Tim Westcott

Tim Westcott

Tim Westcott is a senior member of the television team at IHS Markit and editor of the monthly Media and Technology Digest. He joined the company in September 2004 and specialises in TV programme production and distribution, sports rights and public broadcasting. Based in London, Tim's responsibilities include the TV Programming Intelligence service, which he was instrumental in launching in October 2012, and TV Channel Intelligence. 

Tim previously worked for two years at the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg as an analyst specialising public film and audiovisual funding. He co-authored an Observatory report on the subject and was responsible for KORDA, an online database of film funds.

A trained journalist, Tim has worked for the Financial Times and Emap, including a stint as editor of Television Business International. While freelance, Tim wrote three reports for IHS on children's television and animation and wrote for titles including Broadcast, Variety, Ecran Total and The Guardian.


Tim can provide comment and insight to the media on the following areas:

•TV programming production

•Sports rights

•Free-to-air broadcasting and pay TV channels

•Public broadcasting

• Children’s television and animation.


Tim speaks fluent French.


He holds a MA (Hons) in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge.



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Television Programming Market Monitor Q1 2017

This report is based on analysis of the latest quarterly financial reports filed by 28 TV companies in the US, Japan and Europe. They include the broadcasting and cable network divisions of major US groups, the leading Japanese commercial broadcasters, and the largest publicly listed TV companies in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

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Channel Revenue & Programming Spend Database

Detailed information on channel revenue, program expenditure, and key rights. Revenue data includes splits for carriage revenue, direct to consumer subscriptions and advertising. Programming data covers spend on original content, acquisitions and sport, as well as key movie and sports rights.

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Sky buys Champions League rights in Italy and Germany from 2018

Sky has secured the rights to broadcast all the Champions League games for three seasons starting in 2018 in Italy, Germany and Austria.

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