OTTtv World Summit 2012

Orange: recommendation a key challenge for second screen

Optimising recommendation services remains one of the greatest challenges for second screen TV services, according to Patrice Slupowski, vice-president of digital innovation and communities, Orange France-Telecom. Last year Orange launched TV Check, an app that offers additional content and games such as quizzes around TV shows, and the ability to chat and comment on shows […]

Broadcasters must work harder on second screen, says Shazam CTO

Second screen applications offer huge potential for broadcasters, service providers and advertisers, but developers must determine use cases before launching services, according to Jason Titus, the chief technology officer of Shazam. “Smartphones are becoming the norm for interacting with the TV. We have an opportunity to take advantage of that screen to do interesting things […]

OTTtv World Summit Q&A: Keith Wymbs, Elemental

Keith Wymbs, vice-president of marketing at Elemental, talked to Digital TV Europe about some of the challenges facing broadcasters in the OTT space – and some of the solutions available. What are the main challenges broadcasters are facing when it comes to delivering live video to multiple devices? How do the challenges of delivering live […]

OTTtv World Summit Q&A: Peter Fregelius, Swisscom

OTTtv World Summit speaker Peter Fregelius, head of competence team entertainment at Swisscom, talked to Digital TV Europe about his company’s entry into the OTT space.  Why did Swisscom decide to make such an early move in the OTT space?
 The reason that Swisscom made such an early move in the OTT space is the […]

Deutsche Telekom considering cloud TV move 

Deutsche Telekom is moving ahead with its plan to launch multiscreen services, initially in Germany, according to Gerry O’Sullivan, senior vice-president, global entertainment and television at the German telco, speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London this morning. Multiscreen will extend the Entertain offering initially, but O’Sullivan said the telco would also look to […]

UltraViolet can boost SVOD as well as EST, says Sony’s Stephens

The UltraViolet ecosystem will increasingly enable subscription services as well as electronic sell-through, according to Spencer Stephens, chief technology officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment, speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London today. 
For businesses, Stephens said, UltraViolet supported both download to own and streaming models. “There is value for all in the ecosystem,” he said. […]

Verizon looking for national reach with Redbox Instant service 

US telco Verizon is moving ahead with plans to develop Redbox Instant, its new UltraViolet-enabled service combining multiscreen digital delivery with physical media, according to Patricia Lynch, head of content strategy and acquisitions at the company. Warner Bros recently signed a deal to provide titles via video-on-demand and electronic sell-through for the service, a joint […]

OTTtv World Summit: Q&A – Richard Wray, BSkyB

After speaking at the OTTtv World Summit, Richard Wray, BSkyB’s IPTV technology applied research manager spoke to DTVE about how the UK pay TV operator has evolved its OTT strategy since launching Sky Player in 2006. How is Sky using OTT services to increase engagement with customers? At Sky, we currently take advantage of the […]

OTTtv World Summit: Q&A – Haggai Barel, Viaccess-Orca

On the opening day of the OTT World Summit, Viaccess-Orca’s deputy CEO Haggai Barel spoke to DTVE about the challenges operators face when launching OTT services. How can pay TV operators use OTT to increase engagement with their customers? OTT services enable easy access to second screen apps and the ability to creatively develop new […]