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nScreenNoise – why Sky invested in Pluto.TV

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I wrote yesterday about how linear TV channels are coming to the web, but are changing to take advantage of the new medium. One of the companies I discussed, Pluto.TV, just received some investment from Sky UK. In this video interview and discussion, I talk with Hilary Perchard, VP of US Partnerships at Sky, about the investment, why Pluto.TV is important and what it means for the future of pay TV and online video.

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Intro: title page (0:00)


Chapter 1: Introduction of Hilary Perchard, VP US Partnerships (0:20)

Hilary’s biography: http://startups.sky.com/our-team/team-biographies

Hilary headshot: http://startups.sky.com/file.axd?pointerid=bafafb61a38042c3896cc8f7e3a6132f&lastMod=2782014162549

Chapter 2: Pluto.TV (0:55)

Sky invests in Pluto.TV: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-10/13/sky-invests-in-pluto-tv

Chapter 3: OTT derived thematic guide channels (1:50)

Pluto.TV: http://pluto.tv/#!&channel=ClassicToons

Chapter 4: Video sources for thematic channels (2:25)

Pluto.TV content partners: http://mashable.com/2014/03/31/pluto-tv/

Chapter 5: Hybrid operators and OTT programmed channels (3:45)

Chapter 6: Why MCNs want and need to reach the TV (5:15)

Yahoo rumored to be buying Brightroll: http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/20/sources-yahoo-in-talks-to-buy-video-ad-platform-brightroll-for-around-700m/

Chapter 7: OTT on Pay TV – the model is “nothing new” (7.45)

Close: (8:50)


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