Constantinos Papavassilopoulos

Constantinos Papavassilopoulos

Mr. Constantinos Papavassiliopoulos, principal research analyst at IHS Markit, covers television market developments.

Constantinos tracks the television market in 22 countries, including 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as India, Turkey, South Africa, Israel, Greece, Cyprus and Malta.

He joined the television team at IHS Markit in 2012. He authors market monitors that provide detailed analysis of the pay-TV markets in regions such as MENA and Turkey. He also contributes to reports, analysis and commentaries on a variety of topics and updates datasets. He is a frequent guest speaker at conferences throughout MENA and Europe.

Previously, Constantinos worked as a media researcher and head of the new technologies department at the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute, where he dealt with the rollout of digital terrestrial television services in Europe; the analysis of new media platforms (IPTV, web TV and mobile TV) and their impact on the Greek television landscape; the provision of TV access services for people with visual and oral disabilities; and digital dividend and spectrum management issues in the UHF band. Prior to this, he worked as an assistant manager for a small TV production company in Athens, Greece.

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


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Online Subscription Video Market Report - India - 2019

The Indian online subscription video market in 2018. A brief and concise analysis on the major issues and the major developments that have affected the business and the market in 2018. The basic facts, the players, local and international, the investments, the content strategies and the regulatory regime.

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OSN to launch new flexible package and cut expensive sports programming

OSN, the Dubai-based pay TV operator, has officially launched a new TV service in Saudi Arabia and a number of Gulf countries. The new service, called El Farq, which means “The Difference” in Arabic, is a flexible entertainment package that does not tie up the subscriber with a long-term contract. El Farq offers monthly renewal options, precisely like the main OTT subscription services all around the globe. OSN claims El Farq will provide its subscribers in Saudi Arabia with value for money for several main reasons. First, because of its content offering which includes all six premium OSN film channels, out of a total of 56 channels for the whole package. Second because the price of 159 Saudi riyals ($43) per month is the cheapest price ever offered for an OSN high-tier package. Finally, OSN claims El Farq provides the subscriber with the option of a simple online purchase process and guarantees the latest children’s, lifestyle, movies and TV series programming for the whole family. Separately, OSN is shutting off most of its sports channels in an effort to better control programming costs. The operator will retain only the its cricket-programming channels OSN Sports Cricket HD and its bouquet of TEN Sports channels. OSN plans to replace this content with additional lifestyle content tailored for a female audience.

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How Reliance Jio disrupted India’s telecom market

Reliance Jio is the only growing Telco in India, according to the Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) who has released its monthly report as at December 2018.

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