Ben Pyne

TV remains ‘indispensable connective tissue’, says Disney chief

Despite growth in alternative media, “TV remains the indispensable connective tissue,” that ties people together, according to Ben Pyne, president, global distribution networks, Disney Media Networks. Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning, Pyne said that despite a decline in linear TV viewing, overall viewing time for top shows is actually growing through non-linear consumption […]

Disney turns to OTT to engage 20 to 30 year-old viewers

Disney is looking to over-the-top (OTT) delivery as a way to engage 20 to 30 year-olds as pay TV growth tapers off, according to Ben Pyne, president of global distribution at Disney Media Networks. Speaking at the CTAM EuroSummit 14 conference in Copenhagen this morning, Pyne said that OTT is something that Disney is “certainly […]

IBC and CTAM Europe EuroSummit unveil speaker highlights

Forthcoming industry conferences the IBC and CTAM Europe’s EuroSummit have unveiled strong speaker line-ups. The IBC has announced that outgoing EC vice-president and digital agenda commssioner Neelie Kroes will keynote the event on Friday September 12 at 18:00. Kroes will set out the challenges ahead including her views on the internal market for audio-visual and […]