Spotlights

WIZTIVI - Executive Predictions 2020

Ari Bensimon CEO | WIZTIVI | WIZTIVI.COM

VEEPLAY - Executive Predictions 2020

Alex Dragos Cercel CO-FOUNDER & VP OF SALES | VEEPLAY | VEEPLAY.COM

SYNAMEDIA - Executive Predictions 2020

Jean-Marc Racine CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER | SYNAMEDIA | SYNAMEDIA.COM

NET INSIGHT - Executive Predictions 2020

Filippa Hasselström VICE PRESIDENT STREAMING SOLUTIONS | NET INSIGHT | NETINSIGHT.NET

I2I MEDIA - Executive Predictions 2020

Philip Radley-Smith CEO | i2i MEDIA | i2iC.COM

EXTERITY - Executive Predictions 2020

Colin Farquhar CEO | EXTERITY | EXTERITY.COM

CDN77 - Executive Predictions for 2020

Zdenek Cendra FOUNDER & CEO | CDN77 | STREAMFLOW.CDN77.COM

BROADPEAK - Executive Predictions for 2020

Jacques Le Mancq CEO | BROADPEAK | BROADPEAK.TV

AXINOM - Executive Predictions for 2020

Ralph Wagner CEO | AXINOM | AXINOM.COM

ANEVIA - Executive Predictions for 2020

Laurent Lafarge CEO | ANEVIA | ANEVIA.COM

AMINO - Executive Predictions for 2020

Donald McGrava GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | AMINO TECHNOLOGIES PLC. | AMINOCOM.COM

2020 EXECUTIVE PREDICTIONS: Sex, Cats, and Golf

We need to be guided by those who can keep a level head under pressure; who can balance the buoyancy with the ballast tanks, the air vents, and the flood ports. Over the following pages, the Captains of Our Industry share with us their conning-tower common sense, their periscopic perceptiveness. What do they think will happen, and how can we best prepare for the amazing opportunities that await us in the deep blue yonder?

Improving end-users engagement through Accurate EPG

Operators focusing on catch-up services want to accelerate linear TV channels availability over Replay platforms across devices, thus enhancing viewership and monetization. Accurate EPG by Alpha Networks is a new product developed to solve the issue of program guide's inaccuracy, thus improving end-user engagement and retention on a single platform over time.

Server-side ad insertion brings data protection into focus

For many broadcasters today protecting viewers' privacy is a priority - especially in the light of GDPR in Europe and similar moves in the US, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This has promoted a previously unheralded benefit of server-side ad insertion into the spotlight. In this article I'll explain why.

Bringing broadcast quality to OTT streaming

By David Springall, Founder & CTO, Yospace . For years, our industry has been trying to improve the video viewing experience. And for many people, this has meant improving image quality - trying to squeeze in and compress even more pixels to offer better images without congesting the available bandwidth.But it seems that a new parameter is now becoming increasingly important for improving quality of experience. Did you catch what it is?

Interview with Guido Meardi - CEO & Founder of V-NOVA

Guido is CEO and co-founder of V-Nova, and a former senior partner at McKinsey. Guido has extensive business experience as well as technical depth. He directly contributed to the technology development of V-Nova's PERSEUS, a unique family of compression formats that provide a step-change in the quality, reliability and cost-efficiency of video services, with over 200 patents co-authored and filed.

Interview with Steven Tielemans - CEO of THEO Technologies NV

Steven Tielemans is THEO Technologies' CEO, guiding the teams to commercial success and he ensures everyone is heading in the same direction. He successfully commercialized THEOplayer, now working with companies like CNN, NBC, Swisscom, British Telecom, KPN, Mediahuis, De Persgroep and many more.

Interview with Oliver Lietz - Founder/CEO of nanocosmos GmbH

Oliver Lietz founded nanocosmos in 1998 with a strong background in video R&D for video/audio coding and streaming for the broadcast industry. Since then, his goal is solving customer's challenges for integrate video technology into custom business solutions, by picking up existing standards and bringing them to a new level. His approach has always been building up trustful long-term customer relations. Before founding nanocosmos, Oliver was part of the research team at Fraunhofer/HHI working on MPEG standards. He is occasionally speaker at industry events and teacher and research partner at Master-degree education. In his little spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities and playing (analog) music.

Interview with Tomas Sykora - CTO & Solution Architect of CDN77

Tomas works as a CTO at Content Delivery Network provider CDN77.com. Furthermore, he is the solution architect and one of the key figures in the whole Live Streaming CDN platform development.

Interview with Ralph Wagner - CEO of AXINOM GROUP

RALPH WAGNER, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)AXINOM GROUP. Ralph is responsible for leading the development and execution of the Axinom's long term strategy with a view to creating shareholder value and expanding the business by leading, managing, and executing decisions as well as defining and representing Axinom targets, policy and strategy inside and outside of the company. Ralph oversees the external matters of Axinom: building partnerships and broader business relationships. He is responsible to bring the capabilities of Axinom's expert team to bear on customer business needs, providing reliable, efficient solutions to real-world challenges.