Oliver Davies

European Head of Product - Samsung TV Plus and Samsung Free, Samsung

“Participating in the DTG Advisory Team is an honour for me, being part of a really dynamic group of industry leaders. The annual summit is an important part of the work that DTG are involved in that brings together the diverse world of digital TV, and I’m looking forward to helping shape the programme to be progressive and relevant.”

Oliver Davies is European head of product for Samsung TV Plus and Samsung Free, both key media products pre-installed on Samsung TVs and Galaxy devices.

TV Plus is a global service currently available in 16 European territories and offers a mix of FAST TV and movie channels together with video on demand. The FAST landscape is rapidly evolving and offers an exciting new direct route to consumers for content partners ranging from large established broadcasters to smaller media groups. Recent notable European partners include DAZN, ZDF, All3Media, Discovery and France 24.

Before joining Samsung, Davies was product director for UKTV Play, expanding its broadcast VOD footprint across multiple consumer platforms. Prior to this at FremantleMedia, he was responsible for the growth of digital fan engagement for The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent and The Apprentice.

Davies was twice nominated for TV BAFTA awards for his pioneering work on second-screen and between-show experiences such as The Apprentice Predictor and X Factor behind-the-scenes exclusives.

 

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