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How Live OTT Streaming Can Help Operators Target Viewers

Wed, May 10, 2017 | by Ludo Rubin

Future generations might well have to Google the phrase ‘water-cooler TV’ when they come across it in old documents about television at the start of the 21st century. The idea that millions and millions of people will watch the same thing at the same time, then discuss it the day after at work feels positively old fashioned. But the skinny bundles of live TV channels being offered as part of the expanding landscape of OTT Streaming packages in the US are trying to replicate that feeling.

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Topics: OTT, Amazon, Content, Hulu, Industry, live TV, Netflix, OTT penetration, OTT Streaming

TF1 and VO Raise the VR Bar with Live Streaming

Wed, Apr 6, 2016 | by Merav Cunningham


Live event television, and sports in particular, remains crucial to the broadcast industry. A recent analysis of the US market showed that 93% of the top 100 live TV programs in 2015 were sports, while, according to Deloitte, global competition between broadcasters for sports rights has seen the value of top tier events rise by a third in five years to $28bn in 2015. Sport counts, which is why our world’s first live streaming of a sports event in 360º Ultra HD at the end of March was such a game-changing event.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, Virtual Arena, Connected Sentinel, connected sentinel player, Events, Harmonic, Industry, live sports, live TV, NAB 2016, sports content, TF1, Voyage TVaaS

The Industry in 2020: Sports Remain Key for Live TV

Sun, Dec 27, 2015 | by Henk Van Meerkerk


It’s really hard to make a prediction of the future in our very fast changing world. But looking at the TV Industry, maybe influenced by my always present sports goggles, I dare to make the following statement.

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Topics: TV Everywhere, Content, Events, Industry, industry in 2020, live, live broadcast, live content, live sports, live TV, multi-screen, Over the Top, Pay TV, pay TV operators, predictions, Sport, sports content, TV industry, TVLS, TVLS 2015, User Experience, viewer behaviour

Hot TV News: Reality-TV and Twitter; Football Broadcast Rights on Sale; Sony Hacks Back

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Just ahead of the holidays, lots of fast-moving action on the news front. A Nielsen report showed the intense nature of audience tweeting during live airing of TV shows. On the pitch, Premiership League broadcast rights were about to be auctioned, with the domestic price of each match estimated at £7 million. After receiving terror threats against theatres, Sony Entertainment cancels the release of "The Interview".

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Topics: OTT, audience, broadcast, broadcast TV, BT, Content, Engagement, enhancement, footbal, football, Hot TV News, Industry, live TV, Nielsen, Premiership League Rights, reality-TV, sky, Sony, TV, Twitter

Fighting Sports Content Piracy | Viaccess-Orca

Thu, Nov 6, 2014 | by Merav Cunningham


Today live redistribution of content over the Internet is becoming an increasing problem for content service providers and content owners.

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Topics: Content Protection, worldcup, Civolution, Content, Content Piracy, Events, events, Eye on Piracy, IBC, IBC 2014, IBC trends, Industry, Live Streaming, live TV, Olympics, piracy, Sports, Technology, TV


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