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Video Exchange MENA

Constantinos Papavassilopoulos
Associate Director at IHS Markit


Principal Analyst, IHS Markit Television Media Intelligence

Constantinos joined the Television team at IHS Markit in June 2012. Constantinos is responsible for covering the television market developments for 22 countries, including 15 countries in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), as well as India, South Africa, Turkey, Israel, Greece, Cyprus and Malta. Apart from producing Market Monitors he is also contributing to reports, brief analysis and commentaries in his area of expertise. In his capacity as an industry analyst, Constantinos has been a guest speakers in numerous conferences in MENA and in Europe.

Previously he worked for nine years as a Media Researcher and Head of the New Technologies Department of the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute where he dealt with the roll-out of digital terrestrial television services in Europe, the analysis of new media platforms (IPTV, Web TV, Mobile TV) and their impact on the Greek television landscape, the provision of TV access services for people with visual and oral disabilities and with the Digital Dividend and Spectrum management issues in the UHF Band. Prior to this he worked briefly as an assistant manager for a small TV production company in Athens, Greece.

Constantinos holds a degree in Geology from the University of Athens and a Master of Arts in Communications Studies from the University of Leeds, UK.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chairman's Opening Remarks - MENA industry overview

  • Interview: Personalization, pricing and programming: deciding with data

  • Fireside Chat: The rise of the e-commerce – OTT partnership model