in a world where mobile advertisements are becoming more pervasive.

February 24, 2014
PwC Mobile Advertising Survey Shows Targeting Consumers by Interests and Current Location Is Most Acceptable; Majority of Survey Participants Cite Privacy Concerns 
The most acceptable way to target consumers for mobile advertising is by interest, then by location, according to Mobile advertising: What do consumers want? A cross-country comparison, the latest publication in PwC’s consumer intelligence series. The report, which explores insights on customer attitudes and behaviors in the changing media and technology landscape, summarizes findings from a multi-territory survey of 3,800 respondents in Brazil, China, United Kingdom and the United States regarding mobile advertising preferences.

February 14, 2014
Several “Megadeals” Boost Entertainment, Media and Communications Deal Values in 2013, According to PwC US
Helped by several “megadeals” in excess of 10 billion dollars, entertainment, media and communications sector deal value increased $126.5 billion in 2013 to $222.7 billion, despite deal volume being relatively consistent with 2012 according to PwC’s U.S. Entertainment, Media & Communications Deal Insights, a 2013 year-end update. And in light of “megadeal” activity announced Q1 to date, deals that will transform the media landscape show no signs of slowing down.

January 27, 2014
The Next Digital Disruptor: Bitcoin's Solid Awareness and Strong Favorability Ratings Help Innovators in Entertainment, Media Industry
Bitcoin has triggered cross-industry buzz, and entertainment, media and communications (EMC) companies – from the new and emerging to the large and established – are starting to experiment with the digital transaction that is being used as a form of currency, according to a new PwC US report “Digital Disruptor, How Bitcoin is Driving Innovation in Entertainment, Media and Communications.” A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. participants and online analysis reveals that while Bitcoin is quickly becoming a part of the business vernacular among EMC companies, the monetary system with 42 percent consumer awareness is gaining the most traction in the casino gaming and video game sectors.

January 6, 2014
PwC’s Deborah Bothun to Moderate Variety’s Entertainment Summit Panel at 2014 International CES

December 2013
The Cloud is a Game Changer for the Digital Entertainment & Media Value Chain, Says PwC US

November 21, 2013
PwC Sees Fifty-Five Percent Increase in Entertainment, Media & Communications Deal Values

November 2013
Media Rights and Sponsorship Will Pace Sports Market Growth in North America, Says PwC US

October 21, 2013
PwC US at Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit and Digital Hollywood Fall

September, 2013
TV Consumption: While Traditional Subscriptions Dominate, Content Discovery Lives Largely Online, Says PwC US

September 19, 2013
PwC US Presents Three Panel Sessions at Advertising Week 2013: Mobile Advertising, the Super Bowl and Diversity

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 
Democratization of digital access drives Entertainment & Media industry growth, says PwC US
Digital services, mobile broadband and multiple screens boost Entertainment & Media spending Digital to account for almost half of all U.S. E&M spending by 2017.

April 23, 2013
PwC US Sees Robust Deals Outlook for Entertainment, Media & Communications Industry in 2013
Entertainment, media and communications (EMC) sector deal activity is expected to remain active in 2013 as market players further invest to keep up with consumer demand for more bandwidth amid increasing content consumption, according to PwC’s 2013 U.S. Deal Insights for the Entertainment, Media & Communications industries released today.

April 19, 2013
Maturing wireless industry reaches saturation, turning carriers’ attention to new growth areas, according to PwC US survey
Wireless operators explore decommissioning of older networks as more consumers upgrade to latest smartphones and advanced networks

February 8, 2013
PwC oversees accuracy of the Oscars® balloting process for 79 years running
This year, PwC celebrates its 79th year leading the Oscars® balloting process on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Academy).