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OTT TV > Spotlights

Over-the-top (OTT) has changed how people watch television, and in some regions is on track to overtake broadcast, cable, and satellite. Look below for the latest news in OTT technology and programming, as well as insights and analysis into where the OTT market is headed.

Lightcast.com: A View from the Top

Lightcast.com has had the privilege of developing one of the most user-friendly OTT management and automation Platform as a Service (PaaS) platforms, used by virtually every imaginable organization and entity type, industry, and use-case.

Bitcentral: A View from the Top

At the beginning of 2022, Bitcentral acquired Powr.tv, the leading OTT video publishing platform. Powr's solution had already launched 200+ streaming media applications that enabled customers to increase audience reach and deliver video content across major media platforms, including Apple, Google, Roku, and Amazon.

Quickplay: A View from the Top

Quickplay is leading the way with cloud-native platforms by helping OTT providers achieve unequaled flexibility, agility, and scalability as they deploy new services or remake existing ones.

TAG Video Systems: A View from the Top

TAG's monitoring platform is able to monitor all streams from live sources to CDNs and monitor the entire flow instead of the siloed sections.

Penthera: View from the Top

Penthera serves leading OTT brands around the world and these customer priorities have provided us the opportunity to continue our legacy of building products and solutions that solve customers' needs for both today and tomorrow.

Telestream: When Creating Comprehensive Media Packages, Video Might Just Be the Easy Part

Telestream's ability to meet customers on their journey to the cloud at any point where they find themselves is a key part of the company's unique value. Future proof your media processing and start your cloud journey with cloud native services from Telestream.

HESP: Sub-second Latency, Fast Channel Change and Improved ABR over Standard CDNs

DVEO Executive Predictions: NEXTGEN TV and AVOD/FAST Continue to Grow in 2022

ATSC 3.0 and ad-supported streaming services will lead the way this year, while blockchain, NFTs, and the Metaverse will take a more significant role in the broadcast and media industry.

Firstlight Media Executive Predictions: Metadata and the Cloud

Providers who found it easy to gain an audience over the last two years will have to work harder to keep them as the pandemic wanes, and OTT services will embrace fully cloud-based workflows

AWS for Media & Entertainment: View from the Top 2021

Five solution areas are key for media and entertainment companies: content production, media supply chain & archive, broadcast, D2C & streaming, and data science and analytics

TAG Video Systems: View from the Top 2021

Elevating the consumer experience to the highest-level possible requires deep insight into quality, metrics and issues; data that was previously beyond the reach of operators. Thanks to TAG's Realtime Media Platform, however, that data is now accessible.

Dacast: View from the Top 2021

Dacast is expanding its highly scalable infrastructure to provide multi-CDN delivery to help deliver high-quality content to viewers worldwide, including in China.

Zixi: View from the Top 2021

Software-defined and virtualized workflows provide a degree of responsiveness that is impossible to replicate in any other manner. For that reason, we are seeing more and more large-scale media enterprises pivot towards increasingly end-to-end cloud-based workflows.

Amagi: View from the Top 2021

Free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) is the cure for subscription fatigue, and Amagi is just what the doctor ordered

EZDRM: View from the Top 2021

Security is becoming multi-dimensional. The gold standard of DRM is now frequently used in conjunction with watermarking, geo-fencing, etc. to offer a fuller envelope of glass-to-glass protection, a trend that likely will accelerate as integration standards become normalized and costs are driven down by robust, cloud-based service options.

Tulix: View from the Top 2021

Live linear channels have grown in number, as has the video quality they are delivering. And advances in hardware and software have reduced the cost of launching channels significantly.

Verimatrix: View from the Top 2021

Due to the growth in scope, frequency, and severity of cyberthreats, today's media and entertainment industry needs more security, not less. This can present a difficult choice for some companies—compromise your creative vision, or lower your security standards? We believe you don't need to sacrifice innovation for security—you can have both.

2021: The Full Monty

Streaming Media publisher Joel Unickow has some bold predictions for the rest of 2021.

Margins in Streaming Market Will Erode in 2021; Diversification is Key

Partnerships Will Be Key to Success in 2021