Long reads

Q&A: Edwige Dazogbo, Edgy TV

Edwige Dazogbo, founder of Edwige Magazine and Edgy TV, talks about the international expansion of the multi-ethnic themed lifestyle channel. How do you rate Edgy TV’s success since its launch, both in Canada and internationally? Our multicultural, new media offering has international potential. We saw growth of 200% in terms of our TV viewership following […]

Q&A: Gernot Jaeger, Zattoo

Gernot Jaeger, chief officer, B2B TV solutions at Zattoo, talks about the cloud-based multiscreen IPTV service newly launched by 1&1, a tier-one European telco and one of Germany’s largest internet service providers. What is the solution and platform behind the 1&1 cloud-based IPTV Service? For 1&1 we developed 1&1 Digital-TV, which is a fully hosted […]

Q&A: Oliver Soellner, ABOX42

Oliver Soellner, member of the management board at ABOX42, talks about the advantages of turnkey solutions for TV service providers. What are the main challenges facing telecom operators in launching TV services and keeping them up-to-date? The TV market is developing very fast nowadays, so there is a constant need to innovate and keep up […]

Q&A: Ashish Chordia, Alphonso

Alphonso CEO Ashish Chordia talks about TV data and its likely impact on the video industry. What are the key applications of TV data and which groups in the TV value chain stand to benefit most? TV viewership data has always been in scarce supply, gathered typically on a small panel basis for many decades. […]

Lines in the sand

Rebecca Hawkes assesses the changing face of pay TV broadcasting in the MENA region at a time of transition as new OTT TV services enter the fray and political crises disrupt the market. Pay TV operators in the Arabic-speaking world have long aimed to transcend both the dominance of free-to-air TV and the blight of […]

Kwesé right now

Econet Media’s president and CEO, Joseph Hundah, discusses this year’s launch of Kwesé TV and talks about the company’s ambitious multi-platform expansion plans. Andy McDonald reports. This year has seen the introduction of a major new player to the African pay TV space. Kwesé TV started to roll out its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite offering in […]

Trace on track

With the recent launch of streaming service Trace Play and the forthcoming launch of an MVNO and new channels, urban music and culture specialist Trace is in the midst of a period of frenetic activity. Co-founder, chairman and CEO Olivier Laouchez took time out at MIPCOM to talk to Stuart Thomson about his plans. Afro-urban […]

Vimeo’s creator comforts

Vimeo’s new CEO Anjali Sud explains her reorientation of the company, its move away from making original content, and how it wants to put the creator first. Andy McDonald reports. Vimeo appointed Anjali Sud as CEO in July this year after making the difficult decision to roll back on plans to create its own original […]

Q&A: Fredrik Engdahl, Magine

Fredrik Engdahl, head of commercial operations at Magine, talks about the challenges facing OTT TV service providers and how they can benefit from outsourcing their platform requirements.   What are the main barriers to entry for companies and organisations thinking of launching OTT TV services? The two main barriers to entry for launching an OTT […]

TV plays the millennial game

The meteoric rise of eSports has caught the attention of TV operators and broadcasters, both of which are investing in rights and dedicating airtime to gaming. But how likely is this to win back millennial viewers? Andy McDonald reports. Online gaming has transformed in recent years from a pastime typically associated with young adult males […]

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