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  • 10 amazing facts about leading MCN Diagonal View


    Diagonal View founder Matt Heiman

    1. Diagonal View rules the world of “top 10” videos Have you ever seen one of those irritatingly irresistible “ten amazing/strange facts about…” vids? Course you have. And it was probably made by Diagonal View’s Alltime10s. The channel boasts over 3 million subscribers across various platforms, and has racked up an astonishing 919,465,057 views in...

  • Axinom: “Service providers must deploy robust OTT platforms”


    Damir Tomicic
CEO
Axinom

    IP&TV News speaks to Axinom CEO Damir Tomicic… IP&TV News: What are the biggest current impediments for a fully integrated TV Everywhere experience? Damir Tomicic: Let’s call it “seamless convergence” this time. Both the content providers and service providers are now realizing the true value of rolling out OTT technologies that can deliver on the promise...

  • Zee: “We are looking to co-produce Arabic content for 2016”


    Mukund Cairae CEO - M.E.A, MENA, Turkey & Pakistan, 
Zee Entertainment Enterprise LLC

    IP&TV News talks MENA and OTT with Mukund Cairae (CEO, Middle East North Africa, Turkey & Pakistan, Zee). Cairae is a confirmed speaker for this year’s TV Connect MENA (2-3 November 2015 Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai).  IP&TV News: Hi Mukund. How has Zee’s presence in the Middle East developed since last year’s TV Connect MENA?...

  • IMG Studios: “Clarkson cheap compared to major sports rights”


    Charles Balchin

    IP&TV News talks OTT sports with OTTtv World Summit keynote Charles Balchin (Head of Programmes, IMG Studios) IP&TV News: You’ve got a strong background in sports broadcasting. How much opportunity do you see in OTT sports? Charles Balchin: Although WWF and others have shown that OTT can be a real alternative to traditional broadcasting I think it will...

  • Essence Group: “The consumer is used to paying for security”


    Rafi Zauer, 
Head of Marketing,
Essence Group

    IP&TV News talks to Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing at Essence Group, to find out why security is increasingly synonymous with the smart home. IP&TV News: Why has security seized centre stage in the smart home ecosystem? Rafi Zauer: It’s all about what the consumers – the people that end up funding the future of the...

  • Solarflare: “Service providers want to to deliver the best video”


    Russell Stern, 
CEO, 
Solarflare

    IP&TV News talks to Russell Stern, CEO of Solarflare… IP&TV News: Tell us about Solarflare and what you’re able to bring to the connected entertainment ecosystem? Russell Stern: Solarflare sees that the connected entertainment ecosystem is changing rapidly and increasingly requires higher networking capacity and throughput to deliver high quality multimedia content for on demand...

  • Discovery Digital Networks: “We custom produce per platform”


    Colin Decker, 
GM and SVP,
Discovery Digital Networks

    Caroline Hicks catches up with TV Xperience keynote Colin Decker, Discovery Digital Networks’ General Manager and SVP Caroline Hicks: Hi Colin. Tell us about Discovery Digital Networks, and how it fits into the wider Discovery family? Colin Decker: Discovery Digital Networks occupies a space that’s all about creating original, video-centric programming for digital native audiences. We...

  • Vid dispatches from Smart Home World: Gregory Grin, Swisscom


    Gregory Grin, 
Head of Product Development & Operations,
Swisscom Smart Living

    What has Gregory Grin’s grandma got to do with Swisscom’s ground-breaking smart home solution? IP&TV News found out at this year’s Smart Home World.  

  • Vid dispatches from Smart Home World: Jan Holm, Smartly


    Jan Holm

    Smartly is being an early mover in the global Smart Home market. At the heart of Smartly’s solutions is a highly advanced real time and two way communicating gateway. Thomas Campbell caught up with CEO Jan Holm to find out more at Smart Home World.

  • Ipsos: “Let’s say all the networks go it alone…”


    Gavin Bridge, 
Vice President, 
Ipsos

    Gavin Bridge (Vice President, Ipsos) is an English analyst based in the US, and in the following IP&TV News exclusive compares the two markets, and explains why the forecast US OTT a la carte revolution might not prove as rosy a destination as many US consumers expect. Gavin’s a confirmed speaker at this year’s TV...

IP&TV News tries out 4G Broadcast at the FA Cup Final

Thomas Riedl: “Google TV has evolved into Android TV”

Tesco and blinkbox: what went wrong?

Reed Hastings and 2030: is he right?

What was the word on 4K at IBC?

What does the future hold for IPTV? (Lessons learned from Aereo)