SPI International Projects Future Coexistence of OTT and Linear TV at Asia Video Summit Panel

Panel Discussion brings together major players to discuss the advancements in the video industry

SPI International’s CEO, Berk Uziyel, participated in this year’s Asia Video Summit in which the future of the evolving digital video industry was discussed. SPI’s objectives for the new wave of digital video is to encompass a 360° screen video entertainment for a more advanced and interactive experience on all VoD TV platforms to create an engaging community with live events.

Berk Uziyel at Asia Video Summin Panel

“The success of media companies relies on relevance and hybrid services which is why SPI strongly postulates that the coexistence of OTT and linear TV will be the future. Linear TV streaming will become diversified but it is crucial to have engaging content available on all screens to stay relevant,“ said Berk Uziyel, SPI International's CEO at the Hong Kong event.

In order to further pursue their vision, SPI recently launched Timeless Drama Channel (devoted to Turkish TV series) that had a positive reaction during its premiere at MIPCOM 2018. SPI International continues to incorporate values that focus on their philosophy of offering the best content experience for all of their viewers, partners and operators on all screens and platforms.

The Asia Video Summit in Hong Kong presented the opportunity to discuss innovative and creative ideas to enhance the modern video industry. Mr. Uziyel met with the Senior Vice President of Digital Development Global Markets and Operations for BBC Studios, Shad Hashmi, as well as Tony Zameczkowski who is the Vice President of Business Development Asia for Netflix.

This remarkable panel discussion between Netflix and BBC surrounded the topic about the future of Digital Video - the opportunities and the challenges, the disruption and the consolidation, the success stories and the ability to embrace change.