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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

L.A. Stories: Facebook and Verizon Bring Video Production In-House

Nestled in Los Angeles' Playa Vista neighborhood, Facebook and Verizon Media's RYOT 5G Studio are using the latest social strategies and technologies to create innovative content that connects with viewers in unpredictable ways

The HBO Max Formula

How will HBO Max stand out in the crowded SVOD landscape? WarnerMedia execs laid out plans for the service at CES 2020.

How to Build Live Linear OTT Channels in the Cloud

Rather than building a schedule and expensively re-encoding assets in real time for broadcast, this article explains how how to decouple the monolith of playout software into discrete components on top of AWS services. The approach discussed will open new possibilities of channel customization, personalization, and end-user quality, while also dramatically reducing running costs.

Winning in 2020: What Incumbents Can Do to Compete with Netflix, Disney, Hulu, Apple

The same technology that has become a massive enabler for new market entrants can also be used by incumbents saddled with legacy systems to transform their businesses into nimble, omnichannel offerings.

Spotlights

Broadpeak: Executive Predictions 2020

DVEO: Executive Predictions 2020

Lightcast: Executive Predictions 2020

Radiant Media Player: Executive Predictions 2020

Columns

Can We Stop Talking About Disney+?

Sure, The Mandalorian is great, and Disney+ has shaken up the world of OTT. But the real revolution isn't happening in the living room.

Not All Content (or Devices) Are Created Equal

The one-size-fits-all approach employed in broadcast and cable is no good when it comes to streaming and OTT.

AutoVision: The Bizarre In-Car Video Player That Never Happened

In 1993, Omni Magazine showed its readers in-car video technology that let people watch as they drive. It was both decades ahead of its time and hopelessly misguided.

The Quiet Conference: At IBC 2019, No News Was Good News

Some years are revolutionary, some are evolutionary, and some are just "meh." Here's why those "meh" years are the best ones for the industry.

OTT TV Companies and Suppliers