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From TV to mobile quest game – Interview with Caroline Gaudette, Version 10 Productions

With the television landscape rapidly changing, several agencies and production houses are developing flagship products exclusive to their brand to stay ahead of the game. Such is the case with Version 10 Productions, an agency that designs and produces digital media components for convergent projects in television and film. Version 10 developed JIM, a platform... Read More »

Online TV Consumption in Canada

Duncan Stewart joins us in an interview on how faster internet speeds (such as fibre optic bandwidth) is changing the game of online TV consumption in Canada. In Canada, Deloitte’s TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) Predictions is one of the most anticipated industry documents of the year. Duncan Stewart, Director of TMT Research for Deloitte Canada, shares his... Read More »

Shazam and TV content recognition

As mentioned in a recent post, second-screen applications for television shows have been all the rage in the last year or so. Certain tech companies are pushing the concept even further by allowing tablets and smartphones to listen to and identify the content presented on screen. This technology is known as automatic content recognition, or... Read More »

Real Time Rendering Technology

The capabilities of Real Time Rendering Technology – the ability to see virtual sets live – are very much present, affordable, and achievable in most major city centres worldwide for production. In this interview with Canadian President of Stargate Studios Canada, Kris Wood shares an in-depth discussion of the possibilities and opportunities of using this technology in live-action... Read More »

The many faces of second-screen applications

Second-screen applications are the talk of the TV industry this season. Dozens of shows now have their own app for mobile devices or laptops, in Canada and other parts of the world as well. A number of Canadian digital content producers, such as LVL Studio, Version 10, Akufen and Mobovivo (to name just a few), have made developing these... Read More »

How social networks influence television

On August 6, 2013, US-based polling firm Nielsen announced the first study of its kind providing statistical evidence that Twitter has a certain level of influence on TV ratings. The study did not win unanimous support in the community, so we met with several stakeholders in the TV industry to get their opinion on the... Read More »

T-Commerce Broken Down

Some of you may have heard of T-commerce but do you understand how it really works? With tablets and mobiles (plus the rise of Smart TV’s) becoming a common household item, the action of buying what you watch on TV isn’t so far fetched. In this two-part interview, we talk with Isabelle Sullivan at Montreal’s... Read More »

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