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Quickly address singular needs with a custom consulting engagements

The transformational nature of media and entertainment means that critical decisions, unexpected challenges, and new opportunities are a frequent occurrence. Confront changing conditions confidently by engaging the revenue optimization experts who have been there.

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Distributor evaluation
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Contract renewal
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Reporting discrepancy
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Market review
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Competitive analysis
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Change management

“The data aggregated by and through Symphony MediaAI’s outsourced service was foundational in developing a sophisticated capability to analyze retransmission revenue all while offloading the heavy volume of laborious, lower-value processing work.”

John Robertson, Senior Director of Finance, Hearst

“Hiring Symphony MediaAI to manage our affiliate finance operations allowed for us to seamlessly manage several seminal events in our company’s history. We moved our financial operations to another location across the country and we have undertaken several programming acquisitions. Symphony MediaAI allowed us to manage these events with no interruption in quality of reporting and department productivity.”

Steve Smith, Executive Vice President, Outdoor Channel

“Symphony MediaAI constantly helps NBCU create new ways to more efficiently and effectively manage our operations. The OTT program is another example of the leadership and innovation that make Symphony MediaAI a key strategic partner in capturing value and positioning us for future success.”

Steve Grau, Vice President, Finance & Content Distribution, NBCUniversal

“Symphony MediaAI definitely qualifies as a partner with Scripps. SMAI’s continued support helps us manage our business more efficiently and their willingness to partner with us on developing the reports has been a great benefit to our company.”

Alison Young, Senior Director of Accounting Operations, E.W. Scripps

“Our decision to transition over to Symphony MediaAI’s Revedia Revenue Management SaaS solution has proven wise not only from a data quality and visibility perspective, but also a cost perspective. We have reduced software licensing and IT costs and eliminated the headache of having to manage a software solution on our network.”

Aries Massaro, Director, Network Distribution, NFL

Benefits

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Expert guidance

Gain access to an expansive knowledge base spanning media, entertainment, data, technology, finance, accounting, and revenue best practices

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Premium quality

Uphold your standards of quality, efficiency, and effectiveness by working with only the most qualified professionals, trusted by the industry’s top leaders

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Accelerated impact

Quickly scale your capacity to achieve the key priorities with consultants who have the experience to minimize onboarding headaches and maximize impact

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Verified results

Leverage third-party reporting to strengthen your position and meet contractual obligations throughout negotiations, mergers, acquisitions, and critical events

Capabilities

Data analysis

We rigorously analyze your data using exclusive AI technology and deep industry insight to help you understand trends, evaluate impact, reconcile discrepancies, and arrive at insight

Anomaly investigation

Scenario modeling and predictive forecast

Agreement and comparative analysis

Revenue analysis

Evaluate an existing or potential business model with a data-based analysis of revenue potential, demand, competitive landscape, compliance requirements, and strategic considerations

Monetization model

Distribution strategy

Product launch

Platform expansion

Broadcast TV carriage review

Determine which operators are distributing your content (or not) within designated market areas

Identify agreement noncompliance

Detect unauthorized broadcast of signals

Leverage results during negotiations

Linear TV carriage review

Determine the package and channel location of your network and that of your competitors across all designated market areas or selected geographies

Identify noncompliance

Assess competitor placement

Discover distribution opportunities

Most-favored-nations review

Complete a comprehensive and independent review of contractually imposed most-favored-nation (MFN) obligations to comply with distributor requirements

Compliance testing, certification, and management

Comprehensive risk and opportunity analysis

Clarity on complex, ambiguous contractual provisions

Net effective rate definition, calculation, and methodology