If not quite as riveting as the latest Netflix blockbuster, the evolution of OTT products – and related technologies – has been a fascinating watch. Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen broadcasters launch their own on-demand services, join forces to form aggregators like Hulu and BritBox and, more recently, split off to create their own D2Cs. At the same time, independents like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon have become superpowers in their own right, shaping consumer’s ideas of what VOD products – and indeed, TV itself – should look like. And almost in the background, film studios have been assessing their options, analysing pay models and figuring out if, when and how to disrupt the status quo.
We’ve gone from legacy systems to specialised supply chains, from one device to super-fragmentation, from build to buy to buy-the-builders and back again.
What will the next five years look like for OTT products and tech stacks? That’s the subject of The Future of Streaming Technologies: The Next 5 Years, a special webinar, hosted by Varnish Software and VOD Professional, on Wednesday 26th March at 4pm (UK).
Together with Nehal Mehta from Intel, Matt Westrup from A+E Networks and Joakim Berg from Varnish Software, we’ll explore:
- The challenges and opportunities that come with 5G
- Creating new high-quality, buffer-free, digital experiences for consumers
- Handling the transition from broadcast to IP delivery
- On a related note, the future of content delivery over the next 5 years
- And some items that may make it on to your product development roadmaps over the period
The Future of Streaming Technologies: The Next 5 Years, will be streamed via Zoom on Wednesday 26 May, 4pm (UK). Click here to register and watch live!
I've been working in online video since 2005 and have held senior roles at NBC Universal, ITN and Virgin Media. I've also completed VOD projects for the BBC, Netflix, Sony Pictures and a host of broadcasters and service-providers all over the world. Catch me on our weekly debate show, OTT Question Time, or drop me a line on LinkedIn.