The new VO Streaming Device is a genuinely breakthrough product designed from the ground up to help boost operator revenue for multiscreen and even compete against the encroachment of big name streaming media players into viewers’ homes.
OTT Executive Magazine’s Nichole Janowsky recently conducted an interview with Sefy Ariely, our EVP Americas, covering the main challenges that OTT pay-TV operators currently face and much more.
5G and the IoT are going to conspire together to lead to a huge growth in mobile data, but there are plenty of difficulties ahead in the transition from 4G. Meanwhile, Ofcom in the UK confirms that, while everyone is watching less TV, the under 25s are watching even less, and while revenues are set to double, Netflix shares face a turbulent time after growth forecasts failed to deliver.
We’ve got a lot of news to share in the run up to IBC, from a new tagline that summaries the aims of the company, to new products and ways to ensure that operators can monetise the latest technologies on the market. It’s going to be a busy Amsterdam!
One of the most significant developments in the future history of Virtual Reality, at least as far as the broadcast aspects of it go, has been the confirmation from Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) that it will be deploying camera rigs for 360 degree video at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympiad when it starts in August.
The introduction of new consumer technologies means that operators are about to witness rapid growth in the velocity, volume, and variety of data that is to come.
The figures surrounding the future development of television viewing still seem encouraging, with both SVOD services in Europe and the global TV Everywhere audience showing strong growth. Meanwhile, in Westeros, it seems that the pirates are starting to face a serious battle.
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New research suggests that Netflix might have to turn to advertising soon to fund its expansion — or does it? Either way, consumers want more content curation, and it will be who is in control of that content that will shape the way the industry transforms over the forthcoming years. And Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends Report is as fascinating reading as ever.
Any service provider can build a successful OTT service that suits them and their own individual market needs as long as they pay attention to these five, crucial building blocks.