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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.

The Northern Path: Cooperation and Competition in the Nordics

Could OTT services save money by working together on shared solutions? At a conference in Norway, one executive makes a plea for partnership.

The SVOD World Is Close to Being a Zero-Sum Market, Says Report

Three services are enough, say many households. With so many choices, consumers wonder which are essential and which they need to drop.

The 2019 Streaming Media 50 Coming in July

Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on.

Disney, CBS, Akamai, Microsoft and More Speaking at Content Delivery Summit

This year's event next week features presentations and fireside chats from leading players in the world of content delivery, from the CDNs themselves to the broadcasters and content owners that use them.

NewFront Week 2019 Starts Monday; Here's What We Want to Know

The biggest online video publishers—including Hulu, Twitter, Verizon Media, and YouTube—will hold their newfront presentations next week. Here are the questions we want answered.

Hulu, Cheddar, and Netflix to Headline Streaming Media East 2019

The streaming world is expanding, and our conference is growing right along with it. This year, we bring you face-to-face with the area's most important players, including Roku, Nielsen, Adobe, NBC, CBS, Pluto TV, and many more.

28% Watch Their Phones While They're Watching TV, Finds Facebook

They might be sitting in front of the TV with a favorite program on, but where is their attention? An eye-tracking study from Facebook shows our divided viewing habits.

Five Takeaways from NAB 2019: The Trends That Shaped South Hall

Conference attendance may have been slightly down this year, but South Hall—where nearly all the streaming video exhibitors were—felt busier than ever.

vMVPDs Are Bloated; It's Time to Retire the Term 'Skinny Bundle'

All the channels viewers want and even more they don't! Monthly prices that come close to pay TV! What's not to love about today's skinny bundles? Almost everything.

It's Time to Disband the Unofficial Netflix Protection Society

As the first global network, Netflix has attracted a lot of criticism, but it's attracted even more defenders. That's really not necessary; Netflix can take care of itself.

What Defines OTT? Even the Experts Can't Agree on a Meaning

The theme of this year's Streaming Forum was "OTT: Better Than Broadcast?" But before they could debate that topic attendees needed to decide what OTT means.

Should the Buyer Beware? Not at Streaming Media

In this ad-heavy world, it's hard to tell what's paid for and what's editorial. But one place you won't have a problem is on this site or at Streaming Media conferences. That's our promise to every reader and attendee.

PBS Is Missing From Streaming Lineups, and That Needs to Change

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? And all the other great programs on PBS? For cord-cutters, PBS is a no-show and it's sorely missed.

Content Discovery Has Viewers in a Rage, So What's Being Done?

Welcome to endless scrolling, the same choices over and over, and frustrating interfaces. Wasn't AI supposed to save us from this?

Beyond 'Bandersnatch': Choose Your Own Inspiration at SME

Netflix's Andy Schuler will reveal how the company makes interactive content work when he presents a Streaming Media East keynote in May.

DAZN CTO: OTT Will Replace Broadcast TV

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, DAZN Group CTO Florian Diederichsen talks about the future of OTT and the sport SVOD service's rapid growth: "Our vision is to do for sport what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for TV."

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.