SPORTS & MEDIA RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL

Since 2003 Sports and Media Rights International (SMRI) has been advising Hotels, Pubs, Nightclubs, Broadcasters, Retail premises indeed anywhere that provides music and sports programming  to their clients, and  identifies where savings can be made.

We deal directly on your behalf with IMRO, PPI, Sky, MPLC etc. and therefore very little of your time is taken up dealing with these issues after our initial review with you. To date we have saved our clients well over one million euros annually.

SMRI will carry out an analysis of the amounts you are being charged for music and sports and ensure that you are only paying the correct amounts based on your actual usage. We can also identify more cost effective alternatives.

In these very uncertain times for the hospitality industry  as a result of this pandemic, keeping costs down  is very important.  

We are associate members of the Irish Hotels Federation(IHF) and the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA)  and the Vintners Federation of Ireland recommend our services to their members.


Virtually all businesses  reopening after  Covid 19  will be due significant refunds and credits from IMRO ,PPI & Sky. SMRI can secure all of these refunds and credits for you and ensure that your charges going forward are kept to a minimum. We also do all the work so very little of your time is taken up so you can concentrate on your business.

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SPORTS & MEDIA RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL SERVICES

With over 25 years of experience in Music and Sports rights SMRI are best placed to provide clear advice to our customers with regard to music and sports rights charges  which can be an area that creates confusion in the hospitality industry

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CONSULTATION

We will review your IMRO ,PPI , Sky and MPLC charges and ensure that only the appropriate charges are applied. 

Annual reviews start from as little as €125 per annum.

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ANNUAL REVIEW OF CHARGES

Ensuring that only the appropriate charges apply throughout the year and that none of you or your teams time is taken up with such issues. On average over 10 hours of a companies time is spent dealing with IMRO, PPI, Sky and MPLC.

 
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IS YOUR HOTEL PAYING TOO MUCH FOR SKY

UPDATE FOR HOTELS ON SKY

Hotels in Ireland have two types of contracts with Sky. A hotel contract or a Pub and Club’s contract.

Hotel contracts are based on hotel bedroom numbers and Pubs and Clubs contracts are based on the excise duty of the  Publicans license.

We have reviewed many hotels Sky charges and changing contracts can result in annual savings of more than €4000 in some cases.

Regarding Pubs and Clubs contracts as they are based on excise duty, which relates to turnover, when licenses are issued in September 2021 Sky have agreed to backdate their charges for 12 months in line with the excise duty of the license.

Obviously with the impact of COVID-19 turnover has been significantly affected and therefore most hotels on these types of contracts will be due back dated credits from Sky in September and reduced charges going forward.

We provide the followings services.

  1. We will analyse your charges and if we can identify that a change in contract will result in an annual saving, we will arrange that for you.  Our fee will be based on 50% of the annual savings achieved, so if we cannot secure savings for you no charge will apply.

2. We will analyse the credits you have received to date from Sky and make sure they are the appropriate credits, as in some cases the credits have been understated. We will also in September 2021 make sure that all the backdated credits due on Pubs and Clubs accounts are secured and that the reduced charge is applied to the account going forward. Our fee for this service is €150.


Please note we would not expect payment of our fees until your premises is open to the public.

For a free initial consultation to discuss further please feel free to contact us

Sean Stokes

SMRI

Ph:086 814 6570

Email: ss@smri.ie

Website: www.smri.ie

 

UPDATE ON SKY FOR PUBLIC HOUSES

 Pubs and Clubs contracts are based on excise duty, which relates to turnover. When licenses are issued in September 2021 Sky have agreed to backdate their charges for 12 months in line with the excise duty of the license.

Obviously with the impact of COVID-19 turnover has been significantly affected and therefore Public Houses will be due back dated credits from Sky in September and reduced charges going forward.

We will analyse the credits you have received to date from Sky and make sure they are the appropriate credits, as is some cases the credits have been understated. We will also in September 2021 make sure that all the backdated credits due on Pubs and Clubs accounts are secured and that the reduced charge is applied to the account going forward. Our fee for this service is €150 and we would not expect payment of any kind until your premises is open to the public,

 

COVID 19

As a result of the various opening and closures that have taken place in the hospitality industry it is more important now then ever for  charges to IMRO ,PPI, Sky,  MPLC etc.  to be reviewed.

In most cases premises will be due significant credits and we can ensure that only the appropriate charges apply.

Our Charge will be based on what services your require however we will spread payments over a 12 month period and not  expect any  payments unless your premises is open for business. 

We will review all charges, credits, refunds due   etc and ensure that you are only charged appropriately so none of your time is taken up with such matters and you can concentrate  on when your business  reopens.


  

 

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CONTACT US

Johnstown Road
Cabinteely Village
Cabinteely
Dublin 18
Ireland

+353 86 8146570

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