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OTT platforms have made entertainment, sports, and education available to the users on-demand. The popularity of streaming media has eliminated the need of any middle man such as the traditional cable TV network. Muvi allows content owners to launch white-labeled Video and/or Audio streaming service – both on-demand and live. And following the recent pricing update of Muvi Free, creators can go live in a simple click at zero cost.

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Live Viewing Way Up In Q1, Says FreeWheel Report 21 May 2015

FreeWheel Q1 2015 Monetization Report says live viewing, mainly of sports, but also authenticated entertainment and news content, was up 140%, year to year and that authenticated viewing grew 328% year-over-year and now accounts for 57% of all long-form and and live viewing. Brian Dutt, FreeWheel’s director of advisory service and the other of the report, …

How the Cable Industry is Adapting to Cord Cutters 19 May 2015

For people attending The Internet and Television Exchange, the redubbed Cable Show for 2015, enabling technologies are as important as always, but the transformation of business models in the video delivery industry has certainly cast a huge grip on an industry caught in the middle of a seismic change — driven by ever-increasing broadband speeds, …

Nearly 60% of U.S. Broadband Households Use OTT Video Services, but “Account Sharing” Is Prevalent 18 May 2015

Digital media consumer research from Parks Associates reports 57% of U.S. broadband households access an OTT video services, but account sharing is a lingering challenge. According to a 3Q 2014 survey of U.S. broadband households, 8% are using a subscription OTT video account held by someone outside of their home, and 6% are exclusively using …

Allied Fiber CEO Sees Rise of OTT ‘Telcos’ 15 May 2015

Allied Fiber LLC CEO Hunter Newby said in an ITW interview that OTT platforms and content providers are a faster-growing customer segment for the dark fiber provider than traditional carriers. Various companies, including content providers, tower providers, social networks and subsea operators are approaching him with the desire to extend their control terrestrially or own the network in …

What an OTT Future Means for Brands 15 May 2015

If you haven’t heard of OTT, short for “over the top,” you will soon. The acronym refers to video content delivered straight to the consumer via internet. The core disruptive concept is that the “pipe” created by the cable MSOs (multiple system operators) no longer provides the sole gateway to consumers’ television screens. Using software, …

Why Young Hollywood said no to cable, and yes to OTT 14 May 2015

Last year, Young Hollywood CEO R.J. Williams was six months into negotiations with a major media conglomerate on a deal that would give his celebrity-obsessed, millenial-targeted digital brand its own 24/7 linear TV cable channel. Tech meetings were held and a programming grid was being assembled. Then, after repeated delays, the deal finally fell apart. …

Streaming Media East ’15: The Power of the Niche 14 May 2015

Over-the-top (OTT) content providers are finding out what many subscription-based content providers already knew: There is money to be made by serving people who are passionate about a particular niche. This was evident during the “How OTT is Disrupting the Pay TV Business” panel at Streaming Media East. John Klein, founder and CEO of Tapp, …

OTT and the Challenge of Live-Linear Channels 13 May 2015

The growth of over-the-top (OTT) video delivery has been nothing short of spectacular. In the last 12 months alone, OTT has grown to $9–12 billion in global revenues, with $1.9 billion of those revenues coming from emerging markets, according to a report from PWC. In fact, international viewership is now estimated at 19.4 million viewer households. A …

Retail OTT STBs will pass IPTV STB shipments this year – IHS 12 May 2015

  The shipment of over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes (STBs) sold at retail will this year pass shipments of IPTV STBs used for pay TV services, IHS said. The global number of retail OTT STBs shipped, including Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku boxes, will this year reach 31 million, compared to 30 million IPTV STBs shipped …

aioTV Patent Targets Mixing of TV with OTT 11 May 2015

aioTV, a Denver-based maker of video streaming software and HDMI “pass-through” boxes, said it has scored a patent for metadata normalization and video playback, elements that can help MVPDs and other providers offer a blend of linear, on-demand and OTT video services. The patent (U.S. No. 9,027,065) describes a “Method and system for creating video …

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