An audit program anchored by experience. For over three decades, MAI has served the media industry as the leading contract compliance and subscriber audit provider in North America. MAI has the experience, and expertise, to deal with all of the nuances contemplated in distribution and payment for broadcast, cable television and digital services. MAI Audit services takes in to consideration all aspects covered in the programming contracts executed with distribution platforms. No stone is left unturned in seeking to verify that the contracts that are negotiated and executed are performing to their fullest legal and financial potential.
Global presence. We audit throughout the world, routinely auditing in Canada, Central America and Latin America. We’ve also conducted audits in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa with plans to continue and expand this work in the years ahead. We have a growing presence in the international media market.
Growing with the media industry. Today, the distribution of digital content affords media companies new opportunities, but it also introduces new complexities. As content distribution markets continue to fragment, accurate subscriber and revenue data is essential for content owners – whether TV networks, gaming or app publishers – to plan strategically, negotiate intelligently and operate successfully. Today, MAI’s contract compliance and subscriber audits are not limited to traditional television subscribers but also include digital transactional audits such as Video-On-Demand/Electronic-Sell-Through (VOD/EST), eBook, Gaming and Music. MAI evolves with the media industry in an effort to bring transparency to all content owners, regardless of the way their content is being distributed or on what device(s) it is being viewed.
Preparing content owners to thrive as distribution evolves.
MAI’s audit program:
• Ensures contract compliance. Our audit program is designed to ensure that our clients’ content is distributed in a manner consistent with the terms and conditions of their distribution agreements.
• Addresses new business models: Audiences are consuming more and more content on new platforms and devices, via on-demand and subscription-based models that seem to change nearly every day. MAI audits deliver the transactional and revenue verification content owners need to improve financial transparency in an increasingly confusing world.
• Operates across established & emerging media platforms: We still provide the same industry-leading traditional media audits that we have for over three decades, but we’ve also built on our expertise to serve digital media owners including publishers selling e-books, mobile content owners, TV Everywhere providers, Over-the-Top (OTT) content owners and app publishers. As our clients explore new distribution channels and platforms, we will continue to work with them as partners to help ensure the sustainability of their businesses.