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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Australian broadband network roll-out reaches milestone

The roll-out of Australia’s high-speed National Broadband Network (NBN) is halfway complete. More than 5.7 million homes and businesses now have access to fast broadband by connecting to the NBN through a retail service provider. To reach the half way milestone NBN Co launched two satellites, built 1,700 fixed wireless sites, employed 6,000 people, installed 21,000 nodes and laid 63,000 kilometers of fibre.

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Netflix commissions Australian original series

Netflix has commissioned Tidelands, a primetime drama series, as its latest investment in local Australian content. Tidelands will debut exclusively on Netflix and premiere worldwide. The first season will have 10 episodes that run for 50 minutes each. Production will start in Queensland, Australia during 2018 by Brisbane-based Hoodlum Entertainment. There is no release date for the new series.

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Australia unveils wide-ranging broadcast and content reform packages

The government of Australia has unveiled sweeping media reforms, which will abolish broadcasting licence fees, relax media ownership laws and scrap rules limiting the reach of TV broadcasts. The reforms will also curb advertising of gambling services, fund the broadcasting of women’s and niche sports and trim the anti-siphoning list for sporting events.

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