Jack Kent

Jack Kent

Jack Kent leads IHS Markit’s Media and Advertising research, heading up a team of analysts covering Games, Cinema, TV Channels & Programming, Home Entertainment and Advertising research. Jack joined the company in 2008 and launched its coverage of the emerging mobile apps market and consumer platforms and ecosystems.

Jack has led consultancy projects on subjects ranging from the market for children’s mobile entertainment, to the potential of the applications business for media companies in the Middle East. Jack’s research and analysis includes studies of emerging technologies like blockchain, AR, VR, digital assistants and AI, media companies’ mobile strategies, and how major technology companies’ platform strategies are disrupting the TMT business.

Jack has a background in media intelligence and market research, having previously worked the marketing and media intelligence division of UK publisher Emap where he led its research for a number of publications covering the UK advertising market.

A regular speaker at industry conferences, Jack is widely quoted in coverage of mobile media by trade publications and leading news organizations including the BBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Reuters, Sky and CNBC.

Jack holds a degree in English Language and Literature from King’s College London and has previously worked for GfK NOP market research group.


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Channel Line-up & Availability Database

The Channel Line-up & Availability Database provides continuously updated information on the availability and distribution of pay TV and free to air channels across traditional broadcast and online platforms.

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Media & Advertising
KDDI and Rakuten to collaborate in Telecommunication, Payment and Logistic

KDDI and Rakuten have announced an agreement to utilize each other’s assets in telecommunication, payment and logistics to improve customer experience and further strengthen their competitiveness in these fields. The deal will allow Rakuten to use KDDI’s network to enter the mobile market, while KDDI can make use of Rakuten’s payment and logistics infrastructure.

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Media & Advertising Mobile & Telecom
Deutsche Telekom takes MagentaTV OTT offering standalone

Incumbent German telco Deutsche Telekom have launched a virtual pay TV offer of its IPTV service. Magenta TV Plus is now available on a standalone basis, in addition to previously available multiscreen offer.

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Media & Advertising
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