Shifts in consumer values and preferences continue to fuel the evolution of video content as consumers increase over-the-top video offerings. This third annual report explores through new research consumer attitudes towards video content.
In this recorded webcast, our panel discusses specific impacts the new revenue recognition standard will have on the communications sector, including inherent challenges in implementing the standard in the current environment, practical considerations as communication companies move toward implementation, and more.
As telecoms pivot toward a more digital future, they will very likely encounter entirely new types of cybersecurity risks to data and applications.
Deal volumes rebound from a sluggish start in 2015 and deal values reach their highest point in over two years. PwC provides a summary of second quarter 2015 deal activity, megadeal activity and an outlook for key sectors.
This 2015 entertainment, media and communication (EMC) industry study provides data comparisons and insights for benchmarking your tax functions as they evaluate departmental strategy and performance. Highlighted in our study is a special report titled "Reputation risk—or an opportunity for differentiation?" that explores the current uncertainty in the world of tax for EMC companies.
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.
Our webcast provides insight into the impact FASB’s new consolidation standard will have on commercial and industrial companies in the automotive, communications, entertainment & media, energy, healthcare, industrial products, pharmaceuticals, retail & consumer, transportation, technology, and utility industries. Watch a replay or participate in the on demand (CPE-eligible) version of this webcast.
Analysis of deal activity in 2014 revealed a lackluster year as M&A volume and value remained near ten-year lows. Despite subdued performance, we are cautiously optimistic regarding 2015 as advanced economies continue to recover and emerging and developing economies continue to grow. Looking forward, one key driver of improved activity across modes will likely be the decline in fuel costs globally. We expect these prices to provide additional capital for more M&A.
Analysis of deal activity in 2014 revealed a significant improvement in transaction activity after a lackluster 2013, with a notable pickup in defense-related transactions. The total deal value, $22.3 billion, was slightly above the 10-year rolling average of $21.2 billion. The number of megadeals, or transactions of $1 billion or greater, doubled from 2013 and included the first defense-oriented megadeal since the Budget Control Act of 2011.
It was an active year for Cable, Advertising & Marketing and Information & Internet. EMC companies are spending time, effort and money on their strategy and relative position in the digital value chain. PwC reviews deal activity last year and shares its outlook for 2015.