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TV Connect takes media by storm

TV Connect 2017 last week showcased three days of talks, case studies and panel discussions. It covered a range of issues affecting the video industry, from the technical requirements of OTT delivery, cloud production workflows and managing latency in live 4k delivery, to audience-centric strategies underpinned by data and analytics.

Here, we deliver the highlights of the event as seen through the eyes of our media partners.

The build up

Amino to showcase operator-focused Android TV device
Amino is due to showcase a new 4K UHD Android TV device aimed at operator-managed deployments at TV Connect… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

Hopster: ‘once in a generation’ opportunity in kids market
Prior to TV Connect 2017, Hopster founder and chief executive Nick Walters speaks with DTVE’s Stuart Thomson about niche TV and entertainment apps… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

Day 1

BBC and Opera showcase HbbTV 2 content syncing
The BBC is partnering with Opera TV to showcase a number of HbbTV 2 implementations at TV Connect this week relating to syncing content… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

iWedia extends Android TV platform availability
TV software provider iWedia has extended the availability of its Android TV platform to two widely used set-top box chipsets… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

Bulgaria’s Unicoms taps Conax and Appear TV for white label OTT
Bulgarian service provider Unicoms Services has tapped Kudelski-owned conditional access provider Conax and video processing specialist Appear TV to provide a white label OTT TV platform, UnyQTV… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

Day 2

YouView develops AdSmart-style targeted advertising
YouView is working on a project to offer addressable linear or dynamic ad insertion, according to the UK TV platform’s commercial projects director Simon Cook.Liberty Global: the set-top box remains ‘a means to an end’… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

Liberty Global: the set-top box remains ‘a means to an end’
The set-top box remains a good means to an end, but a future move to a cloud-based solution would be of interest to Liberty Global, according to the pay TV giant’s VP of entertainment products… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

CEE operators yet to make full use of data analytics
Pay TV operators in central and eastern Europe in the midst of rolling out non-linear OTT-based digital services have still to make full use of consumer data and analytics to tune their offerings to what customers want, attendees at the TV Connect event in London heard yesterday… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

Channel 4: second screen experiment failed to reach scale
Channel 4’s second screen app experiment, 4Now, failed because the UK broadcaster couldn’t get the level of audience engagement or interaction required, according to Jonathan Lewis.Consumer power and cloud opening up ‘new model’ for broadcasters… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

Consumer power and cloud opening up ‘new model’ for broadcasters
Changes in content creation and distribution are being driven by “consumer pull” factors rather than technology-driven “push” initiatives, with low-cost cloud-based technology enabling broadcasters to launch new services and channels that could be tested out without a huge investment, according to a panel of speakers at TV Connect this morning… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

‘Adjacent markets’ and ‘horizontal convergence’ opening up for operators
Media content and distribution companies have an opportunity to branch out into new markets that are adjacent to the traditional entertainment business as growth in their core market tapers off, according to Lee Chow, chief marketing officer, video product line at Huawei… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

TV ‘still very healthy’ with young audiences
TV is still very healthy, even among younger audiences, delegates at TV Connect in London heard this morning… read more
Source: Digital TV Europe

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