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Monetizing OTT
Oliver Botti Competition in the TV arena is hotting-up for traditional broadcasters with even ESPN, a strong-hold of sports TV, seeing a reduction in subscriptions with the number of American homes paying to get the service declining by more than 12m since 2011. With Mintel reporting that the subscription video streaming market in the UK is due to exceed revenues of GBP 1 billion (EURO 1.37 billion) by 2019, and account for 38% of the total UK video market, traditional broadcasters clearly cannot afford to turn a blind eye.
Tags: iss126 | ott | moentizing | fincons group | Oliver Botti
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Audience engagement with advertising in an OTT world
Hank Frecon Adapting to how we advertise in an OTT world starts by reaching audiences on every screen with tailored content. Most consumers viewing habits include multi-tasking and juggling different activities at the same time, particularly the younger viewing audiences who tend to watch in a more fragmented, on-demand manner. The task of monetizing content in a way that suits this method of viewing pushes monetization strategies to adopt new technologies, so first let's look at the opportunity.
Tags: iss126 | ott | advertise | acr | source digital | Hank Frecon
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Navigating Unfamiliar Territory
Vijay Sagar Vinnakota The traditional broadcast model - where TV networks play content on a linear schedule, and viewers tune in on their TV sets - is under siege. Linear TV is not going away anytime soon, but the model is becoming less and less relevant. Thanks to the rise of OTT services, viewers have become accustomed to watching content when and where they want, on just about any device with an internet connection. For that reason, broadcasters must add an OTT component to their offerings.
Tags: iss124 | cloud | amagi | ott | hls | rtmp | mpeg-dash | yupp tv | netflix | amazon prime | sling tv | Vijay Sagar Vinnakota
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Pushing the Boundaries for OTT
Yaniv Ben-Soussan -new OTT video consumption is gaining traction in Western Europe, with 55 percent of UK broadband households and 51 percent of homes in France watching TV programming and movies online, according to Parks Associates. OTT subscriptions are especially popular with today's Millennial population, as Parks Associates found that 23 percent of Millennial heads of household in the U.S. are OTT-only households.
Tags: iss123 | ott | cloud | harmonic | pure compression engine | Yaniv Ben-Soussan -new
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5G Streaming - The Rollout
Steve Plunkett - new 5G will bring significant improvements in bandwidth per device, capacity per network and reduced latency per session. These are all very important features for video both today and going forward. The growth of new formats such as UHD, AR, VR and 360 video place much greater demand on the networks that serve consumer devices, so 5G will be essential to accommodate this demand.
Tags: iss123 | vod | 5g | ott | ericsson | virtual reality | vr | 360 | Steve Plunkett - new
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You can have your OTT and IP IT too
Peter Blanchford It has taken a long time, for a variety of reasons, but the rising tide of pushing mainstream content over IP is now commonplace.
Tags: iss120 | starfish | ip | ott | Peter Blanchford
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A changing media industry
Anupama Anantharaman How is the media industry changing today?
Tags: iss119 | interra | ott | vod | Anupama Anantharaman
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Making OTT monitoring and compliance manageable and economical
Gary Learner Consumers today regularly use their smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices to view Internet-delivered content. While their widespread embrace of over-the-top (OTT) services via an array of distribution outlets present today's video program owners and distributors with tremendous opportunity, it also presents new challenges in ensuring not only service quality, but also compliance with FCC regulatory requirements.
Tags: iss115 | volicon | ott | fcc | Gary Learner
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OTT - is it over the top or business as usual
Bruce Devlin OTT is a term that is casually bandied about as though everyone knows what it is, but is there really a single definition? Hopefully this little guide will have you speaking the jargon like a native!
Tags: iss115 | ott | over the top | class | mr mxf | Bruce Devlin
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OTT A Multiscreen Environment
Sefy Ariely Just when pay-TV operators and content providers seemed to be facing an insurmountable number of challenges related to OTT multiscreen delivery, the cloud has emerged as their saving grace. During this Q&A session, Sefy Ariely, EVP Americas at Viaccess-Orca, discusses the advantages of using a complete cloud-based TV Platform as a Service (PaaS) for OTT multiscreen delivery, explaining the differences between relying on the CAPEX vs. OPEX model for broadcast delivery, from an infrastructure and cost point of view.
Tags: iss114 | ott | pay-tv | paas | tvaas | Sefy Ariely
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TV Futures - Streaming
Danielle Wiltshire Hello I'm Danielle Wiltshire and I am currently in my final year at the University of Portsmouth studying on the specialist course BSc Television and Broadcasting. One of the things I love about my course is that the academics involved are always striving to be ahead of the curve with teaching, and they care greatly about what aspects of industry practice need to be in the curriculum. For example, IP is now regarded as one of the serious futures of broadcasting, I got the opportunity to set-up a proper outside broadcast as part of my final year project.
Tags: iss111 | portsmouth | cci tv | streaming | news spotter | twitch | Danielle Wiltshire
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Creating native looks in alien worlds: the making of The Martian
Richard Baker Prime Focus Worlds Richard Baker explains how Mars was brought into stereo 3D with the help of Fusion Studio for Ridley Scotts new SciFi survival epic, The Martian
Tags: iss107 | the martian | matt damon | behind the scenes | ridley scott | prime focus world | stereo 3d | Richard Baker
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Sorry for any disruption caused: Netflix strikes again
[author] Netflix helped to change the TV landscape with its OTT subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service and its Originals. Could it be about to change things again by making programmes in-house?
Tags: iss107 | netflix | tv | ott | svod | device | originals | hulu | amazon prime | television | [author]
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Emphasising Television in streaming television
James Gilbert There have been all sorts of doom and gloom stories, over a decade or more, about how television is changing. Budgets are being slashed, workflows are becoming automated, and standard IT hardware is taking over from bespoke broadcast kit.
Tags: iss096 | james gilbert | pixel power | streaming | television | ott | James Gilbert
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Software defined workflows
Steve Reynolds The key to OTT and TV everywhere success
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Proprietary vs. off the shelf hardware for OTT video delivery
Nivedita Nouval

What is the main equipment at stake in an OTT video delivery system?

Tags: iss090 | Broadpeak | OTT | Nivedita Nouval
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Driving customer loyalty with OTT
Jakub Kabourek The multi-screen revolution is being driven by the consumer and is developing quickly. It offers huge potential and a bright future for operators adopting OTT across multiple devices.
Tags: iss084 | multi screen | over the top | OTT | potential | guide | television | operators | Jakub Kabourek
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Three big questions on OTT
Simen Frostad Every media operator wants to deliver OTT services, or is already doing so. Growth over the past 18 months has been phenomenal, and a media operation without OTT is almost inconceivable now.
Tags: iss084 | ott | services | growth | guide | ask the experts | media | Simen Frostad
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Leaping over the top
Bob Lamb New solutions for efficient, integrated, and profitable OTT services.
Tags: iss084 | pilat | media | ott | video | over the top | device | devices | broadcasters | internet | stream | Bob Lamb
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OTT: Back to basics
Lorna Garrett Going over the top opens up boundless opportunities. Just make sure you work with someone who can help you over the potential pitfalls.
Tags: iss084 | garland partners limited | ott | back to basics | guide | over the top | potential | Lorna Garrett
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Service providers should see OTT as a revenue opportunity
Haggai Barel Todays content service providers can use over-the-top (OTT) content to enhance the viewing experience for their subscribers and generate revenue for their service offerings.
Tags: iss084 | ott | over the top | content | revenue | opportunity | guide | Viaccess | Orca | Haggai Barel
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Embracing the 4K future with next generation encoding technologies
Ludovic Pertuisel# Still in development, HEVC has already been demonstrated to offer a bit-rate reduction of up to 50 percent over H.264. For true visionaries, the new standard is paving the way to 8K UHD in resolutions up to 8192x4320.
Tags: iss083 | HEVC | technology | 3D | 4K | future | encoding | IPTV | OTT | article | Ludovic Pertuisel#
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Exceptional loudness control does not have to break the bank
Oliver Masciarotte The industry is buzzing about loudness control. EBU R128 and other such legislation around the world attempts to provide some level of consistency in perceived loudness between a program and its interstitials, hence the concept of loudness control.
Tags: iss077 | loudness control | Minnetonka Audio Software | cheap | EBU R128 | Oliver Masciarotte | software based | Oliver Masciarotte
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OTT Market trends and evolutions with Christine Jecko
Christine Jecko Over The Top (OTT) video revenue is set to double to $15.1 billion in 2016, up from $7.8 billion in 2012. The number of connectable devices is growing rapidly; in fact, according to Idate, the installed base of connectable TV devices will more than triple by 2016.
Tags: iss076 | ott | over the top | connectable devices | christine jecko | broadcast services | globecast | Christine Jecko
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Creating a feature-rich subscriber-based OTT entertainment service
Helge Hoibraaten TV Everywhere has become a way of life in the Nordic market, where every major broadcaster has succeeded in taking its services over the top and into the online video space. One of those broadcasters pan-Nordic pay-TV channel provider C More Entertainment has offered Web TV services for years through its online video portal.
Tags: iss076 | feature | ott | entertainment | service | C More | web tv | services | nordic | broadcast | online video portal | Helge Hoibraaten
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The key to the success of OTT services
Antonin Kral Smartphones and tablets have provided a major technological breakthrough in how we operate. Look around and youre likely to see someone using their device to search for content, watch content or interact either directly or via social media applications.
Tags: iss076 | ott | services | success | guide | key | tv | interaction | Antonin Kral
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Sony cameras and Canon EF Lenses being used to great effect
Mike Tapa With the immanent introduction of the F5 and F55 from Sony, perhaps we should take look back on the fantastic work done by its predecessor the PMW-F3 in the past year.
Tags: iss074 | mike tapa | F5 | F55 | sony | lenses | canon ef | PL mount | FZ mount | privates | bbc1 | kangaroo dundee bbc2 | paul otter | andrew graham brown | Mike Tapa
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3D filmmaking
N/A Stereographers are in demand, they have little time and the time they do have is highly valued. I first met Demetri at IBC this year during the showing of HUGO (see page XX) and we were fortunate enough to catch up with him again during a flight to LA where he was heading for the first stage of 3D post for 47 RONIN. His opinions on 3D filmmaking are respected the world over¦over to you Demetri¦.
Tags: iss072 | 3d | ridley scott | the hobbit | Martin Scorsese | hugo | 47 ronin | N/A
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OTT Monitoring: keeping it simple and useful
N/A OTT is generally understood to mean a technique where the transmission of video to the subscriber is based on the same underlying methods as those currently being used to serve out web pages on the internet today.
Tags: iss069 | bridge technologies | ott | tcp | smoothstream | apple hls | adobe flash | mpeg-dash | N/A
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The new world of live acquisition
N/A While the debate rages over the future of broadcast television with discussion of OTT and time-shifting increasingly hogging the limelight, theres one arena in which the power of broadcast indisputably holds sway and will do for many years to come: high quality live coverage.
Tags: iss063 | ott | liveu | N/A
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Review on the Autocue SSP17 Starter Series
N/A The time has come. My home made autocue, although working well, needed to be upgraded. It had served me well for a couple of years, but I needed something a bit higher quality and slightly bigger.
Tags: iss061 | autocue ssp17 | autocue | prompter | mafrotto | N/A
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Mobile Cameraman Extraordinaire
N/A With over 20 years of experience as an ultra-mobile camera operator, John Gillan is one of the world's most successful exponents of portable television production. As principal of JGBroadcast, he owns two complete Polecam systems, one on each side of the Atlantic, and commutes between Britain and his base on the US west coast, serving clients such as the BBC, ITV, ESPN and Discovery networks.
Tags: polecam | mobile | cameraman | 3d | todd potter | 3d head | iss051 | N/A
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As a Videographer do I need a tripod and head
N/A With new equipment opening up new ways to film and encouraging film-makers, videographers and former photographers to cross over their outdated boundaries, comes a need for new supports to match these ambitions.
Tags: tripod | grip | suppotr | videographer | mafrotto | iss047 | N/A
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Ravensbourne 21st Century Broadcast Education
N/A Just over eighteen months ago, Adrian Scott of the Bakewell House Consultancy was commissioned to guide Ravensbourne through the EU Tendering process to appoint a Systems Integrator to transform the broadcast facilities of Ravensbourne as it moved into its new multi-million pound home at Greenwich Peninsula.
Tags: iss047 | ravensbourne | education | installation | adrian scott | tsl | N/A
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Manfrotto 504HD tripod first hands on review
N/A Manfrotto 504HD tripod tv-bay gets a first hands on review.... By Oliver Hickey, Kitroom Monkey
Tags: Kitroom Monkey | Manfrotto 504HD tripod | iss044 | manfrotto | 504hd | tripod | support | 503 head | review | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Getting a grip
N/A Cameras and camcorders are shrinking at such a rapid rate that a lot of today's established support devices are looking completely out of scale. In some aisles of the NAB 2010 Central Hall, visitors were at perpetual risk of colliding with excited demonstrators nipping hither and yon with hand-held stabilisers for DSLRs. Most were only for single camera 2D but watch out for the 3D redesign at IBC in September or at NAB 2011.
Tags: grip | tripods | support | autocue | manfrotto | petrol bags | panther | polecam | sachtler | camera corps | viten radamec | outside broadcast | iss041 | N/A
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The filming of Lands End to John OGroats
N/A Following Simon. The filming of Lands End to John OGroats A Cyclists Guide. By Graham Young
Tags: lejog | cyclists guide dvd | iss031 | hvr-z1e | sony ex1 | ex3 | hvr a1e | z7 | mafrotto 525 | 501 fluid head | sennheiser ew100 | radio mic | lowel dv materlighting kit | hd25 headphones | N/A
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