BT looking to integrate VR with TV experience

BT is looking into ways to integrate virtual reality sports with the main TV screen experience, and is looking to capture 360° coverage of sports events in much higher resolution as part of its deepening involvement in VR, according to Andrew Gower, head of the interactive media research group at BT. Speaking at Marketforce’s The […]

eSports will benefit TV, says ESL

eSports have the potential to attract a young primarily male audience to TV and punch above its weight in terms of its value to broadcasters, according to Torsten Haux,, VP global media rights at Modern Times Group-owned eSports outfit ESL. Speaking at Marketforce’s The Future of Broadcasting conference yesterday, Haux said that eSports, which has […]

Molotov passes one million milestone

France-based OTT TV service Molotov has passed the milestone of one million, according to Jean-Marc Denoual, the outfit’s chief operating officer and co-founder. Molotov, which launched in France a year ago, is currently available free of charge. “Our strategy is to start the subscription model in the second half of this year,” said Denoual, speaking […]

Virgin Media: future of pay TV means more open platforms

Only pay TV providers that aggregate multiple content providers together are likely to have a future, according to David Bouchier, chief digital entertainment officer, Virgin Media. Speaking at Marketforce’s Future of Broadcasting conference this morning, Bouchier also said that in the medium term, Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media faced the challenge of addressing two different audiences […]

TalkTalk plans mobile TV extension

UK service provider TalkTalk has completed the rollout of its new YouView user interface to all customers, and will launch a new multiscreen extension of its service, according to Aleks Habdank, managing director, TalkTalk TV. Speaking at the Marketforce Future of Broadcasting conference, Habdank said that his company has also teamed up with CSG to […]

Virtualisation means ‘revolution’ for video, says Arqiva

Virtualisation will “revolutionise the world of video”, creating a very different way of distributing content through a “forced change”, according to David Crawford, managing director, satellite and media at transmission services provider Arqiva. Speaking at the Marketforce Future of Broadcasting conference, Crawford said that one year ago, the same event was dominated by the role […]

Freeview can ‘connect digitally-excluded’

Freeview has a key role to play in bringing the UK’s “digitally-excluded” into the connected world through the Freeview Play platform, according to Guy North, managing director, Freeview. Consumers have “never had it so good” in terms of TV services available and they way they can put those together themselves said North. Speaking at the […]