What is a Broadcast Revenue Report?

Broadcast Revenue Reports are considered revenue and media analysis tools and are used by media- and revenue managers to analyze and compare detailed broadcast revenue metrics. Some of the main functionality in this type of report is that it shows detailed revenue and viewer figures per broadcaster and game. For each broadcaster (seen in the columns in the sample below) there are three columns: 1) Viewers, 2) Revenue and 3) Revenue per viewer. Games display down the rows with sub-totals by season. On the far right the report calculates the averages across all broadcasters. You find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Broadcast Revenue Reports

Sports organizations use Broadcast Revenue Reports to give their managers a detailed picture of income and performance of each media partner. When used as part of good business practices in Broadcast Sales and FP&A departments, an organization can improve its media strategies and related broadcasting revenues, and it can reduce the chances that performance issues with underperforming media partners are not addressed in a timely manner.

Example of a Broadcast Revenue Report

Here is an example of a Broadcast Revenue Report with detailed viewer and revenue metrics per game and broadcaster.

Example of a Broadcast Revenue Report for Professional Sports Teams

Example of a Broadcast Revenue Report for Professional Sports Teams

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Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: financial executives, accountants, media managers, sales managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Broadcast Revenue Report

Progressive Broadcast Sales and FP&A departments sometimes use several different Broadcast Revenue Reports, along with detailed transaction-level media revenue reports, reconciliation reports, media revenue budgets and forecasts, profit & loss reports and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

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