Bryan Reksten Interview at CommunicAsia: Technicolor is Literally Connecting Homes to Hollywood

01 September 2017

The “Big Picture” View of the Connected Home

No matter where you are in the world, it’s abundantly clear that today’s NSPs are being called upon to deliver increasingly better and more immersive experiences – and that means everything from more open gateways to OTT delivery excellence. In an interview with Disruptive.Asia, Technicolor’s Bryan Reksten, VP of Global Marketing, Connected Home, describes some of the most important challenges for those delivering premium experiences to the home around the globe. As Reksten explains it, just as content creation is evolving to be immersive – including VR, AR, and mixed reality – so too must it evolve on the delivery side – cable, telco, satellite, and mobile – for it to have any chance of mass consumer adoption.

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The “Big Picture” View of the Connected Home

No matter where you are in the world, it’s abundantly clear that today’s NSPs are being called upon to deliver increasingly better and more immersive experiences – and that means everything from more open gateways to OTT delivery excellence. In an interview with Disruptive.Asia, Technicolor’s Bryan Reksten, VP of Global Marketing, Connected Home, describes some of the most important challenges for those delivering premium experiences to the home around the globe. As Reksten explains it, just as content creation is evolving to be immersive – including VR, AR, and mixed reality – so too must it evolve on the delivery side – cable, telco, satellite, and mobile – for it to have any chance of mass consumer adoption.

Technicolor’s Bryan Reksten Gives the “Big Picture” View of the Connected Home

As one of the world’s top providers of gateway products – shipping approximately a million plus units weekly –Technicolor is uniquely positioned to provide access to and interactions with the most immersive experiences, by enabling service providers to deliver them seamlessly to homes around the globe.

Or as Tony Poulos, Editor of DisruptiveViews and co-publisher of Disruptive.Asia, summed it up: “Having conquered the big screen for so many years, Technicolor is now conquering [all the other ones] as well.”

Bryan Reksten, Technicolor’s VP of Global Marketing, Connected Home, described some of the most important challenges of those delivering immersive experiences to the home. Top of the list are: integration of the different services being provided; security of the content being delivered; and ensuring a consistent and reliable experience for consumers – every time. A solution that can handle all of these provides substantial value for both provider and consumer.

One such partnership, with Amazon Web Services (AWS), allows voice-enabled services to run on a Technicolor open gateway. “You can tell it to ‘open up a guest network’ or ‘prioritize content to a specific device’ for example,” says Reksten, “and this enables you to interact with your gateway at a whole other level.”

For the virtualized connected home, access excellence and interactions are a top priority – and that means a range of solutions working in perfect harmony – from open gateways and intelligent Wi-Fi, to OTT and the latest video technology.

Listen to the full interview here.

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