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Variety European TV Summit
June 2020
Royal Lancaster HotelLondon

Ed Barton
Chief Analyst, Entertainment at Ovum


Ed Barton is chief analyst of the Entertainment Practice at Ovum. His primary responsibilities include setting the research agenda and ensuring that the requirements of Ovum’s extensive and diverse client base are continually fulfilled.

Ed and his team examine the most critical commercial issues challenging the media and entertainment industries, including emerging business models related to TV and OTT video; service provider evolution; and the ongoing impacts of innovation across content, devices, and networks.

He is a regular speaker on the conference circuit and is prized as a media and technology commentator, discussing 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 three years, following a decade at Screen Digest (now IHS Technology) as a senior analyst.

Agenda Sessions

  • Strange Bedfellows?