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    Interview: Janne Yli-Äyhö, YLE


    Like the rest of the industry, YLE has had to adapt swiftly to the coronavirus pandemic. But CTO Janne Yli-Äyhö is still focussed on the Finnish broadcaster’s long-term digital transformation strategy, writes George Bevir.

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    “Future evolution of wireless”: Looking beyond 5G


    Visionary technology leader, strategist and researcher across the fields of AI, ML, data analytics and mobility, InterDigital CTO Henry Tirri sits down with Alana Foster on pioneering 5G, innovating technologies and a 6G future. 

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    Scoring OTT goals with sports broadcasting


    Eleven Sports COO Anouk Mertens discusses ambitions to expand and innovate in both the delivery and production arms of the business.

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    Euronews: The transformation of news


    Transforming linear and enhancing its digital operations, Euronews boss Michael Peters is looking to reach audiences beyond Europe.

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    Q&A: Matt Hill, Thinkbox


    Effective measurement is one of the key challenges faced by the TV ad industry, but moves towards mass addressability will play a key role in its future, says Matt Hill of UK commercial broadcasters marketing body Thinkbox.

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    Interview: Soumya Sriraman, BritBox


    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


    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

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    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


    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.

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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.

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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


    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 a popular event at IBC.

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    Interview: Dee Forbes, RTE


    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


    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.

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    Interview: Vera Bichler, ORF


    Passionate about sports and storytelling, Vera Bichler speaks to IBC365 about being the first female football director at Austrian broadcaster ORF 

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    Interview: Melissa Payne, IMG Media


    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.

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    Interview: Margareta Törnblad, Telia


    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


    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.