Tag Archives: Television

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (3/3)

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What is Free’s next disruptive innovation? Let’s borrow Free glasses for a moment, and assess where it will probaly spend the bulk of its time. What will be its road to ‘Free Dom’? Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (2/3)

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In 2009, Xavier Niel, Free founder and owner, has made up his mind: the future of Internet will be mobile. How will Free replicate the big hit of the Freebox, associating a dramatic advance in technology (ADSL), with an emblematic product (Freebox) and an unchallenged pricing (€29,9) in the mature mobile market? Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (1/3)

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What is radical and what is disruptive innovation? Following clarification on these notions, we go through the story of Free, a French alternative Telco which amazing adventure goes from radical to disruptive innovation. Continue reading

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An inside look at social TV in France

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Below is a short interview I completed about Social TV with Natan Edelsburg from Lost Remote. It gives a few insights on how Social TV unfolds in France, analyses the various strategies of the players, and what show are the most … Continue reading

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You say second screen. I say first!

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I stole this ticklish title from Ogilvie Entertainment futurist presentation ‘The end of TV as we know it’, a nice piece of work designed by @Dougscottogilvy and @Themattdoh. It clearly hit the nails that mobile, not TV, will become the ‘first … Continue reading

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Rapid Innovation protecting your brand

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In a crowded digital market, how does Orange stand out? One case study is using rapid innovation and modular design to differentiate on the emerging market of Social TV. Continue reading

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Social TV makes the sparks fly at Orange

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I will be speaking at Connected TV Summit next Wednesday about “Orange’s ‘Blended TV’ and the impact of ‘social’ in television“. Following a previous interview with IPTV News by Jamie Beach last February, let’s come back on the uptake of … Continue reading

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Luminous design for a bright Smart TV experience! An interview with Dale Herigstad

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What is the future of Smart TV? How to create a luminous design that will enlighten TV experience across devices, and make it really consistently Smart? Who could tell us the way better than Dale Herigstad. Dale is Chief Interaction … Continue reading

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Is there a Model for Rapid Innovation?

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Sharp innovation stemms from constant knowledge exchanges between technology, the markets, an innovation team, as well as other departments of the firm. The bigger you are, the more difficult it is to share active knowledge: how can we set-up a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the era of Social TV!

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I will be speaking within the stream “Social TV & The New UI” at the IP&TV World Forum 2012 event, taking place in London on 20th-22nd March, 2012. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.iptv-forum.com. Below is a … Continue reading

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Once the dust of Social TV hype settles, content recommendation will be changed forever (2/2)

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In this second part of the conversation (part I), Ben Schwarz, CEO, CTOi Consulting, and Nicolas Bry, Senior VP, Orange Vallee, continue their detailed analysis of how to harness Content Discovery and Social TV, and introduce the concept of Blended … Continue reading

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Once the dust of Social TV hype settles, content recommendation will be changed forever (1/2)

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Benjamin Schwarz is an old friend since the early days of IPTV in 2004, and also one of the best professional in digital TV I know. Recognized international expert on converging media and technologies, he bloggs at  CTOIC.net. We often … Continue reading

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Wandering from Intelligent Things to Smart TV

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The world of Intelligent Things Netexplo presented recently a meaningful conference related to the world of Intelligent Things. What is this world? Intelligent Things are objects which “become” intelligent because they connect to the Internet. At Lieu du Design, in a … Continue reading

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Smart TV: who will lead the disruption?

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Will Smart TV be the same revolution that Smart Phone was for the mobile handset? Is it more an incremental innovation? If the business game welcomes new rules and new entrants, who will be the leader of this disruption? Let’s … Continue reading

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Will my smart TV undoubtely be transmedia ?

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3 years ago, I posted a few thoughts about IPTV, echoing positive feedback from customers on our “TV on-demand” service: IPTV, the television of the 21st century! I spoke there about IPTV 2 radical diffentiators: – IPTV establishes a unique … Continue reading