OTT Question TimePostsOTT 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...
Kauser KanjiFebruary 15, 20211 min

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 our panellists at OTT Question Time this week.

Together with Bhavesh Vaghela, CEO of Singula Decisions, Paul Roberts, Senior Product Manager, Payments at MPP Global and Mike Daley, Product Evangelist at Vindicia, we also talked about:

  • Why use payment solutions providers?
  • Why not just keep things easy and pay the “Apple Tax”?
  • Integrating payment solutions with your tech stack and into your workflow
  • Typical costs and handling scale
  • And the future of paying for OTT services

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Kauser Kanji

I've been working in online video since 2005 and have held senior roles at NBC Universal, Trinity Mirror and Virgin Media. I've also worked on VOD projects for the BBC, Netflix, Sony Pictures, DR in Denmark and a host of broadcasters and service-providers all over the world.

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