OTT Question Time2022-05-16T09:06:11+00:00

OTT Question Time

At OTT Question Time, we talk about the future of television with broadcasters, film studios, service providers, vendors and analysts from all over the world. 

Featuring (amongst others) ITV, Sky, SVT, A+E Networks, beIN Media, Nordic Entertainment Group, Foxtel and TVNZ, we’ve recently discussed topics including content recommendation, Netflix’s technology budget, green innovations in OTT streaming, OTT pay models as well as Germany, India, France and Sweden specials. 

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OTT Question Time #33 – The Build vs. Buy Debate

Whilst many of the first OTT services (circa 2006/7) were built in-house, with existing staff and perhaps using repurposed broadcast systems, by the third VOD product development cycle (around 2012), broadcasters and streaming providers seemed to have shifted to deploying external vendor solutions. This was especially true [...]

OTT Question Time #32 – Football & OTT

In the OTT world, content is king and one of the most popular content types of all is football. Best enjoyed live, football transcends pay models and is watched via AVOD, SVOD and TVOD (pay-per-view). It crosses national and international boundaries in terms of where the fans [...]

OTT Question Time #31 – Talking about AI & OTT

From personalised content recommendation to addressable advertising, predicting customers who are about to churn to routing video traffic through the most efficient networks, use cases for AI in the OTT industry are on the rise; affecting both front and backends. It’s a fascinating subject and one that [...]

OTT Question Time #30: Talking about Live-to-VOD

For me, live-to-VOD is the real-time embodiment of the “glass to glass process”: getting content from the camera where the footage is being filmed to the end-user’s viewing device. But the elegance and simplicity of that proposition masks an underlying world of complexity. During this session of [...]

OTT Question Time #29 – Talking about Netflix

At this week’s OTT Question Time – and after only 28 episodes! – wee finally hosted a session dedicated to talking about Netflix. Is there anything left to say about the streaming giant? Sure there is. We started with a quick history of Netflix’s origins as a [...]

OTT Question Time #28 – Taking Payments for Your OTT Service

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? [...]

OTT Question Time #27 – India OTT Special

At this week’s OTT Question Time (Thursday 28th January, 4pm UK) we talked about the VOD landscape in India which, according to PWC’s latest Entertainment & Media Outlook, is the world’s fastest growing OTT market. Indeed, with a population of 1.37bn and 40+ major OTT services already [...]

OTT Question Time #26 – OTT Predictions for 2021

At OTT Question Time this week (Thursday 14 January, 4pm UK), we rang in 2021 with some industry predictions for the year ahead. Together with renowned analysts Allan McLennan of PADEM Media Group, Maria Rua Aguete of OMDIA, Simon Murray of Digital TV Research and Tony Maroulis [...]

OTT Question Time #25 – Review of the OTT Year

What would 2020 have been like for the OTT industry if there had never been a pandemic? In many ways it might have been business as usual: VOD viewing – compared to linear – would have gently increased along with addressability and AVOD revenues. Disney+ and Peacock [...]

OTT Question Time #24 – An Introduction to OTT Analytics

How do you know how many people have watched a title on your OTT service? How do you know how much of the show they watched? Whether they switched off after six minutes or enjoyed it so much that they immediately binged through the rest of the [...]

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