Ted Hall

Ted Hall

Mr. Ted Hall, director of research and analysis at IHS Markit, evaluates new trends impacting the pay-TV business.

Ted leads syndicated research and consultancy projects that address business-critical questions for companies operating in the TV space. His areas of responsibility include tracking and analyzing key new trends affecting the TV industry and assessing the impact these will have on pay-TV operators, broadcasters, content owners and other important players across the value chain.

Ted joined IHS Markit in 2015. He has been analyzing the TV industry since 2006, contributing to research, including reports, case studies, trackers and datasets, on a wide range of areas. Topics frequently covered include pay-TV diversification, platform evolution, multiscreen/online video, bundling strategies and channel evolution — all analyzed from a cable, DTH and telco perspective.

He is a regular speaker at industry events, and has presented at conferences in Paris, Shanghai, Brussels and other cities on topics such as the future of video, operator-SVoD partnerships and cable provider content strategies. Ted is widely quoted in trade publications and leading news outlets including the BBC, Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Guardian and Variety.

Ted graduated from the University of Reading, UK, with a first-class Honours degree in English Literature.

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Cable in Context: Performance and Prospects in the Converged World

Ted Hall delivered a keynote presentation at Cable Congress 2018, which took place in Dublin on 6-7 March.

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Further telco investment in video as TDC gains Modern Times Group’s Nordic business

Swedish media company Modern Times Group (MTG) is to merge its Nordic operations with Danish telecommunications provider TDC Group to create what the partners call a fully converged provider of media and communications services. Under the terms of the deal unveiled this morning, TDC will acquire MTG’s Nordic businesses, comprising its Viasat pay TV and Viaplay OTT brands, free-to-air TV channels, the MTG Studios content arm, and radio stations. The deal values the MTG assets at Skr19.55 billion ($2.49 billion), which TDC will pay though the issue of 309 million new shares and SKr 3.3 billion ($420 million) in cash. Current TDC shareholders will hold 72% of the new company, with the balance of 28% held by MTG shareholders. It will be headquartered in Copenhagen and will operate under a new brand, with completion of the merger expected during the second half of the year, subject to regulatory approval. The combined annual revenues of the two companies will be Dkr30 billion ($5 billion) based on 2017 sales. MTG's eSports and gaming divisions, which generated Skr 4.2 billion (530 million) in sales last year, will continue to operate separately.

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Disney scales up with $52 billion Fox acquisition

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire most of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox, giving it the sscale to compete for consumers in an increasingly online media world.

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