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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Star India launches OTT service Hotstar in the US and Canada

Star India, the Indian media group controlled by 21st Century Fox, has launched its SVoD service Hotstar in the US and Canada. The monthly charge for Hotstar is $9.99 for the US and C$12.99 in Canada.

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Star India acquires Indian Premier League rights

Star India, the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster, has won the auction for rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the five-year period 2018 to 2022. Star India paid $2.56 billion for all seven categories of rights, including TV and online rights in India and five packages covering the rest of the world. Sony Pictures Networks India, the previous owner of rights to the one-day cricket league, paid $1.63 billion in 2009 for the nine-year period from 2009 to 2017.

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The outlook for digital terrestrial television in Turkey

Turkey remains the only European country who has not officially launched a DTT service following Moldova’s launch of its first DTT service in November 2016. Turkey’s DTT delay puts the whole digital transition process in jeopardy, as the country is at risk of missing the final internationally-agreed deadline for switching-off its analogue TV signals, which is 17 June 2020. Missing the deadline may have serious implications for the whole TV industry in Turkey.

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