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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

The 2019 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The people have spoken. These are their choices for the best products and services in 28 categories from analytics to webcasting and everything in between.

From Contribution to AR, 5G Is the Future

5G's commercial rollout is faster than expected with video-intense applications including VR and AR lined up for later releases

SMW '19: FandangoNOW Talks Mentoring and TVOD

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin interviews FandangoNOW Director, Software Engineering Rema Morgan-Aluko at Streaming Media West 2019.

Streaming Media West 19 Keynote: Amazon Launches Fire TV Blaster

Having a simple voice interface that transcend devices creates a magical experience, Amazon said, and that explains the strategy behind the Fire TV Blaster.

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, 360º cameras, live auctions, eSports, and more. These use cases are just the beginning/

Columns

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.

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.

$21: The Amount Consumers Want to Pay Barely Covers Two Services

Households are reacting to new OTT offerings by tightening their belts and closing their wallets. Is this a boon for ad-supported services or the end of expansion?

Cutting the Cord and Why It Took So Long: A Streaming Wish List

Yes, cutting the cord leads to a better experience in every way…almost. Here are the top three things traditional TV still does better than the streaming services.

OTT TV Companies and Suppliers