Sunny Side of the Doc | 19-22 June 2023

Documentary Business

Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc

Valuations

Leftfield Entertainment Snapshot, Networks Served (2 of 2)

We round out our 2014 snapshot of the poster-baby of the Reality TV Boom, Leftfield Entertainment: Which networks are buying? And where is the growth? The #’s speak for themselves: A 900% +/- increase in networks served over 5 years. Notably a shift from reliance on Pawn Stars and A+E Networks, which was achieved through organic development by Leftfield …

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How Much? The ‘Rule of Thumb’ for Co-pro’s, Acquisitions and Pre-sales by Off the Fence’s Bo Stehmeier. A MIPDoc 2014 Highlight

Money Matters: Finding Finance Workshop MIPDoc, April 5, 2014. Bo Stehmeier, Off the Fence, and Peter Hamilton.  After our packed workshop, Bo Stehmeier graciously recapped his important ‘rule of thumb’ for establishing the co-pro, pre-sale or acquisition value of a program in a given market.  This was the topic that generated the most discussion in the Q&A …

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Discovery Communications’ $1.2 Billion Spend on Programming: CEO David M. Zaslav on Strategy, Prospects & More

Discovery Communications’ President & CEO David M. Zaslav sat down with me at last week’s MIPTV for a one-on-one conversation about his company’s strategy and prospects. He defined Discovery as ‘the #1 platform media company in the world’ with ‘just one strategic goal – to build market share worldwide.’ Mark Hollinger runs the international business …

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US Nonfiction Networks: A Useful Chart of Enterprise Valuations, Including Discovery, A+E, Scripps, Nat Geo & Others

Scale matters! And who could believe the financial scale attained by the non-fiction television sector since the launch of Discovery Channel in the mid ‘Eighties? We analyzed the ‘Enterprise Value’ of leading non-fiction channel groups in a recent post. Here is a chart that captures that preliminary analysis. Discovery vs A+E Its very interesting that …

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What is the Value of the US Nonfiction Channel Sector?

Just how valuable is the US nonfiction channel sector? The “financial scale” question came to mind when I read last week’s announcement that Qatari-owned Al Jazeera had acquired Al Gore’s Current channel for $500 million. Current was a failed talk and news network with an ‘independent’ or liberal voice. Its average prime time audience in …

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