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I’ve been working in OTT for over 15 years and started VOD Professional in 2011 with the aim of understanding how to build brilliant online video services. I conduct research and analysis, write reports and whitepapers, and help bring clients and vendors together. Catch me on our weekly debate show, OTT Question Time, or at our upcoming The Business of Future TV conference.

 

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I stream and write about broadcasters, film studios, operators, service-providers and technology vendors: OTT products, solutions and strategies. 

 

OTT Question Time #29 – Talking about Netflix

OTT Question Time #29 – Talking about Netflix

At this week’s OTT Question Time – and after only 28 episodes! – we’re finally hosting a session dedicated to talking about Netflix. Is there anything left to say about the streaming giant? Sure there is. We’ll start with a quick history of Netflix’s origins as a DVD-based company, its pivot to online video, how it created its iconic UI and content recommendation system and its customer acquisition strategy, domestically and internationally. Together with our...
OTT Question Time #28 – Taking Payments for Your OTT Service

OTT Question Time #28 – Taking Payments for Your OTT Service

I've been working on a client project this year for a European broadcaster and part of the job has been to figure out how to take payments for their new SVOD service. Should they go direct and perhaps set up accounts with companies like Recurly and Stripe? Maybe let their new end-to-end platform partner handle it? Or how about engaging with a specialist payment solutions provider? These are some of the questions we discussed with...
OTT Question Time #27 – India OTT Special

OTT Question Time #27 – India OTT Special

At this week’s OTT Question Time (Thursday 28th January, 4pm UK) we talked about the VOD landscape in India which, according to PWC’s latest Entertainment & Media Outlook, is the world’s fastest growing OTT market. Indeed, with a population of 1.37bn and 40+ major OTT services already in operation, PWC suggests that India will overtake Australia, Germany and South Korea to become the sixth-largest OTT market by 2024. In this light, and together with Pranab...
OTT Question Time #26 – OTT Predictions for 2021

OTT Question Time #26 – OTT Predictions for 2021

At OTT Question Time this week (Thursday 14 January, 4pm UK), we rang in 2021 with some industry predictions for the year ahead. Together with renowned analysts Allan McLennan of PADEM Media Group, Maria Rua Aguete of OMDIA, Simon Murray of Digital TV Research and Tony Maroulis of Ampere Analysis we discussed: The upcoming launches (or international rollouts) of new SVODs like Peacock and HBO Max The prospects for the incumbent streamers like Netflix, Amazon...
OTT Question Time #25 – Review of the OTT Year

OTT Question Time #25 – Review of the OTT Year

What would 2020 have been like for the OTT industry if there had never been a pandemic? In many ways it might have been business as usual: VOD viewing - compared to linear - would have gently increased along with addressability and AVOD revenues. Disney+ and Peacock would still have launched. Quibi might have been a success. And PVOD may have remained a greyed-out item on executive wish lists - desirable but with little likelihood of going...

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