Entertainment, Media, and Communications webcasts and events

Learn about the issues that are shaping the future of the Entertainment, Media, and Communications (EMC) industries. Through webcasts and events, PwC shares updates on regulatory, financial, and business trends impacting EMC.

Upcoming webcasts

Consumer Intelligence Series: The wearable future
November 12, 2014
12:00pm - 1:15pm ET
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There is indeed a wearable future ahead, one that can dramatically alter the landscape of society and business as we know it—and it’s right around the corner. To navigate the road to the future, PwC surveyed consumers, held roundtable discussions with experts, conducted an online listening campaign, and engaged in immersion sessions with industry specialists.

As part of our ongoing Consumer Intelligence Series, we are pleased to announce our latest piece of research, The Wearable Future, which looks at some of the strengths and opportunities for wearable tech—and the weaknesses and challenges that enterprising businesses must successfully navigate.

We invite you to read the report at pwc.com/cis and then take part in a webcast featuring PwC industry specialists as they explore the many ways in which wearable technology can make an impact on society, both positive and negative.


Past webcasts

Revenue Recognition Webcast: Communications industry supplement
Original air date: June 16, 2014
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As part of our webcast series on the new Revenue Recognition standard, we invite you to join us for an expanded discussion on the specific impacts the new standard will have on the Communications sector. While the new standard will impact companies broadly, there are particular implications to Communications companies that deserve focus as companies plan for implementation.

Revenue Recognition Webcast: Entertainment & Media industry supplement
Original air date: June 16, 2014
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As part of our webcast series on the new Revenue Recognition standard, we invite you to join us for an expanded discussion on the specific impacts the new standard will have on the Entertainment & Media sector. While the new standard will impact companies broadly, there are particular implications to Entertainment & Media companies that deserve focus as companies plan for implementation.

Does your risk management function also drive company performance? It should…
Original air date: March 14, 2014
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There is no question a risk management framework designed to manage and monitor key business risks is critical to business success. But, did you know companies with fine-tuned risk management and broader governance, risk and compliance (GRC) processes enjoy greater financial, operational and strategic success? Your risk management framework and other GRC activities should not only protect value, it should enable value creation.

For industries that are on the forefront of adapting to emerging digital platforms, mobile technologies and changing customer behaviors, it is more important than ever to maximize the relevance and value of the risk management, internal audit and corporate compliance functions at entertainment, media and communications companies.

On this 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.

Tailored for risk management, compliance and internal audit, accounting & finance professionals including titles such as Chief Compliance Officers/Head of Compliance, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Audit Executives (CAEs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Controllers, SOX Compliance Directors, Internal Audit Directors, members of the Board of Directors, and the managers and staff in these functions.

Entertainment, media and communications sector webcast: Are your controls keeping pace with your business?
Original air date: October 10, 2013
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After 20 years, COSO decided it was time for a refresh of its Internal Control-Integrated Framework . The 2013 update, authored by PwC, is designed to address reporting, compliance, and operational objectives. This provides businesses and their stakeholders with a common vocabulary for getting a handle on the ever-changing environment.

With the publication of the new COSO Framework, companies have an opportunity to take a fresh look at their internal control systems. And as we learned from our 9th Annual State of the Internal Audit Profession Study, stakeholders continue to expect more from their Internal Audit departments. The survey results were also analyzed specifically through the entertainment, media and communications (EMC) sector lens to understand whether the EMC sector has different views on management of risks and if different internal audit capabilities are needed for the EMC industry.

Join PwC's webcast where we will do an in-depth look at what tactical steps are necessary for EMC companies to make the transition to the new framework.

Tailored for US Entertainment, Media and Communications industry Chief Audit Executive, Chief Internal Audit, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, and Controller, as well as Directors and Managers in these functions.

Improving trust & transparency as customer needs, business models, and data privacy requirements evolve
Original air date: June 27, 2013
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Reputational and financial damages that result from inefficient operational and security controls can be severe and the need for trust and transparency for Entertainment, Media and Communications (EMC) companies and their service providers and vendors becomes more important than ever.

We will explore the key industry drivers such as customer requirements, vendor management, controls over data, and technology giving rise to the need for expanded reporting capabilities and standards. We will help you understand reporting options and which is right for you (SSAE16, SOC2, SOC3, agreed upon procedures, etc.) and do a deep dive into the privacy and data protection concerns over intellectual property and customer information.

Tailored for finance, IT and compliance executives at EMC companies, this webcast discussed the challenges around what customers are asking of their vendors around data privacy and protection, and the reporting companies can obtain to mitigate these risks.

How to enhance efficiency (and reduce compliance costs) in your ERP system
Original air date: April 18, 2013
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This webcast reviewed how enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can help companies adapt to changes in the Entertainment, Media and Communications (EMC) industry -- and better run their business and deliver to the market. Our experience shows us effective and efficient ERP systems are increasingly important to enhance the finance function and keep compliance costs down.

Tailored for finance, IT and compliance executives at EMC companies, this webcast discussed how to better use the most common ERP systems, reviewed recent developments in ERP platform controls and compliance tools, and shared PwC's perspective on the future of ERPs in the EMC industry.

Conflict Minerals: Approach for communications services providers
Original air date: December 5 2012
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PwC presented an invitation-only live webcast for communications services providers to discuss the new SEC rule pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.Hear PwC’s conflict minerals core team and communications industry supply chain and risk assurance specialists discuss the impact of this rule on your industry.

Unleashing TV spectrum: A new wave of opportunity for broadcast and wireless companies
Original air date: December 3, 2012
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Based on recent legislation passed by Congress, the FCC’s Notice of Public Rulemaking (NPRM) details the proposed process and regulations for a series of Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auctions aimed at freeing up TV spectrum for reuse by mobile communications providers. To bring to light the specifics of the Incentive Auction process and to explore the opportunities arising from this unprecedented and highly anticipated Auction, PwC brought the FCC and key industry representatives for a conversation.