Since rolling out worldwide in 2016, Amazon and Netflix have stepped up original production, both in the US and key international territories. IHS Markit has anlaysed the streaming platform's original production and assess what it means for the global entertainment business.
The Analyst Team
Senior Research Analyst, Service Providers & Platforms
Laura Aguilera tracks the home entertainment market.
Laura’s responsibilities include developing data, forecasts, and written analysis on the purchase, rental, and subscription consumption of movies, TV shows, and other content. Her research encompasses both physical/packaged and digital formats, and her principal coverage areas are South and Central America, as well as the United States.
Previously, Laura led the Video Titles database, which tracked retail and rental trends for feature films and DVD/Blu-ray disc titles. Laura has also served as a research analyst for broadband media, where she was involved in developing and maintaining the Broadband Media Intelligence Service and the Broadband Technology Intelligence Service.
Senior Research Manager
Tim manages the analyst teams behind Omdia’s coverage of channels and programming and advertising. Channels and programming monitors evolving channel revenue streams and TV and video production and distribution. The advertising service tracks revenue from all media types, with a particularly strong focus on the fast-developing online and addressable advertising space.
Tim joined Omdia’s predecessor company Screen Digest in 2004, where his areas of focus included TV production, animation, sports rights, and public broadcasting. He also edited more than 100 editions of the monthly Media and Technology Digest (formerly Screen Digest). Before that, Tim worked at the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg, France, and in a variety of journalism roles including the Financial Times Group, EMAP (now Ascential), and Television Business International. He holds a Master of Arts (Hons.) degree in English literature from Trinity College, Cambridge. He speaks fluent French and is based in London.
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.
Kia Ling Teoh
As part of Omdia's media and entertainment team, Kia Ling Teoh covers global advertising, channels, and programming research, with specific interests in traditional TV’s digital extensions and content strategies. Her research focuses on the development of the advertising and television programming markets including, but not limited to, key markets in Asia Pacific.
Kia Ling provides analysis and forecasts on subjects such as TV broadcasters’ advertising revenues, including those from linear TV and ad-supported online video, and programming spend. She is widely quoted in media publications and has authored topical reports covering advertising M&A and TV and online video markets in China, Indonesia, and India. She is based in Penang, Malaysia, and joined Omdia in April 2014. Prior to joining Omdia, Kia Ling was a lead analyst at the Governance, Risk, and Compliance division of Thomson Reuters. She holds a Master of Science in international business management from University of Kent, UK. She is fluent in English, Chinese Mandarin, and Malay.
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.
As part of the media and entertainment team, Aled Evans specializes in advertising, content production, and channels and programming across international markets. His main research interests are TV and video production, ad-supported online video (AVOD), and advanced and addressable TV advertising.
Aled previously worked in UK broadcast media production as a senior producer for the leading TV broadcasters and content production groups. He has a master’s degree in entertainment law from Westminster Law School with a focus on the regulation of broadcasting, content, data, and digital media.
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