Category: Future TV

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The evolution of TV news – capturing millennial audiences

Last night, BAFTA brought together a panel to debate the evolution of TV news and, in particular, how to ensure that traditional broadcasters are reaching millennial audiences. In mid-2015, Ofcom reported that, between 2008 and 2014, TV news consumption by people aged 16-34 dropped by 29%, with these viewers increasingly turning to non-traditional news outlets such as ...

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We Are Colony launches new platform design

We Are Colony has come out of beta with a streamlined new design and a host of new curatorial features. The new design  better communicates the uniqueness of the product (the special edition bundle), the growing diversity and depth of the catalogue, and has strengthened and consolidated our brand and design language both on and off platform. The redesign ...

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Fuelling innovation in the UK’s creative industries

Today, the UK’s Technology Strategy Board launched a new strategy for Creative Industries innovation and committed in excess of £30m investment to this sector over 2013-16. Having been funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) in two of my businesses – feasibility funding for Clarity Productions and a current SMART Award for ZoneFutures – I ...

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SXSW Interactive 2013: Highlights

SXSW Inspiration – Airbnb: CEO Brian Chesky talking candidly about the challenges of growing and scaling a truly disruptive business model… SXSW Inspiration – FourSquare: CEO Dennis Crowley on the challenges of growing the business and the opportunity to design the future of maps… SXSW Inspiration – Swiss Miss: Designer Tina Roth Eisenberg on following your passions, and ...

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SXSW Games: Julie Uhrman, CEO of OUYA, on Kickstarting an open gaming platform…

This afternoon’s SXSW session saw game industry veteran Julie Uhrman, now founder and CEO of OUYA, discuss the future of an open gaming ecosystem.  Aiming to “crack open the last closed gaming platform – the TV”, OUYA is a “beautiful affordable console built on Android”, developed via a $8.6m Kickstarter campaign. The OUYA is essentially ...

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SXSW Content: Exploring Place with Cross-Platform Storytelling – Case Studies

Next up at SXSW was “Exploring Place with Cross-Platform Storytelling“: examples of how new technologies like geo-tagging, location-aware devices, interactive video and augmented reality are being combined with traditional storytelling methods to explore the world in richer, more in-depth ways than ever before… The panel was made up of: Mike Knowlton, CTO of Storycode; Danny Harris, Creative Director ...

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SXSW Content: OVEE, a case study of social video consumption

Today’s SXSW session “Lean Forward and Back: Social Video Can Have It All” explored how great technology and UX can engage audiences with online video as a social experience using the case study of OVEE, the social screening platform created by the Independent Television Service.  The Online Video Engagement Experience (OVEE) platform was created to present ...

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BBC iPlayer: future of TV via online access

The BBC has reported usage figures for its web-TV on-demand iPlayer system in 2012, and they are rather startling: 2.32 billion TV and radio programme requests, and 36.5 billion minutes of BBC content accessed in a record-breaking year.   These figures equates to 70,000 years’ worth of material, making iPlayer a major contender even compared to efforts by ...

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Cross-Media Forum – Part 3: Transmedia case studies

The Cross-Media Forum Conference 2012 explores how media organisations and formats are engaging with audiences across multiple platforms. The third session focussed on a series of case studies from BoomGen Studios, the National Film Board of Canada, Potemkino and Egmont Press.  First up was Mahyad Tousi, co-founder and CEO of BoomGen Studios, “an innovative storytelling factory and next-gen global entertainment ...

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Cross-Media Forum – Part 2: Paul Tyler and Wayne Fletcher on how to engage transmedia audiences.

The Cross-Media Forum Conference 2012 explores how media organisations and formats are engaging with audiences across multiple platforms. The second session explored how technology is changing the role and expectations of audiences.  Paul Tyler runs creative consultancy Handling Ideas and kicked off the second session by discussed how technology is changing social norms and how we need to respond to that ...