Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Media West [19-20 November 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [19 November 2019]
Past Conferences
Streaming Media East 2019 [7-8 May 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [7-8 May 2019]
Content Delivery Summit [6 May 2019]
Streaming Forum [26 February 2019]

Biographical Information
Jake Ward
Business Development Director

Jake is Business Development Director at Groovy Gecko, responsible for managing key accounts, as well as further expanding the company’s reach into new markets and territories. Jake has worked in the streaming media industry for more than 15 years. He began his career producing streamed audio bulletins for CNBC and later became deputy editor of AV at the Financial Times producing cutting-edge business broadband programming. Since leaving the Financial Times he has advised businesses including BT, National Grid, IBM, and PWC on using streaming media to communicate with their key audiences. In that time, he has webcast from around the world and developed video strategies for major high street names.

Articles By Jake Ward

The State of Enterprise Video 2015

Video is now a standard corporate communications tool, and OVPs are pivoting to stay relevant as the market changes.
Featured Articles, Posted 26 Feb 2015

The State of Media and Entertainment Video 2015

Changes in delivery and discovery are making 2015 a turning point in OTT video. Learn why the BBC iPlayer, YouView, and Netfilx and leading a wave of innovation.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Feb 2015

The State of Media and Entertainment Video 2014

Changes in the BBC's iPlayer, the growth of YouView, and the transformation of Twitter all offer a glimpse into the issues facing content providers throughout Europe.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Feb 2014

The State of the Streaming Industry 2013

Online video consumption grew massively in 2012, and leading video platforms are preparing for even more expansion in 2013.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Mar 2013

The State of Media and Entertainment 2012

Content owners, device manufacturers, and distribution platforms all vie for their piece of the pie.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Mar 2012

The State of Enterprise Video 2012

Online video platforms and social networks are transforming corporate communications.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Mar 2012

Corporates Get Social: The State of Enterprise Video

Social media and SEO are the keys to continued growth in enterprise video success
Featured Articles, Posted 27 Apr 2011

The Year in Review: Media & Entertainment

The fortunes of the BBC’s iPlayer offer a microcosm of the story of internet video across Europe in 2008. Here's a look back at the most notable events and developments from the past year.
Featured Articles, Posted 09 Apr 2010

Mirada Focuses on Content and Community, Not Platforms

Interactive TV company Mirada hopes to buck the downward advertising trend by focusing on broadcast and mobile content delivery that emphasizes community and building viewer loyalty.
Thurs., Mar. 19, by Jake Ward
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Mar 2009

BBC iPlayer: The First Three Months—Trials, Tribulations, and Success?

Much has been made of the iPlayer’s shortcomings, but its market penetration within the first three months of its availability indicates that the BBC may indeed have a winner on its hands.
Mon., 7 April, by Jake Ward
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Apr 2008
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