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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 to...

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 service”, that Amazon Prime,...

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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...

As viewers – especially younger audiences – turn their backs on linear TV, DR is repositioning DRTV from being a catch up service to a destination in its own right, targeting users that missed not just a particular show but DR’s linear channels altogether. DR is relaunching DRTV in 2018 and the ambition is to retain its position as the Danes’ most trusted content provider and to become the #1 VOD service in Denmark. This...

All 4’s unique proposition combines a vast catalogue of premium TV boxsets with live broadcast channels, 30 day catch up and a growing collection of exclusive shows, all completely free and available on over 20 different platforms. s. With this offering come some unique – and some not so unique – product challenges. This talk will provide an insight into how Channel 4 approaches those challenges and shares some of the success stories, along with...

The current economics of online video publishing are too complex and inflexible for many media companies to thrive, as more and more of the revenue and profit potential is concentrated in a small number of dominant organisations. Allen Dickson discusses how media businesses need to improve the user experience, reduce operational costs and increase revenue potential to enable them to flourish in the future.

18 days, 38 different sports and 1816 events – The UX team at Viaplay had a daunting task in building a consistent, simple and elegant user experience for the Olympics in Rio. Creative Director Christoffer Kittel will talk about Viaplay’s design process and how to account for a branded cross-platform experience in the complex world of live sports.