Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson

Mr. Paul Erickson, senior analyst at IHS Markit, drives connected device research and a range of topics for the broadband intelligence service.

With over 13 years of technology industry experience, Paul’s topical experience has included consumer electronics, pay and broadcast TV, digital content, DVD and Blu-ray Disc, HD broadcasting and services, digital set-top boxes, IPTV, over-the-top video hardware and services, home audio, advanced user interface technologies and digital rights management.

Paul’s current coverage areas include connected devices, over-the-top video hardware, multiscreen delivery and consumption, network audio devices and the evolution of user interface technology within consumer devices. He is part of the team driving connected device research within the Broadband Technology Intelligence service.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, Paul worked as a competitive intelligence and strategy analyst within the enterprise software sector for IBM and Vignette Corporation, as well as served as a consultant on a number of independent projects for Dell, Compaq, Silicon Graphics and AT&T. He was also the director of DVD and HD market research at DisplaySearch, and was featured at the 2009 International CES as an expert panelist speaking at the Blu-ray Disc Association press conference.

Paul has been quoted in a variety of industry publications and news outlets, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, BBC, Reuters, NPR, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, BusinessWeek, Variety, Bloomberg, Wired, Home Media Magazine, PC World, CNET, Stuff, CE Pro and Cable & Satellite International.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Georgetown University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, both in the US. Paul can converse in English, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.


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Google and Android TV at IBC 2017 – Android TV Summit Takeaways, and the Platform’s Substantial Progress

Google’s Android TV Summit at IBC 2017 underscored this year’s show as a significant turning point for Android TV as a platform within the pay TV landscape. Introduced in 2014 and first making a prominent appearance at IBC in 2015, Android TV was formerly seen as both OTT-centric as well as operator-unfriendly in regards to Google’s control over the user interface and experience. Additionally, two years ago, the specter of security concerns at both the hardware and OS level remained. This year, it was clear that many concerns have been addressed and Android TV is gaining considerable momentum within the pay-TV sector.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices
Set-top Box (STB) Vendor Deals Database

The IHS Markit Set-top Box Intelligence vendor relationships database contains a record of which Set-top Box vendors are currently working with which pay TV operators, on a by-operator basis, for over 80 countries and over 500 operations.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
Set-top Box (STB) Market Database

This document contains the full IHS Set-top Box Intelligence set-top box (STB) database, in Microsoft Excel pivot table format.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
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