I’m a strong believer in the need for and importance of free-to-view television services, as a foundation of TV ecosystems around the world. These free-to-view services are going through a major transition as television delivery moves from being primarily broadcast delivered (DTT and satellite) to being primarily internet delivered. Read more →

This week TalkTV announced that they are taking their channel off air and moving online. This could be interpreted as a sign of the decline of broadcast TV, that it just doesn’t matter anymore and reading the BBC News article on this last night you could be led to that conclusion. However, I believe this is not the case and that TalkTV simply lost to GB News. Which may be the first time I’ve seen this happen to a Murdoch company. There had been talk for many years about the launch of a right leaning news channel in the UK... Read more →

You can probably guess that generative AI and its impact on the media industry, was one of the main topics of conversion at the recent Connecting the Dot Summit on the Summit organised by Andreas Waltenspiel . Since then, I’ve been thinking more on the subject and, building on the conversations in the Austrian Alps, have three initial predictions that I would like to share with you. As well as sharing the prediction, I'd like to give some historical background that leads to them. After all change doesn’t happen in one big moment, but with small incremental changes. Though often... Read more →

When I first heard the rumours about Sky Glass just before its launch in October 2021, I was really quite surprised and I have to say a bit confused. Sky was about to launch their very long-awaited and anticipated Sky Q over IP product and it was not a set-top box but a whole television. What’s more is that it wasn’t actually part of the Sky Q ecosystem. It took me a couple of days to recover, reflect and realise the strategic brilliance behind this bold move. It positioned Sky against their future competition pivoting away from the battles with their past competitors. Read more →