David Scott

David Scott

David Scott is a Principal Analyst specialising in the media markets of the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Australia, his responsibilities include tracking market trends and developments in up to 10 territories in the Asia Pacific region for the IHS Broadband, Television and Video Media teams. He has developed statistical models to forecast operational growth of television operators in the region and plays a key role in forecasting trends in the packaged media markets in the countries for which he is responsible. David also contributes research and analysis on the Asia Pacific territories to other IHS teams on an ad hoc basis and has contributed to a wide range of consultancy projects across the IHS client base. He authors the Asia-Pacific Pay Television Market Monitors, authored Asia-Pacific Video: Market assessment and forecast report and co-authored Cinema and Home Entertainment in China for IHS.

Prior to joining IHS in 2000, David 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 Business (Business Administration) degree with honours from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.


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Philippines sets target for switch to DTT

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has published its plan for the Philippines migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasting. DICT’s DTT migration plan outlines the long-awaited technical standard, time-frame and implementation strategy for the Philippines shift to DTT broadcasting.

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Hong Kong satellite pay TV service to close

TVB Network Vision (TVBNV) will surrender its domestic pay TV programme service licence in favour of an OTT service. TVBNV informed the Hong Kong Government and the Communications Authority in January 2017 of its decision to discontinue the pay TV business citing rampant online piracy, proliferation of OTT services and a downturn of Hong Kong’s economy in recent years.

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New country: Taiwan data and forecasts added to Television Media

Cable TV dominates the pay TV market in Taiwan whilst IPTV is important. Digital cable TV penetration continues to rise as operators aggressively digitise their networks and provide innovative value-added digital services to attract subscribers. However, cable operators face challenges from rival platforms, free DTT services and emerging media such as OTT video streaming services.

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