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Physical video is the majority source of global home entertainment spending, even if it is a sector facing challenges as digital delivery vehicles expand in popularity. Nonetheless, a clear-sighted understanding of the space via both consumer- and trade-level data remains essential in situating physical video’s true context within the larger global media market.

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  • Cecilia Zhu, Merrick Kingston | December 10, 2018
    Inside Secure, a mobile, banking, IoT, and SoC security specialist, will acquire video and media security specialist Verimatrix. The all-cash transaction – valued at $143 million and backed by One Equity Partners - is expected to close in Q1 2019.
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  • Jun Wen Woo, Kia Ling Teoh | October 05, 2018
    The National Administration of TV and Radio (NATR), the newly formed Chinese media regulator, has published a draft discussion of the Provisions on Administration of Import and Broadcasting of Overseas Audio-Visual Programs. The provisions will aim to regulate the distribution of foreign content, including movies, TV shows, animation and documentaries. Media industry players were invited to comment on the draft until 19 October 2018.
  • Merrick Kingston | September 13, 2018
    Nokia has sold the brunt its digital video business – comprising the firm’s CDN, Cloud DVR, and experience personalization solutions – to Canadian private equity firm Volaris Group. Volaris is likely to reconstitute the video assets under the Velocix brand. Nokia, for its part, will retain its system integration business, but will continue to market and sell Velocix’s solutions – becoming, in effect, a Velocix channel partner. The value of the transaction is not known.
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Detailed, in-depth coverage of the US home entertainment market and its globally influential trends. Also includes key US video market data and forecasts on spending, revenue and sales, accompanying critical analyst insights and reports.
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  • Dan Cryan | December 13, 2018
    Twitch sits at the intersection of three of Amazon’s major strategic initiatives: video, advertising and video games. Its scale as a live online video platform has few peers in the Western World and its influence can be felt on the product strategies of other web giants like YouTube and Facebook.
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    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • Constantinos Papavassilopoulos, Max Signorelli | April 11, 2018
    The 2018 MENA Market Monitor provides a fully updated, comprehensive, analytical and insightful description of the state of the pay TV and the online subscription video markets in the MENA region.
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  • Icon Senior Research Analyst, Channels & Programming, TMT
    Aled Evans is a Senior Research Analyst for IHS Markit in the TMT Content team.
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    Mr. Dan Cryan is the executive director of Research and Analysis at IHS Markit and a thought leader in digital media coverage.
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    Mr. Daniel Sutton, senior research analyst at IHS Markit, covers the television industry and Sub-Saharan African television markets.

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