We have been in business for over 25 years.  That is a very long time, especially in the media business, and we have seen a lot of changes. Our fingers are on the everyday pulse of the international broadcast marketplace, the digital media marketplace, the home-video marketplace, the non-theatrical marketplace, the college and university marketplace. Our Consultancy can help with…


We provide a content sourcing/acquisitions service for major media companies seeking large libraries of programming for new media ventures or cable, satellite, IPTV, internet, or VOD launches.


We can broker the sale of copyright libraries, large or small, whether to investors seeking a gateway into the entertainment business, or media companies looking to quickly build their existing asset libraries.


We can help decode the mysterious landscape of U.S. public television, and provide insights on its many layers and players… the stations, the networks, the distributors, the series and strands, what works, what doesn’t, who to pitch, and how best to design a project for PBS, whether for pledge or for the regular schedule. We also distribute to the U.S. public television market on a station-by-station syndication basis; read more about that here.


Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+… Are you using these platforms yet for your brand or company? If not, you need a social media strategy.


Our Executive Producer or Consulting Producer partnerships are typically designed for producers developing blue-chip documentary television specials or series  – programming that can work for primetime audiences, in multiple international markets.  Janson Media has produced or executive-produced television specials and documentaries for a number of American broadcasters, including the National Geographic Channels, Discovery Networks, PBS, and others. For the right projects we can help with financing as an Executive Producer or a Consulting Producer.

The Process

Our consultants are available on monthly retainers for short or long term projects (content sourcing, stations relations, underwriter search). Project budgets and time frames vary widely, and can include travel expenses if meetings are called for, and incentive commissions when projects involve a search for financing.

We often work on short-term projects as well, which typically take the form of one or two hour telephone advisory sessions, or the engagement of a consultant to work at specific conferences, festivals and markets, etc.. Telephone conferences are scheduled after a thorough review of available materials (footage, screeners, treatments, presentations, etc.). The minimum telephone consultation is for one hour, and the minimum fee includes billable time for our consultant’s preparation (reading, screening, etc.). Clients may also request half-day or full-day in-person meetings, which must be scheduled well in advance and which also call for travel expenses to be reimbursed. After evaluating your needs, we will assign one of our own executives or freelance consultants to your project.

An initial one-hour telephone conversation is complimentary if a retainer agreement is signed; if not, the hour is billable at the consultant’s hourly rate (which varies).

Let us know about your project and your budget — complete our inquiry form and we will respond promptly.