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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Channel Revenue & Programming Spend Database

Detailed information on channel revenue, program expenditure, and key rights. Revenue data includes splits for carriage revenue, direct to consumer subscriptions and advertising. Programming data covers spend on original content, acquisitions and sport, as well as key movie and sports rights.

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Media & Advertising
Esports Video & the Future of TV - May 2017

The esports-video boom continues – total hours viewed exceeded 6 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit data, up 19% on 2015. Esports advertising globally was worth $280 million in 2016 and, by 2021, is expected to become a $1 billion advertising industry.

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Media & Advertising
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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Media & Advertising
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