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OTT TV

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.

Features

IBC '19: Harmonic Aims to Reinvent Live Sports on Android TV

Partnering with Google and 3SS, Harmonic promises personalized sports viewing experiences that bridge the gap between broadcast and OTT.

IBC '19: YouTube Makes Play for Broadcaster Support at Keynote

With a shift away from commissioning premium original content, YouTube wants broadcasters to see it as an ally, not a competitor.

Shangri-LA Chases Streaming Video Success in Paradise: A Q&A

Online series Shangri-LA is a funny and heartfelt look at oddballs on the extreme fringes of Hollywood. Here's a conversation with the director about calling in favors and creating a show.

Spotlights

Lightcast.com: View From the Top 2019

At Lightcast.com, we are not afraid to take on the projects of new content creators and distributors with an added dimension to our Customer Service: an intuitive, complimentary business consultation process for media startups.

Mux: View From the Top 2019

Mux wants to do what we can to foster and encourage the video developer community because a strong community allows all of us to grow and learn while building and improving amazing projects and companies.

Verizon Media: View From the Top 2019

One of the challenges continuing to face media and entertainment businesses is delivering personalized experiences with relevant advertising inserted seamlessly.

Red5 Pro: View From the Top 2019

Our customers are pushing the boundaries of what's possible with everything from live drone streaming, 360ยบ cameras, live auctions, eSports, and more. These use cases are just the beginning/

Columns

Trouble Ahead: Netflix's Bad Quarter Could Turn Into a Bad Year

The constant drip, drip, drip of bad news for the SVOD leader has taken its toll, and viewers are leaving en masse. Suddenly the giant doesn't look so powerful.

The Bloated Bundle: Today's vMVPDs Are Anything But Skinny

Skinny bundles promised to be bargain-priced alternatives to expensive pay TV packages. Now, they're nearly as pricey as cable and satellite. Where did it all go wrong?

Taming the Many-Headed Problem of Video Content Discovery

Sure, today's OTT video platforms could share data and create comprehensive video recommendation systems, but they don't want to. Here's why they should care.

OTT Falls Into the Same Trap as Cable

Viewers turned away from cable because it offered them too many choices. OTT recreates the same problem, but on steroids. So what is the industry going to do about it?

OTT TV Companies and Suppliers