Connected TV World Summit

BBC Studios advances with plans for Nordic launch

BBC Studios’ forthcoming launch of two services for the Nordic market is attracting significant interest, according to Kasia Jablonska, head of VOD, EMEA at BBC Studios. BBC Studios will launch its latest international services, BBC Nordic and on-demand sister service BBC Nordic+ in five Nordic markets with content from BBC Studios featuring the likes of […]

H&C: service providers ‘need to be more willing’ to share data with content partners

Service providers need to be more willing to share customer data with content partners, according to Heather Killen, chairman and CEO of OTT equestrian-interest streaming service and channel provider Horse & Country, speaking on a panel at the Connected TV World Summit yesterday. Killen said that content providers striking partnerships with service providers involved giving […]

Vodafone ‘very committed’ to TV business, says entertainment chief

Vodafone remains “very committed” to the TV business and has spent the last couple of years making significant acquisitions in the fixed business and TV, according to Rolf Wierig, global head of entertainment, Vodafone Group. Interviewed on stage at the Connected TV World Summit in London today, Wierig said that Vodafone had taken a decision […]

FAST players need well thought-out content strategy, says Banijay Rights

Content rights holders need to think carefully about their strategy and calculate the return on what could turn out to be a significant financial investment before taking the plunge into FAST, according to Shaun Keeble, VP of digital at Banijay Rights. Speaking on a panel session at the Connected TV World Summit in London today, […]

Connected TV World Summit goes virtual following coronavirus cancellation

The Connected TV World Summit, scheduled to take place next week, has been postponed. This announcement comes after Organiser Mediatel Events had earlier scaled the event back to one day. However, following the government’s announcement that it is moving coronavirus planning from the contain phase to the delay phase, Mediatel has decided to reschedule the […]

Connected TV World Summit trimmed to one day amid Coronavirus spread

Connected TV World Summit, set to take place next week in London, has been reduced to one day, its organisers have confirmed.  Mediatel Events had previously said that the event would go ahead as planned, but the rapid spread of Coronavirus has forced the organisers to reduce its scope. At writing, there have been 321 […]

United Group looks to evolve Android TV offering

Serbia-based service provider United Group plans to expand on its hybrid broadcast-Android TV offering by adding a pure IPTV box, a small form-factor dongle option and an Android TV-enabled smart TV, according to United Cloud business development manager Mladen Mijatovic, Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London yesterday, Mijatovic said that United Group-subsidiary […]

Sky News hails success of Snap partnership

Sky News’ and social media platform Snap’s partnership shows the success of traditional broadcast media on social platforms, according to Christina Nicolotti Squires, director of content at Sky News. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Squires said that whilst consumer behaviour is ever changing Sky News’ strategy is exploring digital distribution avenues. […]

Audiences and partnerships driving Viacom’s D2C strategy

Viacom is combing OTT, D2C and traditional distribution models to reach new audiences and drive value for its partners as the company evolves both its partnerships with traditional distributors and OTTs to develop their core brand offerings, according to Dan Fahy, VP Commercial and Content Distribution. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, […]