Oliver Davies, UKTV’s Head of Digital Products, takes a look at the evolution of the broadcaster’s video-on-demand services. From Dave OD in 2011 to today’s award-nominated UKTV Play, it has taken a reinvention of the team along the way to achieve the product’s current strong position. Davies and his colleagues have encountered branding head-scratchers, navigation challenges and some grand adventures in DRM in their unswerving quest for the perfect user experience!


Kauser Kanji has been working in online video for 19 years, formerly at Virgin Media, ITN and NBC Universal, and founded VOD Professional in 2011. He has since completed major OTT projects for, amongst others, A+E Networks, the BBC, BBC Studios, Channel 4, DR (Denmark), Liberty Global, Netflix, Sony Pictures, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and UKTV. He now writes industry analyses, hosts an online debate show, OTT Question Time, as well as its in-person sister event, OTT Question Time Live

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