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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Comcast wins Sky battle with £30.6 billion offer

Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox to win control of Sky, with an offer valuing the UK-based pay TV group at £30.6 billion ($40 billion). In the third and final round of the auction run by the UK's takeover panel on Saturday 22 September, Comcast made a final offer of £17.28 per Sky share, trumping a bid of £15.67 from Fox. Comcast launched its challenge for Sky in April with an initial offer of £12.50, valuing Sky at £22 million. Sky shares closed at £15.85 last Friday.

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European Football Rights 2018

New deals for domestic rights to four of the five leading sports leagues in Europe were signed in the first part of the year. What were the outcomes of these auction rounds, and what do tell us about the state of play in the European sports rights market?

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