Long reads

Q&A Stefan Zant, managing director and COO, 7Sports

Stefan Zant is managing director and COO of 7Sports, the sport business unit of ProSiebenSat.1 Group. He’s responsible for eSports within the ProSiebenSat.1 Group and aims to transform eSports from a niche product into a mainstream entertainment product. How important is eSports for ProSiebenSat.1? eSports fits perfectly with our strategy since we can further extend […]

Q&A: Jérôme Delhaye, Director of the Entertainment Department, Esports BAR

The 5thedition of Esports BAR will take place in February in Cannes. Could you tell us about Esports BAR and its purpose? Esports BAR is part of Reed MIDEM’s portfolio. Reed MIDEM has specialised in organising B2B networking events in Real Estate, Retail, Music and Television for over 50 years. We have strong expertise in […]

Fluctuating fortunes

The last year has seen Saudi Arabia emerge as the major force in Middle East media, while OTT TV providers are making their presence felt. Rebecca Hawkes reports. Entertainment has always been a hot news topic, but over the past year pay-TV in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) hit the headlines like never […]

On-demand Africa

OTT TV providers are optimistic about the future of streaming services across the continent, driven by high mobile penetration. However, a number of obstacles stand in the way of progress. Andy Fry reports. With a population of over one billion and forecasts of further growth, it’s no surprise that OTT players and analysts regard sub-Saharan […]

This sporting life

The winner of the first ever Content Innovation Award for Outstanding Digital Achievement, DAZN’s chief product officer Ben Lavender discusses disruption in the live sports space. Andy Fry reports. It’s not the first time Ben Lavender has up-ended the digital apple cart. Earlier in his career he enabled the BBC to transform itself into a […]

Here’s looking at YouView

Ahead of receiving the award for Services to Broadcasting at this year’s Content Innovation Awards, YouView’s outgoing CEO Richard Halton talks to DTVE about the evolution of YouView and what the future holds. Andy McDonald reports. YouView CEO Richard Halton is due to step down at the end of the year, bringing to a close […]

Experience counts

Keeping audiences engaged is key to any successful video service, but how are traditional content providers adapting to today’s market? Anna Tobin reports. With the exception of live reality shows and major sporting events, mass audience appointment TV is an experience few of our children may remember. In a matter of years, streaming services such […]

The age of android

From being an also-ran in the TV operating system space, Google’s Android TV could be set to sweep all before it, following the introduction of the service provider-friendly Operator Tier. Stuart Thomson reports. There are many reasons to believe that rumours of the death of TV are greatly exaggerated. One such reason is that global […]

Broadcasting in the age of AI

Artificial intelligence is already having a profound effect on the media and TV space, but what applications hold most promise and what challenges need to be overcome? Andy McDonald reports. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will have a profound impact on businesses and working practices n the coming years, with the TV and […]

Q&A: Steve Oetegenn, Verimatrix

Steve Oetegenn, President of Verimatrix, talks about the benefits of cloud technology and a connected content distribution platform for content providers and operators. To what extent is the potential of the cloud to make content creation and distribution more efficient still untapped? The cloud helps deliver a radically new economic model for the infrastructure itself, […]