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  • 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...

  • Undercover Productions: “4G will give Indian OTT a boost”


    Abhigyan Jha,
Founder & CEO,
Undercover Productions

    Few are doing more interesting things with internet TV than India-based mavericks Undercover Productions. Here we speak to Undercover founder & CEO Abhigyan Jha… IP&TV News: Hi Abhigyan. Looking at the ecosystem in general, what do you think the most significant developments have been over the last year? The adoption of the mobile internet in...

  • 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, 
Irdeto

    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...

  • North Technologies: “We want to build a billion dollar company”


    North Technologies

    It is tempting to identify North Technologies co-founders (and Apps World North America keynotes) Marc Hemeon and Kevin Rose as embodying the right and left hemispheres of the brain, respectively. Marc, after all, is the renowned designer, and over the course of our hour long Google Hangout, sits bearded and mildly unkempt in front of...

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


    Simon Miller, 
UK Managing Director and Chief Product Officer,
Beamly

    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...

  • Ovum: Sport could be “commercial suicide” for OTTs


    Ed Barton

    A report published yesterday predicts that we could see OTTs bidding for “major” sports rights by 2022. In the following exclusive guest post, Ovum analyst and TV Connect chair Ed Barton begs to differ… The first era of OTT visual entertainment has been overwhelmingly on-demand based. However, what we’re increasingly seeing now is more emphasis on...

  • NexGuard: “Pirates are live re-streaming HD video”


    Pascal Marie, 
Product Management & Partners, 
NexGuard

    IP&TV News talks to Pascal Marie, Product Management & Partners, NexGuard IP&TV News: What are the main content protection challenges presented by the need to deliver content to multiple devices? Pascal Marie: The world we now live in demands a seamless experience across all devices including tablets, PCs, connected TVs and beyond. In order to...

  • BBC Worldwide: “Asia is now getting into OTT.”


    David Weiland

    IP&TV News talks to BBC Worldwide’s Asian EVP David Weiland about the commercial arm of the BBC’s present and future plans for the region…  IP&TV News: Hi David, can you give us an overview of BBC Worldwide’s involvement in the Asian market?   David Weiland: We have a number of different business lines, and we’re structured...

  • SwiftKey and the keyboard of the future


    Joe Braidwood
CMO
SwiftKey

    Imagine if everyone’s mobile keyboard was an app; if every time you sent a text or email, or wrote a tweet, or posted on Facebook, or searched Google (and so on and so on and so on), you were using… an app. If this was the case, your keyboard would not merely be one app...

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