Constantinos Papavassilopoulos

Constantinos Papavassilopoulos

Mr. Constantinos Papavassiliopoulos, associate director at IHS Markit, is responsible for covering TV and online video market developments.

Constantinos Papavassilopoulos tracks the television and online video markets in 26 countries, including 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), India, Turkey, South Africa, Israel, Greece, Cyprus and Malta. He authors market monitors that provide detailed analysis of the pay-TV markets in regions such as MENA, India, Sub-Saharan Africa 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 and events throughout MENA and Europe. Considered as an expert on the markets he covers, Mr. Papavassilopoulos is frequently interviewed for market research, trade, press and business publications. He joined IHS Markit in 2012. Previously, he had worked as a media researcher and head of the new technologies department at the Hellenic Audio-visual Institute. Prior to this, he worked as an assistant manager for a small TV production company in Athens, Greece. He holds a geology degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and a Master of Arts in communications studies from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.


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UK Fund BC Partners acquires Greek telco Forthnet

United Group, the largest telecom and pay TV operator in the countries of former Yugoslavia, has acquired 36% of shares and the management of Greek telco Forthnet. The deal was finalised at the end of May 2020 following an agreement between United and a consortium of Greek banks, in reference to the servicing of Forthnet’ corporate debt. According to reports in the Greek media, the amount invested by United Group is 45€ million. United Group is, since 2019, owned by the London-based investment fund BC Partners. The deal is awaiting approval from Greek and EU regulatory authorities.

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Pay TV & Online Video Report - Sub-Saharan Africa - 2020

The 2020 Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV & Online Video Report provides in-depth insight into the pay TV and online subscription video markets of Sub-Saharan African countries (South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, and Uganda).

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World Trade Organisation rules against Saudi Arabia in MENA broadcasting piracy case

Qatari broadcaster beIN Media Group has won the latest round of its battle with beOUtQ, with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) releasing its ruling today on allegations that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was behind the pirate operation. The case was brought to the WTO by the state of Qatar, alleging serious violations of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights by the Kingdom. The case involved the illegal transmission in the territory of Saudi Arabia, by an entity called beOUTQ, of sports content which rights were exclusively owned by beIN Media.

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