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The Faultline Podcast is an audio companion to Rethink Technology Research’s Faultline service, a weekly news publication that examines the video market in cynical focus like no other – critiquing pay TV, OTT, SVoD, and supporting technologies. If you’re in the business world and deal with video content, Faultline is a service you’ll want to pay attention to.

Hosted by Tommy Flanagan, Editor of Faultline

If you’d like to appear on a Faultline Podcast please contact us [email protected]

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1 April 2024

Amy DeLouise - GALSNGEAR

Production tools, generative AI, and live streaming projects are hot topics for GALSNGEAR, an initiative focused on upskilling women in the M&E industry, boasting over 1500 members today.

Founder Amy DeLouise provides a masterclass in promoting diversity, and lambasts Faultline for our own contribution to the ‘manel’ problem.

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25 March 2024

Sebastian Braun - 24i

24i’s new SVP of Product Management, Sebastian Braun, comes in with fresh ideas following the recent departure of former CEO Dr. Neale Foster.

Anti-piracy pitfalls, discovery fatigue, and the TV aggregation dilemma all come to a head in this episode – leading us to an “agree to disagree” dead-end.

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18 March 2024

Mathieu & Yoann - Witbe

Witbe, the famous French video monitoring provider, is hiding a few things – and Faultline is on a mission to scratch below the surface.

From major unannounced customer wins and revenue scrutiny, to unreleased product updates at NAB Show 2024, this episode welcomes the double act of Witbe’s CEO Mathieu Planche, alongside COO Yoann Hinard – with 25 years of Witbe experience between them.

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12 March 2024

Lu Bolden - Bold New Solutions (BNS)

The C-word features on the Faultline Podcast for the first time, in an episode full of taboos.

CEO of Bold New Solutions (BNS), Lu Bolden (formerly of Verimatrix and ThinkAnalytics), introduces us to a new venture – one that aims to drill into both engineering and business problems for customers like Wide Open West (WOW).

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7 March 2024

Greening of Streaming - The TV Energy Hackathon Reveal

Greening of Streaming’s Dom Robinson and Ben Schwarz bury the hatchet with Faultline’s Tommy Flanagan and Quentin Vidberg, to discuss whether our recent article did justice to the group’s recently completed remote energy monitoring tests.

How does GoS plan to build on this groundwork of SDR versus HDR energy data? What sort of sample size can be considered credible? And is the honeymoon period over for the non-profit?

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5 March 2024

Stefan Lederer - Bitmovin

Bitmovin’s CEO and co-founder, Stefan Lederer, joins Tommy Flanagan to talk monolithic APIs, the McKinsey effect, and we ALMOST let a huge cat out of the bag.

This episode also delves into whether Bitmovin’s big bets on AV1 are paying off amid underwhelming next-gen codec adoption, and we also discover that one of Bitmovin’s newer products is onboarding an outrageous number of new customers.

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5 March 2024

The Return of Gideon Gilboa - LiveU

LiveU’s Chief Product Officer, Gideon Gilboa, returns to the Faultline podcast with unfinished business.

The 2024 US elections. The 2024 Paris Olympics. LiveU is preparing for a bumper year, but how is the IP cellular bonding specialist adapting to emerging disruptive trends in sports and news broadcasting? And how is the proprietary LRT protocol shaping up against Haivision’s established SRT?
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22 November 2023

Faultline Podcast with Brad Carter, CEO and Co-founder, Cerberus Tech

Stormtroopers, Zixi, lessons from the military, and the perils of AWS.

Brad Carter, CEO and co-founder at Cerberus Tech (formerly CTO until a few weeks ago), joins Tommy Flanagan for an analogy-laden journey through the rise of this UK-based IP video SaaS specialist.

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14 November 2023

Faultline Podcast with Guido Meardi, CEO & Co-founder, V-Nova

Mistakes and naivety. Enemies turned friends. Codec politics and the power of persuasion.

It can only be Guido Meardi, the eccentric CEO and co-founder of London-based V-Nova, who gives Tommy Flanagan the warts-and-all walkthrough since emerging from stealth mode in 2015, to launching an MPEG video compression standard with LCEVC.

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8 November 2023

Faultline Podcast with Frank Miller, CTO, Varnish Software

Varnish Software’s Frank Miller (aka the CTO who never sleeps) joins Tommy Flanagan and Quentin Vidberg on the Faultline Podcast.

The trio discuss smashing world records in video delivery, traversing disruption in the CDN landscape, and waning interest in Open Caching… also pizzas, socks, and saturation rigs.

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