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  • 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...

  • Time Warner Cable: “We need to start optimising”


    Jamie Panagos Managing Principal Content Operations Engineer
Time Warner Cable

    Jamie Panagos (Managing Principal Content Operations Engineer, Time Warner Cable), talks to IP&TV News at the CDN World Summit/ TV in the Cloud.  

  • Watson: “There might be some problems with content rights”


    Thomas Guss

    In the second installment of our CDN World Summit/ TV in the Cloud video interviews, Thomas Guss (Business Development Manager, Anvia) tells IP&TV News about Watson, Anvia’s OTT service, at the CDN World Summit/ TV in the Cloud.

  • Telstra: “Content is no longer king”


    Telstra

    At last month’s TV in the Cloud/ CDN World Summit, IP&TV News conducted video interviews with likes of Telstra, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent and more. In the first of these, we ask Will Hughes (Head of Global OTT and President for Telstra Americas) whether the old king content is… dead.

  • TP Vision: “UHD content will be available on smart TVs first”


    Albert Mombarg, 
Head of Smart TV, 
TP Vision

    How does the horizon look for the smart TV? IP&TV News asks Albert Mombarg, Head of Smart TV, TP Vision… IP&TV News: Looking at the development of smart TV adoption over the last few years, has their rise been as fast anticipated or not? Albert Mombarg: Current adoption is pretty much as we predicted – high...

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