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

SME '19: IBM Watson's Scott Grizzle Talks Live Captioning and the Rise of IP Video

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews IBM Watson Media & Weather Senior Solutions Manager Scott Grizzle at Streaming Media East 2019.

SME '19: BritBox' Soumya Sriraman Talks OTT Targeting and Engagement

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Soumya Sriraman and Efe Akbulut of BritBox at Streaming Media East 2019.

Cheddar Succeeds With Innovation and eSports: Streaming Media East 2019

In the post-cable era, where does a youth-oriented news company go to connect with an audience? Wherever those viewers already are, says Cheddar.

Hulu Highlights Focus Areas for the Coming Year: Streaming Media East 2019

The future of television is here, Hulu declared. To help it scale up from 28 million subscribers today to 60 million in the future, the company is focusing on three key areas.

Spotlights

2019 Online Video Industry Executive Predictions

Beware of fool's gold

VisualOn Inc.: Executive Predictions 2019

Dr. Yang Cai, President & CEO, VisualOn Inc.

Verizon Digital Media Services: Executive Predictions 2019

Chris Carey, Head of Sales, Strategy, and Business Development, Verizon Digital Media Services

Tulix Systems: Executive Predictions 2019

George Bokuchava, Founder & CEO, Tulix Systems

Columns

Netflix's Movie Library Is Kind of Terrible, But Does It Matter?

Today, Netflix got its first Oscar nomination for Best Picture. That doesn't change the fact that its movie library is shrinking—and often bad.

Press Pause, Get an Ad?

Hulu and AT&T's plan to show commercials when viewers pause is a reminder that these are tech companies, not broadcasters, at heart

Publishers Learn NewFronts Equation: Content + Scale = Impossible

Who won the NewFronts this year? Twitter won. Not by producing great video, but by distributing video for many of the biggest publishers online.

Netflix Uses Data to Drive Creativity, and It Terrifies Hollywood

The leading SVOD has become the first global network, and detractors accuse it of making creative decisions based on algorithms. It doesn't, but here's the real reason it's winning.

OTT TV Companies and Suppliers