Ben Keen

IHS: content arms race is ‘squeezing margins’

The content ‘arms race’ is squeezing margins for everyone across the cable industry and operators should invest now to offer ‘smart pipes’, according to IHS’s former chief analyst and vice president, Ben Keen. Presenting IHS figures at here at the Cable Congress conference in Belgium yesterday, Keen, who has recently left the research firm, said […]

Netflix content spend outstrips BBC, HBO, Discovery

Netflix now outspends the BBC, HBO and Discovery on content, according to new research. Only Sky spends more and that is driven by its massive investment in sports rights, Ben Keen, chief analyst and VP, consumer media, IHS, told the Cable Congress in Brussels. Keen said Amazon is also spending significantly on content, outspending for example […]