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...
In September Everyone TV announced the development of Freely, a new free TV service, launching in 2024, that will deliver live TV over broadband here in the UK. I’ve had a several people ask me what exactly it is, so I thought it would be helpful to explain what I think it will be and why I think it is important.
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.
Recently I have found myself doing a Mandalorian. This does not mean I have become an inter-galactic bounty hunter or started walking around with a bucket on my head that I refused to take off in public. I'm referring to how I consume subscription VOD services.
A route map of 'The Running Book' by John Connell.