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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IPTV driving growth in Asia-Pacific, where cable has a strong footprint
IPTV driving growth in Asia-Pacific, where cable has a strong footprint

Pay TV homes in the Asia-Pacific region rose 5.7 percent to reach 76 percent of all homes in 2017. The number of pay TV homes will continue to rise steadily, from 632 million homes in 2017 to 743 million by the end of 2022.

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Nine Entertainment agrees Fairfax takeover deal in major Australian merger

Major Australian media companies Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media have agreed terms to merge their respective businesses. The new combined entity will operate under the Nine brand name and house assets including: Nine’s free-to-air channels 9, 9Go, 9life and 9Gem; Fairfax’s newspapers The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review; digital businesses such as online streaming service Stan, which is already a joint-venture of the two companies, and Fairfax’s real-estate platform Domain; radio assets held by Fairfax via its majority ownership of Macquarie Media, which owns stations 2GB in Sydney, 3AW in Melbourne and 4BC in Brisbane.

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Asia Pacific Pay TV and Online Video 2017

Asia Pacific Pay TV & Online Video 2017 analyses the 2017 results of major pay TV operators and online video providers in the Asia Pacific, including subscriptions, TV household penetration, quarterly net additions and key financials. In addition, several country profiles analyse the position of pay TV operators and online video providers against key competitors.

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