Ken Solomon
CEO
Tennis Channel

 

“I could not ask for more supportive investors than the Columbia Capital guys. They understand our business with a level of depth and precision that is unmatched and have been intimately involved in all of the key strategic decisions during our growth. They roll up their sleeves and carry their weight, and are right beside us at the table whenever we need them. I count Columbia Capital’s team among my most important partners, advisors, and friends.”

 

The digital revolution has led to a fundamental redefinition of what constitutes media and how it is created, distributed, consumed, and monetized.  In almost every segment of the media industry, technology innovation has disrupted or disaggregated the walls that  historically separated creators, distributors, advertisers and consumers.  As the playing field has been leveled and the costs to create or distribute media content have fallen, the democratization of the media industry creates opportunities for new and existing participants to rapidly capture share of adjacent and new markets.

...the democratization of the media industry creates opportunities for new and existing participants to rapidly capture share of adjacent and new markets.

At Columbia, we expect this ongoing and dynamic change to continue in most corners of the media industry for years to come driven by mass availability of wired and wireless broadband, cloud based storage and streaming services, and the proliferation of powerful mobile phones, tablets, and other IP enabled devices.  Our sector interest in media is focused on building businesses with strong revenue models and high potential for leadership positions in their respective markets.  We have experience and interest in a range of  traditional and digital media segments including cable, television, mobile advertising, targeted marketing services & commerce, music, film, content delivery, and gaming.

 

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