BT TV: Cloud video services need to mature

Simon Jones,  Chief TV Architect,  BT TV

Simon Jones,
Chief TV Architect,

“Where are we going next? It’s really about content,” revealed Simon Jones, Chief TV Architect, BT TV, at the CDN World Summit this morning…

And, in the course of his keynote, ‘Maximising the Potential of TV Functions in the Cloud,’ Jones pointed to strengths and weaknesses in cloud TV services in helping to drive that content-based future.

“Does cloud work well for video?” he asked. “I think there’s still some maturity work to be done on that.” Presently, however, he stressed the cloud’s usefulness in terms of service delivery, video on demand and encoding, amongst others.  “We are successfully moving into the cloud,” he asserted. “The online services work well.”

Jones also discussed how the telco turned broadcaster had begun to move its Twitter and social media into its operations centre. “Because if someone is tweeting, ‘I’ve got a problem,’ then our operation guys may actually see the customers noticing before the alarm in the network is triggered that something has gone wrong in the circuit,” he said.

At the CDN World Summit, London


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