Executive Interviews

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    Interview: Soumya Sriraman, BritBox

    2019-09-20T13:12:00Z

    Soumya Sriraman has pushed the SVoD service BritBox to early success across North America. Now as the service owned by the BBC and ITV prepares to launch in its home market, she gives Chris Forrester some insight into how she meets the needs of subscribers.

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    Interview: Thomas Jacques, TF1

    2019-09-13T09:18:00Z

    Thomas Jacques, chief technology officer at TF1, shares his insights on the merits of make-or-buy and the advantages of hard deadlines and reveals what keeps him awake at night.

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    Interview: Aneesh Rajaram, Vewd

    2019-09-12T11:31:00Z Brought to you by

    We should expect some of the current crop of OTT technology companies to merge and consolidate to serve larger markets, while some will go out of business, says Vewd chief executive Aneesh Rajaram.

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    Interview: Michael McEwen, NABA

    2019-09-12T11:00:00Z

    Having been around broadcasting his whole adult life, NABA’s Michael McEwen has a strong view on how the second generations of digital radio and television broadcasting might find a home in the ‘all things possible’ digital environment.

  • Mario Cavestany IBM
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    Interview: Mario Cavestany, IBM

    2019-09-06T07:00:00Z Brought to you by

    As technology and society intersect, consumers and enterprises are advancing, adapting and propelling dramatic market changes in every aspect of people’s professional and personal lives, says IBM vice president telecommunications, media entertainment Mario Cavestany.

  • Bill Gash CSG
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    Interview: Bill Gash, CSG Ascendon

    2019-09-05T17:58:00Z Brought to you by

    Businesses need highly flexible, hugely scalable platforms to pursue the right strategy according to the state of each market’s maturity, says CSG Ascendon director of sales Bill Gash.

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    Interview: Peter Heinckiens, Mediagenix

    2019-09-05T09:18:00Z Brought to you by

    How do you make processes more efficient and responsive, while keeping a tight grip on quality, costs and complexity, asks Mediagenix CTO and head of product Peter Heinckiens.

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    Interview: Shalini Govil-Pai, Android TV

    2019-09-04T15:52:00Z Brought to you by

    The world is moving to more natural ways to access the power of computing, says Android TV senior director of product management and IBC2019 keynote speaker Shalini Govil-Pai.

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    Interview: Bruce Devlin, SMPTE

    2019-08-20T16:12:00Z

    Want to get to grips with the Interoperable Master File (IMF) standard? Mark your diary for IMF 101, taking place at IBC this year.  George Jarrett talks to Bruce Devlin, AKA Mr MXF, in advance of this sure to be popular event at IBC.

  • Dee Forbes RTE Director General
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    Interview: Dee Forbes, RTE

    2019-08-19T08:26:00Z

    The rise of OTTs and the era of ‘fake news’ have piled political and commercial pressures on public service broadcasters but both provide great opportunities, according to RTÉ director general Dee Forbes.

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    Interview: John Honeycutt, Google Cloud

    2019-05-06T06:00:00Z

    Google Cloud signalled its ambition to build up its telco, media and entertainment client base with its hiring this year of Discovery CTO John Honeycutt. He tells IBC365 about his plans at the company.

  • Melissa Payne IMG 2019 3x2
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    Interview: Melissa Payne, IMG Media

    2019-03-06T07:00:00Z

    IMG Media vice president and head of technology operations Melissa Payne on providing coverage for the world’s biggest sporting events and what can be done to encourage more women into technical roles.

  • Margareta Tornblad Telia 2019 3x2
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    Interview: Margareta Törnblad, Telia

    2019-02-22T11:10:00Z

    Swedish telco Telia Company is pushing ever more heavily into TV with recent deals such as its $1bn acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, echoing a strategy of leading telcos around the world. Margareta Törnblad, head of media and entertainment at Telia, explains the firm’s thinking.

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    Interview: Annette Schaefer, Deutsche Telekom

    2018-11-12T10:30:00Z

    Time to market is an increasingly critical challenge for telcos with a pay-TV strategy in today’s new world order of OTT players and large video streaming providers.

  • Ralph Rivera Eurosport 2018 3x2
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    2018-11-05T17:06:00Z

    Ralph Rivera was a star in the IBC2018 Sports Track headliner ‘How Eurosport is driving digital to attract new audiences’, and like many people around the show his driving desire is to see broadcast and digital converge.

  • Seth Shapiro, Alpha Networks 3x2
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    Interview: Seth Shapiro, Alpha Networks

    2018-10-09T10:47:00Z

    Seth Shapiro, Emmy winner and CEO / founder of Alpha Networks, is preparing for the launch of that company’s blockchain – enabled entertainment platform. Exposing viewers to underappreciated content from foreign markets is just one of the things the offering will focus on.

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    Interview: Mike Darcey, M247

    2018-10-08T16:29:00Z

    The TV industry is grappling with a ‘three-way profit squeeze’, which means many companies will not make as much money as they did in the past, warns veteran broadcasting executive Mike Darcey.

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    Interview: Michelle Munson, Eluvio

    2018-10-02T09:39:00Z

    The leader of new ‘content-centric’ software start-up Eluvio shares her thoughts on evolving distribution models, and the merits of perceiving AI and blockchain as ‘tools’ to ease system implementation.

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    Interview: Yves Padrines, Synamedia

    2018-10-01T15:10:00Z Brought to you by

    With the competition from OTT and media companies who are now distributing content directly to subscribers, pay-TV operators have been in search of ways to enhance their services beyond these offerings with truly personalised, high quality video experiences for their subscribers, explains Synamedia Chief Executive Yves Padrines.

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    Interview: Perrine Bichet, Proximus

    2018-09-24T15:56:00Z

    IBC2018 speaker Perrine Bichet on the importance of creating a content strategy for the culturally and linguistically diverse and her move from content-focussed Canal+ to telco Proximus.