Tim Westcott

Tim Westcott

Mr. Tim Westcott is a director of research and analysis for Programming at IHS Markit.

Tim Westcott is a Research and Analysis Director of the Programming team at IHS Markit and editor of the monthly Media and Technology Digest. He joined the company in September 2004 and specializes in TV program 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. He previously worked for two years at the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg as an analyst specializing 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, Mr. Westcott has worked for the Financial Times and Emap, including a stint as editor of Television Business International. While freelance, he wrote three reports for IHS Markit on children's television and animation and wrote for titles including Broadcast, Variety, Ecran Total and The Guardian. He can provide comment and insight to the media on: TV programming production, sports rights, free-to-air broadcasting and pay TV channels, public broadcasting, children’s television and animation. Mr. Tim Westcott holds a Master of Arts (Hons) in English Literature from Trinity College, Cambridge, UK. He speaks fluent French.


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Media & Technology Digest - January 2019

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Sweden replaces radio and TV licence fee

Sweden this week became the latest country to abolish the radio and TV licence fee. With effect from 1 January, the old system of a payment due from any household with a radio or TV set has been replaced by a fee levied on individuals liable for income tax aged over 18. The fee is based on 1% of taxable income, up to a maximum of Skr 1,300 ($144) per person. Anyone with no taxable income, such as full-time students, will not have to pay.

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