- June 22, 2017
- Posted by: Kauser Kanji
- Category: 50 VOD Professionals, OTT, VPLegacy
Hello everyone and welcome to Vodkr! As many of you know, we’re now a consultancy business rather than the editorial site that was VOD Professional but when we announced that change at the beginning of this year, we promised that some things would stay the same. We’d still, for example, be writing about the online video industry. We’d still be talking to broadcasters, operators and service-providers about their plans and to vendors about their solutions. And we’d still be running our VUIX conference, dedicated to discussing product development, strategy, UI and UX.
But the biggest thing you told us you wanted to retain was 50 VOD Professionals, our annual list of the 50 most influential people working in our sector.
And why not?! It’s a chance for us to all celebrate the brilliant people and their machines that bring VOD to our screens. We’re delighted, therefore, to roll the proverbial drum and to tell you that nominations for our sixth year of 50 VOD Professionals are now open!
For the next two weeks, we’ll be collecting your submissions which will then be presented to our panel of leading judges for their assessment. The doors will be (metaphorically) locked and they’ll debate, deliberate and shave down the names to the final 50. We’ll publish our results in mid-July.
Please don’t just limit your nominations to company heads. We want to hear about anyone in the industry who is helping to bring terrific on-demand services to the UK audience. Who was responsible for designing that killer UI that everyone’s talking about? Which VOD professional cracked that content recommendation algorithm, driving up viewing time and revenues? And who is working on that terrific marketing campaign which is engaging users and earning their loyalty? We want to know!