Merrick Kingston

Merrick Kingston

Mr. Merrick Kingston is a principal analyst at IHS Markit who contributes to broadband, connected home and video technology research.

Focusing on subjects ranging from consumer electronics and network infrastructure, to the market for managed media services, Merrick’s expertise spans connected devices, IP video distribution, service provider business models and the complex vendor ecosystem that extends from the video backend to end-user devices.

As part of IHS Markit’s consulting business, Merrick has undertaken a wide complement of work with companies from across the value chain, and he has experience spanning due diligence, competitive review and landscaping, customer profiling, strategic review and the assessment of anti-competitive practices.

Merrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Middlebury College and Master of Science in Political Economy from the London School of Economics, UK. He speaks fluent Danish, French and Italian.


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Content Security: Vendor Analysis

This report evaluates the top content security providers who are active in the pay TV industry on criteria spanning market share, deployment and footprint, content security focus, and product capability.

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Mobile & Telecom
Conditional Access (CA) Market Monitor - Q4 2016

This market monitor report gives a high level overview of the global Conditional Access and CAM markets, with shipment and revenue data, regional and platform level discussion, and vendor market share information.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices
Verimatrix acquires Mirimon technology and team

Content security firm Verimatrix has acquired Genius Digital’s Mirimon engineering team, technology, and associated IP. The Mirimon stack comprises a set of technologies that allow service providers to harvest data from a range of end-user devices, and from operator-managed consumer premises equipment (CPE) in particular. Verimatrix’s Verspective analytics proposition will integrate the technology. The acquisition’s value is unknown. However, given that Genius Digital generated turnover of roughly USD 1.5m in 2015, IHS Markit believes that the deal was modest in size.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
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