As you know from my earlier post, the inevitable march toward 4K has begun. And yes, with any new technology there will be challenges. But based on my discussions with studios and operators it’s clear that for well-prepared pay-TV operators, 4K could in fact bring opportunities.
Let me share some insights from recent conversations with studios and operators.
The pace of change in the media and technology landscape continues at breath taking speed. And the next 5-10 years will see much upheaval in digital content protection. The flexibility of your business model will become even more business-critical.
Delivering and monetizing OTT content means you have to make some key decisions. Which security solution, which delivery mechanism, and which devices? When industry standards exist, you can move forward with confidence. But without them, the future can be full of pitfalls.
Cautionary Tale: Veronica Mars
When Veronica Mars premiered via Ultraviolet (UV) in the UK, it was supposed to be delivered via Flixster.
Everyone wants the flexibility of online TV with the seamless channel transitions and viewing quality of broadcast. But giving consumers the best of both worlds means that providers will have to think outside “the box”.
Content is King! Or is it?
You’re channel surfing Sunday night. You grab a snack and the remote and start clicking. Channels fly by as fast as you can hit the button.