The Future, Without Shocks
The art of forecasting revenue from program distributors involves granular data and answers to a lot of questions. Read the full article here.
MAI to Launch Digital Audit Program for OTT
As over-the-top providers and “skinny bundle” video packages continue to be an increasingly important part of the programming business, Media Audits International, the Denver-based audit firm, said it plans to launch a digital audit program to audit distribution carriage agreements and subscriber/transactional records maintained by OTT content distributors. Read the full article here.
Over-the-Top Audit Program
In an effort to keep up with the evolving Pay TV ecosystem, MAI is excited to offer an additional and separate Over-the-Top (OTT) audit program as an option to all programmers and broadcasters. Read the full article here.
MAI adds Forecasting to its Retrans Fee Management Service. Read the full article here.
The Growth of Multi-Family Housing: An Unexplored Trend Affecting Media Companies
Amidst all the industry conversation about “cord-cutting,” there exists an often-overlooked aspect to Pay TV subscriber numbers that may be skewing estimates of disconnections affecting MVPDs and programming networks: the shift in housing preferences by Americans from Single-Family Homes to Multi-Family Housing. Understanding this phenomenon will result in more informed forecasts of revenues for MVPDs and programmers alike. Read the full article here.
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. MAI’s Revenue Management Services (RMS) offers a scalable solution for programmers to adequately manage license fees at an affordable rate. MAI 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.