QuickPlay: How mobile is disrupting premium video content consumption – With Mark Hyland, VP Sales and Marketing

On the four corners at the premium content crossroads you’ve got disruptors like IP TV and the new tablets trying to satiate consumer demands and business models that can sustain it – the sign of an industry in the midst of change.

Mark Hyland and his team at QuickPlay Media have been involved in the mobile video space since 2004 – back when the Motorola Razor was the fad – and have been helping companies get content into our hands wherever and whenever we want. The future of this industry is being played out right now and that is the focus of our discussion.

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About Mark Hyland

Mark Hyland
As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mark Hyland is responsible for worldwide sales and for product, communications and partner marketing programs.

Mark is a successful entrepreneur with deep expertise in the media industry. Combining his keen interest in emerging technologies with his formal background in journalism, Mark co-founded Shift Magazine, which quickly became a popular media and entertainment industry resource. Later, as Director of Business Development and New Media at CBC, Mark initiated the company’s online media extension which culminated in CBC.ca becoming the top news site in Canada. Transitioning to the role of Director of Broadband and Digital Services at CBC, Mark fully embraced the emerging technologies of high-definition television and video-on-demand. It was this passion for high-quality, accessible entertainment that attracted him to QuickPlay.

Mark has frequently spoken at influential mobile entertainment industry events, including CTIA Wireless & Entertainment, Digital Hollywood and Mobile Content Strategies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from McGill University in Montreal, a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of UNTETHER.tv and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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