Until recently, there was a clear recipe for success in media and entertainment: multiple revenue streams, scarce distribution outlets, and distinct exploitation windows. To thrive in today’s (and tomorrow’s) environment, however, companies need to drive both innovation and efficiency, embracing new approaches to content development, distribution, operations, technology, and monetization.

Market realities continue to reshape the media and entertainment industry: Technology platforms are evolving rapidly, new business models are emerging, consumer viewing habits are changing and new competition is arising from multiple sectors. The media industry is in the midst of a sweeping digital transformation as advances in technology and infrastructure continue to reshape how, where, and when content and information are consumed.

These are turbulent times for media and entertainment companies. Traditional media businesses face enormous cyclical and sectoral pressures. The shift to digital is well past the tipping point. And the global economic downturn is accelerating changes in marketer and consumer spending that will likely reduce the post-recession recovery for many media and entertainment companies around the world.

How We Help

Beacon works with leading global and local media companies to address strategic and operational issues across all categories and topics. We have extensive cross-sector expertise within the media industry. We help our clients face the challenges of industry disruption—and benefit from it.

Beacon’s deep media consulting experience helps media and entertainment companies adapt to the realities of the digital age, breaking new ground to simplify operations, better understand consumers, provide content effectively and capitalize on new opportunities. We advise media companies on pressing strategic and operational issues—finding new revenue models, exploring emerging digital opportunities, and winning and retaining customers.