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  • Norigin: “Content security is the biggest concern”


    Ajey Anand, 
Co-founder,
Norigin Media

    The co-located CDN World Summit/TV in the Cloud Summit events kick off today in London (the conference itself begins tomorrow). Norigin will be amongst those present and participating. IP&TV News catches up with Norigin’s Ajey Anand, to find out more… IP&TV News: Hi Ajey. I wonder if you could give us an overview of Norigin’s...

  • Watson: “TV is becoming increasingly mobile and personal”


    Mathias Norrback, 
CEO, 
Watson

    Another interview to further whet appetites in advance of this week’s CDN World Summit/ TV in the Cloud Summit, this time with with Watson CEO Mathias Norrback… IP&TV News: What are the respective strengths of the different available distribution forms? Mathias Norrback: The traditional distribution form’s strengths are in the distribution of HD or 4K content to large...

  • Alcatel-Lucent: “Content rights are slowing down Cloud TV”


    Paul Larbey, 
President, Video Business Unit, 
Alcatel-Lucent

    This week sees the long-awaited, co-located CDN World Summit/ TV in the Cloud land in London. IP&TV News will be there both days, but for now here’s the first of series of interviews with some of companies and speakers who’ll be there too: keynote Paul Larbey of Alcatel-Lucent… IP&TV News: Hi Paul. Your keynote on...

  • “The timing is going to be critical” – Sky-D reveals its 4K thinking


    Stephan Heimbecher, Head of Innovations & Standards, 
Sky Deutschland

    Exclusive interview with Sky Deutschland’s Stephan Heimbecher on broadcasting’s 4K future… IP&TV News: Hi Stephan. What were the biggest challenges thrown up by the first End-to-End Ultra HD live broadcast of a football match? Stephan Heimbecher: The major challenge was to change the entire production chain from HD to Ultra HD, starting with new 4K...

  • Ixonos: “There hasn’t been innovation in TV ads for 50 years”


    Roope Suomalainen, Experience Eagle, 
Ixonos

    Ahead of his appearance at the OTTtv World Summit (17-20 November 2014 Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, UK), IP&TV News talks to Roope Suomalainen about the future of advertising… IP&TV News: How significant do you think the present is to the evolution and advertising and why? Roope Suomalainen: Advertising is globally a huge business: through better advertisements brands...

  • Sky Deutschland: “We changed the way we acquired content”


    Alice Mascia, 
Vice President Strategy, 
Sky Deutschland

    IP&TV News caught up with Alice Mascia, Vice President Strategy, Sky Deutschland, to hear about the genesis of the broadcaster’s hugely successful Snap service. IP&TV News: Hi Alice. Please tell us about the concept of Sky Snap? Alice Mascia: In December 2013, we launched Snap – Sky’s new standalone online media library. It offers more than...

  • Siemens at IBC 2014: “It’s a very cool user experience”


    Stefan Jenzowsky, 
Head of Business Unit Media, 
Siemens Convergence Creators

    Yesterday at IBC, Emma Hosgood caught up with Stefan Jenzowsky (Head of Business Unit Media, Siemens Convergence Creators), to hear more about the freshly launched OTT SWIPE UX as a Service – and see it in action… Emma Hosgood: Can you tell our readers a little bit about your new product? Stefan Jenzowsky: It’s called OTT SWIPE...

  • NRK: “As a market leading broadcaster we know what works”


    Bjarne Myklebust, 
Head of IP Distribution NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corp

    Voted number one in the top 50 VOD professionals in the Nordics, and a true innovator in the OTT space, Bjarne Myklebust (Head of IP Distribution at NRK – the Norwegian Broadcasting Corp) has a real wealth of insight into contemporary broadcasting and OTT. Ahead of his keynote appearance at this year’s OTTtv World Summit, Bjarne...

  • Yahoo! “The smartphone is effectively the African PC”


    Colman Murray,
Vice President African Business Development, Apurimac (YAHOO!)

    Yahoo’s Colman Murray talks to IP&TV News about the growing digital opportunities opening up in African broadcasting. IP&TV News: Where do you see the biggest commercial and creative digital opportunities in Africa? Colman Murray: Our experience in the past three years has been hugely indicative of a wealth of opportunity across the continent. I refer...

  • Anvato: “We must still work to better monetize content”


    Matt Smith, 
Chief Evangelist, 
Anvato

    So what lies between us and TV 2.0? IP&TV News asked Matt Smith, Chief Evangelist, Anvato. IP&TV News: What are the most stubborn obstacles currently impeding the march of true TV 2.0? Matt Smith: One of the largest challenges we have in the shift to TV 2.0 is in monetization.  While we have built platforms...

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