Media Content Fee Software 

MDS for MVPDs - One software, Multiple Solutions

Multichannel Video Programming Distributors in Domestic and International markets rely on MDS for MVPDs software to calculate all of their third-party content fees. This software solution substantially reduces the days companies need to produce their content remittance backups and important reports for top management.

MDS has been selected by Major Programming Distributors in North America, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean such as Dish Network, Cox Communications, Eastlink Canada, Astound Media, Cable One, GCI, Docomo Guam, and SETAR Aruba among others, to calculate the largest cost of their operations.

MDS is the solution to calculate the largest cost of an MVPD with significantly lower inherent risk in a faster and more accurate fashion.  

Programming Fees Module

This module fully automates the calculation all of your linear programming fees.

MDS for MVPD's calculates all of your subscriber counts by user defined categories: residential, commercial, bulk, and free subscribers; by electronically transferring the data from your subscriber billing system or other electronic sources. Manual processing is no longer required.  The Software works with all 3rd party and in-house billing systems.

Bulk and Gratis terms, including Bulk Floors and Gratis Subscriber Caps, as well as Bad Debt Deductions, are all processed through the software, ensuring contractual compliance.

Data is stored and maintained monthly, with easy access to historical data.  This facilitates research for programming audits, as well as Programmer inquiries.

We guarantee that we will process 100% of your license fees in the software, and have developed over 100 unique license fee templates that will calculate the most complex contract terms, including penetration based fees, multi-network and channel position discounts, volume discounts and flat monthly fees.

Our comprehensive suite of reports include Program Supplier Remittance backup reports, and various cost analysis reports including Programming Cost by Package, and Bulk Subscriber Analysis reports.

PPV/VOD Module

Enables management of all PPV/VOD products/titles, upload of detailed information from subscriber billing reports/VOD servers, management of all PPV/VOD contracts with suppliers, and calculation of all related fees with applicable remittance backup. We have designed it to address the requirements of Vubiquity and InDemand, however it can be used for any content provider.

Franchise Fees Module

Manage all of your individual Franchise contracts in one database and calculate your Franchise Fees by municipality based on multi-year term and specific revenue category.  Remittance reports by period allow you to pay/report on Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual or an Annual basis.


Create the most accurate projections possible using actual channel lineups, detailed subscriber data by subscriber type (residential, bulk, gratis and commercial), and license fee terms (which have been entered for the life of the contract)

Projected channel lineups can be updated for packaging changes, new launches or new products.

Budget projections can be made on a monthly or annual basis, and can be projected as far out into future years as needed.

Budget reports can provide total programming cost by month/year, programming cost by package, and projected per subscriber license fees by network, to name a few.

The budgeting module can also be used to evaluate potential bulk subscriber deals, or new programming packages/products.

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Media Database Solutions LLC 
13275 E Fremont Place  Suite 380
Centennial, CO 80112

Phone: 303-475-2100

What's New

Managed Services - Full Service Processing

Offload all of your Programming Fee Administrative Time.  MDS will perform all of your tasks, including running all required Remittance Backup Reports for the NCTC and Direct Networks, and all database maintenance.  Contact us to find out more.