TV Connect


Industry says Amazon & Netflix are top innovators

Amazon was crowned the most innovative company ahead of Netflix in a new survey of international industry professionals. The industry survey was commissioned by the organisers of the TV Connect event, which is part of TBI publisher Knect365, and found executives considered Amazon the top innovator, ahead of its arch SVOD rival Netflix. UK pay […]

Industry says Amazon & Netflix are top innovators

Amazon was crowned the most innovative company ahead of Netflix in a new survey of international industry professionals. The industry survey was commissioned by the organisers of the TV Connect event, which is part of TBI publisher Knect365, and found executives considered Amazon the top innovator, ahead of its arch SVOD rival Netflix. UK pay […]

BBC iPlayer catch-up being extended to 30 days

The BBC iPlayer catch-up service will be extended from seven days to a 30-day window soon, along with new features including a Radio 1 video player within iPlayer, according to iPlayer chief Dan Taylor, speaking at Informa’s TV Connect event this morning. Taylor also said that the new version of iPlayer launched on a limited […]

3D TV is dead says HBO technology boss

3D TV with glasses is “dead”and 4K TV is highly unlikely to succeed, according to Bob Zitter, executive VP and chief technology officer, HBO. Zitter, who is due to retire in a week, told attendees at the TV Connect event in London that 3D with glasses had clearly failed, and that he was sceptical about […]

Connected TV will fail without common standards says iPlayer boss

The TV industry must adopt common standards for connected TVs or risk these devices becoming a failure, warned the BBC’s general manager for on-demand, Daniel Danker. Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning, the BBC’s iPlayer boss said that connected TVs need to share commonalities, and that not doing so previously has resulted in […]

BBC calls for second screen standards

The BBC has called for technology standardisation for second screen services in order to help move the the broadcast sector forwards. Speaking at TV Connect yesterday, BBC senior technologist for mobile and dual screen, Jeremy Kramskoy, said that common standards were important in terms of bringing down development and technology licensing costs. He also said […]

Electronic Arts looks to connected TV

Video games providers face challenges in addressing the connected TV market, but there are also huge opportunities if, Richard Hilleman, chief creative officer at games provider Electronic Arts has told a connected TV event in London. The key is for games providers to respect the time and money available to this consumer segment, and to […]