Digital Disruptor: Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer currency and has gained traction recently. PwC's report discussing the evolution and impact of Bitcoin, and its adoption in sectors such as entertainment, media video games, casino gaming, travel & tourism, telecom and internet.
The entertainment, media and communications (EMC) deal market is gaining momentum once again and companies face greater competition for attractive acquisitions. We look at deal drivers and the deal outlook for 2014 in the most active sectors, including: Broadcasting, Communications, Advertising & Marketing, Publishing, Recreation & Leisure and Film/Content.
On this Entertainment, media and communications sector webcast, we will explore the characteristics and best practices in monitoring and managing key risks, and link these practices to the strategic, operational and financial business imperatives.
PwC’s Sports Outlook focuses on recent results and potential opportunities and challenges to future industry growth. This special edition for North America provides revenue projections over five years through 2017 within four key segments of the sports market.
With digital content projected to account for 87 percent of growth in spending in the entertainment and media (E&M) industry over the next five years, efficiently producing and managing such content is top of mind for industry players.
Internet, Communications and Publishing sub-sectors saw increased deal activity, contributing to the 9% growth in announced deals for the 3 quarters ended 2013 versus prior year. In addition to deal trends for the year to date, a deeper look at one sub-sector -- telecom operations -- and the deal opportunities abounding as telecom companies look to improve network operations and spectrum efficiency.
In the entertainment and media industry, the business necessity is that talent must be flexible and mobile, crossing borders seamlessly to get the job done. This article is intended to provide a non-exhaustive, broad summary of only some of the many tax and related policy challenges that may arise.
Why do consumers prefer certain video package features over others? How are they discovering new shows, and consuming it, and on what devices? This edition of the Consumer Intelligence Series reveals that while traditional subscriptions still dominate, content discovery happens mostly online.
On this webcast, we explore the results of the EMC sector State of the Internal Audit Profession Study and discuss specific challenges of internal audit departments within this industry. The results of this study coupled with the recent updates to COSO’s Internal Control-Integrated Framework provide companies an opportunity to take a fresh look at their internal control systems.
Television viewing trends are changing, which could impact TV network revenues and business models. Partnerships, new capabilities, and a strategy incorporating second screen technologies can be an important engine for growth.
Media and communications companies face the challenge of not only attracting but of keeping customers. While good value drives loyalty, customer service, honesty, and trust also contribute to brand allegiance. These qualities help media and communications companies attract and maintain customers and compete against start-ups and price-driven competitors.
The FASB and IASB released an updated exposure draft, Revenue from Contract with Customers, on November 14, 2011, and are requesting comments by March 13, 2012. In Dataline 2011-35, we share our analysis of and insight on the overall proposal. This industry supplement to Dataline 2011-35 provides specific examples and assessments of the potential affect of the updated proposal on the entertainment and media industry.