Connected TV World Summit

Twitter to ramp up 24/7 live video activity

Twitter plans to scale up its presence in video by launching more 24-hour streaming, introducing new audience engagement features and opening up video opportunities to brands, according to Scott Eblen. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Twitter’s director of product management and live video said that the company plans to build on […]

Set-tops ‘not important’ for SVOD, says Viaplay chief

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned OTT subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay does not need to be available on set-top boxes to succeed, and the SVOD service will continue to be a complement to MTG’s mainstream pay TV service rather than a replacement for it, according to Jonas Karlén, Viaplay’s CEO. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit […]

Proximus: studios handicapping pay TV providers by restricting rights

Pay TV service providers need Hollywood studios to make their content available on all platforms and abandon outdated and self-defeating restrictions on the rights they grant, according to Stephanie Rockmann, director, content and media at Belgian service provider Proximus. Speaking on a panel session at the Connected TV World Summit in London this morning, Rockmann […]

Direct-to-consumer becoming mainstream, says Ampere

Direct-to-consumer distribution is becoming mainstream, with OTT subscription net additions overtaking pay TV additions in 2014 and SVoD revenue looking set to pass public TV revenues sometime in the next decade, according to Ampere Analysis. Delivering a closed presentation to content providers alongside OTT platform provider Magine at last week’s Connected TV World Summit, Guy […]

Three-quarters of Germans now ‘second-screening’, says Pro7Sat.1

Media consumption in Germany has reached a massive 11 hours and 12 minutes per day, with 75% of people ‘second screening’ while watching TV, according to ProSiebenSat.1. Presenting the findings of the German broadcaster’s media research at the Connected TV World Summit in Germany yesterday, ProSiebenSat.1 Group director of research, Gerald Neumueller said that media […]