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Next-gen TV UX: the future of the TV experience

As every delegate knows – and some fear – TV is changing. A new generation of content formats, navigation and control interfaces, and multi-platform experiences are making their way into the market: voice search and control, personalisation, content portability, OTT-on-
TV, and so on. IBC has brought together a panel of leading industry experts who will guide us into this future, painting a picture of the TV viewing experiences of tomorrow.

Chaired by Ed Corn (associate director at strategy and research consultancy MTM, and formerly of the UK’s YouView) his panel includes Brendan Hole (TV & content architect at BT) who has deployed multiple ‘telco-TV’ services across Europe including the Homechoice service from Video Networks.

Rovi’s Michael Hawkey (SVP/GM at Discovery Business Group/Rovi Corp) is another highly experienced executive, with a CV that includes stints at EchoStar and Sling Media, ADB Americas and STMicroelectronics.
Peter Docherty (founder/CTO at ThinkAnalytics) is one of the industry’s top visionaries.

Docherty and his development team are the brains behind one of the world’s most deployed multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine software, which is currently deployed by over 70 video service providers in more than 40 countries and in 35 languages.

Sascha Prueter (head, Google’s Android TV) is another valued panelist. He works within the Android team to lead the product efforts for Android TV.

He previously led the overall Android platform Program Management to release new Android operating system versions to phones and tablets across the world.
Simon Gosling (creative evangelist at creative/content studio Happy Finish) completes the session’s line-up. Gosling’s experience in VR and full 360 degree global production gives him a valuable insight into the changing face of TV.