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In this episode of OTT Question Time we looked at the TV and on-demand industry through a wide-angle lens as lockdowns in many parts of the world started to ease. Together with Gulliver Smithers, former SVP of Product & Technology at Sony Pictures Entertainment and now CTO at RampRate IT, Adam Nightingale, SVP Commercial at Deltatre and Fred Black, Senior Analyst at Ampere Analysis, we talked about:

  • Whether the high

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During this OTT Question Time we talked about content aggregators and asked if, with so many movies and TV shows now available to view online, they're the de facto future of finding and watching titles. 

We explored:

  • Aggregator business models (free, freemium, charging SVODs and broadcasters)
  • Building scale and whether aggregators need big audiences to attract more partners or the best partners to grow audiences (the old chicken vs. egg conundrum)
  • The technologies involved in

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Bitmax, the digital media management and licensing company, has signed a multi-year agreement to provide content management and services to High Octane Pictures (HOP), a full-service film distribution and sales agency that cultivates relationships with distributors, financiers, talent agencies and various strategic entertainment partnerships to sell and distribute motion pictures.

As part of the deal, Bitmax will help High Octane maximize the revenue potential of their titles across the international VOD landscape, helping them get

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DAZN CONNECT, the newly launched cloud-native content distribution service from DAZN Group and Optus, the Australian telecommunications company, owned by Singtel, Asia’s leading communications group, have today announced a new content distribution partnership.

The partnership sees DAZN CONNECT deliver to Optus Sport, video IP back-up feeds across its coverage of various sporting events including the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Nations League and Premier League. In addition, DAZN CONNECT is also providing backup

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The BBC and BT successfully made the UK’s first live TV contribution over a public 5G connection, using EE’s 5G network. On BBC Breakfast this morning, viewers will have seen BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones cover the launch of the UK’s first 5G network from Covent Garden. But they won’t have seen that his segment was also beamed back to BBC New Broadcasting House over the very same 5G network to be played out live

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