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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Disney completes $71 billion Fox acquisition

Walt Disney completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV studios, cable networks and other assets on Wednesday 20 March. The deal, originally agreed in December 2017, was subject to the scrutiny of regulators from five continents, some of whom required specific terms to be met in order for the sale to proceed. The acquisition price is valued at approximately $71 billion.

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New MTG to focus on gaming and esports

Modern Times Group, which is poised later this month to complete the spin-off of its traditional media properties (to form NENT Group), presented its new incarnation as a gaming and esports company at an investor day in Stockholm yesterday. This followed a similar event for the NENT Group.

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