Another year, another IBC and my first impressions were that this one would be interesting only for its lack of interestingness. I was mistaken -- in a good way.
Following a record 2018 in which You.i TV booked more new business than in all other years combined, the company today announced significant additions to fuel further success within its fastest-growing market segment. You.i TV has added two veteran Heads of Sales – Lara Lerville in Europe and Ghali Belghali in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions – to accelerate international sales, which accounted for more than 30% of the company’s revenues last
The Deloitte and Enders Media & Telecoms 2019 conference took place in London today with a stellar line up of speakers including Carolyn McCall, the CEO of ITV, Alex Mahon, the CEO of Channel 4, Sophie Turner Laing, the former MD of Content at Sky and now the CEO of Endemol Shine Group, Tony Hall, the Director General of the BBC and Jeremy Darroch, the Group Chief Exec at Sky.
450 senior attendees came together
On January the 7th, the BBC announced plans to reinvent its iPlayer service with the aim of “…making it a destination in its own right, with box sets, live programming and archive titles that champion quality UK content and offer great programmes for longer.”
A related consultation document recognises that in the future, “BBC iPlayer will be the main way that audiences watch BBC television programmes and not just a catch-up
Do you remember the first time you heard about video-on-demand? My introduction to the concept was in 1998 when I was working at Nettec PLC, an early internet consultancy, and I visited the offices of a potential client, Bryan Morrison, a music producer and agent, in London. A silver-haired, straight-talking cockney, fond of smoking big cigars, Bryan had represented, amongst others, Pink Floyd in the 1960s and, latterly, Wham! and George Michael. Now, during the