Merrick Kingston

Merrick Kingston

Mr. Merrick Kingston is an associate director at IHS Markit, and engages in a broad spectrum of digital media and video technology research.

Focusing on subjects ranging from backend network infrastructure to frontend digital video software, Merrick’s expertise spans IP video distribution, digital media business models, audience measurement and analytics, and the complex technology value-chain that stretches from the video backend to the end-user device.

As part of IHS Markit’s consulting business, Merrick has undertaken a wide complement of work with companies from across the value chain; his experience spans product and market-entry strategy, due diligence, competitive review and landscaping, customer profiling, and the assessment of anti-competitive practice.

Merrick holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Middlebury College, a Master of Science (MSc) from the London School of Economics, and speaks fluent Danish, French and Italian.


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Into the fray: Verimatrix sustains its diversification effort

Verimatrix continues to enhance its analytics portfolio by imbuing the Verspective Intelligence product with a broader set of business intelligence functions, and standardized, off-the-shelf reporting dashboards. Verspective Intelligence’s development, while fundamentally iterative, remains testament to the security firm’s commitment to diversification, and the pursuit of analytics-related opportunities.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
Video Software Database: Set-top box software revenues and license shipments

This workbook provides in-depth insight into the market for set-top box software—middleware, UX, and operating systems—and presents this data in a Microsoft Excel pivot-table form.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
Telstra writes Ooyala down to zero

Telstra has written down to zero the value of its Ooyala video business, and recorded a $273 million impairment. A mere four years after the Australian telco’s acquiring the Silicon Valley startup for $270 million, Telstra will attempt to offload Ooyala’s Adtech assets, and retain the firm’s video processing and online video platform businesses.

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Mobile & Telecom
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