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Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation

Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation

1. Organization, Nature of Operations, and Principles of Consolidation

Gaia, Inc., was incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado in 1988 and operates a global digital video subscription service and on-line community that caters to a unique and underserved subscriber base. Our digital content library includes approximately 8,000 English language titles as well as a growing selection of titles available in French, German, and Spanish. Our subscribers have unlimited access to a vast library of inspiring films, cutting-edge documentaries, interviews, yoga classes, transformation-related content, and more – 85% of which is exclusively available to our subscribers for digital streaming on most internet-connected devices anytime, anywhere, commercial free.

Our mission is to create a transformational network that empowers a global conscious community. Content on our network is currently curated into four channels, Yoga, Transformation, Alternative Healing, and Seeking Truth, and delivered directly to our subscribers through our streaming platform. We curate programming for these channels by producing content in our in-house production studios with a staff of media professionals. This produced and owned content currently represents over 80% of our viewership. We complement our produced and owned content through long-term, predominately exclusive, licensing agreements.

We have prepared the accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) and they include our accounts and those of our subsidiaries. Intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods disclosed in this report are not necessarily indicative of future financial results.

There have been no material changes in our significant accounting policies, other than the adoption of accounting pronouncements below, as compared to the significant accounting policies described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Use of Estimates and Reclassifications

The preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the accompanying financial statements and disclosures. Although we base these estimates on our best knowledge of current events and actions that we may undertake in the future, actual results may be different from the estimates. We have made certain reclassifications to prior period amounts to conform to the current period presentations.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The new standard establishes a right-of-use (ROU) model that requires a lessee to record a ROU asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. Leases must be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. The new standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The new standard did not have a material impact on our reported financial position or results of operations in the three months ended March 31, 2019.

We have reviewed all the recently issued, but not yet effective, accounting pronouncements and we do not believe any of these pronouncements will have a material impact on us.

Discontinued Operations

In the first quarter of 2019, we reclassified our legacy DVD subscription club as a discontinued operation and have presented the related operations in discontinued operations on the accompanying statement of operations. There were no assets or liabilities associated with this club in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.