The rapid development of streaming services worldwide tends to be dominated by discussions around content. Asking questions such as, who is producing it and how it’s being consumed. But in the understandable excitement around these new platforms and services, it’s clear that some key technical issues have been overlooked – none more so than the role of video players.
Monetization Strategies for Targeted TV Advertising
As pay-TV operators and service providers look to boost their monetization, targeted TV advertising is gaining significant traction. Even Netflix has surrendered to the trend, joining the rest of the other streaming giants in the AVOD world by launching its own advertising tier.
Eyeing up new revenues with addressable advertising
With recessions taking their toll and subscription income flatlining, scouting out new monetisation options to boost balance sheets has never been more critical for the media and entertainment industry.
Red Hat – Introducing a new IABM member
Red Hat began by providing software to run on Linux about 30 years ago. As the largest open-source company in the world, we believe using an open source development model helps create more stable, secure, and innovative technologies. Our portfolio is broader, including hybrid cloud infrastructure, middleware, agile integration, cloud-native development, and management and automation solutions for service providers.
24 Hour Party People
Jeff Bezos once compared Amazon’s approach to customer experience to hosting a party 24/7. “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job, every day, to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” Bezos’ comments came way back in 2004. But they could just as easily be describing the challenges facing broadcast media today as brands look for growth in the OTT market.
New Regions = New Revenue for Sports
Some sports are undoubtedly global leaders, with an audience to match. Then there are others, which enjoy immense popularity in certain markets but are less well known elsewhere. Ice Hockey, for instance, is a national obsession in Canada but is still relatively niche in the UK. Rugby has an estimated global following of 475 million people, but its popularity tends to be concentrated in specific regions. When it comes to building up a dedicated audience in new markets, there are several challenges that need to be overcome.
Loosening the Ad Tech Bottleneck
The two basic premises of broadcasting haven’t changed for the last 100 years or so. One, give viewers compelling programming and they’ll watch. Two, effective monetisation is critical for supporting all that programming.
Sustainable Broadcast Transmission
Despite the continuing growth in audiences for streaming content, the established broadcasters remain popular. Indeed, market predictions are that, while streaming services will gain viewers and revenue, traditional linear television will remain stable; Statista even suggests a slight rise in daily viewing hours.
Social Experiences – Covid and Beyond
Most of us are social creatures and even when apart, we strive to be together. The bond that we create from shared activity, such as watching movies together, runs deeper than one might think. Research published in a scientific journal which involved chimpanzees watching a video in pairs, showed how they became more sociable with each other after the viewing session ended. This indicates that the bond we form from activities such as watching video content together has deep evolutionary roots.