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Auditing & Revenue Assurance for an Evolving Digital Market

Forecasting

Retrans fees are a very complex and laborious revenue stream for Finance Departments to manage for compliance, revenue assurance, cash application, and reporting purposes. As the value of retransmission consent revenues to broadcasters continues to increase, the material nature of this revenue stream has now created the need for more precise and ongoing financial forecasts.

On a monthly basis MAI can provide:

Projections (by MVPD and Market):

  • Projection by Service/Station
  • Projections by Subscriber Type
  • Projections by Contract End Date
  • Projections by Paid Subscribers
  • Projections by Contract Rates
  • Projections by Projected Revenue

Variance Analysis: compares month-over-month changes in the revenue projections by MVPD or specified criteria. Report presentation consists of:

  • Annual projection by calendar year
  • Rolling 12-month period
  • Other period under review

Supplemental Analyses:

  • Trending
  • Subscriber seasonality
  • TV station acquisitions and divestitures
  • Expanded forecast periods (12 months or more)

MAI’s forecasting services is comprised of a set of standardized but customizable reports generated out of MAI’s proprietary VMetrics℠ software and delivered each month. For more information, contact your MAI representative or email info@mai-global.com.