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Distance Learning

Program Content Management


When: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Time: 3:30pm - 4:45pm Eastern
Cost: $74 members; $94 non-members


Speakers: Melissa Birkholz, Scripps Networks; Tom Cottone, Discovery Communications; Darren Strozier, Turner Broadcasting System.


Overview:  This panel discussion will include an overview of several programming and content topics such as internal controls around programming assets, the impairment review process and the accounting treatment for shared programming.


CPE: up to 1.5
[Field of Study: SKA; Level: Overview; No course prerequisites or advance preparation required; Delivery: Group Live]



Deadline to Register: Tuesday, February 17 add $20 late fee to registration after that date. No refunds after Friday, February 13, 2015.


Materials and dialing instructions to be sent on Wednesday, February 18, 2015


[Register Online]


[Printable Registration]


[Multiple DL Savings Registration Form]


For questions on registering or participating in a Distance Learning Telephone Seminar please contact Debi Borden at debi.borden@mediafinance.org. For further explanation or clarification regarding administrative policies such as cancellations and grievances, please call the MFM office at 847/716-7000.



  • Those that need CPE, please notify Debi Borden at debi.borden@mediafinance.org to receive your CPE certificate or return your CPE Evaluation Form provided in the instruction email. 1 CPE credit = 50 minutes.*
  • You must tell the operator that you are the participant in order to receive CPE credit. You must participate for the full call time.
  • Dialing Instructions will be sent the day before the call.


How the Audio Distance Learning Works...


Step 1: On the date and time of the Distance Learning, you'll call a special number. You will receive this number in an email from the MFM Office (Debi Borden) the day prior to the call.

Step 2: An operator will answer your call and ask you to provide your unique PIN, your name and company, which were included in the email from the MFM Office the day prior to the call.

Step 3: The operator will connect you to the call. Sit back and listen to the speakers – your line is muted. Q&A will be offered during or at the end of the call. The operator will give instructions on how to ask your questions.


The registration fee paid pays for only 1 phone line/web login. If you share the dialing information with others, you will be responsible for paying for any additional lines used by your company or individuals associated with your company.


*MFM Corporate members (as of July 1, 2014):  BH Media Group, Bonten Media Group,  Cox Communications/Media/Enterprises/Reps/Gamut, Dispatch Broadcasting, LIN Media,  Turner Broadcasting System/Time Warner, Schurz Communications, Saga Communications, Media General, Greater Media, Allbritton Communications, Lincoln Financial Media, Hearst Corporation and Hearst Television. (All other members/companies are considered individual memberships.)



Media Financial Management Association (MFM) formerly Broadcast Cable Financial Management Association (BCFM) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


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