Constantinos Papavassilopoulos

Constantinos Papavassilopoulos

Constantinos joined the Television team at IHS in June 2012. Constantinos is responsible for covering the television market developments for five Eastern Mediterranean Countries (Turkey, Israel, Greece, Cyprus and Malta) as well as contributing to reports, brief analysis and commentaries in his area of expertise.

Previously he worked for nine years as a Media Researcher and Head of the New Technologies Department of the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute where he dealt with the roll-out of digital terrestrial television services in Europe, the analysis of new media platforms (IPTV, Web TV, Mobile TV) and their impact on the Greek television landscape, the provision of TV access services for people with visual and oral disabilities and with the Digital Dividend and Spectrum management issues in the UHF Band. Prior to this he worked briefly as an assistant manager for a small TV production company in Athens, Greece.

Constantinos holds a degree in Geology from the University of Athens and a Master of Arts in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds, UK.


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The MENA Pay TV Market Growth and Challenges

The Pay TV Market in the MENA region in 2016, accompanied with historical references and forecasting up to 2020.

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OSN slashes its package prices to reverse decline in subscribers

OSN, the Dubai-based satellite pay TV operator, has launched new packages with new prices for the 24 MENA countries that form the base of its operations. The operator said the move represents the first steps of a new OSN, an operator that wants to ensure its customers that they will get access to the most premium content at the most affordable prices, and said that further initiatives are planned. OSN has launched a new introductory package, called The Entertainment GetStarted Pack, at a price of $21 in the Gulf States and around $16 in countries outside the Gulf like Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Morocco and Algeria. OSN said it carried out extensive market research to identify its customers’ needs among 40,000 households across the region. The company has also introduced a new packaging policy which allows subscribers to customise what they want to watch and to pay only for the content they have chosen.

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India set to miss impending analogue cable switch-off target date

India appears set to miss its target date of 31 December 2016 for switching off analogue cable, which it set back in 2013. Local press has reported that the government has conceded that the time frame is in serious doubt, attributing this in part to legal challenges by a significant number of cable operators, who are insisting on an extension to the digital-transition deadline.

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