Social TV zone
UK firm Shazam has appointed a new CEO to lead the company through its next growth phase, while incumbent Andrew Fisher takes on the role of executive chairman to steer the company through its planned launch on the stock market.
Italian TV channel La3 has enhanced its second-screen TV app 'HyperSync' with contributions from Dutch firm Civolution and Italy's Vetrya which enable the delivery of synchronised content to viewers on a variety of connected devices.
UK firm Zeebox, one of the rising stars of the world of Social TV, has formed a partnership with Norwegian company Vizrt to help broadcasters and programme makers integrate second-screen experiences into live TV shows.
According to the results of Informa Telecoms & Media’s annual industry survey, innovation is a key priority for global telecoms and media players in 2013. Over 500 senior executives from across both these sectors were asked how their businesses and markets would perform in 2013 and the role innovation would play in driving future revenue growth.
Broadcasters and TV operators take note: consumers are tired of clunky user interfaces, weary of digital rights issues, and willing to run into the arms of a big technology company like Apple or Google if these problems are not resolved, and fast.
This year’s IBC event lacked a big, overarching theme, or new “wow” topic to get journalists, analysts and market-watchers foaming at the mouth. And that’s no bad thing. It’s the sign of a maturing industry, and as a result, the show retained a healthy focus on improving existing products and trying to get the big things – multiscreen, OTT, hybrid – right. Nevertheless, there was plenty on show that highlighted that the market remains miles away from anything resembling certainty.
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