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  • Andrew Chisnall, TalkTalk, at the OTTtv World Summit


    Andrew Chisnall

    IP&TV News talks to TalkTalk’s Andrew Chisnall at the 2014 OTTtv World Summit in London.

  • Simon Homent, Wuaki.tv, at the OTTtv World Summit


    Simon Homent, Wuaki.tv

    IP&TV News caught up with Simon Homent, European Head of Content, Wuaki.tv, at the OTTtv World Summit last week, to find out more about one of Europe’s leading OTT players, as well as its plans for the future.

  • Jim Theberge, Verizon, at the OTTtv World Summit


    Jim Theberge

    IP&TV News caught up with Jim Theberge (Head of Product Management & Sales, Advanced Advertising, Verizon), at the OTTtv World Summit earlier this month, where we discussed Verizon’s approach to programmatic advertising.

  • at800: “The industry could do more to support viewers that rely on DTT”


    Ben Roome,
CEO, 
at800

    Exclusive interview with Ben Roome, CEO of at800, ahead of his recently announced appearance at next week’s Digital TV World Summit  (2-3rd December 2014) at Le Meridien Piccadilly. IP&TV News: Hi Ben – can you begin by telling us about the origins of at800. Who’s involved, and how did it come about? Ben Roome: at800’s...

  • Freesat: “Free-to-air will continue to compete with pay”


    Matthew Huntington, 
Chief Technology Officer, Freesat

    IP&TV News talks to Matthew Huntington, Chief Technology Officer, Freesat… IP&TV News: Has the boom in mobile viewing surprised you? How far do you expect the trend to develop? Matthew Huntington: The appeal of mobile viewing lies in convenience. People love the ability to watch what they want, where they want. However, due to the...

  • Tata Communications: “Any change is an opportunity”


    Aditya Jayaraman, 
Global Head CDN Business,
Tata Communications

    Earlier this month saw a hugely successful TV Connect MENA in Dubai. IP&TV News’ Emma Hosgood was there, and caught up with Tata Communications’ Aditya Jayaraman. Emma Hosgood: In this fast changing ecosystem, how is consumer expectation changing, and what does this mean for operators? Aditya Jayaraman: Today, people want to consume any type of content on any device,...

  • UKTV: “Viewers needed an easier way to get to our programming”


    Dan Fahy Director, Commercial and Business Development, 
UKTV

    Responsible for the hugely successful TV channel Dave among others, UKTV is a genuine innovator in broadcasting. IP&TV News caught up with Dan Fahy (Director, Commercial & Business Development), to find out where it was going next. IP&TV News: What do you think is unique about the vision behind UKTV? Dan Fahy: What’s unique about UKTV...

  • ActiveVideo: Virtualization of the pay-TV STB is “inevitable”


    Ronald Brockmann, 
CTO, 
ActiveVideo

    IP&TV News talks TV in the cloud with Ronald Brockmann, CTO, ActiveVideo… IP&TV News: What do you think of as the most significant technological advance regarding TV in the cloud over the last year? Ronald Brockmann: There are really a couple of different ways to answer that question:  the growing role of Network Functions Virtualization...

  • Harmonic and Verimatrix in Africa


    Zuku TV

    In the second of our special joint AfricaCast interviews, IP&TV News talks to Jakob Hummes (Sales Director, OTT and MediaGrida, Harmonic) and Steve Christian (VP Marketing, Verimatrix) to find out how Harmonic and Verimatrix have helped Wananchi break new ground in African broadcasting.  IP&TV News: How is Wananchi using Harmonic/Verimatrix solutions? Steve Christian: Initially chosen in 2010...

  • Alcatel-Lucent & Telefonica at the CDN World Summit


    cdn

    The final installement of our video dispatches from last month’s CDN World Summit/ TV in the Cloud is a double header. First of all we have Paul Larbey (President, Video Business Unit-Core Networks Division, Alcatel-Lucent), giving as succinct a definition on Cloud TV as you could hope for — and talking about the next, necessary steps in Cloud...

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