Auditing & Revenue Assurance for an Evolving Digital Market

Author Archives: Frank Chavarria

Benefits of Revenue Management Services

The financial management and reporting for traditional cable and satellite license fees paid to cable programming companies has evolved materially over the past 10-20 years. Symphony MediaAI’s Revenue Management Services (RMS) offers a scalable solution for programmers to adequately manage license fees at an affordable rate. Symphony MediaAI flexibly “right-sizes” to your business needs so that you do not incur additional, unnecessary costs. Read the full article here.

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Retrans Fee Management

While Retransmission Fees from multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) are a relatively new phenomenon, their exponential growth in just a few years has made this revenue source a primary component of a broadcaster’s total revenue and valuation, and the most important driver of growth. However, Retrans Fees are also a very complex and laborious revenue stream for Finance Departments to manage. Read the full article here.

Fact Sheet: Revenue Management Services

Symphony MediaAI’s Revenue Management Services (RMS) with VMetrics℠ is a custom-built service and software solution for media content owners in need of best-in-class data and Affiliate Finance process. At the same time, it is a more cost-effective way to perform the various laborious processes of data normalization, contract compliance and accounting work associated with the collection of subscriber and transaction fees from multiple sources Read the full article here.

Taming the License Fee Wilderness

It may seem like there’s a simple process of determining receivables from multichannel providers.  But funny things can happen on the way to revenue recognition. Read the full article here.

New Reverse Compensation Management Solution from MAI Simplifies Accounting Requirements for Broadcast Network Affiliates

With many broadcast television stations affiliated with a television network now obligated pay a portion of their retransmission consent fees back to their networks, MAI -Media Audits International, has integrated a Reverse Compensation Module into its widely utilized MAI VMetrics℠ Revenue Management Services (RMS) solution. Read the full article here.

Fact Sheet: Reverse Compensation Accounting

The good news is that Retransmission Consent revenues continue to grow.  However, fees paid to Networks can be complex to manage.  MAI’s addition of Reverse Compensation accounting and reporting completes the life cycle of financial reporting your company needs to provide all stakeholders with proper revenue assurance on a monthly basis.  By adding Reverse Compensation to your MAI VMetrics Revenue Management Services (RMS) solution, your company will benefit from a single unified solution, supported by a team dedicated to you business. Read the full article here.

Fact Sheet: RMS Forecasting 1.0

The good news is that retransmission consent revenues continue to grow. Now, in addition to the management of your Retransmission Fee processing, reporting and contract compliance, MAI can also support your needs with respect to the complex, multi-variable task of Forecasting. Read the full article here.

Tipping the TV Balance

Somewhat surprising consequences spring to light when one plays out scenarios for a la carte pricing, new over-the-top services and cord cutting. Read the full article here.