Upcoming Industry Conferences
Content Delivery Summit [1 June 2020]
Streaming Media East Connect [2-3 June 2020]
Streaming Media West [6-7 October 2020]
Past Conferences
Streaming Media West [19-20 Nov 2019]
Esport & Sports Streaming Summit [19-20 Nov 2019]
OTT Leadership Summit [19-20 Nov 2019]
Video Engineering Summit [19-20 Nov 2019]
Live Streaming Summit [19 Nov 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 industry for over fifteen years. In that time he has produced the first webcast from the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, developed video strategies for major high street names, and even climbed Mount Fuji, although we are still waiting for that webcast. He comes to Groovy Gecko from Broadview Communications, where, in his role as Director of Accounts, he developed both a wide range of content programming, including over 50 live interactive programmes for BT, and managed major accounts including National Grid, ACCA, BT, IBM, and Cisco.

Articles By Jake Ward

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

BBC Set To (Finally) Launch iPlayer

With a downloadable client, electronic programme guide, and peer-to-peer delivery, BBC’s new online video initiative could be a harbinger of things to come in the attempt by traditional broadcasters to get viewers to watch television programmes online.
Tues., 17 July, by Jake Ward
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jul 2007

Streaming in the European B2B Space: The Next Big Opportunity

Corporate social responsibility and stakeholder relations are driving organisations to add external streaming media programmes to their communications mix.
by Jake Ward
Featured Articles, Posted 15 May 2006
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