Auditing & Revenue Assurance for an Evolving Digital Market

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The accounting for traditional cable and satellite license fees and transactional Video-On-Demand (VOD) fees gathered by cable programming companies has evolved over the last few decades. Linear cable distribution contracts have grown complex and new digital and broadband revenue streams have become growth drivers for the cable networks as a result of the industry’s consolidation, channel bundling, expansion of geographies, and proliferation of new Electronic-Sell-through (EST) and Over-The-Top (OTT) distribution models. To manage this increased complexity and serve the myriad of internal stakeholders, Affiliate Finance departments have expanded, needing more people and specialized skills. Utilizing an outside vendor allows cable programmers to realize significant benefits in the following key areas:

  • Cost Reduction
  • Core Competency
  • Personnel Risk Management
  • Problem Resolution
  • New Revenue Types
  • Process Improvements
  • Improved Reporting

Collectively, the benefits of assigning certain financial operations to a professional and knowledgeable third-party firm results in a more robust Affiliate Finance operation that is more cost effective, delivers appropriate and timely reporting that can be readily used by all stakeholders and reduces risks associated with the loss of personnel either through internal strategic initiatives or through attrition.