September 19, 2017

Technicolor and Partners Ignite the Evolution of Entertainment at IBC

Partnerships are critical to open a new frontier of access excellence for experiences in the home.
  • Combining premium content experiences with the best access technologies, Technicolor is accelerating the evolution of immersive entertainment.
  • Technicolor demonstrated advanced HDR technology, intelligent Wi-Fi solutions, and next-gen open devices for optimum access and seamless interactions in the connected home.

Demonstrating how artistry, technologies, managed services, and partnerships come together, Technicolor explored with attendees at IBC 2017 the growing opportunities to deliver more social and frictionless immersive experiences to the home and beyond.

Technicolor kicked off their participation at the event by hosting an Industry Analyst and Media Roundtable featuring Technicolor thought leaders Marcie Jastrow, Jon Walkenhorst, and Gaël Seydoux. They were joined by executives from two of Technicolor’s leading industry partners, James Chen from Quantenna and Greg Riker from Metrological. The interactive discussion covered a wide range of the topics that were top-of-mind at the event, including trends driving OTT adoption, latest developments in HDR technology and immersive experiences, and the most effective managed Wi-Fi strategies for addressing the in-home network experience.

Another highlight was Technicolor’s “Partner Day,” which demonstrated the importance of strategic relationships in developing the best and most innovative solutions for the network service provider community. A number of podcasts were published around some of the major technologies being explored by the following Technicolor partners and thought leaders:


Thijs Bijleveld, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Metrological, discussed how: “Cloud-based OTT is Changing the Game for Telcos’ Delivery of New Entertainment Services.” Metrological is partnering with Technicolor to provide NSPs with solutions to more rapidly onboard OTT strategies and services; deliver integrated user experiences; marry their linear, VoD and OTT services into a unified service; and deliver fully-integrated cloud-based user experiences.

Idoia Uriarte, Director of Television Operations, discussed how Euskaltel Group in Spain: “Finds New Opportunities As Demand Grows for Over-the-Top and Other Innovative Content Services.” Responding to the demands of an increasingly tech-savvy market hungry for new and innovative services, Euskaltel is working with partners like Technicolor to deploy state-of-the-art gateways with Wi-Fi, voice and broadband embedded in a single box and support for 4K UHD TV, DOCSIS 3.1, and more.


James Chen, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Quantenna Communications, discussed how: “Collaboration is the Key to Deploying Advanced Wi-Fi Solutions for Communication Service Providers Around the World.” Quantenna is working with Technicolor to deploy solutions that allow service providers to ensure subscribers have access to the air time and speed needed to accommodate all of the client devices in the home – and the full array of content and services they want to enjoy.

Irvind Ghai, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., discussed: “High-Quality “Always On” Wi-Fi: An Emerging Imperative for Network Service Providers Around the World.” Qualcomm is working with Technicolor to define additional value added solutions designed to improve the user experience so that NSPs can confidently push new differentiating technologies and services to their subscribers.

Bart Vercammen, Vice President Of Product Management for Technicolor Connected Home, discussed: “Network Service Providers in EMEA Region Explore Managed Services to Deliver High-Performance Wi-Fi.” Technicolor is helping these NSPs develop managed Wi-Fi services with a portfolio of services and products that provide network monitoring, management, and optimization.


Frederic Guillanneuf, Head of Business Development for HDR at Philips, discussed how: “Standards and Successful Trials Are Building Confidence in the Future of High Dynamic Range Technology.” Technicolor and Philips were able to demonstrate in a Major League Baseball game how all the HDR and SDR feeds from cameras and other sources could be integrated – via Advanced HDR by Technicolor – to provide a seamless high-quality HDR experience to consumers.

Frank Debo, Vice President for Business Development in the EMEA region for Technicolor Connected Home, discussed: “Network Service Providers in EMEA Turn up the Volume on HDR Adoption.” Technicolor is working with operators to accelerate HDR delivery, actively supporting HDR’s adoption in EMEA through demos and trials with service providers, active involvement in standards development, and work with pre- and post-production services in content creation.

Listen to the IBC 2017 playlist below to hear from industry experts on a variety of topics concerning media, technology, and entertainment.

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