Windows are the cornerstone of movie revenue maximisation, but the system has faced pressure in the past decade. COVID-19 has granted studios a unique chance to experiment with other models, giving insight into the future of movie watching.
The Analyst Team
Chief Analyst, Media and Entertainment
David is a leading expert on the global film and cinema market and played a fundamental role in the conversion of cinemas to digital projection and distribution technology over the past decade. Leading Omdia’s cinema team, he has set up the cinema intelligence service and the premium cinema service, most recently.
David has authored reports on the cinema market and participated in consultancy projects. He specializes in new business models, market sizing and valuation, competitor analysis and benchmarking, strategic roadmaps, due diligence, and market analyses.
Since 2015, David is the President of the European Digital Cinema Forum and often contributes to media regarding the film industry. Prior to joining Omdia (formerly IHS Markit), David was as a research consultant at IDATE DigiWorld and a senior executive with Eurimages.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in business studies and French from Leeds Beckett University in the UK and studied at the Brest Business School in France.
Senior Analyst, Media & Entertainment
Max Signorelli is a senior analyst for the Media & Entertainment team at Omdia and is product lead for Omdia’s Consumer Research – Devices, Media & Usage Spotlight Service.
Max’s research builds on Omdia’s syndicated consumer survey to monitor and rationalise market traits and consumer profiles as well as track real, cross-platform usage of services and devices with time. Max specializes in global video markets with regional expertise in EMEA, covering markets both developed and emerging through in-depth strategy analysis and contextualising of local and international video players. Max joined the company and industry in 2017 after earning his Bachelor of Science in physics from Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
As part of Omdia's media and entertainment team, Sarah covers online video for the Americas, with a specific interest in over-the-top and subscription streaming strategies, transactional home entertainment, and global physical video research. She specializes in tracking, modeling, and forecasting the ever-changing home entertainment and direct-to-consumer landscape.
Previously, Sarah worked as an associate at NBCUniversal as part of its digital distribution team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business cinematic arts from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She is based in the company’s Austin, Texas, office.
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