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Title Understanding broadcast and cable finance : a primer for the nonfinancial manager / Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association (BCFM) ; edited by Walter McDowell and Alan Batten.

Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Focal Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 218 pages) : illustrations
Series ScienceDirect All Books
Contents I. PART ONE Fundamentals -- 1. Introduction to Broadcasting and Cable -- 2. The Role of the Financial Manager -- 3. Understanding Financial Statements -- 4. Revenue -- 5. Expenses -- 6. Financial Systems for Broadcasting and Cable -- 7. Capital Assets and Intangibles -- 8. Key Performance Metrics -- 9. Cash Flow Measures and Planning -- II. PART TWO Specialized Areas -- 10. Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Internal Controls -- 11. Planning and Budgeting -- 12. Credit and Collection Administration -- 13. Trade and Barter -- 14. Music License and Syndication Fees -- 15. Taxation -- 16. Financial and Accounting Considerations for Acquisitions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 114) and index.
Summary From on-air talent contracts and FCC regulations to syndicated program amortization to music licensing fees, electronic media deal with financial principles and jargon that are unique to American business. Understanding Broadcast and Cable Finance helps explain all the financial complexities of a modern electronic media enterprise. Whether you are a news director, sales manager, engineer or any other non-accounting professional that has a stake in the success of your company, this book will bring you up-to-speed on the essentials of financial management for broadcasting and cable. *Covers financial statements, systems, planning and budgeting, and much more *Written by experts from the Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association *Up-to-date with information about new revenue streams from Internet, digital, on-demand and mobile content.
Other author McDowell, Walter.
Batten, Alan.
Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association.
Elsevier issuing body.
Subject Broadcasting -- United States -- Finance.
Cable television -- United States -- Finance.
Broadcasting -- United States -- Management.
Cable television -- United States -- Management.
Electronic books.
Variant Title Understanding broadcast & cable finance
ISBN 9780240809588