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.
Accounting Standards Update 2012-02 would enable broadcasters to streamline goodwill impairment testing on FCC licenses maintained as indefinite-lived assets. This PwC whitepaper discusses variables for a qualitative analysis, sometimes referred to as “Step 0,” may be feasible for FCC licenses.
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.