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Videoscape Europe questions the future of content aggregation in an increasingly digital world

The themes for Videoscape Europe, the strategy thought-leadership event for broadcaster digital, direct-to-consumer, SVOD, AVOD and virtual Pay TV, include how broadcasters convert their linear market share into digital market share, how studios and curators secure their place in the self-aggregated ‘stack’, and why anyone needs aggregators in a digital world. The event also considers what a post-broadcast world could look like to viewers and service providers.

Data gathering should be a priority for service providers with smart home ambitions

Communications service providers can pursue new revenue opportunities in ‘connectivity+’ and the smart home, but will face competition from ‘OTT’ providers. The data-driven CSP will enjoy the most success among their peers. In fact, one consulting firm reckons that building up a competency in data gathering is the single most pressing activity CSPs need to undertake.

Stick with TV, brands told, amidst “biggest TV advertising downturn ever”

Enders Analysis provided a grim opening to The Future of TV Advertising UK conference with predictions of the biggest TV advertising downturn in history as a result of Covid-19, and little chance of a swift rebound. Yet television has rarely been so important, and perhaps never as central to our lives – and those brands that can spend are being urged to capitalise on its halo effect, and cost-of- reach efficiencies that cannot last.

ITV on coronavirus, how TV has responded, and the advertising implications

Leading television executives give their views on how television has responded to the coronavirus crisis and the future of TV advertising when the storm finally passes. We also asked how they are ensuring there are new television shows to watch, and which crisis advertising campaigns they admire. Mark Trinder, Director of Commercial Sales and Partnerships at ITV, takes the questions.

Following connected TV audiences – Q&A with Samsung Ads Europe

Alex Hole, VP Samsung Ads Europe, shares his views on viewing and audience trends, the role of advertising in the monetisation of streamed premium video, and the challenges for advertisers looking to maintain reach as linear viewing declines and streaming audiences could become more fragmented. He also discusses the value of connected TV to advertisers, and how this environment can be further improved for media buyers.

Sky Media on coronavirus, how TV has responded, and the advertising implications

Leading television executives give their views on how television has responded to the coronavirus crisis and the future of TV advertising when the storm finally passes. We also asked how they are ensuring there are new television shows to watch, and which crisis advertising campaigns they admire. Sarah Jones, Director of Planning at Sky Media, takes the questions.

What leading UK broadcasters have done to mitigate the Covid-19 crisis

Some of the UK’s major commercial broadcasters have been discussing their immediate response to the Covid-19 crisis – how they have sought to mitigate the crisis by meeting the needs of advertisers who are still in-market or quickly returning to market. There is a clear need for flexibility and creative thinking.

Embracing linear and digital as a single audience and advertising opportunity – Virgin Media...

One of the most pressing questions facing both the sell-side and buy-side of the television industry is  how we embrace linear and digital as...

Videonet Connected TV Awards 2020 – all the results

The results of the Videonet Connected TV Awards 2020 have been revealed during a 'virtual ceremony'. The Walt Disney Company won ‘The Premium TV...

Service providers have a head-start when it comes to securing the smart home

A new report identifies network, device and data security – including the protection of personal privacy - as a foundational requirement for companies offering smart home services, and suggests that communications service providers have a head-start in the race to fulfil the role of digital guardian.

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