BBC Online Industry Briefing: Panel on Simplicity and Connected TV
It gave me a lot of pleasure last Thursday to sit down with partners from across the industry and talk about how we can give the audience an experience that is both delightful and dead simple.
Here is the video of my panel with Sidharth Jayant (Samsung), Edd Uzzell (Sony UK), and Mark Vasey (Panasonic UK).
Daniel Danker is the General Manager, Programmes and On-Demand, BBC Future Media
Glyn Povah, Telefonica, tweeted the gap between iPlayer's current and potential reach.
28 million people in UK don't use iplayer but could. Massive #MissedOpportunity #BBCOnline
The Fast Web Media twitter account summed the presentation up as:
Daniel Danker states all BBC digital innovation needs to be 'dead simple' for users to be successful #BBCOnline #MediaCityUK
Vikram Rajan of Cognizant tweeted that:
#bbconline goals of TV manufacturers seem to diverge a bit when it comes to connected sets
Within the BBC, Robin Morley (who had demonstrated Moo Spew in the Children's product update) liked the idea of an Electronic Programme Guide that tied in with on-demand:
Best thought floated so far in "sinplicity" discussion between 3 TV manufacturers - an EPG which also goes backwards for catch-up #bbconline
Loving the tv manufacturers talk. But no discussion of use cases around games consoles? #bbconline