EMI Records is a reputed music production and distribution company. It is distinct from others in the music industry from the fact that it always puts the prospects of the artist ahead of the commercial return on the art. Such popular artists as Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush and Robbie Williams have had a long-term business relationship with the company. To this day, it remains a dynamic and innovative label committed to recognizing and supporting fresh musical talent in Europe and America. Eicom’s business is also music based but their focus is on the distribution through television channels. Hence, Eicom and EMI records compete in different markets although they both represent the multimedia industry. The company is in a phase of transformation with the prevalence these days of downloadable music off the internet. EMI is conceiving of a fair and sustainable online business model that will return rich rewards to artists and the label.
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Pearson Plc is a media enterprise of notable repute. In their own words, their business goals are to “to educate, entertain and inform.” And looking at the empirical evidence the company had certainly met its business goals. Any analysis of financial prospects without consideration to intangible values such as business goals is bound to be inaccurate. Hence, the company’s stated objectives alongside its past accomplishments make it a real winner in the publishing industry.
A glance at the company’s financial performance for the last five years indicates a steady growth. The operating profit had risen from 4,019 million pounds in 2003 to 4,423 million pounds in 2006. Pearson Education, which is one of the top brands, had by itself contributed 383 million pounds. These figures translate well for the shareholders. For example, to match the growth in operating profit, the . . . Read More
Licensing, marketing and distribution of material such as motion pictures, television series, etc in digital formats is the principal business of Metrodome Group. In other words, the group’s prime markets are in the sectors of Home Entertainment, Television sales and other upcoming media technologies. Another important operation that contributes substantially to the revenue is “theatrical releases”.
Plans in the Pipeline:
In terms of strategy, the group intends to stay ahead of competition by adopting the following plan of action for subsequent years: Increasing the number of theatrical releases per year and offering most of the productions in DVD format as well. Building a solid infrastructure for easy distribution of the productions through terrestrial and satellites channels is also on the table.
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Electric Word specialized in information processing business covering areas as diverse as education and sports. Some of the products it deals with include magazines, websites, newsletters, events and other custom reports.
Let us look at some of the financial indicators for the year ended 30th November 2006. The adjusted profit before taxation rose from 451,000 pounds to 920,000 pounds. The operating margin saw a two percent increase. The year saw a profit of 33%. All these numbers point to a healthy balance sheet with sufficient cash flow. The company has been in an acquisition spree since December 2005, assimilating 5 companies already and looking for more opportunities.
These are remarkable achievements given the fact that Electric Word was started only seven years ago. It then conceived a long-term goal of creating an organization that would deal with all branches of the publishing media with . . . Read More
Eicom Plc is into the management and optimizing usage of digital airwaves for television broadcasting. Performance Channel and SciTech TV are the two channels that the company presently operates.
Past performance and Future plans:
Eicom management has announced plans to expand their business outside the UK in the near future, which is their primary market as such. This would entail adopting newer technologies like broadband and Internet Protocol Television in the future. In the eighteen month period spanning from January-2005 to June-2006, the multimedia group had announced a turnover of 1,016,000 pounds. During the same period the group registered an EBITDA loss of 1,572,000 pounds leading to a net loss of 1,885,000. These numbers may not make the shareholders happy. But given the plans for expansion, most revenue from the new channels will translate into profits as fixed costs for the expansion had already been covered. . . . Read More
Stormnetmedia is a leading multimedia company in the United Kingdom offering high quality CD and DVD duplication services at very competitive prices. The company has a strong customer base in London, Birmingham, Warwickshire and the Midlands. The video and DVD production are of broadcast quality. The company also provides encoding services for data protection. Other services provided include web designing, online education solutions and database applications.
The Management Team and Employee relations:
The company boasts of some of the best qualified veterans of the industry at the helm. The corporate culture within the business entity is also very advanced, especially the openness with which new team members are welcome. For example, in their own words the company “empowers our people, future team members will be recognized for their contributions and have the opportunity to grow their careers with the . . . Read More
Multimedia is an emerging knowledge-based industry which is creating a lot of sustainable job opportunities for workers and new market opportunities for their employers. Multimedia companies tend to be small businesses with less that a total of 10 employees. In a recent survey, it was estimated that nearly 51% of all companies in this industry tend to belong to this category. While most of the employees get ancillary benefits, a small percentage of the employees work on short-term contracts.
The prime source of revenue for multimedia companies is through website development. The next biggest . . . Read More
How useful is the concept of ideology for media analysis? Discuss in relation to soap operas.
Ideology as a sociological term has been interpreted in many different ways. But the following is an approximate definition of the term: Any system of beliefs, values and habits that are based on a particular political or religious school of thought. Media in general and Television in particular has always been used to propagate ideologies. Although the word “ideology” has come to carry negative connotations, the propagated ideas need not necessarily be detrimental to the well-being of the audience. A very good example of this positive use of ideology is the British government run propaganda machinery during the First World War. As the strength of the British army grew weak in confronting an imposing German hostility, the military administration had to resort to Conscription as a means of restoring its strength. But a glimpse at the history of media in . . . Read More
Various intervention programs have been proposed and implemented in the educational institutions of the United States to curb underage drinking. Some of them have met with success and some others not quite so. It is generally learnt that programs that cater to the specific demands of a particular risk-group have performed better than the rest. A review of literature on the subject has also thrown light on areas of deficiency . . . Read More
It is increasingly becoming a common sight – the ‘tabloid wars’ between broadsheet titles that are redefining the newspaper market. It is believed in the media industry that by producing its tabloid versions The Independent had gained a significant advantage over its competitors including the Guardian. The Guardian on the other hand is accused of having fallen behind in the race, and some commentators have even suggested that the paper is heading toward . . . Read More