Pre-MIPTV interview series: Jim Samples, Scripps Networks Interactive

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Scripps Networks Interactive made news recently with its acquisition of a majority stake in Polish broadcaster TVN. Jim Samples, president, international at the company talked… Read more

Pre-MIPTV interview series: Laurent Dumeau, Trace

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One year on from Modern Times Group’s 75% buyout of Trace, Trace Sport Stars CEO Laurent Dumeau talked to Andy McDonald about the group’s new… Read more

Pre-MIPTV interview series: John Rossiter, Sony Pictures Television Networks


Sony Pictures Television Networks’ general manager for central Europe, John Rossiter, talked to Andy McDonald about the expansion of its linear channels business and the… Read more

Pre-MIPTV interview series: JB Perrette, Discovery Networks International


With its international business now accounting for over half of factual giant Discovery’s overall business, Discovery Networks International president JB Perrette talked to Stuart Thomson… Read more

Pre-MIPTV interview series: Dean Possenniskie, A+E Networks

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A+E Networks’ acquisition of control of two of its JVs a year ago has opened the way to further international expansion. A+E Networks EMEA managing… Read more

Cable Congress 2015 interviews: Paul Kearney, Ono


Paul Kearney, CTO of Vodafone-owned Spanish cable operator Ono, talks to DTVE’s Andy McDonald about fixed-mobile convergence, the RDK and the future of the set-top box.  … Read more

Cable Congress 2015 interviews: Harald Rösch, Blizoo

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Cable operators face many challenges in emerging markets such as Bulgaria. Harald Rösch, CEO of the country’s leading cable operator Blizoo talked to DTVE’s Stuart… Read more

Cable Congress 2015 interviews: Balan Nair, Liberty Global

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 With UK unit Virgin Media’s recent announcement of a £3 billion network investment and network extensions and upgrades planned elsewhere, Liberty Global is leading the… Read more

Cable Congress interviews: Asanga Gunatillaka, Com Hem

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Cable Congress speaker Asanga Gunatillaka, chief product officer at Com Hem, talks to DTVE’s Andy McDonald about product innovation and the impact of OTT.  Sweden’s… Read more

African exchange: digital switchover problems and pay TV opportunities

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The African pay TV market is growing, but delays and disruptions continue to plague the analogue-to-digital switchover. Andy McDonald reports. The pay TV market in… Read more