Interviews

Televisionation Friday Fireside: What Will Sinclair Do with Its Regional Sports Networks?

Televisionation: Friday Fireside features Rick Howe , The iTV Doctor, in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry. Today’s edition of The Friday Fireside answers the question, “What is Sinclair Broadcast Group going to do with all those regional sports networks?” Our guests answer that question with Sinclair’s “ House of Brands ” represented by Gregg Siegel , SVP of National Sales for Sinclair Sports Group , Todd Parkin , VP of Ad Sales...

Televisionation: Industry Insights from Magid’s Mike Bloxham and Debby Ruth

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present a new episode of “Televisionation,” our video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry. This episode features industry insights from Mike Bloxham and Debby Ruth of prominent analyst/business-strategy company, Magid . Bloxham and Ruth—who, along with their colleagues, have organized and moderated numerous sessions at TVOT—were both recently promoted to EVP & GM of Global Media and Entertainment, having made significant contributions to that business for Magid over the past eight years...

Televisionation Friday Fireside: Tom Weiss, Chief Data Scientist at MarketCast

Televisionation : Friday Fireside features Rick Howe , The iTV Doctor , in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry. This week’s guest on The Friday Fireside is Tom Weiss, Chief Data Scientist for MarketCast . We have a lot of fun diving into the dynamics of “Fandom,” and how fans’ emotional connection to products, services, and television can be a powerful tool for marketing and advertising impact. Along the way we dissect the...

Televisionation: Industry Veteran, Sherry Brennan, Discusses the Whip Media Exchange

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present a new episode of “ Televisionation ,” our video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era and beyond. This episode features industry veteran, Sherry Brennan (she was previously SVP of Distribution at Fox Networks Group), who earlier this year was named EVP and GM of the Whip Media Exchange at content-licensing company, Whip Media . Among other things, Brennan gives us an overview of the Whip Media Exchange,...

Televisionation Friday Fireside: Industry Veteran, Patrick Donoghue, on VR, Gaming, and More

Televisionation: Friday Fireside features Rick Howe , The iTV Doctor, in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry. This week's episode of Centriply's Friday Fireside features Patrick Donoghue —TV industry vet and visionary—talking about his move from Cablevision and Time Warner Cable to Virtual Reality games (some would say the legacy cable TV business WAS a virtual game…). Along the way we discuss the Epic Games- Apple lawsuit, Netflix's move into games, and the...

Televisionation Friday Fireside: Atmosphere Co-Founder and CEO, Leo Resig

Televisionation: Friday Fireside features Rick Howe , The iTV Doctor, in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry. Can TV entertain without sound? Can TV ads sell without sound? Find out on this week’s Friday Fireside with Leo Resig, CEO and Co-Founder of Atmosphere , described as “audio-optional TV programming for business.” Atmosphere has a business model that combines traditional advertising, point-of-sale retail promotion, e-commerce and more, all in venues where viewers can’t easily...

Televisionation Friday Fireside: “My Octopus Teacher” Executive Producer, Ellen Wildemuth

Televisionation: Friday Fireside features Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor, in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry. In advance of the 2021 Academy Awards broadcast on April 25th, this week’s Friday Fireside is proud to announce an exclusive interview with Ellen Windemuth , Executive Producer of the Oscar-Nominated documentary , “ My Octopus Teacher .” Ellen is the CEO of Waterbear Network, where TVOT LIVE! speaker Claire McHugh’s Axonista is providing interactive capabilities to...

Televisionation Friday Fireside: Tim Spengler, GM of Advanced TV Solutions at Amobee

Televisionation: Friday Fireside features Rick Howe , The iTV Doctor , in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry. This week’s Friday Fireside guest is Tim Spengler, General Manager of Advanced TV Solutions at Amobee , the advertising solution that integrates TV, CTV, Digital and Social Media into a unified strategy to optimize performance. In anticipation of the upcoming TVOT LIVE! panel, "Is Broadcast The TV of Tomorrow?," Tim offers suggestions on how linear...

TVOT Session Alert: Advanced-TV Initiatives

ITVT is pleased to announce more details about the TVOT LIVE! Spring 2021 session, “Advanced-TV Initiatives.” The session will take place on Thursday, April 29th. Here’s the session’s listing from the show agenda: 4:10-5:05PM Eastern (1:10-2:05PM Pacific), Thursday April 29th Main Stage Advanced-TV Initiatives The evolution of television from a linear, one-to-many ecosystem focused on broad age/sex demographics to a digital, addressable ecosystem continues to move at a rapid pace. Advanced television now includes data-driven...

Televisionation: Vevo’s Kevin McGurn on Distribution Strategy, AI-Based Targeted Advertising, and More

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present a new episode of “Televisionation,” our video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era and beyond. This episode features Kevin McGurn, President of Sales and Distribution at Vevo. Among other things, he discusses Vevo’s distribution strategy, including its fast-growing distribution on connected-TV platforms; the growth of co-viewing on its service; its moves to develop and distribute original content; its preparations for the Upfronts; its recent launch of MOODS,...

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