Interviews

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...

Televisionation: Friday Fireside: John Canning, Executive Producer, Digital Domain, 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 John Canning , Executive Producer for Digital Domain (the VFX shop that generates just every VERY COOL effect you’ve ever seen on the screen!). John describes his work in finding new and innovative paths and products for the Digital Domain team, and discusses how Digital Domain has become somewhat of a “darling”...

Televisionation: Gerrit Niemeijer, CTO of Ampersand

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 Gerrit Niemeijer, CTO of Ampersand (formerly NCC Media), a data-driven TV ad sales and technology company, co-owned by Comcast, Charter and Cox. Among other things, he discusses Ampersand’s goal of connecting streaming and traditional linear TV, in order to bring greater scale and coherence to TV advertising; describes the company’s new...

Televisionation: Friday Fireside: ScreenHits TV CEO, Rose Adkins Hulse, 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 welcomes Rose Adkins Hulse, Founder and CEO of ScreenHits TV, which is launching in the US in July, 2020. ScreenHits TV is leveraging their impressive relationships with the industry’s largest content players and streaming platforms to launch a full-blown aggregator for frustrated and overwhelmed consumers who, in spite of using three or more...

Televisionation: Sean Doherty, Jr., Co-Founder and SVP of Operations, Wurl

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 Doherty, Jr., Co-Founder and SVP of Operations at Wurl, a company that provides streaming-video distribution and advertising services for connected TV. Among other things, he explains Wurl’s products and services; and discusses the company’s recent rapid growth and the reasons behind it. (Note: If you would like to share your...

Televisionation: TV Writer/Producer and Pediatrician, Neal Baer

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 Neal Baer, a prominent pediatrician and television writer/producer, known both for his work in medicine and on such shows as “ER,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “Designated Survivor.” Among other things, he discusses his television work, which includes an uncannily prescient “Designated Survivor” storyline about a pandemic, as well...

Televisionation: Friday Fireside: Yvette Kanouff 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 Yvette Kanouff , winner of the Television Academy's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Emmy for her work in television technology at Time Warner's Full Service Network, SeaChange, Cablevision and Cisco! Yvette is currently a partner at John Chambers’ Venture Capital Company, JC2 Ventures , where she and the team help and mentor their startups--from...

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