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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.

Xilinx Introduces Real-Time Server Appliances for Top Quality at Low Cost

The two new appliances, based on Alveo data center accelerator cards, use adaptable FPGA architecture to allow service providers to optimize quality and performance even after deployment

Consumers' Appetites for New Streaming Services May Be on the Wane

A new survey-based report from Visual Objects finds that only 16% of consumers pay for more than 3 streaming services, and 78% pay $50 or less for all of their services combined.

Enterprise Video Viewing Rose 91% in First Quarter, Says Brightcove

We know that COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented increase in enterprise video, and the new Q1 Global Video Index from Brightcove finally reveals just how big of a rise we've seen.

RealNetworks Brings Facial Recognition to Real 20/20 and StarSearch Chrome Plugin

RealNetworks' SAFR technology has been primarily deployed in security-related applications, but the new Chrome plugin StarSearch and the company's own RealPlayer 20/20 bring it to consumers

Global OTT Revenues to Hit $167 Billion in 2025

Disney+ has helped SVOD revenues continue to rise on a steady pace, while COVID-19 has temporarily stunted AVOD's growth

IBC Cancels Due to COVID-19

IBC CEO Michael Crimp cites "many unknowns" and concerns over exhibitor and attendee safety in decision to pull the plug on the event, scheduled for September 11-14 in Amsterdam

More Than 90% of Self-Isolating Families Have at Least One OTT Service

New survey data from Hub Entertainment Research reveals the impact of COVID-19 on OTT services and pay TV

Verizon Media Introduces New Publishing, Advertising Features

Output Syndication makes it easy to publish directly to social media platforms, while Content Control simplifies the creation of live linear channels and Smartplay Prebid improves the ad bidding process

Virtual Video Summit Set for May 6

With no NAB to bring customers to them this year, a group of streaming industry vendors have come together to create a virtual event and bring the trade show to their customers and partners.

Global Streaming Up More Than 20% in March, Says Conviva

Viewing in the U.S. is up almost 27%, and daytime viewing is up most of all—a massive 39% rise since the first week of March.

Disney+, PPV Streaming Taking Off as People Stay at Home

We all know TV viewing is up these days, but data from Hub Entertainment and Wurl show just how much, and which services are seeing the biggest upticks.

News Streaming Views Are Up 31%, According to Brightcove Report

Other findings of the Q4 Brightcove Global Video Index include a staggering growth in connected TV viewing time.

NAB Decides "Not to Move Forward" with Vegas Show

The organization said it is working with partners on potential alternatives to the broadcast industry's largest annual gathering

U.S. SVOD Subscriptions on Pace to Pass 300 Million by 2025

Each SVOD household in the country is expected to add one service in the next 5 years, says Digital TV Research

COVID-19: All Eyes on NAB

NAB is still on for now, but now that AJA, Nikon, Adobe, and Avid have pulled out, exhibitors are taking a "watch and wait" approach as concerns about coronavirus increase and conferences across the globe cancel or postpone

Sports Fans Care More About Picture Quality Than Latency, Says Verizon Report

Viewers would rather have 4K than lower latency, according to a new study by the streaming platform and CDN that delivered the Super Bowl

Streaming Advertisers Still Face Challenges, Says Conviva Report

Ad start failures are down, but start times and buffering actually got worse compared to 2018. But overal streaming continues to grow, and quality of experience is better than ever.

Is Linear On Demand the Future? 3SS Is Betting on It

Super-aggregation requires a user experience capable of understanding individual taste and serving content from all of a viewer's video services. 3SS believes it has the solution.

Only 13% of Viewers Watch the Super Bowl on Connected TVs, Says AdColony

The ad platform's survey finds that 72% of viewers plan on watching the game on TV, while the number of smartphone viewers has gone up to 11%

What You Might Have Missed at CES 2020

CES isn't just about the biggest and best TVs. Here are a few new products that floated under the radar but are worth your attention.