Media and entertainment MBA Executive with 18+ years’ experience in the TMT sector.
Maria Rua Aguete leads the Media team at IHS Markit. She joined Screen Digest in May 2000, where she formed and launched the Television Research team before it was acquired by IHS Markit. She is a skilled media executive, with extensive contacts and strong relationships with broadcasters, Pay TV operators, telcos, regulators, production companies, and distributors worldwide. She currently leads a team of analysts tracking the evolution of service providers and operators around the world. The service providers research leverages long-standing relationships with operators in all of the 100+ markets covered by IHS Markit, resulting in the only truly comprehensive source of television and operator market intelligence available anywhere in the world.
She is responsible for leading the team’s strategic development and managing its day-to-day operations. She has participated in reports, including the European Cable Yearbook and has led or been a significant contributor to many consulting projects for high profile media and technology companies, including market launch plans for an emerging television group, launching a Latin American DTT platform for a major channel group, evaluating the purchase of a satellite PAY-TV provider for a private equity group, performing commercial due diligence on a cable TV components business for a major international bank, competitive review and strategic analysis for a major international channel operator, review of investment opportunities in the European cable market for a venture capital group, and market report and due diligence on a localization services (dubbing/subtitling) company for an investment bank. Maria holds a first-class degree in Economics and Business Studies from Vigo University, Spain, and an MBA with distinction from Cardiff Business School, UK.