Media and Telecommunications webcast 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.

Past webcasts

Big Decisions: How Data and Analytics Are Transforming Decision-Making

March 9, 2017

12:00 pm ET / 9:00am PT

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Business leaders tell us their most strategic decisions will focus on developing or launching new products and services, followed by entering new markets, making investments in IT and making changes to their business operations. What do executives in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) industry say. Join PwC's TMT subject matter specialists as they share findings from PwC's Global Data and Analytics Survey: Big Decisions™

Topics for discussion: 

  • How business leaders can better leverage their data to make strategic decisions faster
  • How executives can implement the right mix of mind and machine to create better outcomes
  • How the value of your data helps you to understand risk and to gain a competitive advantage

For more information about PwC's global survey visit


Media, technology and advertising innovation: Building trust at every stage

Monday, December 5, 2016 

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Trust and transparency in today's advertising ecosystem is more important than ever. Ad product innovation and investment are on the rise, enabling marketers to reach broader audiences in new and more engaging ways, all while enhancing the understanding of consumers’ behaviors and preferences. Yet, players in the ad ecosystems are increasingly partnering with companies with varying levels of sophistication in data protection and controls around reporting. 

This webcast discusses the drivers of risk in this environment, and approaches to mitigating them. The discussion included: 

  • Ad product innovation, delivery and measurement challenge
  • Info security and data protection
  • Third party reporting requirements and options 
  • Security control environment 

Revenue Recognition: Technical update and readiness considerations

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Entertainment & media
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
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As part of our webcast series on the new Revenue Recognition standard, we invite you to join us for a continuing dialogue with PwC's latest insights on standard setting developments and practical tips on implementation for the Entertainment, Media and Communications industries.

Doing a digital deal? Valuation tips for the thoughtful deal maker
March 26, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
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The entertainment, media and communications (EMC) deal landscape is becoming increasingly competitive with industry participants making acquisitions of differentiated assets to stay ahead of shifting industry dynamics. Many recent investments particularly in the digital, social, mobile, and analytics arenas have been smaller in scale and pointed at emerging technologies, but are critical to the business and customer strategy.

Making acquisitions of earlier stage companies and companies outside of a buyer’s core industry creates unique valuation challenges and heightens the need to maintain discipline throughout the M&A process. Understanding the competitive advantage of the target and the impact this has on the combined company frames the valuation process and feeds into the diligence process, cash flow modelling, transaction structuring, and valuation multiples.

In this webcast, we will explore some of the critical valuation challenges that EMC dealmakers should manage in this dynamic M&A environment. The webcast is tailored for entertainment, media and communications industry accounting, finance, deal professionals and others involved in evaluating deals.

Do your people like their job? How to discover, build and retain top talent

Original air date: October 8, 2014
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To stay competitive in today's environment, businesses need to recruit, integrate and retain new skill sets from adjacent industries more adeptly than ever before, and all the while, embedding a workplace culture through investment in more formal HR processes and retention strategies. For success in the digital world, these fundamental investments need to be put in place – and take root fast.

On this webcast we will explore best practices for managing your most important assets, your people. This webcast is tailored for entertainment, media and communications industry HR executives including: Chief Human Resource Officers (CHRO), Chief Learning Officers (CLO), Chief Executive Officers (CEO), Chief Financial Officers (CFO), Human Resource Directors and Talent Management Strategists.

Consumer Intelligence Series: The wearable future

Original air date: November 12, 2014
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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 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.

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.

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