I’ve been working on a client project this year for a European broadcaster and part of the job has been to figure out how to take payments for their new SVOD service. Should they go direct and perhaps set up accounts with companies like Recurly and Stripe? Maybe let their new end-to-end platform partner handle it? Or how about engaging with a specialist payment solutions provider? These are some of the questions we discussed with our panellists at OTT Question Time this week.

Together with Bhavesh Vaghela, CEO of Singula Decisions, Paul Roberts, Senior Product Manager, Payments at MPP Global and Mike Daley, Product Evangelist at Vindicia, we also talked about:

  • Why use payment solutions providers?
  • Why not just keep things easy and pay the “Apple Tax”?
  • Integrating payment solutions with your tech stack and into your workflow
  • Typical costs and handling scale
  • And the future of paying for OTT services




Kauser Kanji has been working in online video for 19 years, formerly at Virgin Media, ITN and NBC Universal, and founded VOD Professional in 2011. He has since completed major OTT projects for, amongst others, A+E Networks, the BBC, BBC Studios, Channel 4, DR (Denmark), Liberty Global, Netflix, Sony Pictures, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and UKTV. He now writes industry analyses, hosts an online debate show, OTT Question Time, as well as its in-person sister event, OTT Question Time Live

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