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Ed Barton
Chief Analyst, Entertainment at Ovum


Ed Barton heads the TV team at Ovum. His primary responsibilities include setting the research agenda and ensuring the requirements of Ovum’s extensive and diverse client base are continually fulfilled.

In addition to analyzing how traditional TV is evolving, Ed focuses on disruptive viewing paradigms enabled by IP distribution and connectable devices. He also contributes to Ovum research programs on issues related to media and entertainment.

He is a regular speaker on the conference circuit and is prized as a commentator on media and technology stories, appearing on TV to discuss a range of issues with CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Sky, and the BBC.

He has been quoted by practically every English-language business news outlet including The Economist, the FT, BBC News and the New York Times.

Before joining Ovum, Ed led the Digital Media team at Strategy Analytics for 3 years, following a decade at Screen Digest (now IHS Technology) as a Senior Analyst.