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  • Microsoft: “IoT’s been around a long time.”


    Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Microsoft

    IP&TV News talks to Microsoft’s Steve Guggenheimer about apps, gaming, Apps World North America (North America 2015 May 12-13, Moscone Center West, San Francisco) and more… IP&TV News: You’re speaking at Apps World North America next week. How does Microsoft define and distinguish its position in the apps space? Steve Guggenheimer: From PC to phone to Xbox,...

  • Nick Thomas: “Next generation advertising is a key section of TV Connect”


    Nick Thomas, Principal Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media

    Ovum analyst Nick Thomas breaks down next generation advertising and today’s TV Connect Next Generation Advertising Day for IP&TV News. Nick Thomas will be chairing Next Generation Advertising Day @ TV Connect today, 12:00, monetise

  • Roku: “We’re honoured to be at TV Connect”


    ED LEE

    TV Connect 2015 keynote and Roku VP for Content Acquisition  Edward Lee talks to IP&TV News about content, competition and more. See Ed Lee deliver his TV Connect keynoote, ‘All TV Will Be Streamed’ today @ 12:30, Experience Track

  • Qarva: “OTT is ahead of traditional broadcasting in 4K”


    George Mikeladze

    IP&TV News talks to George Mikeladze, Founder & CEO, Qarva… IP&TV News: What are the main factors you think will help determine the success or failure of 4K? George Mikeladze: Live 4K TV delivery by OTT is still challenging. There are neither 4K live channels, not broadcast, nor OTT yet. We will see some broadcast 4K...

  • Viaccess-Orca: “TV Connect is a very important show”


    David Leporini,
Executive Vice President of Marketing, 
Viaccess-Orca

    IP&TV News talks TV Connect and more with Viaccess-Orca’s David Leporini IP&TV News: Can you tell us about Voyage, and what it brings to the ongoing evolution of TV Everywhere? David Leporini: Voyage is Viaccess-Orca’s end to end TV Everywhere solution, delivering content securely on any network, to any screen, personalized to each user. VO’s flexible solution enables...

  • Nagra: “We can’t ignore the impact TV is having on the internet”


    Simon Trudelle, 
Senior Director Product Marketing,
NAGRA

    IP&TV News talks to Nagra’s Simon Trudelle ahead of next week’s TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London). IP&TV News: We know Nagra will have a good presence at next week’s TV Connect. What do you think the main changes have been in the ecosystem since TV Connect 2014? Simon Trudelle: Indeed, we’re...

  • 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...

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)

ABN & the future of African broadcasting