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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HBO launches SVoD service in competitive Spanish market

HBO has made its debut in Spain, the largest European market yet to see the launch of a branded on-demand service by the Time Warner-owned pay TV company. HBO España went live on 28 November, streaming exclusive content from HBO including Game of Thrones, Westworld, Veep and Silicon Valley and movies, documentaries and family content from Walt Disney Co and Nickelodeon.

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Canal Plus unveils revamped pay TV channel offer

French pay TV broadcaster Canal Plus has today launched a new core channel offer, dropping the previous segmentation between the Canal Plus family of premium channels and a package of channels branded as Canalsat. This change is accompanied by an effective reduction in the price of the flagship Canal Plus channel from €40 a month to €19.90. In addition, subscribers taking any offer over-the-top (OTT) - via PC, smartphones or tablets - will no longer be committed to a contract.

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European broadcasters report benefits from production acquisitions

Europe's leading free-to-air broadcasters have all reported third quarter results over the last two weeks, with an increasing reliance on production and digital business and weak advertising growth a more or less common theme.

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