MENA pay TV operator OSN has announced the signing of a partnership with Netflix. This deal is the first between Netflix and a pay TV operator across the MENA region. As a result of the partnership, OSN satellite subscribers will be able to access Netflix via a new hybrid set-top box, which OSN plans to launch at the end of the second quarter of 2018. Subscribers who will choose to access content from Netflix will not have to face a separate bill, instead they will be charged via their own OSN’ subscription.
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Constantinos Papavassilopoulos researches the TV and online video markets of 21 countries, spanning APAC (India), the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Europe (Greece, Cyprus, and Malta). He authors market monitors and reports, and updates datasets, while also contributing to analysis and commentaries on a variety of topics.
Constantinos is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and events throughout MENA and Europe. Considered as an expert on the markets he covers, Mr. Papavassilopoulos is often interviewed for market research, trade, press, and business publications as well as for major news and current affairs networks. He joined IHS Markit in 2012 and Omdia in 2019. Previously, he had worked as a media researcher and head of the new technologies department at the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute. Prior to this, he worked as an assistant manager for a small TV production company in Athens, Greece. He holds a geology degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and a master’s in communications studies from the University of Leeds, UK.
Research Analyst, Media & Entertainment
Max Signorelli is a research analyst for the Media & Entertainment team at Omdia.
Max Signorelli specializes in global physical and online video markets with regional expertise in EMEA. His research covers markets both developed and emerging and includes in-depth strategy analysis of local and international OTT subscription video players in the Middle East and Africa, wider video Entertainment analysis of European markets and putting video into context as part of wider business ecosystems through international company case studies. He contributes quantitative and qualitative analysis to the Media and Entertainment product portfolio through extensive research and consultancies as well as published commentaries and reports. Since he joined the company in March 2017, he has written reports about key global players in the online video space, including YouTube and Amazon. Mr. Signorelli holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
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