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  • 00:22

    Radio [itvt]: Pt 1 - "From Wholesaler to Retailer: Making Unbundling Work"

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    PART 1:


    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2014 session, "From Wholesaler to Retailer: Making Unbundling Work for Content Owners." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "In addition to providing a reliable income to content owners, MSO's (and virtual MSO's) take on a role of selling and servicing individual customers--in effect a retail business model. One of the implications of the Great Unbundling and of content owners going 'direct-to-consumer' is that those content owners are entering the retail marketplace and will need to be able to handle all of the technical and operational issues that come from that decision. Moving video content from a server to any screen is only part of the challenge--a complete digital media supply chain for an unbundled world needs to encompass sophisticated cataloging, commerce and customer service operations, as well as the basics of having a solid media distribution infrastructure and user experience.


    This session will focus on what it takes to add a working content retailing capability to a formerly 'wholesale-only' content business, zeroing in on the biggest gaps in supposedly 'end-to-end' media platforms and looking at the key requirements of standing up a working media store." Panelists included:



    Jeff Allen, VP of Corporate and Business Development, Clearleap
    Martin Focazio, Managing Director, Strategic Services, EPAM Systems (Moderator)
    Scott O'Neill, SVP of North America, MPP Global Solutions
    Debby Ruth, VP of National Television and Video, Frank N. Magid Associates
    Wes Williams, Director of Product Management, Scripps Networks Interactive


     

  • 00:32

    Radio [itvt]: Adnaan Wasey, Executive Producer of POV Digital on 6 Stories

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    POV, PBS's long-running showcase for independent non-fiction films, recently unveiled six new interactive documentary shorts that it bills as "allow[ing] audiences to engage...on a deeper level, using new technologies and new paradigms in storytelling" (note: more information on each of the documentaries can be found here). Four of the documentaries were created by alumni of POV Hackathon, POV's weekend laboratory series, which provides mentorship and collaboration opportunities for non-fiction media makers and technologists.


    In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, Adnaan Wasey, executive producer of POV Digital, discusses how the six films use interactivity and new forms of storytelling to deepen audiences' engagement with their subject matter; describes the work of POV Hackathon; and explains why he believes that documentaries should no longer be confined by traditional linear narratives.


    http://www.pbs.org/pov/digital/shorts/


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  • 00:42

    Radio [itvt]: "A City Is Another TV Channel" at The TV of Tomorrow Show 2014

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    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT 2014 session, "A City Is Another TV Channel." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "Entertainment is only one of many content types arriving on television and second and third screens. Increasingly, individuals and households are using these screens to consume services that leverage the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT): One of the most exciting developments in the IoT is taking place around an increasingly sensorized and annotated urban environment. First-generation services like Yelp and Foursquare are early successes. But even greater growth awaits, which will demand more sophisticated solutions, architectures and user interfaces, many of which will employ video and be delivered as televisual experiences. This session will bring together representatives from the world of advanced-television, screen design, urban theory and beyond to explore the ways in which the city will become a channel of the TV of Tomorrow." Panelists included:



    Fabian Birgfeld, Director, W12 Studios
    Don Dulchinos, President, Smart Home and Away (Moderator)
    Melanie Nutter, Consultant (Former Director of the Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco)


     

  • 00:38

    Radio [itvt]: An Interview with Brian Greene on His World Science U -

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    Interview: Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University, Discusses his New, Video-Centric Online Educational Platform, World Science U


    In this recently recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, BRIAN GREENE, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, discusses his work on the educational video platform, World Science U, which launched last April. The highly social and interactive platform uses a combination of live and on-demand, long-form and short-form video, social media and an innovative interface, in order to allow viewers--ranging from interested amateurs to university students--to navigate, discover and learn more about a range of topics in physics, mathematics, cosmology and related sciences.


    An alternate video recording of the interview (complete with detailed demos of how World Science U works) is located here.


     

  • 00:30

    Radio [itvt]: "Content over Distribution: Fluid Audiences and How to Reach Them"

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    "Content over Distribution: Fluid Audiences and How to Reach Them" at TVOT NYC 2014


    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2014 session, "Content over Distribution: Fluid Audiences and How to Reach Them" The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "TV today is just video, and audiences don't care about the first screen or the second screen; they care about the Best Screen Available (BSA). What does this mean for broadcasters and how they package and value their products to serve brands? And how do brands retool their advertising roster and business to ensure that they are continually chasing maximum reach and ROI on their spend?


    B.Bonin Bough, Head of Global Media at Mondelez (33rd-largest media buyer in the world), sits down for a fireside chat with Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Corp, to discuss why, despite the fact that the business of TV and TV advertising is harder than ever, it is still a winner."


     

  • 00:46

    Radio [itvt]: "Refashioning of Pay-TV's Technology and Content Infrastructure"

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    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2014 session, "The Refashioning of Pay-TV's Technology and Content Infrastructure." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "By most accounts, the past few months have been a rocky time for pay-TV: according to a recent report from Leichtman Research Group, for example, the 13 largest operators in the US (representing 95% of the market) lost 150,000 video subscribers in the third quarter, compared to 25,000 in the same period last year; and nary a day goes by without a story appearing in the business press about the 'decline' or even the 'demise' of pay-TV.


    This session brings together representatives of some of the companies that are looking to help pay-TV arrest its video-subscriber losses and revitalize its technology and content infrastructure with innovative solutions that will enable it to adapt to a rapidly evolving video world. Panelists will articulate their visions of the future of pay-TV, and debate and discuss the respective roles that will be played in that future by such new technologies and phenomena as the cable Reference Design Kit (RDK), HTML5, the incorporation of broadband services and applications onto the pay-TV set-top box, the migration to IP, multiscreen delivery, the emergence of cloud-based content services, and more." Panelists included:



    Steve Donohue, Editor-in-Chief, The Donohue Report (Moderator)
    Mike Earle, CEO, aioTV
    Fred Handsman, SVP of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Vubiquity
    Michael Hawkey, SVP and GM, Sling Media
    Tara Maitra, EVP and GM of Content and Media Sales, TiVo
    Bernee Strom, Founder and Executive Chairman, WebTuner
    Robin Wilson, VP of Business Development, NAGRA


     

  • 00:19

    Radio [itvt]: Hilary Perchard on Sky's Investments and Partnerships

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    Based in California, Hilary Perchard, VP of business development at Sky, is in charge of that company's efforts to invest in and build partnerships with US start-ups. In this recorded interview with [itvt]'s Tracy Swedlow, he discusses some of Sky's recent investments in US high tech and other areas, explains the strategy behind those investments, describes the kinds of companies that Sky is looking to invest in, and more.


    (Note: Hilary Perchard will be speaking at TVOT NYC 2014, December 9th in New York City; purchase your tickets here.)


     

  • 00:24

    Radio [itvt]: Part 2 - "Putting it All Together: The 360-Degree UX" at TVOT2014

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    PART 2


    "Putting it All Together: The 360-Degree UX" at TVOT NYC 2014


    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2014 session, "Putting it All Together: The 360-Degree UX." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "In a highly competitive television marketplace, the winners will be those who can achieve high marks in every dimension of the user experience. As businesses battle for supremacy, or seek to disrupt the status quo, each must play to its strengths, using artful defense and offense. Whether you're an incumbent, an upstart, or a supplier, a 360-degree view of the UX will be essential to succeed.


    This session will examine multiple angles of the 360-degree UX, including Business (business model, licensing, investment, product/service pricing), Technology (quality, affordability, speed), Content (the stuff that consumers want), Product Features (discovery, management, play, social), User Interface (graphics, motion, sound, interaction model), Support (cross-platform availability, self-help), and more." Panelists included:



    Sean Besser, Head of Platform, Peel
    Gerard Kunkel, Founder, Nautics.tv (Moderator)
    Rebecca Rusk Lim, VP of Interactive Experience, Turner Broadcasting
    Adam Lowy, GM of Interactive and Advanced TV, DISH Network
    Adam Relis, Head of YouTube Space New York
    Scott Rosenberg, VP of Business Development, Roku


     

  • 00:25

    Radio [itvt]: Part 1 - "Putting it All Together: The 360-Degree UX" at TVOTNYC14

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    "Putting it All Together: The 360-Degree UX" at TVOT NYC 2014


    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2014 session, "Putting it All Together: The 360-Degree UX." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "In a highly competitive television marketplace, the winners will be those who can achieve high marks in every dimension of the user experience. As businesses battle for supremacy, or seek to disrupt the status quo, each must play to its strengths, using artful defense and offense. Whether you're an incumbent, an upstart, or a supplier, a 360-degree view of the UX will be essential to succeed.


    This session will examine multiple angles of the 360-degree UX, including Business (business model, licensing, investment, product/service pricing), Technology (quality, affordability, speed), Content (the stuff that consumers want), Product Features (discovery, management, play, social), User Interface (graphics, motion, sound, interaction model), Support (cross-platform availability, self-help), and more." Panelists included:


    •    Sean Besser, Head of Platform, Peel
    •    Gerard Kunkel, Founder, Nautics.tv (Moderator)
    •    Rebecca Rusk Lim, VP of Interactive Experience, Turner Broadcasting
    •    Adam Lowy, GM of Interactive and Advanced TV, DISH Network
    •    Adam Relis, Head of YouTube Space New York
    •    Scott Rosenberg, VP of Business Development, Roku



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  • 00:40

    Radio [itvt]: DISH Network's New OTT Service, Sling TV, with CEO, Roger Lynch

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    DISH Network yesterday unveiled its long-awaited virtual-MSO service, which will be branded as Sling TV and priced at $20 per month with "no commitment, contract, credit check or hardware installation required." The OTT service is billed as offering live TV from ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, ABC Family and CNN; a range of VOD programming; and "unique" content from YouTube MCN, Maker Studios.


    In this interview with [itvt] Editor-in-Chief, Tracy Swedlow (which was recorded a few weeks prior to yesterday's announcement), Sling TV CEO, Roger Lynch, and DISH Digital CMO, Glenn Eisen, discuss the strategic thinking behind the new service, including how it is designed to bring Millennials and other cord-cutters back to the pay-TV fold; their plans for marketing it; and much more.


     

  • 00:27

    Radio [itvt]: Rentrak Corporate President, Cathy Hetzel on Kantar

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    Earlier this month, measurement company Rentrak announced a deal with WPP that will see it purchasing Kantar Media's U.S. TV measurement business for $98 million in stock. Rentrak also announced that WPP-owned media-buying company, GroupM, will use its national and local TV data, and that WPP will purchase $56 million of Rentrak stock.


    In this recorded interview with [itvt] editor-in-chief, Tracy Swedlow, Rentrak corporate president, Cathy Hetzel, explains the significance of the Kantar acquisition and the company's other deals with WPP, and shares her thoughts on the future of the TV measurement space.