SNL Financial Launches Full-Scale Coverage of Media & Communications Sector

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New service provides a single source for financial and operational data on this diverse sector.

As in our other covered sectors, we want every participant in the media & communications space to depend on SNL every day for a panoramic, relevant view of the sector

SNL Financial, the leading sector-focused provider of essential business intelligence to investment banks, money managers and corporations, has launched full-scale coverage of media & communications, including the telecom, wireless, cable, satellite, broadcasting, entertainment, publishing, advertising and new media industries.

SNL Media & Communications becomes the fourth vertical market covered by the SNL information service, joining financial institutions, real estate and energy. "The lack of a consolidated electronic information source in the media & communications field presented a gap we felt SNL could fill with our trademark level of depth and accessibility," said Dan Seideman, SNL group director. "We've integrated all relevant information into a single, accurate database that's available online and updated around the clock."

SNL Media & Communications coverage includes over 260 companies spread across the sector and provides data and metrics unique to each subindustry, such as subscriber counts, churn rates, revenue per user, advertising revenue splits, EBITDA, free cash flow and leverage statistics. Additional content includes comprehensive M&A data, capital offerings, conference call transcripts, investor presentations and institutional ownership. Users can also access asset-level and regulatory data such as Wireless License ownership with mapping and demographics; and ARMIS or Local Phone Regulatory Financials sourced from the FCC.

News is a major focus of SNL Media & Communications with breaking stories posted online in real time; email alerts; RSS feeds; exclusive Q&As; and the daily newsletter, SNL Media & Communications Report. Unlike most other major news services, SNL reports on corporate actions across the market cap spectrum.

"As in our other covered sectors, we want every participant in the media & communications space to depend on SNL every day for a panoramic, relevant view of the sector," said Mike Chinn, SNL president.

A preview of SNL's new service is now available in the Media & Communications section of http://www.SNL.com or by contacting sales @ snl.com.

About SNL Financial
SNL collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market, and M&A data -- plus news and analysis -- for the Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, Energy and Media & Communications industries. For more information, visit http://www.SNL.com.

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