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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.

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Plex Introduces Discover, a "Google for Streaming TV"

In addition to its own library of free, on-demand movies and shows, Plex is now offering Discover and Universal Watchlist, which allow viewers to find content across streaming services and save it to their personal watchlist

Bitmovin Introduces Stream Lab, an Automated Streaming Testing Platform

Bitmovin's Stream Lab allows for easy testing of streaming experiences across multiple devices and platforms; will debut at NAB

NFTs Come To Connected TV

"What we've created isn't TikTok or YouTube, it's straight art," says Kevin McCarthy of StreamNFT, which just launched on the Roku Channel Store, bringing non-fungible tokens to your TV set.

Survey: Broadcast TV Is Here To Stay (For Now), But Convergence Is On the Way

As broadcasters, operators, and streaming services work to bring combined service offerings to consumers, they're looking for converged security and content protection solutions. Those are the key takeaways from the latest research from Streaming Media, Help Me Stream, and Intertrust ExpressPlay

Brightcove Acquires Wicket Labs

The acquisition will give customers greater insights into content and subscriber analytics

FuboTV Acquires Premier League Rights for Canada, Starting with 2022/2023 Season

FuboTV will carry all 380 Premier League matches each season through 2024/2025, as well as shoulder content.

Interactive Video on the Rise: The State of Streaming Autumn 2021

The fourth State of Streaming Survey explored the use of ultra-low latency solutions for real-time communication and interactivity, as well as revealing significant changes in the mix of live and on-demand video delivered to viewers.

JW Player Launches Broadcast Live and Studio DRM Solutions for Broadcasters

The launch culminates JW Player's acquisition of VUALTO, integrating their teams and services to create the industry's most powerful platform for video orchestration and encryption.

Driven by News, FAST Grows Globally, According to Amagi Survey

Driven by the rise of connected TV, FAST is growing quickly in the U.S. and across the globe, according to Amagi Global FAST report analyzing 1200 channels

H.264 Usage Drops for First Time in Bitmovin Video Developer Report

HEVC and AV1 usage are on the rise, while H.264 is beginning to fade, according to Bitmovin's annual survey of video developers and engineers. That's not the only surprise in the report.

Consumers Spending Less Time Watching Traditional TV and Movies, says Interpret

Interpret study reveals that entertainment is becoming more diverse, with gaming, OTT streaming, music, and podcasts accounting for more consumers' time

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JW and Applicaster Join Forces on Integrated OTT App Solution

The out-of-the-box solution enables broadcasters and other content owners to quickly and easily set up, launch and run their own mobile and TV apps; early adopters include Claro Sports.

Has the Great OTT Service Cancellation Begun?

New report from Mohu finds more than 2 in 5 Americans will cancel at least one TV or OTT service subscription as costs go up and personal budgets get tighter

Vimeo Set to Acquire Video Shopping Platform WIREWAX and Enterprise Video Suite Wibbitz

Acquisitions will allow company to expand its footprint in corporate, marketing, and ecommerce video

fuboTV Hits 1 Million Subscribers, Acquires Molotov

Live TV streaming platform announces record $156.7M Revenue; adds French live OTT service Molotov SAS

Signiant Acquires Levels Beyond

Acquisition brings the SaaS workflow suite Reach Engine to Signiant's media workflow optimization offerings

CTV is Most Valuable Ad Format, Integral Ad Science Report Finds

Connected television is emerging as the most viewable of all advertising formats, reaching 93.2% of their intended targets

Molten Raises $7M to Help Solve Rights and Content Management Challenges

Investors including Ashton Kutcher, Michael Ovitz, and Jack Dorsey are bullish on Molten's cloud-based approach to manage the increasingly complex back-office challenges in the online video ecosystem

Google Announces Distributed Cloud

At Google Cloud Next '21, the company introduced a portfolio of hardware and software solutions that extend Google Cloud's infrastructure to the edge and into data centers