Category: Future TV

BBC reveals for-profit business plan for Project Barcelona

Today the BBC gives more insights into a for-profit business model for ‘iPlayer 2.0’ Project Barcelona, and reveals changes to the standard terms of trade to include DTO-rights. Back in March I wrote about the out-going BBC Director General Mark Thompson’s pledge to make “a dramatic leap forward in digital capability” with the launch of ...

Nielsen insights into consumer trends in mobile, social and digital in Australia

Today at Media140 DigitalBusiness conference Michael Walton, Executive Director Consumer & Business Intelligence at Nielsen Pacific, revealed some consumer research behind key trends in mobile, social and digital across Australia. Lots of stats but very revealing… Australia has the 5th highest internet use per capita in the world: 81% (14.7m households) have online access, with the average ...

The hybrid media challenge facing broadcasters, Gary Hayes ABC Multiplatform

Today I listened to Gary Hayes, Executive Producer for ABC Multiplatform, discussing the “hybrid media challenge” facing broadcasters brought about by the constantly shifting user landscape.   He identified four forces that are bringing about this monumental change: 1) social sharing; 2) connected on-demand TV; 3) mobile; and 4) transmedia or multiplatform, namely “agnostic content spread ...

XMedia 2012: Pitching @ The Lab

XMediaLab Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling. After a hugely interesting conference day, “What’s Your Story?“, this weekend sees 16 teams pitch digital projects to a group of international mentors for advice, development and the potential of two $20,000 XML development awards.  The projects being pitched at the XMedia Lab ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 4: Jaunique Sealey, John de Margheriti, Jeroen Elfferich and Helen Papagiannis

XML Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling.  My notes from the last sessions of the conference… The final part of the conference kicked-off with Jaunique Sealey, digital and social media strategist.  Sealey comments that social media allows artists to ‘own’ their audience, taking them with them through their portfolio ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 3: Louise O’Donnell, Sam Doust, Yang Lei and Derek Woodgate

XML Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling. My notes from the third part of the conference… Louise O’Donnell is an innovation specialist and multi-platform content director, recently Project Director for YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011, the largest streaming event that YouTube has ever seen.  O’Donnell states that the aim was ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 2: Rajesh Rao, Jason Manley, Shinta Dhanuwatdoyo and Samuel Seow

XML Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling.  My thoughts from the second part of the conference… Rajesh Rao founded India’s first games company, Dhruva Interactive, in 1997 and is acknowledged as a pioneer of the games industry in India.  Rao described the scale of the market in India: ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 1: Leah Hoyer, Warren Coleman, Linda Aronson

XMediaLab Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling.  Here are my thoughts from the first part of the conference…  Former Director of Development for Disney and current Creative Producer at the Levity Group Leah Hoyer started the day with a talk entitled “Forward Thinking, Back to Basics”.  She focused on ...

Silicon Valley, London, NYC: How The World’s Top Tech Hubs Stack Up

Last year, TechCrunch reported on an ambitious project called “Startup Genome” created to take a comprehensive, data-driven look into what makes tech startups successful.  This week, TechCrunch reports that the team have begun to uncover valuable insights into the world’s startup ecosystems, starting with a comparison of the three most active startup hubs: Silicon Valley, ...

Project Barcelona: what is the potential of iPlayer 2.0?

This week, speaking at the Royal Television Society, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson defined the Corporation’s recent successes and its future in an increasingly “digitally fragmented” world. The DG reflected on his eight year term: the highs (a renaissance for specialist factual and drama, and impressive growth in digital strategy and BBC Worldwide revenues); the lows ...