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Breaking barriers to monetising audio content

2018-09-13T07:00:00+01:00By Lorcan Archer

The rise of the podcast now with wide scale implementation of server-side adverts and listeners buying up audio-focussed devices, the industry is a far more welcoming place.

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Targeting growth in MENA

2018-09-07T09:36:00+01:00By Tim Dams

Industry veteran Martin Stewart has a wealth of experience in competitive markets, but the Chief Executive of OSN needs to draw on all his resources to tackle the challenges that face the big media players of the Middle East and North Africa.

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Interview: Jürgen Nies, Rohde & Schwarz

2018-09-05T14:10:00+01:00Brought to you by

We are living through a period of profound change in broadcast transmission and distribution, but not restricted to the broadcast industry, explains Rohde & Schwarz EVP and Head of Broadcast and Media Division Jürgen Nies.

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Interview: Nick Wilson, Endeavor

2018-08-28T15:03:00+01:00Brought to you by

Viewers want nothing short of the best and expect their content of choice to be delivered in the highest quality, explains Endeavor Chief Technology Officer Nick Wilson.

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Interview: Tim Davie, BBC Studios

2018-08-13T07:00:00+01:00By

BBC Studios Chief Executive Tim Davie on the need for talent, a ready supply of content and the importance of co-productions as scale becomes vital for broadcasters.

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Interview: Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira, Impossible

2018-08-08T11:48:00+01:00By

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: Joshua Pressnell, Penthera

2018-08-02T13:30:00+01:00Brought to you by

Mobile video viewing has increased from a fringe activity to a required feature, says Penthera Chief Technology Officer Joshua Pressnell.

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Interview: Marina Kalkanis, M2A Media

2018-07-26T14:43:00+01:00Brought to you by

Live events are an opportunity for publishers to engage with their audiences, try out new technologies and innovate, says M2A Media CEO Marina Kalkanis.

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Interview: Jeremy Fox, Atrium TV

2018-07-25T12:44:00+01:00By

Jeremy Fox, along with former Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer, has a new scheme to provide ammunition to telcos wanting to rival Netflix and Amazon. And it’s working.

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CTO Series: Matthew Postgate, BBC

2018-06-20T08:26:00+01:00By

BBC CTO Matthew Postgate on the broadcaster’s ambition to become an internet broadcaster and the “very real” security threat faced by media organisations.

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CTO Series: Bevan Gibson, ITN

2018-06-01T10:03:00+01:00By

A broadcast news organisation needs flexible reactions and infrastructure to deliver current affairs on time, but also forward planning and skills investment to guarantee continued success, according to ITN’s Bevan Gibson

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CTO Series: David Kline, Viacom

2018-04-06T01:38:00+01:00By

David Kline, EVP and Chief Information & Technology Officer, Viacom on responding to – and inspiring – change.

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CTO Series: Bartek Gudowski, MTG

2018-03-29T10:21:00+01:00By

From building new playout centres to strengthening MTG’s triple play offering, Bartek Gudowski explains the priorities of a modern CTO and why cyber security is a global issue.

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CTO Series: Paul Cheesbrough, 21st Century Fox

2018-03-23T10:58:00+00:00By

In the second instalment of our CTO Series, 21st Century Fox’s Paul Cheesbrough speaks about the challenges of delivering content to more platforms than ever before and explains why cyber security is his number one priority.

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CTO Series: In conversation with RTÉ’s Richard Waghorn

2018-03-16T11:06:00+00:00By

RTÉ’s Director of Transformation and Technology on adopting the cloud and the challenges faced by public service broadcasters.

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Interview: Accenture's Anders Linblad

2017-11-29T15:21:00+00:00By

A converging distribution network is posing big questions about the relationships between broadcasters and telco operators. Accenture’s Anders Linblad explains.

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Interview: NEP UK Steve Jenkins

2017-11-02T15:45:00+00:00By

NEP UK champions the brains behind the technology and invests in new skilled staff and kit to overcome broadcasting obstacles, says President Steve Jenkins.

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Interview: Michael Jaschke, glomex

2017-09-17T10:53:00+01:00By

With a promise of fair ad revenue shares, detailed analytics and one-click embedded codes, glomex has strong ideas when it comes to monetisation.

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Interview: Pranab Kapadia, Eros International Media

2017-09-17T10:51:00+01:00By Monica Heck

Being a regional OTT player can be challenging but with quality, accesible content and market knowledge you can succeed.

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Interview: Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Prime Focus Technologies

2017-09-17T08:53:00+01:00By

The M&E industry is going through fundamental changes as consumers demand immediate access to content. By utilising the right technology, this demand can be met – and monetised.

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Interview: Ben Ritterbush, Twentieth Century Fox

2017-09-16T07:00:00+01:00By

The use of a single format could help alleviate the complications caused by multiple versions of films.

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Interview: Laura Houlgatte, International Union of Cinemas

2017-09-15T09:08:00+01:00By

Operators who embrace innovation have the opportunity to drive deeper engagement with cinema-goers.

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Interview: Orpheus Warr, Channel 4

2017-09-15T07:00:00+01:00By

When it comes to personalisation and improving the user experience, voice interfaces and artificial intelligence are going to have a big part to play, says Channel 4’s Orpheus Warr.

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Interview: Balan Nair, Liberty Global

2017-09-14T07:00:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Broadcasters and media firms must embrace new technology and operate at scale to contend with changing consumer behavior.

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Interview: Aksel van der Wal, Turner

2017-09-13T07:00:00+01:00By

Turner Broadcasting’s recently appointed EVP/Digital Ventures & Innovation, Aksel van der Wal, has an immense suite of responsibilities.

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Interview: Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG

2017-09-13T07:00:00+01:00By

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann has overseen MTG’s investment in digital companies. He explains why the broadcaster has made such a radical overhaul of its product portfolio.

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Interview: Joanna Wells, Viacom

2017-09-12T13:11:00+01:00By

With social networks signing live sport deals and commissioning original content, are they a broadcaster’s friend or fiercest rival?

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Facebook: The new home of original content?

2017-09-12T12:24:00+01:00By

Facebook Product Director Daniel Danker will deliver the opening keynote of IBC2017. Here, he explains the social media platform’s content strategy.

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Interview: Brian Sullivan, Fox Networks

2017-09-08T07:00:00+01:00By

As President and Chief Operating Officer of Fox Network’s Digital Consumer Group, Brian Sullivan has to plot a course through an evolving entertainment ecosystem that has empowered consumers.

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Why TVT bought Amsterdam playout business DMC

2017-08-07T09:12:00+01:00By

Chief Executive Ian Brotherston explains what the DMC deal means for TVT

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Interview: Freeview Australia CEO Liz Ross

2017-08-03T08:15:00+01:00By Robert Ambrose

Marketing, rather than technology, is key, according to Freeview Australia boss Liz Ross.

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Interview: Globecast CEO Philippe Bernard

2017-06-30T11:34:00+01:00By

Globecast CEO Philippe Bernard on the areas of opportunity for the playout, distribution and media services company.

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Insight TV CEO Rian Bester on the UHD channel’s growth

2017-06-09T10:56:00+01:00By

Two years ago, in October 2015, Insight TV launched its all-UHD entertainment channel.

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Richard Friedel: “We’ve always had change, but this is exceptional”

2017-05-09T09:26:00+01:00By

With the media industry undergoing such enormous change it is essential that broadcasters know who their customers are and what they want, says Fox’s Richard Friedel.

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Vevo's Erik Huggers on the evolution of online

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

Erik Huggers is CEO at music specialist Vevo. He delivered a keynote address at IBC2016.

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Broadcasters and telcos must work together, says Delport

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

Are traditional brands acting fast enough to compete with Google, Facebook and other big digital players? Dominique Delport thinks not.

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Bringing Netflix to a global audience through partners

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

It can sometimes be a challenge persuading partners to work with us. It was initially a strategic bet on both parts that we could be a real complimentary content service and not cannibalistic.

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Virgin Media's CMO on keeping up with changing viewing habits

2017-04-03T13:00:00+01:00

It’s a tough world out there, and not just for traditional media service providers battling against OTT disrupters. The average consumer of TV – or perhaps it’s best to say ‘video content’ – can be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by the multiplicity of choice.

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Prediction: Stellar growth for UHD

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

Is There a Business Case for UHD?’

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Dr Fares Lubbadeh on the buoyant MENA broadcasting scene

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

Satellite may dominate in the region but IPTV is growing faster than the global average and viewers are embracing OTT providers.

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David Atkins: Engineering the IP future

2017-04-03T08:00:00+01:00By

Supporting the next generation of broadcast and media professionals is essential for industry growth and development; manufacturers can do more to welcome newcomers by designing systems that resemble what engineers are used to.

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Peter Kerckhoff: The bridge between telecoms and media

2017-04-03T08:00:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Operating across the worlds of telecoms and media, Deutsche Telekom’s Kerckhoff believes he understands the challenges and opportunities faced by both markets.

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Gidon Katz: Sending TV over the top

2017-04-03T08:00:00+01:00By

Positioning itself as a mainstream pay-TV offering means Now TV has some specific demands, but customer retention remains the biggest challenge.

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