The BBC and ITV have confirmed plans to jointly launch a paid-for streaming service in the UK by the end of 2019. The service will be called BritBox and will offer mainly archive BBC and ITV shows alongside with original commissions made especially for the new service.
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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.
Irina tracks the international online, movie, and TV markets and maintains the Omdia online video models via extensive interview work and desk research. Her widespread contacts with a network of key industry players support Irina’s research and analysis of the sector.
Irina is also a regular contributor to industry reports. She has written about a range of topics, including an assessment of iTunes market share, the changing nature of the Australian online rental market, and the strategies of consumer electronics companies for online video in Europe. Irina holds a Master of Science in international management from King's College London, as well as a graduate degree in management from the Russian State University of Trade and Economics. She is fluent in Russian.
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