Exploring Corporate Governance Around the World

By Allison Garrett, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma Christian University

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


According to the press release reproduced below, PWC, Dow and other groups have launched SOXTV to deliver information about Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Sox Television Launches Internet Television Network Dedicated to Sarbanes-Oxley Research and Resources
Beta site features video-on-demand interviews with Sarbanes-Oxley thought leaders from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Dow Chemical Company and Computer Associates. Sponsors include ACL Services, Axentis, Appssurance, Genpact and The Institute for Financial Excellence.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 7, 2005 -- SOX Television, an Internet Television Network that covers every aspect of The Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act, has launched its beta site, www.soxtelevision.com, featuring video-on-demand interviews with thought leaders from PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Dow Chemical Company, Computer Associates and other best-in-class companies involved in complying with the Act. Beta sponsors of the network include ACL Services, Axentis, Appssurance, Genpact and The Institute for Financial Excellence. According to a research estimate, companies spent nearly $6 billion on meeting Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements in 2005. The audience for SOX Television includes chief financial officers, chief compliance officers, chief technology officers, internal auditors and other professionals at these companies charged with navigating an increasingly complex maze of governance, risk and compliance responsibilities around the globe. SOX Television content is segmented into five convenient channels - Compliance Management, Internal Audit, Technology, Governance and Case Studies - to help subscribers quickly find research and resources relative to their area of expertise or interest. Features of the beta site include: • “Key Takeaways” that summarize the most important research points from each video interview• An archive of select “must read” articles and documents• A comprehensive listing of Sarbanes-Oxley, Governance, Risk and Compliance-related events• A Resources section that provides quick links to key industry resources• A RSS feed of Sarbanes-Oxley, governance, risk and compliance-related news• Profiles of leading solution and service providersSOX Television research and resources can be accessed on-demand with a free subscription. The independent Internet Television Network derives all of its revenues from sponsorship packages specifically designed to raise brand awareness, educate the marketplace and generate sales leads. The number of sponsorships offered is limited to ensure significant marketing exposure and results for each sponsor.SOX Television Beta Sponsors include ACL Services, a leading global provider of Business Assurance Analytics to financial executives, compliance professionals and auditors; Axentis, a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance management solutions; Appssurance, a leading provider of Oracle assurance and advisory solutions; Genpact, a leading provider of business services and technology solutions operating in six countries with more than 19,000 associates; and the Institute for Financial Excellence, an organization for finance executives that addresses critical finance and accounting issues.“SOX Television addresses compliance-related issues and questions that are top-of-mind in the finance and accounting communities,” said Tom Stout, president and chief executive officer of The Institute for Financial Excellence. “The audience reach, research capabilities and communications platform of SOX Television make it ideally suited to serve the research and resource needs of our membership and the profession.”“There is a tremendous need for practical advice on Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance topics that can help companies embed industry best practices, provide continuous assurance and leverage technology,” said Harald Will, president and chief executive officer of ACL Services Ltd. “SOX Television clearly meets this need allowing finance, governance, risk and compliance professionals to hear directly from thought leaders on a variety of important topics.”“SOX Television looks to be a welcome source of independent Sarbanes-Oxley research with a solid value proposition for both subscribers and sponsors,” said Sebastian Holst, vice president of marketing at Axentis. “It delivers a broad spectrum of compliance research in a concise and convenient format.”For a free subscription, sponsorship details or other information on SOX Television, please visit www.soxtelevision.com. Contact:Lane Butler(347) 743-1751###Press Contact: Frank Bartell Company Name: Applimation Inc Email: email protected from spam bots Phone: 212-500-1185 Website: www.soxtelevision.com
More Information: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2005/12/prweb319472.htm

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