Publications

The rise of cross-border news

This independent PwC study, commissioned by RT, explores the evolving trends in cross-border news, the drivers of these trends, and assesses what the future might hold.

Global entertainment and media outlook 2015-2019

PwC's Global entertainment and media outlook 2015-2019 offers insight on industry trends and consumer & advertising spend data by segment and territory.

Israeli Entertainment and media outlook 2015-2019

Israeli Entertainment and media outlook 2015-2019

Entertainment and Media Outlook México 2015-2019

Entertainment and Media Outlook México 2015-2019

The burgeoning evolution of eSports: From the fringes to front and center

eSports is a massive industry that’s growing faster by the minute. Of course, competitive gaming has been around almost as long as video games themselves, but never has it garnered such hype and attention. We set out to explore eSports and its rising fame.

Consumer Intelligence Series: Videoquake 3.0: The evolution of TV's revolution

There's a shakeup happening with video content impacting how, where and the intensity with which we consume television and video. The quality of video content now rivals cinema, and the social dynamics around binge viewing suggest there is a new paradigm that leaves many industry incumbents at a crossroads. PwC's research explores consumer attitudes towards video content and corresponding behavioral shifts changing the industry at large.

German Entertainment and Media Outlook 2015-2019

In this annually published study, we analyze the key trends of the German entertainment and media market and give forecasts for twelve segments: Internet access, online advertising, film, TV, video games, music market, radio, newspapers, magazines, book market and OOH advertising. For the first time, we have added sport with the perspective of the entertainment and media industry as a new segment this year.

Entertainment & Media Outlook France 2015-2019

Cette publication, basée sur la 16ème édition de notre étude annuelle mondiale, Global Entertainment Media Outlook, présente une analyse détaillée des perspectives des 13 segments qui composent l’industrie des Médias et Loisirs en France pour la période 2015 – 2019.

Entertainment and Media Outlook in Italy 2015-2019

Il rapporto di PwC "E&M Outlook in Italy 2015-2019" descrive i trend relativi a undici segmenti del mercato dei media e dell’intrattenimento italiano.

Reshaping Europe’s media landscape: Pinpointing the drivers of media M&A

Analysing M&A deals across the European entertainment and media industry in 2014.

Dutch Entertainment and media outlook 2015-2019

The 2015-2019 Entertainment & Media Outlook for the Netherlands is an online source for extensive analysis of consumer spending in the advertising, entertainment and media sector.

Swiss entertainment and media Outlook 2015-2019

The Swiss Entertainment and Media Outlook presents 5-year annual historical data and forecasts for the next five years across eleven industry segments, plus an annually adapted deep-dive into a hot topic and a special focus report on current media trends.

China entertainment and media outlook: 2015-2019

China has seen rapid growth in the entertainment and media industry in recent years which is forecast to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10% over the coming five years, compared to global with a CAGR of 5.1%.

Entertainment and media outlook 2015-2019 for South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya is now available here

Digital fuels growth in Africa’s entertainment & media industry with the lines between traditional media and digital media blurring and consumers wanting more flexibility and freedom in how they consume content.From filmed entertainment to magazine publishing, we uncover how shifts in spending are likely to shape the future of 11 entertainment and media industry segments over the next five years in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

Entertainment and Media Outlook Sweden 2015

Det blir allt tydligare att konsumenterna inte ser någon signifikant klyfta mellan digitala och traditionella medier.

India Entertainment and Media Outlook 2014

India Entertainment and Media Outlook 2014 is PwC India's annual report on entertainment and media sector

Entertainment and Media Outlook in Italy 2015-2019

Il rapporto di PwC "E&M Outlook in Italy 2015-2019" descrive i trend relativi a undici segmenti del mercato dei media e dell’intrattenimento italiano.

The business of creativity

Creativity is one of the UK’s core strengths and is a defining characteristic of our nation. UK music, television, film, games, fashion, publishing, theatre, art, design, advertising and architecture is celebrated around the world.

Consumer Intelligence Series: What kids want

Consumer Intelligence Series: What kids want

US Entertainment, Media and Communications Deal Insights: 2015

Overall deal value started strong in Q1 '15 despite volume at its lowest point in two years. Although it may be too soon to tell which direction deal volumes will trend in the remainder of 2015, we remain optimistic and expect M&A will continue to be robust for the sector. And with the abandonment of one transformative Cable deal, rumors are swirling about potential deal partners. In this issue, PwC provides a summary of first quarter 2015 deal activity, megadeal activity and an outlook for key sectors.

Cities of Opportunity: The urban rhythm of entertainment and media

What is the connection between the entertainment and media industry and today’s powerful global tide of urbanization? What does it mean economically for businesses making distribution and expansion decisions? Cities of Opportunity: Urban Rhythm of Entertainment and Media investigates the drivers of growth across 30 cities and identifies pockets of potential from tapping into spending growth to leveraging a skilled workforce.

Consumer Intelligence Series: Feeling the Effects of the Videoquake: Changes in how we consume video content

There's a shakeup happening with video content impacting how, where and the intensity with which we consume television and video. The quality of video content now rivals cinema, and the social dynamics around binge viewing suggest there is a new paradigm that leaves many industry incumbents at a crossroads. PwC's research explores consumer attitudes towards video content and corresponding behavioral shifts changing the industry at large.

Cross-sector valuation: What entertainment, media & communications companies should consider when acquiring tech targets

As entertainment, media & communications (EMC) companies continue transforming themselves through technology-focused acquisitions, unique valuation issues can challenge deal success.

Dynamic analytics for enhanced business decision making in the entertainment industry

Analytics are used increasingly throughout the Entertainment and Media (E&M) industry. This paper presents a proposed structure for a successful analytics project and focuses on simulation modeling.

Outlook for the sports market in North America through 2019

PwC’s Sports Outlook focuses on recent results and potential opportunities and challenges to future industry growth. This edition for North America provides revenue projections over five years through 2018 within four key segments of the sports market.

Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016

Most organisations understand the need for cybersecurity, and the risk it poses if it goes wrong. But as the frequency and cost of security incidents continue to rise, too many organisations have not updated their security processes, technologies, and employee training needs. Find out more in our annual survey, released in September 2015.

Decision making in entertainment & media

Entertainment and media executives are changing the way they use data and analytics. New thoughts on why it's time to update decision support in the C-suite.

Making sense of a complex world: Revenue recognition principal/agent arrangements issues for media companies

Key IFRS accounting considerations for principal and agent arrangements for media companies.

Making sense of a complex world: Revenue recognition: Payments to customers - issues for media companies

Key IFRS accounting considerations for payments by media companies to their customers

MIAG: Content development and cost capitalisation by media companies

This paper explores the critical considerations relating to the classification, capitalisation and amortisation of content development spend, which present challenges such as which IFRS standard to apply; when to start and stop capitalising costs; which costs to capitalise; and how to amortise them.