Whilst Netflix, Disney, Amazon and D2C services from the broadcasters and film studios tend to get all the publicity, it’s easy to forget that the OTT market also has a huge number of smaller streamers. The UK, for example, has 288 of them according to the European Audiovisual Observatory’s database. France has 384. Sweden 83. And Germany, a little surprisingly, only (apparently) has 38.

It’s these emerging services – and their pay models – that we talked about at this week’s OTT Question Time (Thursday 15th June).

Together with Matt Simpson, MD at Candyspace, Daniel Nordberg, founder & CEO at Playground TV and Weerada Sucharitkul, founder & CEO at FilmDoo, we discussed:

  • The strategies and innovations that have enabled non-traditional platforms to carve out their space in the streaming market
  • How new entrants cater to niche markets, diversify business models, and foster community engagement
  • How they’ve leveraged technology to enhance user experience and differentiate their platforms
  • How content can be more directly integrated into users’ lifestyles or activities
  • And what the bigger streamers might be able to learn from them

Watch the full video of the session below!



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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