The number of TV households with pay TV access and free access to UHD linear channels marked a turning point in 2018. In IHS Markit’s latest survey of UHD channel carriage, in 8 of the 28 countries where pay TV operators provided linear UHD channels as part of a package, 25% or more of total TV households had access to linear UHD. Portugal was the country with the highest penetration of linear UHD availability, 82% of all TV households had the potential to receive a linear UHD broadcast as part of their pay TV package.
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Erik specializes in pay-TV operators and channels. He has more than 13 years of experience in tracking, modelling, and forecasting the US, Canadian, and Latin American pay-TV landscapes, and the worldwide TV channel business.
Erik is responsible for developing and maintaining key databases that make up the core of the US, Canadian, and Latin American television products for Omdia. He is also responsible for the development of the company’s exhaustive database of worldwide pay-TV channels. In addition, Erik has led many high-visibility consulting projects. His contributions include the development and maintenance of advanced pay-TV provider models and cable network revenue and profit models.
Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz, US.
David Scott, Principal Analyst of consumer, TV, and online video research and analysis at Omdia, specializes in the media markets of the Asia Pacific region. Based in Australia, David’s responsibilities include tracking television and home entertainment trends and developments across Asia Pacific. He authors the Omdia’s Pay TV & Online Video Report for Asia Pacific.
David has developed statistical models for projecting the operational growth of television and online video operators in Asia Pacific, and he plays a key role in forecasting trends in the digital video markets of the region.
He is the project lead for the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors’ Association (AHEDA), Home Entertainment Association of New Zealand (HEANZ), and other trade organization projects.
Prior to joining Omdia (formerly IHS Markit), David was an industry analyst at Screen Digest and Cutler & Company in Melbourne, participating in a wide range of consulting assignments in Asia Pacific.
David holds a Bachelor of Business (Hons.) from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
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