Tailored for finance, IT and compliance executives at EMC companies, this webcast explores how to better use the ERP systems common across your industry; reviews recent developments in ERP platform controls and compliance tools; and shares our perspective on the future of ERPs in the EMC industry.
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.
PwC believes that the traditional methods employed to value intangible E&M assets — while still valid — may ultimately need to evolve in the interest of improved reporting. This new publication, Why Entertainment and Media companies should reassess asset valuation in the Digital Age, discusses some timely valuation issues for E&M companies
Internet advertising revenues climbed 14 percent year-over-year—to an all-time high of $17 billion—in the first half of 2012 as compared to $14.9 billion in 2011. Among the biggest drivers of this growth is Mobile which almost doubled year-over-year figures – up 95 percent to $1.2 billion in half-year 2012 from $636 million in 2011.
Amid the recent launch of music, photo, and video content services, consumers appear to be more informed about digital lockers yet still lack a strong understanding of the benefits of digital lockers or the rights that come with ownership. This report includes quantitative findings from an online survey of 502 participants and findings from a number of focus groups where PwC explored consumers' awareness, interest and engagement with digital content storage, including their willingness to pay for it.
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.