Organizations, particularly in the media and entertainment space, need reliable platforms that manage the rights to their content in order to maximize licensing revenue in a secure manner. These platforms need to ensure prospective licensing deals do not conflict with existing licensing agreements. Rights must be analyzed across territories, terms, deal types, content types, languages, among a number of other levels. At PDG Consulting, we understand the complexities inherent in rights management. We help organizations streamline their licensing processes by providing centralized solutions that automate the complex tasks, allowing sales teams to focus on client relations.

What Do Rights Management Services Look Like at PDG?


Inventory Management

Rights management starts by understanding what content is available for licensing or sale. Whether it is TV shows, movies, or music, a rights management system must have a complete inventory of the content available for sales teams to offer clients.

Rights Availability & Conflict Checks

Organizations should have a clear picture of their content that is currently available for licensing. When prospective licensing agreements are proposed, the terms of the agreement must be compared to all existing agreements to ensure there are no contractual conflicts. PDG designs our rights management systems to instantaneously compare millions of data points and communicate these avails and conflicts to sales teams.

Secure Sharing

Studios and other organizations may want potential licensees to view available content using third-party accessible platforms. Our software solutions can automatically track rights that a particular company owns and makes it easy for interested parties to license the content.

Usage Monitoring

Within a centralized dashboard, organizations can monitor actions such as sharing and usage, as well as view automated reports that help to prevent media rights from being compromised. In fact, we developed our CCAE product specifically to manage the rights and availability of media content.

Access & Use

Users must be limited in the data they can view and the tasks they can perform. Tasks such as viewing, copying, editing, approving, or a combination may be unavailable depending on privileges set by the administrator.

Inventory Management

Rights management starts by understanding what content is available for licensing or sale. Whether it is TV shows, movies, or music, a rights management system must have a complete inventory of the content available for sales teams to offer clients.

Rights Availability & Conflict Checks

Organizations should have a clear picture of their content that is currently available for licensing. When prospective licensing agreements are proposed, the terms of the agreement must be compared to all existing agreements to ensure there are no contractual conflicts. PDG designs our rights management systems to instantaneously compare millions of data points and communicate these avails and conflicts to sales teams.

Secure Sharing

Studios and other organizations may want potential licensees to view available content using third-party accessible platforms. Our software solutions can automatically track rights that a particular company owns and makes it easy for interested parties to license the content.

Usage Monitoring

Within a centralized dashboard, organizations can monitor actions such as sharing and usage, as well as view automated reports that help to prevent media rights from being compromised. In fact, we developed our CCAE product specifically to manage the rights and availability of media content.

Access & Use

Users must be limited in the data they can view and the tasks they can perform. Tasks such as viewing, copying, editing, approving, or a combination may be unavailable depending on privileges set by the administrator.

Why Choose PDG for Rights Management Services?

At PDG, our goal is to develop solutions that are unique and specific to every client. Flexibility and customization are essential for effective rights management technology, and the protection of rights and profitability of licensing is something we take very seriously. To learn more about our rights management software solutions, contact us today.

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Domestic and International TV Distribution

Overview

PDG redesigned CBS’s existing PDS rights management system and implemented a custom title availability reporting system utilizing a custom version of PDG’s CCAE software suite. Licensing modules were redesigned to support new contract paradigms and rights including complex license carveouts, and non-linear catch-up rights in numerous forms.

Tech Stacks

C# | Microsoft .NET 4.5 | Angular 6 | Microsoft SQL Server

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Revenue Pipeline Management (RPM)

Overview

PDG supported the analysis and requirements gathering processes along with owned the technical design, development, and worldwide rollout of this custom system. RPM integrates existing sales & distribution systems with a custom data warehouse and forecasting application in order to increase television sales by providing more information about product availability. The distribution system handles all licensing, customer, fee, and shipping information for 300,000+ titles and thousands of concurrent deals. RPM is used by hundreds of sales planners and finance users worldwide.

Tech Stacks

Java EE | Spring | Angular 7 | DevExtreme | Active MQ | Oracle DB | Microsoft SQL Server | Microsoft SSAS

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Music Rights Management

Overview

PDG designed and developed the enterprise web application, site flow, and customer-facing storefront for the Magic music rights management system. Magic tracks all publisher and master rights that a studio owns for original scores for its films and television shows. Cue management for features and television episodes allows potential 3rd party licensees to easily find music heard in a production and ensures producers have a comprehensive view of all music used in any production – including licensed songs and/or scores. The core engine also drives an external licensing platform where outside filmmakers can license the original music written for the project.

Tech Stacks

Java | Spring | Oracle | Hibernate | JPA | jQuery

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Project Name

Film & Television Distribution

Overview

To provide near real-time contract validation and availability reporting, PDG installed its cloud-based CCAE application suite to augment Fox’s contract management system and manage its multi-billion-dollar distribution business. Additionally, enterprise messaging services were built out to connect product, rights, release, and scheduling metadata throughout the organization.

Tech Stacks

PDGC CCAE v3.0 – Java | Spring | Angular 6 | Kafka | PostgreSQL | AWS EC2 | Splunk

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Project Name

SAP ERP Business Planning

Overview

PDG helped implement the automation and standardization of the FP&A processes for the Television Distribution group at NBCUniversal with the goal being to transition all their planning models in Excel into a comprehensive BPC Solution to speed up processes.

Tech Stacks

SAP BPC | SAP HANA | ABAP

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