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  1. ABI: Service Providers Embracing OTT Video

    According to ABI Research, service providers are decreasing marketing on their cable, satellite, and IPTV products that offer managed quality of service (QoS) in favor of new products that use over-the-top (OTT) technologies to compete with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). With OTT competition significantly increasing in mature pay TV markets, ABI forecasts that live linear OTT video services will grow to approximately $7 billion dollars of worldwide revenue by 2021, from a little more than $1 billion in 2016. The most recent OTT service launch is DirecTV Now, an AT&T (NYSE:T) national product with live linear TV. "These services meet the consumer demand for anytime, anywhere programming and mobile-centric viewing while targeting a larger national audience," said Sam Rosen, managing director and vice president at ABI Research. "The services fit within carriers adopting mobile-first mindsets as mobile subscriber bases and revenues exceed fixed line revenues, largely due to per-consumer as opposed to per-household connections. This helps win the battle for exclusive content rights, but poses strong technical challenges." Among those technical challenges are developing robust content management systems, video transcoding and storage pipelines, application ecosystems, and piecing together adequate video distribution networks. Others include QoS assurance, network congestion management, content protection including analytics-based protection, such as modules which limit password sharing, and business analytics. As mobile video consumption increases, mobile operators are exploring policy-based approaches to meet customer expectations and manage the effects of video services on mobile data caps. The technical challenges are so significant that many operators have made significant investments in technology platforms. AT&T/DirecTV purchased Quickplay Technologies to gain better control of its OTT launch. Even so, some outages occurred as the platform scaled. Disney took an equity stake in BAMTech (formerly MLB Advanced Media) to have better strategic control over its syndication platform. "Despite the technical challenges, OTT services help pay TV operators attract cord-cutters with a cheaper pay TV alternative, as well as next-generation customers who never planned to subscribe to a traditional pay TV service," said Khin Sandi Lynn, industry analyst at ABI. "Live OTT services, particularly sports packages, continue to gain the most traction, as they allow customers to watch the same live programs that they receive through pay TV services at a fraction of the cost."

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    Thu, 19 Jan 2017

  2. As Cords Are Cut, Antennas Proliferate

    According to Parks Associates, the percentage of U.S. broadband households that use only antennas to receive TV has steadily increased since ...

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    Wed, 18 Jan 2017

  3. Russian OTT Provider Deploys Elemental

    MegaFon, a telco and mobile operator in Russia, is using Elemental Technologies for its MegaFon.TV over-the-top (OTT) TV service, which has ...

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  4. Comcast Courting OTT Providers

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Technology Solutions - whose portfolio includes the Video Platform for video management, publication, distribution ...

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  1. Brightcove, Evergent Team on OTT Video

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    Tue, 3 Jan 2017

  2. Half of OTT Video Subs Stack Services

    According to Parks Associates, 31% of U.S. broadband households have multiple OTT service subscriptions, which is nearly half of the 63% of ...

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  3. South African ISP Picks Qwilt for Streaming Video

    South African Internet service provider Afrihost has chosen Qwilt's open caching solution to optimize streaming video delivery and improve ...

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  4. 'Tis the Season for OTT Turbulence

    According to research commissioned by Paywizard, the proportion of consumers with over-the-top (OTT) video subscriptions has increased ...

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    Thu, 8 Dec 2016

  5. Espial Tapped for German Multiscreen Service

    Espial (TSX:ESP) and German cable operator Tele Columbus announced the commercial availability of advanceTV, a 4K hybrid IP video service ...

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  6. Time for an OTT Aggregator

    Somebody somewhere needs to come out with a cheap OTT aggregation service, essentially an iTunes for online video. It's rather overdue; I hear some variation of this every time I discuss pay TV with people outside the industry.

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  7. Sling TV to Beta Test Cloud DVR

    Sling TV plans to start beta testing a cloud DVR service in December. Available first to eligible Sling TV customers using Roku streaming players ...

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    Tue, 29 Nov 2016

  8. Eutelsat, Broadpeak Team on Satellite Multiscreen Video

    Broadpeak and Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris:ETL) are teaming up to offer video content providers a satellite-based solution ...

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    Tue, 15 Nov 2016

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