Most Viewers Want To Limit The Pay TV Channels They Buy: Study

By | Tuesday September 24, 2013 @ 9:01pm PDT

This may come as a surprise to the many programming executives who insist that cable and satellite customers like pay TV’s pricing bundles that require them to pay for channels that they don’t watch. Research and consulting firm Read More »

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PwC Names Media & Publishing Industry Exec Chris Lederer Principal

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 1:45pm PDT

Chris Lederer will build on his 20 years of experience advising media leaders on strategic issues as Principal at PwC where he will help lead the strategy practice in the Entertainment, Media and Communications sector. Most recently, Lederer … Read More »

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U.S. Filmed Entertainment Spending Will Tread Water For Next Few Years: PwC

By | Tuesday June 4, 2013 @ 4:01pm PDT

Hollywood will find little encouragement today in the data from the research firm’s latest annual “Global Entertainment and Media Outlook” report. PwC projects that U.S. consumers and advertisers will spend $31B on filmed entertainment in 2013, up just 1% from last year. That contrasts with 4.6% growth, to $376.4B, in the entire domestic media and entertainment economy. PwC’s soothsayers see the annual growth in filmed entertainment spending accelerating over the five-year period through 2017; it will average +3.4% a year to $36.4B. But with the broader business growing at an average of 4.8% a year, by 2017 filmed entertainment will account for just 5.8% of total U.S. media spending, down from 7.1% in 2009. PwC has even drearier news for pay TV, until recently one media’s hottest businesses: Outlays for “TV Subscriptions and License Fees” will average +2.2% a year to $83B in 2017. That’s a slower growth rate than for radio, expected to be +2.5% a year to $21.6B. TV ads will fare better, at +5.1% a year to $81.6B. But Internet ads are catching up fast, averaging +13.7% a year to $69.4B in 2017. Read More »

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Former Fox Exec Joins PricewaterhouseCoopers

By | Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 1:34pm PDT

Cindy McKenzie has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers as managing director of its U.S. entertainment, media and communications practice. Based in Los Angeles, she will oversee PwC’s Southern California efforts in technology, data and business intelligence consulting, focusing on such areas … Read More »

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Dealmakers Will Target Entertainment Firms As Hunger For Content Grows: Forecast

By | Monday April 22, 2013 @ 9:01pm PDT

This will be a good year for content creators to put themselves on the block, researchers at PwC project today in a report about likely M&A activity in 2013. Corporate Read More »

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Pay TV Cord Cutting Will Be “Minimal” Over Next Five Years: Report

By | Wednesday February 20, 2013 @ 11:58am PST

PwC says that television execs have a little time to relax before their lucrative business models implode. The consulting firm reached its conclusion after sponsoring a recent debate between the Marketing Association of the Columbia Business School and the … Read More »

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