Events Blog

  • Analysts: Google makes TV Connect 2015 most important ever

    With TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) just days away, analysts have been reflecting on the evolution of what is indisputably the world’s leading connected entertainment event. The prevailing sense is that, with the relocation of the event to London’s ExCel, and the news that Google has chosen the occasion to explore…

  • TV Connect 2015: the evolution of TV services across Europe

    On Day 1 of next week’s TV Connect (28th April, 2015) Norigin will host a Fireside Chat with industry experts from across Europe to candidly assess the reality and evolution of European OTT services. Here some of the participants offer a foretaste of the discussion… Ajey Anand, CEO, Norigin Media: As the viewing habits of…

  • Viaccess-Orca: “TV Connect is a very important show”

    David Leporini,
Executive Vice President of Marketing, 

    IP&TV News talks TV Connect and more with Viaccess-Orca’s David Leporini IP&TV News: Can you tell us about Voyage, and what it brings to the ongoing evolution of TV Everywhere? David Leporini: Voyage is Viaccess-Orca’s end to end TV Everywhere solution, delivering content securely on any network, to any screen, personalized to each user. VO’s flexible solution enables…

  • YouTube’s 10th birthday sets stage for TV Connect 2015

    Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the first YouTube video upload, with the number of hours YouTube’s billion-plus users spend watching content on the site is up 50 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile new research from Accenture shows that viewership of long-form video content – like movies and television shows – is shifting from the TV…

  • Google: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

    Thomas Riedl

    TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) keynotes don’t get much bigger than Thomas Riedl, Google’s Global Head of Android TV Partnerships. At next week’s event Riedl will be delivering a closing keynote entitled simply ‘Launching Android TV.’ The following in-depth conversation with Riedl left IP&TV News in little doubt – with Android TV Google has fixed…

  • Metrological: “Liberty Global is a great partner”

    Albert Dahan

    Metrological has been especially busy of late, working with RDK on the newly available RDK Emulator, and collecting the Cable Europe Innovation award at Cable Congress (along with UPC) for their role in bringing OTT Apps to legacy set-top boxes. With TV Connect just around the corner (of course they’re going to be at TV…

  • Irdeto: “The next billion OTT viewers will be able to stream HD online”

    Ben Gidley, 
Director, Multiscreen Solutions, 

    With TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) fast approaching, we speak to Ben Gidley, Irdeto, about the panel he’ll be chairing there: ‘The next billion viewers: Reaching and engaging the growing OTT footprint’… IP&TV News: Hi Ben.  So who are these ‘next billion OTT viewers’? Ben Gidley: The next billion OTT viewers…

  • Innovators line up for TV Connect 2015

    TV Connect, the world’s leading connected entertainment event, today announced the first innovations that will populate the show floor at the ExCeL in London on April 28-30.  New solutions and services span the entire video content ecosystem, from Ultra-HD-enabled set-top-boxes to the latest developments in content protection, TV app stores and data-driven video services. The…

  • Agama Technologies: Closing the loop in change management

    Guest post from Mikael Dahlgren, CEO at Agama Technologies Side-effects of service environment changes are often a major contributing factor in negative customer viewing experiences. Operators can manage these changes efficiently and effectively – and close the loop in the change management process – with a customer experience centric approach. TV distribution today depends on…

  • Beamly: “We want you to actually engage with the content”

    Simon Miller, 
UK Managing Director and Chief Product Officer,

    Today’s broadcasters live in fear of the prospect of their content simply not reaching its audience. Enter social trailblazer Beamly (who today announced that they have reached 10.4 million users in 12 months): its unique expertise in exploiting social for TV engagement and discovery sounds – to our ears – both timely and innovative. See what…

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