Interview: Inti De Ceukelaire on hacking broadcasters


Ethical hacking evangelist and public service broadcaster advocate Inti De Ceukelaire speaks to IBC365 on the importance of privacy, credible broadcasting and probing infrastructures for vulnerabilities.

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Doubling down at Dplay and wrangling the beast


From founding an OTT startup to strategic monetisation and localising content, SVP digital and general manager at Discovery’s Dplay Winradit Kolasastraseni tells IBC365 that content is king but customer experience is a top priority.

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EA and esports: building an in-house revenue feedback loop

2019-09-16T10:35:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

As the world of esports streaks ahead, Joe Lynch of EA looks to maximise the storytelling and get the most out of in-house broadcasting.

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Interview: Jessica d’Ardenne, DAZN


Driven by data and the customer experience, Jessica d’Ardenne is an innovative voice in the OTT space and in charge of attracting and retaining subscribers to sports streamer DAZN. Ahead of a session at IBC set to explore biases in the technology world, she reveals some secrets of success to ...


Waking up to esports


Esports has burst into public consciousness in recent months thanks to a spate of stories about teenagers winning huge sums in competitions. Yet it’s still an unknown quantity to the general public. British Esports CEO Chester King aims to increase awareness and inspire future talent in the burgeoning market

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Interview: Dominique Delport, Vice Media


Young people experience both the best and the worst of the online world, says Vice Media’s Dominique Delport. Connecting with them requires a unique approach.

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Interview: Dan Mangru, TheaterEars


Enabling individuals to enjoy content in their choice of language will give movie companies the edge in the battle for audience share, says TheaterEars CEO Dan Mangru.

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Interview: Hiroshi Kawano, Sony


Hiroshi Kawano, new head of Sony’s professional business, reveals how broadcasters can produce more and better output for less investment, the potential of 5G, and why it pays to understand your customer’s customer.

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Seismic challenges for public broadcasters


EBU DG Noel Curran’s career in broadcasting has given him a firm grasp of politics, technology and economics. But with broadcasting changing dramatically, there are challenges ahead.

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Interview: Tony Lorentzen, Nuance Communications

2019-09-04T09:30:00+01:00Brought to you by

AI has the potential to make all of our lives easier and we see the beginnings of this already, says Nuance Communications Intelligent Engagement SVP omni-channel solutions & analytics Tony Lorentzen.

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Interview: Morwen Williams, BBC News


The latest internet technologies can put radio programmes on video, stream footage from an iPhone, and place audiences in the centre of the action, BBC News’s Morwen Williams tells Paul Bray.

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Interview: Cecile Frot-Coutaz


Less than a year after joining YouTube as head of its EMEA business, former Fremantle boss Cécile Frot-Coutaz spells out why the TV industry should embrace the platform – and explains how it is tackling harmful content on the site.

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Interview: Ben Lavender, DAZN


The creator of the BBC iPlayer and now DAZN’s chief product officer, Ben Lavender has led the design and development of the sports streaming service from start-up to launch in nine countries.

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Interview: Tanya Laird, Esports Ambassador


Esports could help shape the future of broadcast according to executive Tanya Laird, who spoke about the need for a “melting pot” of collaboration and interaction.

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Sky’s Andrew Griffith – Challenge the status quo to thrive


How can businesses and academia successfully navigate a world being transformed by tech? That was the theme of the National Centre for Universities & Business’ (NCUB) Annual Lecture – delivered this year by Sky COO and CFO Andrew Griffith.


Interview: Enrique Rodriguez, Liberty Global


Liberty Global’s Enrique Rodriguez looks forward to a world of gigabit broadband, video with everything, and artificial intelligence that’s actually intelligent, he told delegates during the IBC conference last week.


Interview: Steve Youngwood


Accepting IBC’s 2018 International Honour for Excellence award on behalf of Sesame Street co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney, Sesame Workshop COO Steve Youngwood finds himself guided by timeless questions as the iconic organisation seeks to establish new shows and fresh content beyond the lasting success of its flagship.

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Starting block for change


The diversity chief and former pentathlete who helped the turn the Paralympics into appointment-to-view TV now wants to nail off screen representation.

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Indie powerhouse


The art house film platform founder Efe Cakarel explains why the niche will inherit the earth.

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Interview: Mary Keane-Dawson, Truth Data Cloud

2018-08-30T14:23:00+01:00By David Wood

In the wake of Cambridge Analytica and a growing number of serious corporate data misuse scandals, Mary Keane-Dawson is one of a growing number of voices arguing for a revolution in way that personal data is mined, processed and traded in advertising.

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Interview: Jean-Francois Galtier, Netgem

2018-08-29T07:00:00+01:00Brought to you by

People want to access all content on every screen and enjoy the best video and sound quality, explains Netgem CTO Jean-Francois Galtier.

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Interview: Maria Garrido, Havas Media Group


How to deal with content overload? With a background of almost 20 years in operational and strategic marketing and now head of the innovation unit at Havas, Maria Garrido thinks the answer lies in bringing the entertainment and advertising businesses together.

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Interview: Jette Nygaard-Andersen, MTG


The world’s leading media companies are grappling with how they can best adapt their business model to cope with the disruptions ushered in by the digital age. MTG has directed efforts towards a content-led hunt for Generation Z’s attention, according to experienced executive Jette Nygaard-Andersen.

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Interview: Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira, Impossible


Planet-centric design is user-centred, because it’s in humans’ best interests to have a healthy planet, say Impossible founders and IBC2018 keynote speakers Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira.

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Interview: Jon Block, Videology

2017-09-15T08:08:00+01:00By Monica Heck

Broadcasters and agencies must learn to speak the same language, if those in advertising are to reap the rewards of the golden age of TV, says Jon Block.

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Sir Martin Sorrell: There’s life in linear TV yet


Speaking just prior to his 2016 IBC Conference Keynote Sir Martin said the latest forecast from GroupM, WPP’s media investment management arm, shows that TV is pretty resilient in the face of the digital revolution.

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Google: we want to partner with broadcasters


Speaking at IBC 2016 Google’s MD Partner Business Solutions Benjamin Faes reflected on the company’s current and future plans in television in a dedicated conference session, ‘Google’s Plans in Television’.

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Real Housewives, the Kardashians, how NBC's Hendrik McDermott is keeping us up with reality TV


If you want to keep up with the Kardashians, not just with their latest TV adventure, but in any past episode and on social media too, then there’s a service just for you.

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IBM: Co-existence with OTT and rethinking the traditional media value chain


Broadcast TV as we know it has gone; for traditional organisations, this means digital reinvention that places the customer experience at its core is necessary.

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Eric Black: Engaging eye contact for a connected future


With developments such as VR and connected TVs still at an early stage it can be difficult to decide which ones to pursue. Focusing on what the customer is looking for will ensure new expectations are met.

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Jon Karafin: Conjuring with light


The merger between science and the arts has energised Jon Karafin throughout his career, culminating in what may be the most exciting breakthrough in imaging since the invention of photography.

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Efe Çakarel: In the mood for movies

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Focusing on the consumer experience and what they really want is a key USP for MUBI in the VOD space.

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Brand building, survival tips for the online jungle


The content industry may be changing around us but the principles of how to build a strong brand remain the same.

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Digital Cinema: Dispelling the myths around laser projection


Going to the movies has always been a very special, unique entertainment experience – and the movie industry is determined to keep it that way. But it is being pushed hard.

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What is the future for UHD and HD?


UHD and HD will forward together as technology advances to enable different frame sizes, frame rates and colorimetry on programmes.

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Jim Chabin: Can VR satisfy the next media generation?


VR and AR are the next monitisation model for media companies – but we must listen to what viewers want and how they wish to interact with content for it to be more than a gimmick.

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Fabrice Mollier: Access all areas advertising

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By Catherine Wright

TF1 may not dominate the French TV industry as it once did, but that isn’t stopping it adopting innovative new ways of advertising, and the approach seems to be working.

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Tom Bert: Illuminating the future of cinema


Higher brightness, increased lifetime and better resolution are all benefits of laser projection, but does that mean we will we see the last of lamp-based projectors anytime soon?