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Netflix partnerships: the risks and awards

BroadbandTVNews - April 29, 2016

25 pay-TV providers so far have active partnerships in place with Netflix and more will follow with global expansion to 130 new markets. Read the story »

Instagram forces anti-littering app Littergram to change name - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - April 29, 2016
Anti-littering app Littergram must change its name after the Facebook-owned imaging service insists it's infringing on its trademarks.

Drama delivers BBC iPlayer audiences

BroadbandTVNews - April 29, 2016

Drama dominated the list of the most watched shows on the BBC iPlayer in March. Read the story »

Sky provides strategic insights

BroadbandTVNews - April 29, 2016

Emma Lloyd

There are three elements in Sky’s strategy as it tries to stay at the forefront of innovation. Read the story »

Setanta gives Eir boost

BroadbandTVNews - April 29, 2016

Eir CEO Richard Moat says its entry into sports content has played a major part in the reversal of the company’s fortunes. Read the story »

N24 Austria to launch on May 1

BroadbandTVNews - April 29, 2016

German news channel N24 will launch a version of its channel for viewers in Austria on May 1, 2016. Read the story »

TalkTalk introduces TalkTalk store

BroadbandTVNews - April 29, 2016

TalkTalk is launching its own transactional video service with a selection of 7,000 titles. Read the story »

Steady start to 2016 by Telefónica

BroadbandTVNews - April 29, 2016

Telefónica ended the first quarter with 3,727,800 pay-TV customers in its home market Spain. Read the story »

Bulsatcom competitors fined

BroadbandTVNews - April 29, 2016

The Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) has fined two regional TV and internet providers following complaints from Bulsatcom, the country’s leading pay-TV operator. Read the story »

Crave giveaway: May the 4th Star Wars goodies from ThinkGeek - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - April 29, 2016
Kit yourself out for the most sci-fi of all holidays with a gift pack of droid and Death Star merchandise from quirky retailer ThinkGeek.

The Foop lets you grow a garden in your kitchen - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - April 28, 2016
A company from Japan has developed a stylish toaster-sized box in which you can grow plants, vegetables and herbs without the need of a garden -- or even a back yard.


TVOT Feed - April 28, 2016




  • Spring Discount Registration Ends Midnight Saturday, April 30th

Spring Discount registration for The TV of Tomorrow Show 2016 (June 7th-8th, in San Francisco) ends at midnight Saturday, April 30th.   Spring Discount registration allows you to attend TVOT SF 2016, our 10th-anniversary show, for just $975, representing a savings of $300 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event).   To take advantage of this discounted pricing, click here:   To find out about special group rates (three or more), contact Tracy Swedlow at or (415) 608-4766.     •    From May 1st through June 8th, tickets will be priced at $1,275.    For more information about TVOT SF 2016, please go to our Web site:   Have questions about speaking or sponsorship opportunities? Contact us: 415-608-4766 or   TVOT SF 2016--which will include keynotes from NBCUniversal, Turner Ad Sales, CNN, DirecTV Now and others, as well as The Bridge, a special track curated by nScreenMedia--will feature one of the best speaker line-ups we've ever put together. Speakers confirmed to date include:  
  • Adam Gaynor, VP of Media Sales and Analytics, DISH Network
  • Adam Lichstein, President of Seller Platforms, Tremor Video
  • Adam Lowy, GM of Advanced TV, DISH Network and Sling TV
  • Adam Smith, CEO, SimpleStream/TVPlayer
  • Adi Sideman, CEO, YouNow
  • Alan Wolk, Senior Analyst, The Diffusion Group
  • Albert Reinhardt, Chief Product Officer, Fandor
  • Alex Wellen, Chief Product Officer, CNN
  • Allison Dollar, CEO, ITV Alliance
  • Amber Plaster, Periscope Star
  • Andre Swanston, CEO, TruOptik
  • Andrew McCollum, CEO, Philo
  • Andy Forssell, COO, Fullscreen
  • Andy Monfried, CEO, Lotame
  • Anne Schelle, Managing Director, Pearl
  • Beau Bryant, SVP of Talent and Programming, Fullscreen
  • Billy Parks, SVP, Strategic Content Studio, Fullscreen
  • Bob the Cat, Periscope Star
  • Brent McGoldrick, CEO, Deep Root Analytics
  • Bryon Schafer, VP of Measurement and Insight, Otter Media
  • Cameron Johnson, Director of Product Innovation, Netflix
  • Campbell Foster, Director of Product Marketing, Adobe
  • Carol Davidsen, VP of Political Technology, comScore
  • Cathy Hetzel, Executive Vice President, comScore
  • Chad Beasley, Vice President, Delivery Agent
  • Chad Gutstein, CEO, Machinima
  • Charles Buchwalter, President and CEO, Symphony AM
  • Chris Ambrozic, Head of Product, Digitalsmiths
  • Chris Pizzurro, Head of Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Canoe
  • Chris Thomes, VP of Digital Media Studios, Disney/ABC Television Group
  • Christian Borges, SVP of Marketing, true[X]
  • Christina Alejandre, VP and GM of eSports, Turner Sports
  • Claire McHugh, CEO, Axonista
  • Colin Dixon, Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia
  • Craig Palmer, CEO, Wikia
  • Dan Ackerman, SVP, ONE by AOL TV
  • Dan Riess, EVP of Content Partnerships, Turner Ad Sales
  • Daniel Altmann, CEO, Naritiv
  • David Frank, CEO, Indigo Films
  • David Grant, President, Popsugar Studios
  • David Viviano, Chief Economist, SAG-AFTRA
  • Dewey Reid, VP/Executive Creative Director, CNN
  • Don Wilcox, VP of Digital Marketing and Services, PBS
  • Doug Hurd, Co-Founder, clypd
  • Eric Anderson, GM of Video Personalization
  • Erik Schwartz, VP of Media, BitTorrent
  • Evette Vargas, CEO, Digital-Reign
  • Fabian Birgfeld, Founder and Director, W12 Studios
  • Floris Bauer, President, Gunpowder & Sky
  • Gerard Kunkel, Principal,
  • Gloria DeCoste, Head of Digital Strategy, Nestle
  • Helen Katz, SVP/Director of Research, Starcom Mediavest
  • Himesh Bhise, CEO, Synacor
  • Ian Sharpe, CEO, Azubu
  • Isaac Showman, Managing Director, Reuters TV
  • Jack Conte, CEO, Patreon
  • James DeJulio, CCO, Tongal
  • James Shears, GM of Advanced TV, The Trade Desk
  • Jamie Power, Managing Partner, MODI Media
  • Jamie Wilkinson, CEO, VHX
  • Jane Clarke, CEO/Managing Director, CIMM
  • Jason Klein, CEO, ListenFirst Media
  • JC Cangilla, SVP of Business Development, New Form Digital
  • Jeff Allen, VP of Business and Corporate Development, Cloud Video, IBM
  • Jeff Weber, CEO, ZoneTV
  • Jesse Redniss, Co-Founder, BRaVE Ventures
  • Jigar Mehta, VP of Digital Operations, Fusion
  • Jim Louderback, Editorial Director, Vidcon
  • Joan FitzGerald, SVP of Television and Cross-Media Services, comScore
  • John Collins, Managing Director, Broadcast and ITV, Media Storm
  • John P Roberts, Chief Digital Officer, Bunim Murray Productions
  • John Roland, CEO, Extreme Reach
  • Jonathan Simpson-Bint, Chief Revenue Officer, Twitch
  • JR Griffin, VP of Digital Brand Partnerships, FremantleMedia North America
  • Justine Bloome, EVP/Head of Strategy and Innovation, Carat USA
  • Kimberly Hicks, VP of Product Management, Viacom
  • Krishna Subramanian, Co-Founder, Captiv8
  • Lance Neuhauser, CEO, 4C Insights
  • Lawrence Peryer, Producer, "Unbound: A Blackstar InstaMiniSeries"
  • Lizza Monet Morales, Periscope Star
  • Lung Huang, Head of Strategic Partnerships, 84.51º
  • Mark Griffin, Director, Starcom Mediavest
  • Marty Moe, President, Vox Media/Vox Entertainment
  • Matt Zinn, SVP, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, TiVo
  • Matty Kirsch, Head of Development, Machinima
  • Michael Chiang, GM, ScreenJunkies, Defy Media
  • Michael Collette, GM, Vizio-Inscape, Vizio
  • Michael Gaston, CEO,
  • Michael Strober, EVP of Client Strategy and Advertising Innovation, Turner Broadcasting
  • Michael Tribolet, CEO, YipTV
  • Naomi Lipowski, Director of TV Apps and Emerging Platforms, Pelmorex Media.
  • Neil Katz, SVP of Global Content/Editor-in-Chief, The Weather Channel
  • Nick Troiano, CEO, Cadent
  • Oren Katzeff, Head of Programming and Network, Tastemade
  • Otto Bell, VP/Group Creative Director, CNN/Founder, Courageous
  • Patrick Donoghue, Principal, Next Stop Willoughby
  • Paul Stathacopoulos, VP of Strategy and Execution, Rovi
  • Perry Weinstein, GM, North America, Accedo
  • Peter Borum, CEO, Reelio
  • Professor Al Lieberman, Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Professor James Lance Taylor, University of San Francisco
  • Rafe Oller, CEO, Z Living
  • Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor
  • Rob Hayes, EVP of Digital Media, NBCUniversal
  • Robinne Burrell, Chief Product Officer in Residence, Redflight Mobile
  • Rolfe Swinton, CRO, RealityMine
  • Ronald C. Pruett, Co-Founder, @RokerLabs
  • Ron Garfield, General Manager, Buzzr
  • Royce Disini, CEO, Mobcrush
  • Ryan A. Bell, Founder, Periscope Summit
  • Sarah Malkin, VP of Programming, New Form Digital
  • Scott Brown, SVP of Engineering and Strategic Relations, Nielsen
  • Scott Ehrlich, CEO, The QYOU
  • Sean Muller, CEO,
  • Seth Haberman, CEO, Visible World
  • Seth Shapiro, Governor, Television Academy
  • Seth Walters, Senior Partner, Interactive and Connected TV, MODI Media
  • Shaan Puri, CEO, Blab
  • Shaun Koiner, Chief Product Officer, Perform Media
  • Sherry Brennan, SVP of Sales Strategy and Development, Fox Networks
  • Srishti Gupta, President, IRI Media Center of Excellence
  • Steve Murtos, Senior Vice President, Starcom Mediavest
  • Steve Shannon, GM of Content, Roku
  • Steven Oh, Chief Business Officer, The Young Turks
  • Stuart Schwartzapfel, Chief Strategy Officer, Canvs
  • Susan Crouse, Director of Product Management, Alticast
  • Tal Chalozin, CTO, Innovid
  • Tara Maitra, SVP/GM of Content and Media Sales, TiVo
  • Ted Dhanik, CEO, Engage:BDR
  • Tim Hanlon, Managing Director, FTI Consulting
  • Tim Ware, VP of Advanced TV, Tremor Video
  • Tom Carson, CEO, Rovi
  • Tom Lofthouse, SVP of Programming, Discovery Digital Networks
  • Tony Goncalves, SVP of Strategy and Business Development, AT&T/DirecTV
  • Tony Mugavero, CEO, Littlstar
  • Tom Ryan, CEO, Pluto TV
  • Tracey Scheppach, Executive Vice President, Publicis Groupe Media
  • Travis Lusk, VP of Broadcast Solutions, Sorenson Media
  • Tricia Lynch, Director of Content Strategy and Acquisitions, Verizon go90
  • Ty Ahmad-Taylor, CEO, THX
  • Vernon Church, COO, TruthCo
  • William Mobley, CEO, Freecast
  • Zach Blume, Managing Partner, Portal A


Netflix in Poland: the first figures

BroadbandTVNews - April 28, 2016

Interest in Netflix has waned in Poland following a strong start. Read the story »

Twitter gets anti-'Social' in the App Store, bills itself as 'News' - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - April 28, 2016
​BBC, CNN, The New York Times, Twitter -- the social media service is quietly downplaying its "social networking" role and positioning itself as a "news" app on the App Store.

Move over Angelina, Alicia Vikander is Hollywood's new Lara Croft - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - April 28, 2016
The Swedish actress received great praise last year for her efforts in "The Danish Girl" and "Ex Machina." Now, she tackles the task of being the Tomb Raider.

The US government wants your Facebook data...but they don't want you to know - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - April 28, 2016
Facebook has released its latest Global Government Requests Report, showing an increase in requests for its users' information. And in the US at least, most of those requests come with a gag order.

Check out these two set photos from 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - April 28, 2016
Director Rian Johnson posted some set photos from his upcoming movie. Maybe you've heard of it.

'Game of Thrones' cast adds smooth lyrics, slick moves to the theme song - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - April 28, 2016
Entertainment Weekly asks the cast members of HBO's bloody fantasy series to punch up the show's instrumental theme song.

Air Force seeks tech to keep hackers out of communications - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - April 28, 2016
New plan to work with private sector aims to bring Air Force up to date in cybersecurity. Keeping enemy forces from intercepting communications or taking down the network is first on the list.

Could MileageGate sink Mitsubishi? (AutoComplete Podcast, Ep. 16) - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - April 28, 2016
Mitsubishi steals a lot of shade from VW, Tesla is a big spender on warranty repairs, and Cooley just isn't convinced Apple even wants to build cars.