Connected TV World Summit

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, […]

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 […]