Launch, evaluate, and invest in digital and traditional media businesses

Cole Media’s industry experts handle business strategy, planning, due diligence, and operations across a broad range of media sectors, including cable and broadcast/multicast television networks, digital distribution (SVOD, AVOD, TVOD), digital media platforms (MCNs, mobile broadcast), film distribution, television production, international markets, and more. Cole Media also provides expert witness services and moderates industry events and private meetings.

Since 2002, Cole Media has worked with over 130 clients— from start-ups to major media brands— in the US and internationally

Clients include

dingbat-greenComcast International Media Group
dingbat-greenTribune Digital
dingbat-greenOWN’s digital team
dingbat-greenOvation TV
dingbat-greenNetflix
dingbat-greenYahoo!
dingbat-greenTechnicolor
dingbat-greenQualcomm’s FLOTV service
dingbat-greenWithoutabox

dingbat-green BBC Worldwide
dingbat-greenVerizon Wireless
dingbat-greenTV One
dingbat-greenSony Pictures Entertainment
dingbat-greenLive Earth
dingbat-greenthe CW
dingbat-greenSK Telecom
dingbat-greenUniversal Sports
dingbat-purpleMORE CLIENTS

What We Do

Our work covers a broad range of business areas, all focused on setting up or investing in new media-related businesses.

dingbat-red-round-24Business strategy development
dingbat-red-round-24Business plan creation, including financial projections to determine investment requirements
dingbat-red-round-24Investor presentations and financials
dingbat-red-round-24Deal negotiation
dingbat-red-round-24Financial planning and budgeting
dingbat-red-round-24Due diligence
dingbat-red-round-24Customer interviews, market assessment

dingbat-red-round-24 International expansion
dingbat-red-round-24 Programming and content licensing
dingbat-red-round-24 Distribution
dingbat-red-round-24 Partner identification and relationship structuring
dingbat-red-round-24 Operational and launch assistance, often as an Acting COO or other managerial position
dingbat-red-round-24Expert witness on various litigation matters
dingbat-red-round-24Moderating at media-industry events

 

 

Team Experience

Unlike other firms, every Cole Media consultant has significant hands-on operational experience at media companies, including:

dingbat-greenSony Pictures Entertainment
dingbat-green Paramount Pictures
dingbat-green Warner Bros.
dingbat-green Canal +
dingbat-green Scripps Networks Interactive
dingbat-green NBC Universal
dingbat-green Harpo Productions
dingbat-green E! Entertainment

dingbat-greenSky Italia
dingbat-greenTwentieth Century Fox
dingbat-greenSpelling Entertainment
dingbat-greenAlliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
dingbat-greenTravel Channel
dingbat-greenIntel
dingbat-greenUEFA

In addition to working at media companies, Cole Media’s team also has in-house experience in finance and consulting at Bain and Company, Goldman Sachs, LEK, Monitor, and Salomon Brothers.

All team members are experienced independent consultants, able to quickly get up to speed on new projects and to manage outsourced client relationships.

Teams are tailored to the needs of each assignment, depending on the skillset and knowledge base required for the project.

Contact Us

postal mail
Cole Media
863 S. Gretna Green Way
Los Angeles, CA 90049

phone
1-310-207-5064
fax 1-310-496-3073