Testing broadcaster’s planned pay TV acquisition through due diligence

The challenge

A free-to-air commercial broadcaster in southern Europe entered the bidding to acquire a large telecoms and pay TV provider, allowing it to expand from a single channel operation to become a major player in its market. Management required extremely-rapid due diligence of the pay TV broadcaster’s operations to identify issues that could impact its value.

The solution

High Green Media delivered a fast-turnaround assessment of the pay TV operations, content strategy, technology and infrastructure, including in-depth interviews to challenge C-level leaders about their strategy. Operational issues that required fixing were rapidly identified, including over-staffing, fragmented workflows, obsolete systems and processes, and a high-risk of failure due to multiple single points of failure. Risks and issues in the content strategy including sports rights and international acquisitions were also identified and flagged to client.