SpotX’s Siotis On Census-Level Data: ‘Still Quite Siloed’

LONDON – As Leon Siotis takes in Europe, “What’s most fascinating about today is to see that there is no one thing that is happening with programmatic TV,” says the Managing Director for video advertising platform SpotX. “Each of the different countries is evolving differently. They’re trialing different ways to sell their inventory programatically.” In […]

 

The New York Times has Moved to HTML5 Player, Here’s Why

FORT LAUDERDALE — Google’s YouTube announced last month it would switch from Flash to powering its video player in HTML5 by default. But the video site wasn’t the only property to have gone in that direction. The New York Times went to HTML5-first a few years ago now, out of a “toolbox” that has been […]

 

HTML5 Video Caters To Savvy Scandinavians: Smartcom:TV’s Larssen

AMSTERDAM — Scandinavian consumers are ahead of the curve when it comes to technology adoption – and that means the video industry must cater for what is one of the world’s first mobile-viewing markets, says one exec from the sector. “We are early movers in the technical industry; our users are very tech-savvy,” Jon Andreas Larssen, technology […]

 

Opera Sees HTML5 As Cure For Video Fragmentation

AMSTERDAM — Everyone knows how splintered the online video industry is. Opera Software, a veteran web browser maker, reckons TV can learn a thing or two from web standards. “The big problem in the TV market is, everything is fragmented,” Opera Software product management VP Frode Hernes tells Beet.TV in this video interview recorded at IBC […]

 

FT’s Smith: ‘We Don’t Have A Problem With Native Apps’

LONDON — The Financial Times famously replaced its iOS app with a HTML5 web app, after losing a fight for control over customer data and pricing. But its Apple absence doesn’t mean the FT hasn’t gone native elsewhere. “It’s not like we have a problem with native apps,” FT emerging platforms product manager Chris Smith […]