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Media enterprises faced with an increasingly complex value chain and additional challenges in distributing targeted content in real time are being driven to adopt a third wave of rights and royalties offerings.


  • The fragmented consumption of media content is driving a need for multi-platform rights management. This is driving the adoption of vertical rights and royalties systems.
  • The monetization of single media asset rights is vital for competitive advantage. This is driving the adoption of horizontal systems.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides insights into the third wave of rights and royalties offerings for film studios and broadcasters. Explains the changing dynamics of the rights and royalties market, with emphasis on multi-platform rights analytics and reporting functionality.
  • Identify the core functionalities that media enterprises should consider in a rights and royalties system to improve competitive advantage, such as modules and plug-ins to help reduce revenue loss from duplicated and unused rights.

Key questions answered

  • What core functionalities will drive new rights and royalties system installation across Europe in 2015?
  • How can media enterprises monetize multi-platform content?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Fragmented content consumption is driving the need for multi-platform rights management

  • The third wave of rights and royalties functionalities helps to mitigate risk
  • Unused and duplicate purchases of media asset rights increase revenue loss

The monetization of single media asset rights is vital for competitive advantage

  • Horizontal systems with multi-platform analytics will help enterprises to measure single media asset performance
  • Multi-platform analytics and insights on unstructured metadata to spur installation of new rights and royalties systems in Europe


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors


  • Further reading
  • Definitions
  • Methodology
  • Author

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