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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Conditional Access (CA) Market Monitor - Q4 2017

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

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Wyplay embraces Android Operator Tier

Wyplay has become the latest set-top middleware and UX vendor to embrace the Android TV platform, and market a custom launcher for Android TV’s Operator Tier. Debuted in Q1 2017, and formalized in the second and third quarters of the same year, Operator Tier affords Android TV adoptees considerably more latitude in designing a device’s home-screen, app carousel, icons, and content placement.

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Cisco exits video - rationale and implications

Subsequent to a lengthy review of its Service Provider video business, Cisco is divesting its Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) segment. Private equity firm Permira will acquire Cisco’s video security, video experience, and video processing assets. While neither the name of the new entity, nor the value of transaction has been disclosed, it is known that Abraham Peled – NDS’ former CEO and Chairman – will reclaim his role as Chairman of the new company. Subject to regulatory approval, Cisco anticipates that the sale will complete by the end of October 2018, or within Q1 of Cisco’s 2019 financial year.

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