Events Blog

  • Mobile viewing not that mobile, says report

    Nobody needs telling that mobile viewing is on the rise, but it might surprise some to hear that it is expected to account for more than 20% of total video viewing minutes among US consumers come 2025… However, it might surprise them even more to hear that mobile video remains primarily about in-home viewing, rather…

  • Comment: Nick Thomas on the future of the BBC

    Nick Thomas

    Following yesterday’s speech by BBC director general Tony Hall, Ovum analyst and TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) chair Nick Thomas considers some of the issues raised by Hall, and the future of the world’s leading public broadcaster. I thought Tony Hall’s speech was a good, coherent statement of intent about the BBC’s…

  • MWC 2015: Facebook and Verizon join forum on LTE Broadcast

    LTE Broadcast has been gaining increasing industry traction of late, and now leading mobile operators, content providers and device vendors are coming together at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona to share best practices concerning the new technology. The group will act as a forum for the exchange of experiences regarding LTE Broadcast services. Ericsson,…

  • Beamly out-socials Twitter for EastEnders anniversary

    Social TV platform Beamly is claiming its special EastEnder’s ‘room’  saw a milestone 1.1 million + unique users during the special ‘Who killed Lucy?’ live episode of the longrunning BBC soap. In addition, Beamly’s ‘Who Killed Lucy?’ interactive voting poll clocked in an impressive 2,237,723 votes. Across the board, the EastEnders’ 30th anniversary spectacular created…

  • Watchdog tells YouTube more could be done to protect kids

    UK advocacy group The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF) has welcomed the launch of YouTube’s new standalone free children’s app – calling it “a great step forward for younger viewers.” However, it also sounded a cautionary note, stressing that more still needs to be done to protect child users of the online video sharing site, and…

  • Meet Telegraph Hill, the ad agency behind an entire TV series

    Chris Moon

    The day before visiting Telegraph Hill’s East London office, I spent three pounds on the first umbrella I’ve ever bought. The timing couldn’t be better, as I end up making the journey in a real downpour. I think if I’d staggered into Telegraph Hill’s (very nice) Old Street offices looking like a drowned rat, electronics…

  • Sky: “F1 has brought huge innovation over the years”

    Marc Johnson, Live Content Delivery Development Manager, Broadcast Services Operations, Sky

    Marc Johnson has what he calls the “challenging but enjoyable” role of managing the constant changes and improvements that affect delivery and operations of live content for Sky. He is also a recently confirmed TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) keynote, where he will be presenting a case study on Sky’s ground-breaking F1 coverage….

  • Comment: No need to say ‘bye’ to BBC Three – you can watch it online!

    Emma Hosgood

    Comment from TV Connect producer Emma Hosgood Having just read that campaigners will be delivering a petition (signed by 270,000 people!) to the BBC in an attempt to stop BBC Three from becoming an online-only channel, I have to admit to being quite surprised to see such a strong reaction to this move away from traditional…

  • Analyst: Liberty Global investment shows belief in broadband

    Analysts have been responding to the news of Virgin Media’s proposed multi-billion pound UK broadband network investment. Ovum analyst Nick Thomas (Practice Leader Digital Media) told IP&TV News today that the investment belied a distinct broadband focus for parent company Liberty Global, in contradistinction to competing service providers. “This is welcome news from Virgin Media, and…

  • Philip Mordecai: “CURZON HOME CINEMA is truly unique”

    Philip Mordecai,

    Joanna Jones talks to TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London) keynote Philip Mordecai… Joanna Jones: Could you begin by telling us about CURZON HOME CINEMA? Philip Mordecai: CURZON HOME CINEMA has been available to audiences online the UK and Ireland markets since its inception in December 2010.  Via OTT applications, key multichannel affiliate partners and…

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