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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New channel tariff regime aims to increase transparency in Indian TV market

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has introduced a new tariff regime to all Indian broadcasters, with the aim of providing more transparency between broadcasters and pay TV operators, and more choice for the consumer. The new regime will come into effect from 1 January 2019, and broadcasters are expected to list new channel carriage fee prices on their websites ahead of the implementation. As of 16 December 2018, Zee Entertainment and Star India had listed new prices ahead of other broadcasters.

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The Online Subscription Video Market in MENA in 2018 - Presentation at TV Connect MENA 2018 in Dubai

A brief outlook of the online subscription video market in the MENA region in 2018. The presentation provides data and analysis on the services, the subscriptions and the revenues of the market.

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Reliance strengthens its grip on the Indian media business with cable operator acquisitions

Reliance Industries, the parent company of Indian telecom operator Reliance Jio, announced on 17 October that it is investing 52.3 billion Indian rupees ($720 million) to acquire controlling stakes in cable operators Hathway Cable & Datacom and DEN Networks. Specifically, Reliance Jio has agreed to pay 22.9 biliion rupees ($315million) for a 66% share in DEN Networks and 29.4 billion rupees ($405million) to acquire a 51.3% share in Hathway Cable & Datacom.

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