As broadcasters face increasing competition from OTT providers for both viewers and advertising dollars, they are adopting aggressive hybrid broadcast-OTT service strategies especially well-suited for smart TVs. However, such an approach requires rigorous content protection across the various delivery networks and requires both DRM and legacy CA systems—a two-silo approach.
The good news is that smart TV converged security is readily available today. This allows the operator to replace the set-top box with a smart TV Operator App (OpApp). The result: major CAPEX and OPEX savings for hybrid broadcast-OTT service providers.
IABM Sector Trends Reports track developments in technology adoption, usecases, and workflow models in different sectors of the media industry.
Announcement of the Monetize BaM Award® Winner from the IABM Awards Ceremony 2020.
In this IABM TV interview, Bhavesh Vaghela (CEO, Singula Decisions) gives a quick overview of their latst research into the ‘Psychology of a Subscriber’.
TVUp is a Spain-based company that has created TIVIFY OTT platform, a PayTV as a service with premium channels and content for both Spanish and international markets (B2B2C). TIVIFY runs via an Android TV set-top-box as the main device. The platform is distributed via two commercial models: Tivify (B2C) and Tivify PRO (B2B2C), enabling operators to give the best offer of linear and non-linear TV and to offer viewers the same advanced functionalities such as applications and games that big players in the market can provide.
The TVUp platform offers clients access to its own TV platform and channel bouquet and a wide variety of content through the Play Store, including YouTube, Spotify, Disney +, HBO, Amazon Prime and DAZN.
In setting up this service, TVUp required a partner with considerable OTT delivery expertise to ensure, above all, a premium viewing experience for its customers. As the leader in video delivery solutions for Broadcast, Cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, ATEME’s expertise in delivering similar projects and best of breed technology in the form of its TITAN solution made it stand out to TVUp. “We have been closely following the evolution of ATEME and its encoding solutions for some time now. With a huge amount of experience and a strong local presence in Spain, ATEME was an obvious choice for us,” comments Francisco Sáez, CTO, TVUp.
In a time of uncertainty and fear, consumers want to stay connected, entertained and educated, resulting in shifting behaviours and beliefs. In order to meet these new consumer demands, Promethean TV worked with True Digital Group to adapt their strategies and deliver video monetization results. In this session, Ian Sharpe, CEO of Promethean TV will discuss details of its recent case studies with True Digital Group.
Welcome to the eighth episode of the In the Hub podcast! In this episode, Neil speaks to Oli Slipper – a former pro cricketer, founder of Perform and current Chairman of Pitch International, a leading sports marketing agency. Neil and Oli discuss his incredible career within sports and technology, how OTT is powering the future of sports broadcasting, and what we can expect for the future.
Why are device identities essential for pay-TV and streaming services? How can media and entertainment devices guarantee that they are secure, trusted, and comply with pay-TV service requirements?
A well-developed, secure device provisioning infrastructure can solve these issues and more. Modern PKI has evolved and expanded beyond simple digital certificates. In this white paper, you’ll learn about:
- Different types of cryptographic keys and certificates used in media players
- Media player device identity components and life cycle
- How the device provisioning supply chain works
- The advantages of a managed PKI service like Intertrust Seacert to create secure device identities
The next 5-10 years could be a prime time for the global content delivery network (CDN) market, thanks to high-speed network rollout, reduced data cost, rising demand for video/OTT services, and the surging internet consumption in all formats during and post the pandemic.
While North America still dominates with the largest market share, the Asia Pacific region is showing the strongest growth momentum with a CAGR at 33%. The disruptive growth is due to the growing number of internet subscribers, the massive mobile internet consumption, and the thriving of eCommerce, live gaming, and online education in Asia, especially in India, China, Southeast Asia. As such, we see all major global CDN vendors investing in the region to cater to the rising demands. Meanwhile, a wider spectrum of local players is adding content delivery solutions into their service offerings, including local Telcos, hosting service providers, and all kinds of specialty-focused technology platforms.
Yet, not everyone can truly capitalize on this opportunity. Global providers need to understand what’s unique in the region and develop their service roadmap accordingly to compete in the Asia market. Now let’s take a close look at the uniqueness of the Asia market and how it’s driving the evolution of CDN services.
As the ‘Streaming Wars’ continue to disrupt the wider broadcasting industry, it’s a race to the top for traditional broadcasters and content providers who are expanding their offering into the OTT space.