CTAM Europe EuroSummit 2014

Netflix to plot more European rollouts next year

Netflix will decide next year which European markets to expand into next, with a three-to-five year goal to expand globally, according to Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. Speaking on a keynote panel at the CTAM Europe EuroSummit in Copenhagen this morning, Hastings, who was in Europe to promote Netflix’s latest batch of six European […]

Liberty Global sets focus on OTT, free broadcasting and sports

Liberty Global is focused on opportunistic and strategic investments in over-the-top content, sports rights and free-to-air broadcasters and programming, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at the CTAM Europe EuroSummit in Copenhagen this morning, Fries said that though Liberty Global is “very much a cable company first,” it needs to support its distribution […]

Horizon ‘not fantastic’ when it launched, admits Liberty’s Dorr

Liberty Global’s next generation TV platform platform Horizon “wasn’t a fantastic product when we launched it,” admitted Liberty Global executive Peter Dorr at the CTAM EuroSummit in Copenhagen yesterday. Speaking on a panel named ‘re-imagining the marketing playbook’, Dorr, who is Liberty’s managing director of strategic marketing, sales and care, was asked to candidly discuss […]

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 […]