HomeCategory Features

http://www.vodprofessional.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/OTTQT9-1200x720.png

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

http://www.vodprofessional.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/OTTQT9-Thumbnail-1200x720.png

In this episode of OTT Question Time we went down under! Together with Kym Niblock, Chief Product & Information Officer at TVNZ, Holly Knill, Group Director, IP & Content Products at Foxtel, and Sam Hall, Chief Content & Commercial Officer at Fetch TV, we explored FTA / Pay-TV / SVOD trends in Australia / NZ and the wider potential impacts of those experiences. For example:

  • Has the pandemic led

http://www.vodprofessional.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/OTTQT7-1200-1200x720.png

Together with Kasia Jablonska of Endemol Shine Group, Francesco Denti, formerly of Fox Networks and now advising the Web Stars Channel Group in Italy, and Simon Murray from Digital TV Research, we explored the AVOD market opportunity, AVOD platforms, how commercial deals are structured, how data is used to assess and optimise how content is performing and the role in MCNs in creating sustainable AVOD businesses.

http://www.vodprofessional.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Speaking-at-OTTQT-6-1500-1280x720.png

Our guest moderator, Ben Keen, was joined by Louis Kenna of Liontree Advisors, Mike LaSalle from Shamrock Capital Advisors and Timo Argillander of IPR.VC and together they discussed M&A deal flows, funding start-ups and new content, the prospects for global tech players making increasing investments in the TMT sector and whether the industry will inevitably emerge loaded with more debt than ever before.

http://www.vodprofessional.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/OTTQT3-1200x720.png

Together with Simon Thomas of GroupM, Leon Siotis of SpotX and Alan Wolk of TVREV we talked about why, when TV and OTT viewing is soaring, broadcaster advertising revenues have plummeted. We also discussed regional differences between the UK, Europe and the US and the prospects for an advertising recovery later this year and in 2021.

http://www.vodprofessional.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/OTTQT2-1200x720.png

Together with Bjarne Andre Myklebust of NRK, Kerensa Samanidis of M&E Digital Consulting and Allan McLennan of PADEM Media Group, we discussed the effect of the various national lockdowns on broadcaster, operator, pay-TV and service-provider roadmaps. Specifically, their operational, product, strategic and technical plans and how they've rapidly evolved in Q1 and Q2 2020.

http://www.vodprofessional.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Streaming-Wars-Pyramid-1200-1200x720.png

Earlier this month I suggested that the Streaming Wars should more accurately be described as the Streaming Skirmishes because although this wasn’t a winner-takes-all scenario, and that multiple SVOD services could happily coexist, even if (hypothetically) one champion emerged they’d still then need to tackle the wider threats for attention and eyeballs from editorial, gaming, social, real-life experiences and eventually, AR / VR. 

It’s still fun to play the game, however, and try to address

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.

Get our Weekly Industry News Digest

Consulting

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!

VOD Professional, 2020 © All Rights Reserved