Digital Transformation: A Golden Ticket for Media & Entertainment (M&E) Regulatory Bodies

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Across the globe, there are a host of different government bodies that regulate local and international communications by television, OTT, print, radio etc. Their role includes implementing government policy, licensing broadcasting operations, regulating program content, issuing codes of practice and handling complaints – all while ensuring freedom of expression. Typically, these bodies have several autonomous entities, often with various departments within each unit, all of whom use multiple, disparate systems to collaborate. Here’s a bird’s eye view.

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StarLightMedia

StarLightMedia is the largest Ukrainian TV group. It consists of 6 TV stations and 10 media companies.StarLightMedia unites 4 national terrestial TV broadcasters (STB, ICTV, Novy kanal, and M1), cable TV network QTV and satellite TV station M2. The group’s share for audience of 14-49 has made 27.33% (here and further figures are given for 50K+, Nielsen’s television audience research data belongs to TIC, provided by StarLightMedia). The margin over closest competitor is 46% and even higher for middle and upper income Ukrainians — 54%.

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StarLightMedia

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