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  • Modern Times Group: “The AVOD business is here to stay”


    Alireza Tajbakhsh, 
Director xPlay, MTGx, Modern Times Group

    IP&TV News talk Ad-supported VOD with Alireza Tajbakhsh, Director xPlay, MTGx, Modern Times Group… IP&TV News: Hi Alireza. Could you begin by telling us about the present state of Ad-supported VOD? Alireza Tajbakhsh: AVOD is growing and although the business model has been around for a few years, I now see a massive growth in traffic in...

  • BBC’s Fred Medina on the Olympics: “Audiences are not static”


    Fred Medina, 
EVP and Managing Director, 
BBC Worldwide Latin America & US Hispanic

    Two big reasons make this year’s Broadband and TV Connect Latin America 2014 the most important yet: this summer’s World Cup, and Rio’s approaching 2016 Olympics. Which makes the scheduled keynote by Fred Medina, EVP and Managing Director, BBC Worldwide Latin America & US Hispanick, so intriguing, since it tackles the lessons learnt by the...

  • Telefonica Digital: “It feels like we are at a crossroads”


    Martin Harriman, 
Digital Home Director, Telefonica Digital

    Martin Harriman, Digital Home Director, Telefonica Digital, tackles the fourth round of questions in our interview series in advance the Digital Home World Summit… IP&TV News: Hi Martin. If I could start with a general question – could you tell us a bit about how you foresee the interaction between the digital home and connected...

  • e-labs Bouygues: “five years from now, new services will pepper our daily lives”


    Vince Maret, 
Energy Director, 
e-lab Bouygues

    There’s no question in IP&TV News’s mind that the IoT is set to change the world in the next few years, a conviction our series of interviews on the related realm of the digital home (in anticipation of June’s Digital Home World Summit) has helped highlight. This latest instalment is somewhat different, and takes us out...

  • Aditya Kishore: “Video traffic on the network is growing”


    Aditya Kishore, 
founder and principal analyst, 
Diametric Analysis

    A really insightful instalment in our series of interviews anticipating the Video Over LTE Summit – co-located with the LTE World Summit (23-25 June, Amsterdam RAI). Today we talk video-over-LTE with the perpetually acute Aditya Kishore, founder and principal analyst at Diametric Analysis. IP&TV News: Hi Aditya. Why is it such an important time for video over LTE?...

  • TV App Agency: “We can only hope networks will hold.”


    Bruno Pereira, 
Director & Founder, 
TV App Agency

    Ahead of his appearance at the Video Over LTE Summit, co-located with the LTE World Summit (23-25 June, Amsterdam RAI), TV App Agency’s Bruno Pereira shares his front line thoughts on the booming, challenging domain of video-over-LTE. IP&TV News: Tell us what’s going on at the TV App Agency presently? What have been your biggest achievements...

  • YouTube: “LTE brings great opportunity to YouTube”


    Diego Higgins,
Platform Partnership Manager,
YouTube

    Ahead of his appearance at  Broadband and TV Connect Latin America 2014, YouTube’s LATAM Platform Partnership Manager Diego Higgins talks YouTube, multiscreen and LTE in this IP&TV News exclusive interview. What’s the most exciting thing currently happening at YouTube? YouTube`s vision is to be “The daily destination of a generation empowered to shape what matters in content...

  • Andrew Fisher, Shazam: “We’re really focussed on TV”


    Andrew shazam

    Few if any are showing the innovative gusto of Shazam, particularly in the domains of interactive advertising and brand engagement, where the future can often seem very much now. IP&TV News spoke to Andrew Fisher, Shazam’s Executive Chairman, at TV Connect 2014, following his fascinating keynote, and discussed some of the company’s visions and plans.

  • Lukas Kernell: “The shift in consumption is fascinating”


    Lukas Kernell 
VP Programming 
Liberty Global

    Lukas Kernell, Liberty Global’s VP Programming, talks next generation connected entertainment at TV Connect 2014.

  • BT: “Paying at point of consumption is a model that’s going to change.”


    Mark Wilson Dunn

    IP&TV News interviews Mark Wilson Dunn, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing, BT Media and Broadcast, at TV Connect 2014. First in a series of video dispatches from last week”s event.  

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YouTube's Diego Higgins “LTE brings great opportunity to YouTube”

Brightcove on Chromecast: Is the future of TV in the palm of your hand?

Erik Bussé: “TV will become the portal to the digital home”

A 4K Forecast (CES 2014 in Retrospect)

Sky News: “OTT services give the user choice”