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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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IBC: 5G Live Broadcast Demo Shows Work Needs To Be Done

An ambitious demo for IBC's Showcase brought together multiple broadcasters and vendors to demonstrate 5G's potential for remote production, but showed that it's a long way from ready for primetime

AVOD Services' Appeal is Growing, says Tubi/OnePoll Study

New research shows one in four Americans ages 18-34 have canceled a subscription service in favor of using a free service in the past few months, with 37% also stating that they would try a streaming service with ads to watch something new

Verizon Media Partners with the NFL on Two New Fan Experiences This Season

"Watch Together" Co-Viewing Experience Enables Fans to Video Chat on Their Phones with Friends While Watching Live Local and Primetime Games in the Yahoo Sports App for Free; New "Yahoo Sports PlayAR" Game Center Experience Enhanced with NFL's Next Gen Stats

Vote Now for the 2020 Readers' Choice Awards!

Let the competition begin! The polls are open for the streaming video industry awards that matter most—because winners are chosen by the community itself. And you'll be entered to win a HuddleCamHD Pro IP NDI Webcam when you cast your vote!

Consumers Go to Streaming Before Pay TV: Hub Research

Netflix and other OTT services are now the first stop when consumers are looking for something to watch

Bingie Spotlights Word-of-Mouth Streaming Recommendations

The app, which launches on iOS today, aims to improve search and discovery by putting focus on friends, family, and other trusted sources

Take the State of the Streaming Fall 2020 Survey

How has the streaming industry changed in the last 6 months, and what's in store for the future? Take our Fall 2020 State of the Streaming Industry survey and get a copy of the exclusive report before anyone else.

SourceStream Launches First Interactive Political Streaming Network

Featuring hosts with viewpoints across the political spectrum, the interactive network launched on SourceStreamLive.com, Twitch, Facebook Live, and YouTube on August 17

Upstream Broadband Usage, Faster Speeds Spike Higher in 2020, says OpenVault

Overall demand has fallen off from Q1, but remains higher than pre-COVID levels, according to the broadband tech solution provider

Mux Gets $37 Million Series C Funding

With this round, led by Andreesen Horowitz, the company has raised $69 million

OTT TV & Video Revenues Reached $83 Billion in 2019

SVOD accounted for the lion's share of revenue—$12 billion or 58%

Pirate Subscription Services Now a Billion-Dollar U.S. Industry, Joint Digital Citizens Alliance-NAGRA Report Finds

New report called "Money for Nothing" exposes that an estimated 9 million fixed broadband subscribers in the U.S. use a pirated IPTV service, which can be found on more than 3,500 websites, social media pages, and online stores.

New Conviva Data Shows Drop in Ad Demand, Rise in Quality

Conviva's Q2 2020 State of Streaming Report Highlights Impact of COVID-19, YouTube's Move to the TV Screen and the Rise of Smart TVs

Nominate Now for the 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

Pocket.watch Premieres "Smiles & Smarts" Enrichment Content Package on Hulu

Series features 100 episodes of learning-themed kids entertainment, including Jillian's Mystery Craftbox and Ryan's World specials.

Etisalat Goes Live with Cloud OTT Service Using Synamedia’s Infinite Platform

Synamedia announced today that its Infinite cloud TV platform and award-winning Video Network portfolio were selected by Etisalat, the largest operator in the UAE and leading telco for emerging markets

Akamai Data Shows Credential Stuffing is Rampant in Media Industry

Twenty percent of credential stuffing attacks directed toward media companies according to "Akamai 2020 State of the Internet / Credential Stuffing in the Media Industry" Report

Applicaster Raises $11 Million Funding

New round of funding to accelerate technology and global customer growth amid record streaming media demand

Amazon Fire TV Announces Three New Live Streaming Integrations

Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV join 20 other integrated apps including Philo, Pluto TV, and Prime Video Channels

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