Events Blog

  • ipidi tv: African TV Grows Up

    Guest post from Ryan Solovei CEO ipidi tv How it used to be…. “This show is old, this movie’s been repeated 100 times, there’s nothing I enjoy on TV” Sound familiar? Well, there are a few reasons for this. In recent times the major broadcasters have dictated the time and type of show that could…

  • Wananchi & Verimatrix: “Zuku is a first on the African continent”

    Zuku TV

    AfricaCast is nearly upon us. In this special joint interview, Verimatrix’s Steve Christian (VP Marketing) and Wananchi Group CEO Richard Alden tackle some of the topics bound for the agenda… IP&TV News: Richard, could you start by telling us something about the Zuku TV service? Richard Alden: Zuku is a first on the African continent.  We are a unique…

  • Roku: “We believe that all content will be streamed.”

    Ed Lee
VP Content Acquisition

    In the first video instalment from IP&TV’s trip to last week’s fantastic OTTtv World Summit, we’re delighted to share with you our chat with Ed Lee, VP Content Acquisition, Roku. We discuss the OTT ecosystem, Roku’s adventures in the UK market, the company’s plans for the future, and more.

  • AfricaCast Multi-network Forum Expert Q&A

    Monday’s AfricaCast Twitter Q&A was a huge success, and the participants – Steve Christian, VP Marketing, Verimatrix, Anton Smith, CEO Hambisana and Nick Ruczaj, VP Business Development EMEA Vubiquity – have agreed to contribute a blog post here at IP&TV covering some of the main themes in a little more depth than 140 characters really allow… IP&TV: What…

  • Monetising digital switchover in emerging markets

    by Andrew Pons, Director of Marketing, Exset Many people will know about the Digital Divide, the gap between those who have the ability, or economic wherewithal, to take advantage of the information age via appropriate technology and those that don’t. Many often limit the definition to those who can and can’t access the Internet. While…

  • iROKOtv: “We’re known as the ‘Netflix of Nollywood’”

    Jason Njoku

    Jason Njoku, CEO of iROKOtv, is something of an OTT visionary, having grasped early the massive potential in a continent experiencing both an explosion of original content and an insatiable demand for it. Known as the ‘Netflix of Nollywood,’ iROKOtv is perfectly placed to grow exponentially in the coming years, as Jason explains in the following insightful and…

  • Buni TV: “We are developing an ecosystem from scratch.”

    Marie Lora-Mungai
Buni media

    Buni Media is one of the most exciting companies in African broadcasting, responsible for the massively popular Kenyan puppet political satire The XYZ Show (which enjoys an audience of ten million), and more recently Buni TV. Ahead of her appearance at AfricaCast, CEO Marie Lora-Mungai tells us about the fascinating story of Buni Media, its ambitions…

  • Tele10 : “The remote control now has a reason to exist for Africans”

    Eugene Nyagahene

    Eugene Nyagahene is Chairman and CEO, Tele10, Media and Communication Group, which was created in 1992 and is present in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. In the following exclusive IP&TV News interview, Eugene (who is delivering a standalone at next month’s keenly awaited AfricaCast) brilliantly illumines the trials and triumphs of the African IPTV marketplace. It’s a…

  • Google Drives the Future of HTML5 and User Interfaces at OTTtv World Summit

    London, 3 September 2013 – The OTT video market is expected to swell to US$29 billion in 2017 through a combination of key revenue streams such as advertising, subscriptions and transactions[1]. As subscriber behaviour and expectations evolve and the proliferation of connected smart devices continues, content providers are looking to take advantage of the growth…

  • New platforms spark innovation in MENA’s connected TV market

    Michael Dean, Informa Telecoms & Media

    Connected TV is rapidly evolving in MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), with providers, broadcasters and manufacturers such as STC, OSN (Orbit Showtime Network) and Samsung already offering consumers increased access to content through smart devices. This growing saturation of the market provides the backdrop for this year’s TV Connect MENA, which has developed…

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