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At this week's OTT Question Time we assessed the impact of OTT streaming on the environment. This is a complex, multi-faceted issue and we covered a lot of information including:

  • The current lay of the land: how much OTT streaming is actually going? How has this increased over the past few years and even in 2020 alone as people have been at home more due to the pandemic?
  • What does that translate to in terms

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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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ThinkAnalytics™ today revealed that revenues increased 30% year-on-year for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2019, particularly driven by strong demand in the US for the ThinkAnalytics personalized content discovery platform and ThinkInsight, its real time dashboard and big data analytics solution.  Reflecting the firm’s substantial investments in the US and the expansion of its Los Angeles office, the company has added names including HBO and DirecTV to its client roster.

Looking ahead,

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Usually attended by over 90,000 delegates and 1,600 exhibitors from 160 countries, NAB, the OTT industry’s premier exhibition and conference, which was due to take place in Las Vegas in April, has been cancelled this year over fears of the spread of the global coronavirus pandemic. 

Announcing the news on the event website, NAB’s President and CEO, Gordon Smith, said,

Dear NAB Show community, 

As you know, we have been carefully monitoring coronavirus

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Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has announced that Yann Madeleine has joined the company as Director of Sales, France and will sit on the company’s Executive Committee. He will join Globecast on March 16th, 2020. Madeleine replaces François-Regis Grenot who has taken up a role in the wider Orange Group.

Based in Paris, Madeleine’s new role is a multifaceted, dynamic one, including a high level of both new and existing customer

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Kontron, a global provider of cloud and carrier-class integrated hardware platforms, has partnered with Anevia, a leading provider of OTT and IPTV software solutions, to offer a robust edge caching technology designed to reduce video traffic in the core network for operators and improve quality of experience (QoE) for viewers. The solution targets content service providers (CSPs), telco operators, broadcasters and OTT service providers.

Due to the exponential growth of mobile video content consumption, service

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TV Time, a leading TV and film tracking and insights platform, has announced the acquisition of Mediamorph. Mediamorph’s Content Value Management (CVM) cloud platform powers the largest entertainment companies in the world. The acquisition will fuel the growth of both Mediamorph and TV Time and drive increased customer value through data-driven solutions. 

TV Time provides cross-platform, global consumer insights around television and movies to multinational media companies and content creators. TV Time’s first-party

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Alchimie, the international content aggregation and dynamic digital distribution company, today announces the acquisition of UK based OTT provider, TVPlayer. The acquisition will accelerate Alchimie’s move into the UK, Europe’s most developed SVOD market, by introducing new UK distribution channels via the TV Player platform for Alchimie’s extensive portfolio of premium factual content. 

With a special focus on The Natural World, Crime, Current Affairs, History and children’s content, Alchimie’s 40,000 hour catalogue has the depth

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