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  • wanna_million wanna_million Apr 2, 2014 3:23 PM Flag

    1 syndication show equals 1-2 films in a franchise

    per Jon Feltheimer in 2/7/14 conference call.

    Everyone underestimates the power of the TV division in producing steady annuity like revenues matching the strength of a franchise film. The power of syndication will begin dramatic increases in 2016 and beyond.

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    • Is your header a quote from the conference call???
      Can appreciate the annuity like revenue stream, but does it not depend on the show? Simpson's would be or is the kind of show that would make the header accurate. Not sure if Anger Management, Nashville, Mad Men, etc. can replicate those kind of numbers when comparing to Hunger Games. However, perhaps they could make that ratio on Divergent. So, it also depends on the Franchise.

      Do not get me wrong, this is certainly an area where the TV division can significantly add to the bottom line, and accelerate the division's growth.

      Sentiment: Hold

      • 1 Reply to mitchad1
      • They said on the conference call that a popular show can get up to $1 Million per episode in syndication. Considering most shows that go to syndication have 100+ episodes and the original airing paid for the production it is almost all profit outside of residuals paid to the cast/writers. If you google Mad Men syndication there is a link from the LA Times from 2011 that says Netflix paid LGF between $750,000-$900,000 an episode. After this season there will be 92 episodes. Not Hunger Games numbers but still a good chunk of change that is almost all profit.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

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