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If you’re thinking about building a VOD service and you don’t have to deal with legacy, this is how you do it. Imagine you were building a VOD service from scratch, unconstrained by legacy infrastructure. Which core components, tasks and functions might you need to consider? This isn’t just an academic exercise – it reflects conversations I’ve had with broadcasters dreaming about starting from a clean slate, brands who think they should be doing more with...

Looking at how live streaming in OTT works, vendor solutions and how you might go about choosing a supplier. Paul Kanareck, Director of Online and Brands at ITV, told us at our VUIX conference last October that over 30% of viewing on ITV Hub, the channel’s OTT service, is live streaming, a figure that rose to 50% around important sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup. Broadcasters shouldn’t try to mimic services like Netflix, he...

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