BDO UNITED KINGDOM - MEDIAtalk H2 2016
14 February 2017
Despite the political and economic uncertainty in 2016, the media sector performed strongly, particularly in terms of M&A activity. The US and the UK continue to dominate, and in 2016, US-based companies invested a record-breaking amount in targeting UK media businesses. In many ways, 2017 picks up where 2016 left off, with three trends continuing to dominate: emphasis on high-quality content for users, new content distribution methods and revenue models, and the increasing convergence of technology and media to create new user experiences.