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Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on mdaswani@worldscreen.com.

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PwC is projecting that 2016 will see “robust” merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the U.S. entertainment, media and communications (EMC) sector, driven by companies’ need to build presence, scale and digital value chains. According to PwC’s US Entertainment, Media & Communications Deal Insights report, U.S. deal value in 2015 was $149 billion, a 13-percent increase on the year-ago period. Deal volume was down 7 percent to 818. Q4 was one of the slowest M&A quarters in recent history, PwC said.