Interviews

Televisionation: Friday Fireside: Adriana Waterston of Horowitz Research in Conversation with The iTV Doctor

Televisionation: Friday Fireside features Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor, in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry. This week’s HIGHLY enjoyable Friday Fireside features Adriana Waterston, SVP of Insights and Strategy for Green Horizons Insights, a division of Horowitz Research. Adriana will share highlights from their study, “Cultivating the Cannabis Market,” which reveals that 39% of US adults--82 million people—are regular cannabis users! And, as promised in the interview, following is Alice B. Toklas’...

Televisionation: Chris Maccaro on Beachfront Media’s New Pod-Bidding Solution for CTV

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present another episode of “Televisionation,” our new video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era. This episode features Chris Maccaro, CEO of Beachfront Media, a company which has evolved from being a supply-side platform to a technology provider for connected-TV advertising, and which recently launched a Pod-Bidding solution for CTV. Among other things, Maccaro describes the new solution; explains why the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the importance of automated/programmatic...

Televisionation: Edge Networks’ Todd Achilles on Launching ATSC 3.0-Based Pay-TV

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present another episode of “Televisionation,” our new video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era. This episode features Todd Achilles, President and CEO of Edge Networks , a company that will be launching an ATSC 3.0 (NextGen TV)-powered pay-TV service, called Evoca, in Boise, Idaho, later this summer. The service is slated to offer over 80 live channels for less than $50 per month, and to feature HD and...

Televisionation: Friday Fireside: National Lampoon President, Evan Shapiro, in Conversation with The iTV Doctor

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 takes us on a frank, funny and borderline tasteless tour of 50 years of the World's Most Subversive Media Company, guided by National Lampoon President Evan Shapiro. Evan describes a content model designed to lampoon America's mainstream culture with a serrated knife, and a business thesis to make programs with television DNA on...

Televisionation: Synacor’s Himesh Bhise on Driving Awareness of and Engagement with Video

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present another episode of “Televisionation,” our new video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era. This episode features Himesh Bhise, CEO of Synacor, a cloud-based software and services company that serves video, Internet and communications providers, discussing among other things the company’s software offerings and how they can be used to drive awareness of and engagement with video content, as well as help monetize that content. (Note: If you...

Televisionation: Axonista’s Claire McHugh on Powering Interactive Video for Sinclair, Oxfam Ireland and More

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present another episode of “Televisionation,” our new video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era. This episode features Claire McHugh, Co-Founder and CEO of Axonista , an Irish company that powers interactive video streaming apps for Sinclair Broadcast, QVC and a range of other companies and organizations. Among other things, McHugh discusses Axonista’s recent work on Sinclair’s Ohio 24/7 streaming news app, as well as on apps for the...

Televisionation: VAB’s Sean Cunningham on Helping Marketers Weather Covid-19 and Economic Downturn

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present another episode of “Televisionation,” our new video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era. This episode features Sean Cunningham, President and CEO of VAB, an organization that describes itself as “marketers’ foremost industry source for insights-driven video research, intelligence and thought leadership in the US.” Among other things, Cunningham discusses how VAB is helping marketers navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn; describes two new research...

Televisionation: Friday Fireside: Jeff Allen, President of ShortsTV, in Conversation with The iTV Doctor

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 features Jeff Allen, President of ShortsTV —and it's refreshing to see “the good stuff” actually find an audience. With the world’s largest catalog of high-quality movies (including ALL of the Oscar-nominated domestic and international short films every year), ShortsTV is successfully utilizing a somewhat old-school model of licensed linear (to MVPDs) with...

Televisionation: Randa Minkarah, Co-Founder and COO of Resonancea.i

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present another episode of “Televisionation,” our new video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era. This episode features Randa Minkarah, Co-Founder and COO of Resonance AI, a company that offers an AI-powered platform which is designed to provide insights into why video content (including, for example, TV series, network news broadcasts and films) works or doesn’t. Among other things, she discusses the company’s recent rebranding (it was formerly known...

Televisionation: Ashley Fauset, COO of Stardust

ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present another episode of “Televisionation,” our new video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era. This episode features Ashley Fauset, COO of Stardust, a company which offers a social app that allows TV and movie fans to rate and review content and record and share videos of their reviews and reactions. Among other things, Fauset gives us a rundown of the app’s functionality; and discusses the role that user-generated...

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