Facebook announced a $5.7 billion (INR 436 billion) investment in Jio Platforms, making it the largest minority stakeholder with 9.9% stake. This new transaction underlines Facebook’s commitment to India, and its interest in connecting with more than 60 million small businesses across India.
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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.
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.
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