David Scott

David Scott

Mr. David Scott, associate director of research and analysis at IHS Markit, specializes in the media markets of the Asia-Pacific region.

Based in Australia, David’s responsibilities include tracking television and home entertainment trends and developments in 13 territories in the Asia-Pacific region.

David has developed statistical models for projecting the operational growth of television operators in the region, and he plays a key role in forecasting trends in the digital video markets of Asia Pacific. He authors the Asia-Pacific Pay Television Market Monitors and Asia-Pacific Video: Market Assessment and Forecast report, and has co-authored the Cinema and Home Entertainment in China report. He also contributes to a wide range of consultancy projects.

David is the project lead for the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors’ Association (AHEDA) Yearbook, and he regularly provides information to AHEDA and the Home Entertainment Association of New Zealand (HEANZ), as well as other trade organizations.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, he was an industry analyst with Cutler & Company in Melbourne, participating in a wide range of consulting assignments in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines.

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Hons.) from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.


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Australian broadcaster unveils new OTT service

Australian commercial free-to-air TV broadcaster Seven Network will launch 7plus, its new over-the-top (OTT) digital video streaming service, in November 2017. 7plus will feature exclusive original commissions in addition to live and on demand content.

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China cable reporting methodology UPDATE

IHS Markit has updated its Chinese cable reporting methodology in light of on-the-ground research into the country’s naming convention for operators in each of China’s 23 provinces. The update to our Chinese cable data within our TV and Broadband Media Intelligence Services aligns our coverage of the Chinese TV market with the 70+ markets we cover.

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CBS to pay $162 million to acquire struggling Ten Network

CBS is to pay A$201 million ($162 million) in cash to acquire Australian commercial free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten, which is currently trading under administration. The US major agreed to take control of the debt-ridden Ten Network in August. The agreed price was disclosed earlier today by the administrators in a report published in response to legal action by Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch, who made a competing offer to buy Ten. A court hearing on their offer is being held this week. A meeting of creditors to discuss the report was delayed to next week by the action.

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