Dan Cryan

Dan Cryan

Dan oversees the strategic development of the company's global output on the business and economics of broadband, the digital distribution of ebooks, movies, music, TV and user-generated content, and the relationship between content and consumer technology. Since joining IHS in 2004, Dan pioneered and managed the company's market forecasting models in all of these areas, built on a granular service-by-service basis through direct relationships with service providers and content owners, which now underpin IHS’s digital media coverage – the first of its kind anywhere in the world. 

Dan regularly advises senior management at the world's largest media and technology companies, including the Hollywood Studios, television networks, consumer electronics companies and telcos, as well as regulators and major investment firms, on the way that the internet and connected home are transforming the media and entertainment hardware businesses. He is also a regular speaker at international conferences and guest lecturer at the Media Business School. 

Dan is also the author of a couple of books Introducing Logic (2002) and Introducing Capitalism (2009) which have been translated into several languages.


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Acorn TV, niche online SVOD channel, more than doubles subscribers

Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVoD) service, AcornTV, was reported to have 430,000 subscribers by December 2016.

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Amazon Prime Video is now available in over 200 countries around the world

Amazon has made the Prime Video streaming service available worldwide, following the global launch of Netflix in January 2016. As of 14 December 2016, Amazon Prime Video was available in 200 countries, excluding China, Syria, Iran, and North Korea. In total, the launch encompasses 242 distinct geographical territories.

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AT&T to offer three streaming TV options under DirecTV by year-end 2016

AT&T joins the growing list of pay TV providers that are attempting to entice both cord-nevers and cord-cutters back to pay TV. The company is planning to offer three levels of online-only TV services, under the DirecTV brand, by year end 2016: DirecTV Now, DirecTV Mobile, and DirecTV Preview. The services will be on-demand focused with linear network streaming secondarily.

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