Top issues for television and video in the 2020s

Tony Gunnarsson with Omdia and Jean-Francois Pigeon with Synamedia come together to discuss future trends for TV and video. Topics include key areas of change, providing a multi-service model, balancing the needs of legacy and future customers, and more. For more information about our sponsor, visit

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Tony Gunnarson
Principal Analyst, Omdia

As part of Omdia's media and entertainment team, Tony Gunnarsson covers the global online video sector, with a specific interest in direct-to-consumer video services, across both subscription and transactional video, as well as online video aggregation.

His main research interests are in the premium, paid-for subscription online video (SVOD). Tony provides analysis of the key developments in the global online video market, consumer insights, and business intelligence. He also writes on adjacent developments in the broader TV and home entertainment market, including the emergence of AVOD services as a vehicle for premium content. Prior to joining Informa Tech (now Omdia), formerly Ovum, in 2014, Tony worked as a senior analyst at IHS Markit, formerly IHS Screen Digest. He holds a master’s degree in imperial and commonwealth history from King’s College London.

Jean-Francois Pigeon
Executive VP Sales and Marketing

Jean-Francois joined Synamedia’s executive team in December 2020 to drive growth and expand customer relationships across EMEA with overall responsibility for sales and delivery.

A telecoms industry stalwart, Jean-Francois has extensive experience in developing and growing technology businesses in North America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. He spent over 20 years in executive positions at Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent, most recently leading a global account in the Middle East and Africa region. Prior to that, he was responsible for the integration of the global sales organization following the merger between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.

Jean-Francois brings a rich set of experience including the sales and delivery of major projects as well as roles spanning strategy, business development, marketing, sales operations, and corporate transformation.

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