Interview: Enrique Rodriguez, Liberty Global

2018-09-25T09:00:00+01:00By Paul Bray

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

2018-08-20T12:43:00+01:00By Tim Dams

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?


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