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VOD Professional was founded by me, Kauser Kanji, in 2011. Back then, I’d already been working in online video for six years – for Virgin Media, NBCU, ITN and Trinity Mirror – and I started blogging with the aim of demystifying the early jargon and technologies in our industry. I also wanted to understand how we, as VOD service-providers, could learn from each other and how vendor solutions could help us achieve our business goals. 

Now, in 2020, we do four main things here at VOD Pro: 

  • We write about the future of TV on this website
  • We use our contacts book to conduct qualitative and quantitative research and produce proprietary reports and whitepapers for broadcasters, film studios, operators, service-providers and technology vendors 
  • We run conferences and events which focus on commercial, operational, product and strategic challenges and opportunities 
  • And we provide related consultancy services to clients like Netflix, the BBCSony Pictures Entertainment, AkamaiTiVo and a range of national and international broadcasters all over the world

Whether you want to share a news story, brief us on a project, speak at our next event or just feel like having a geek out about online video, get in touch!


Our staff are veterans in the online television industry and have years of board-level experience working with broadcasters, operators, service-providers and technology vendors across all areas of the glass-to-glass process. We bring with us:

  • Hands-on experience of running VOD services. We’ve led video projects, managed the P&L, been responsible for product and project planning and development, written functional and technical specifications and looked after technology roadmaps inside the VOD departments of broadcasters and service-providers;
  • Extensive knowledge of the supply chain and the leading vendor solutions in, for example, asset management, content delivery, content recommendation, encoding and transcoding, live-to-VOD, metadata, payment and CRM, scheduling, security, systems integration and workflow;
  • A comprehensive understanding of the pay and business models deployed by service-providers as well as unique insights into evolving market trends and consumer viewing behaviours;
  • A wide-ranging contacts book which we’ve developed through many years of relationship-building, writing articles, attending events and running events and conferences.

Reporting from the Future of Television

VOD Professional contains news, reviews, interviews and analyses from the future of TV. Online video is at a pivotal moment in its evolution and our focus is on writing about monetisation, product development and the people – from service-providers and vendors alike – who help bring brilliant content and services to our screens.

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We have 15 years of experience in working on strategic consulting projects for Netflix, Sony Pictures, Virgin Media and a host of commercial and public service broadcasters in Europe, North America, APAC and MENA. Drop us a line if you need some help, want to join our next event or just want to have a geek-out about the industry!

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