|IET HQ Savoy Place - after the talk - more talk|
The event was organised by the Royal Television Society (RTS for many years I was a member) and it was held at the IET HQ (Institute of Engineering Technology) in Savoy Place (a former home for the BBC) .
In fact it's a great way to find out what's happening without using the shoe leather of adding more CO2.
The panel had some good people
led by the chair Nigel Walley (of Decipher Media Group) - seems Nigel is the expert on the Beach bar!
The panel was
Tom Marshall Tom producer a daily 'What Caught My Eye at the show and is Creative Director, captive north
Stephanie Scheller - Head of Business Development, APPINESS - Stephanie focused on Metadata and we saw how it can be sued to enhance the TV viewing experience to enable us to buy clothes and ephemera as we watch 'Big Bang' or get all the ingredients for a recipe on one of the many cooking shows.
Craig Buckland - Business Development Lead, Media, Gaming and Technology, Vodafone -
As far as I could extrapolate TV is changing - our big (UK) players (even the BBC) are minnows with major players being North American or Asian.
TV is fast becoming owned by Facebook, Apple and Amazon - data is invincible - there's talk of Disney and Netflix coming together and in Europe there have been hints around a possible Havas Vivendi deal
|Funny to think Lego is now a 'media asset'|
What I liked was the point one of the panel made about how we overestimate short term impact (say one year) and underestimate the long term (say 10 years) I recall how Ampex then Sony and Avid dominated broadcasting with their hardware - now it's about social media and search - content may be king but leveraging it is all important too.
Some amusement (for me) from a punter attending who proclaimed he had no need of the BBC (And a TV licence) he was supremely satisfied with all that YouTube provided him with.
Oh yes great News about Nobel prize winner Bob Dylan - Fantastic.
At Tate Britain yesterday and took a look at the four Turner Prize Nominees - I liked them all this Red scale model part of the work of Josephine Pryde - more on Josephine and the other nominees in the next few days.
|Short train running|