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  • Orange in Africa: “Local content boosts usage growth.”


    Sebastien Crozier, 
CEO, 
Orange Horizons

    IP&TV News finds out more about Orange’s African strategy from Orange’s Sebastien Crozier… IP&TV News: Could you give us an overview of Orange’s African content strategy, first of all in countries where it’s currently a mass market operator? Sebastien Crozier: Orange is rolling out its 3G and 4G networks that allow internet access and data services...

  • Eric Klinker: “Netflix could look at something like BitTorrent”


    Eric Klinker,
CEO,
BitTorrent

    Feature interview with Eric Klinker, CEO, BitTorrent Irony alert…  Researching this article was made difficult by the fact that my office firewall wouldn’t even let me on any of BitTorrent’s sites! Indeed, the perennial association with piracy is something of a bugbear for a company that prides itself both as an innovator and as one...

  • Arqiva: “Many operators lack internet technology skills”


    Tom Cape, 
Director of Connected Solutions, 
Arqiva

    Superbly insightful, post-CDN World Summit interview with Tom Cape, Director of Connected Solutions at Arqiva… IP&TV News: What kind of experience is the modern audience looking for on their TV, and what are the main challenges this presents to operators? Tom Cape: As well as a strong content proposition, today’s modern audience is looking for...

  • 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...

  • Gelfand Kausiyo: “The fun is about to begin!”


    Gelfand Kausiyo, 
Chief Executive Officer, Turbo Worx

    Really splendid insight on Zimbabwean and African broadcasting ecosystem from the esteemed Gelfand Kausiyo… IP&TV News: What are the most exciting things happening in Zimbabwean broadcasting? Gelfand Kausiyo: The most exciting things taking place in Zimbabwe right now are the prospects of new television players entering the commercial digital broadcasting space as a result of the...

  • TeVolution: “The cloud is clearly a game changer”


    Raphaël Porte, 
Co-Founder and CEO, TeVolution

    This week IP&TV News caught up with Raphaël Porte, ahead of his appearance at this year’s AfricaCast… IP&TV News: Hi Raphaël. Could you explain something about the two strands of TeVolution’s services? Raphaël Porte: The first centres on our Turn Key Solution. TeVolution is proposing a full integrated solution for operators, retailers and editors. Our Turn...

  • FOX: “TV Everywhere is still in its infancy”


    Sanjay Raina, General Manager for the Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, Fox International Channels

    IP&TV News talks to FOX International’s Sanjay Raina about MENA, TV Everywhere, and more… IP&TV News: It’s been quite an active few months for FOX International in the MENA region. Can you give us an overview of the most significant developments? Sanjay Raina: Fox is on a path to seek a greater connect with our audiences. We are...

  • 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...

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