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  • TV Connect 2015 is dead…long live TV Connect 2016 (and beyond)

    Guest post from Adam Thomas, Lead Analyst, Global TV Markets  With TV Connect now over for another year, it has once again provided a very useful insight into the new types of TV and video products and services that have emerged and evolved this year. For Ovum’s clients within the traditional TV business, their priority remains…

  • TV Connect 2015 Day 3 highlights: Orange on consumer data

    Ovum analysts relate their day-by-day highlights at this year’s TV Connect Nick Thomas, Principal Analyst, Ovum: Ludovic Levy, VP of Orange Data Analytics, told the audience at TV Connect today that, contrary to some people’s expectations, his company was “not sitting on a gold mine [of data], because of privacy.” He argued that the restrictions…

  • TV Connect 2015 Day 3 highlights: Content monetization

    Ovum analysts relate their day-by-day highlights at this year’s TV Connect  Ted Hall, Senior Analyst, TV: A recurring theme at TV Connect centered on the challenges faced by content owners in an increasingly multiplatform TV landscape. One potential scenario outlined by Liberty Global’s SVP and Chief Strategy Officer Jim Ryan was particularly resonant: The current…

  • TV Connect Awards 2015: winners unveiled at Gherkin

    London’s iconic Gherkin – and the 36o degrees of stunning views it affords – ensured yesterday’s TV Connect Awards were a little bit special. The 11th edition of the awards aims to reward new solutions and technologies that provide more immersive TV experiences for consumers, generate new monetisation opportunities and improve delivery to new devices….

  • TV Connect 2015 Day 2 highlights: SVOD becomes mainstream

    Ovum analysts relate their day-by-day highlights at this year’s TV Connect Tony Gunnarsson, Senior Analyst, Ovum: There is an increasing recognition amongst TV Connect delegates and speakers that SVOD is now mainstream, a stance that is in line with Ovum’s recent research on OTT video. A lively discussion moderated by the self-styled ITV doctor Rick…

  • TV Connect 2015 Day 2 highlights: WWE Network starting to pay off

    Ovum analysts relate their day-by-day highlights at this year’s TV Connect Ted Hall, Senior Analyst, TV, Ovum: D2C trailblazer WWE today provided an insightful update on the rollout of its WWE Network product, an OTT-video service that offers the bulk of the sports entertainment organization’s content to fans on a stand-alone basis in 177 countries…

  • TV Connect 2015 Day 2 highlights: AdSmart provides future glimpse

    Ovum analysts relate their day-by-day highlights at this year’s TV Connect Adam Thomas, Lead Analyst, Global TV Markets, Ovum: In a keynote address at TV Connect today, Jamie West, Deputy MD at Sky Media, provided evidence of good progress with AdSmart, the company’s targeted advertising service. It now has 465 advertisers actively using the service,…

  • TV Connect 2015: WWE reveals reason behind WWE Network

    At TV Connect, London Ed Wells, WWE’s SVP International and MD, used his Day 2 TV Connect keynote to emphasise the success of the sports entertainment company’s ground-breaking WWE Network OTT, and revealed that WWE considered the traditional exclusively pay-per-view (PPV) business model “non-sustainable” in the long term. With 1.3 million WWE Networks subscribers worldwide…

  • TV Connect 2015 Day 1 highlights: Millennials to the fore

    Ovum analysts relate their day-by-day highlights at this year’s TV Connect Adam Thomas, Lead Analyst, Global TV Markets, Ovum: A recurring theme on Day One of TV Connect was that of Millennials, with plenty of speculation as to how the new generation will wish to consume their TV and video once they reach adulthood. Sam…

  • TV Connect 2015 Day 1 highlights: BT Sports

    Ovum analysts relate their day-by-day highlights at this year’s TV Connect Jonathan Doran, Principal Analyst, Consumer Services, Ovum: Alex Green, Director of TV at BT, talked about the telco’s relatively recent expansion into media and broadcasting following the creation of BT Sport. Having taken a significant gamble by entering a field that seemed virtually sewn…

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