TV Connect 2013

YouTube looks to transform TV experience, says Varela

Bringing fully featured YouTube to the TV is a key priority for the video portal, according to Francisco Varela, global director of platform partnerships, YouTube, delivering the opening keynote on the second day of the TV Connect event in London. Varela said that version 4 of YouTube’s TV app and the implementation of the Discovery […]

Cisco urges cloud switch

Operators must embrace the cloud in order to deliver innovative new TV services to customers, according to Cisco’s VP and CTO of its service provider video technology group, Nick Thexton.  Speaking at TV Connect this morning, Thexton said that by moving middleware from a client system to the network itself, TV service providers can start […]

Olympics a turning point for online video

The London 2012 Olympics set new benchmark in how consumers will access and media companies distribute media content online in the future, claims Adobe’s VP of video monetisation Jeremy Helfand.  Speaking to DTVE, Helfand – who delivered a keynote yesterday on next generation strategies for bringing VoD, live events and simulcast content to connected devices […]

Liberty Global looking to cloud, says Veeneman

Liberty Global wants to migrate as much of its TV platform as possible to the cloud as this becomes increasingly practical, according to Mourand Veeneman, vice-president, technology at Liberty Global. Delivering the second keynote presentation on day two of TV Connect, Veeneman said that  cloud-based systems were becoming more practical, and that teething problems such […]