Helge Høibraaten to Lead Panel Discussion at Streaming Media Europe 2011
BERGEN, Norway — Sept. 26, 2011 — Vimond CEO Helge Høibraaten will lead a panel discussion at Streaming Media Europe 2011 on the success of Web TV businesses in Northern Europe.
“The countries of Northern Europe have a long-standing reputation as pioneers in broadband and mobile media,” said Helge Høibraaten. “The Web TV offerings in this region are unique in having commercially successful services with rich and engaging broadcast content online, commercialized through subscriptions and advertisement. In this session, the panel will discuss the current state of the market in their region, and give an overview of the scope for further development.”
The session, “Over-The-Top Video in Pioneer Land,” will take place from 11.45-12.30 on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Olympia Conference Centre, London. Other panel speakers in the session include Kristian Bruarøy, strategic advisor, TV 2 (Norway); Tommy Jarnemark, head of TV4 Play and On Demand (Sweden); and Sami Kanninen, head of Web TV, MTV Oy (Finland).
Høibraaten will draw on the experiences of multiplatform providers to date, using specific examples from users of the Vimond online TV management platform to provide answers to questions such as how can content owners deliver a consistent, high-quality experience to the viewer across multiple platforms; which platforms should they target for a cost-effective presence; and how can they balance the competing interests of platform providers against the need to deliver consistency and quality?
Further information on Vimond Media Solutions and its products is available at www.vimond.com or by phone at +47 93 22 95 70.
About Vimond Media Solutions
Vimond Media Solutions AS (www.vimond.com) develops and markets the Vimond online TV platform. Based in Bergen, Norway, Vimond is one of a number of successful technology companies spun off from national broadcaster TV 2, together with Vizrt, StormGeo, and Mosart Medialab. After more than 10 years of technology development and use in production at Scandinavia’s biggest commercial online video enterprise, TV 2 Sumo, Vimond was established in 2011 to make advanced solutions available to other broadcasters launching multiscreen over-the-top services. The Vimond platform provides a comprehensive environment for managing highly efficient streaming of content to cellphones, tablet computers, gaming consoles, connected TVs, and Blu-ray™ players. With its depth of experience and expertise, Vimond is a leading player in the field, serving a rapidly growing roster of customers that includes TV4 in Sweden, MTV3 in Finland, TV 2 in Norway, and pan-Nordic distributor CMore.