VideoTech Innovation Awards 2019

Sports streaming service DAZN, Portuguese service provider MEO and Israeli telco Partner Communications were among the winners at the VideoTech Innovation Awards in London on December 3 2019. Sports streaming pioneer DAZN took the trophy for OTT service of the Year, while MEO and Partner jointly won the prize for TV App of the Year. […]

Brian Rifkin, Co-founder, JWPlayer

Brian Rifkin, co-founder of JWPlayer, talks about the steps content providers need to take to deliver and monetise OTT TV services and the benefits of the company’s decision to unbundle its products.

Hans-Jürgen Desor, CEO, iWedia

iWedia’s CEO Hans-Jürgen Desor, talks about the company’s role in the development of Android TV, iWedia’s USPs and plans to invest in automotive for delivery of OTT services to cars.

Victor Badin, CEO, Alpha Networks

Victor Badin, CEO at Alpha Networks, talks about the growing complexity of the pay-TV environment and new trends in UX development. Why is it important for operators to have customised UIs for their TV platforms? How can they reduce Churn in a cord-cutting world? Find out Alpha Networks’ latest products and solutions, including Accurate EPG.

Kumar Subramanian, CEO, MediaMelon

MediaMelon’s CEO, Kumar Subramanian, talks about solutions for improving video quality and enhancing the performance of OTT streaming services while reducing costs.

Liam Bresnahan, Product Management Director, TiVo

Liam Bresnahan talks about the need to simplify the user experience in a world of ever-expanding video entertainment services. He discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with IPTV migration, the different go-to-market options with Android TV and how TiVo’s Next-Gen Platform is at the forefront of helping media service providers ensure their consumers can find, watch and enjoy video entertainment in this new media landscape.

Jim Phillipoff, Head of Business Development, Media & Entertainment, Irdeto

Jim Phillipoff, Head of Business Development, Media & Entertainment at Irdeto talks about the security threats around IoT technology and the opportunities for communication service providers to offer valuable services to help their customers manage and secure their smart homes.  

Jacques-Edouard Guillemot, Senior VP, Executive Affairs, NAGRA

Jacques-Edouard Guillemot talks about how data and AI can help pay-TV service providers make better strategic decisions to drive their business and improve their bottom line, by predicting the individual behaviour of TV viewers such as their propensity to churn, to purchase a package or to consume specific content.  

Gernot Jaeger, Chief Officer B2B TV Solutions, Zattoo

Gernot Jaeger, Chief Officer B2B TV Solutions, talks about the successful extension of its White Label IPTV platform to the Android TV™ Operator Tier Program, the German telco 1&1 benefitting from Android TV as an enhancement to their existing IPTV service and the growing importance of personalized content.

Steve Heeb, President and GM, RDK

At KAON’s stand at IBC, Steve Heeb, President and GM of RDK, talks about the expanding RDK Video Accelerator program and solutions by KAON, and others, to serve operators worldwide. He also talks about RDK’s role powering broadband devices across DOCSIS, DSL, EPON and GPON.