Tag: broadcast

How do pirates get ahead of OTT video providers?

The biggest rivals for Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming services are not just their direct competitors, pirates are ranking high up on that list as well. As streaming TV shows, films and more content have become popular, pirates compete to be the first ones to make them available. This article will detail how pirate streaming sites work and how it affects you as an OTT provider.

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Future-proofing your OTT content protection

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.

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OTT through a broadcast lens

At a recent customer meeting, “why is multi-screen limited to OTT?” was one of the questions. My answer? It doesn’t need to be. And for this broadcast customer it definitely shouldn’t be. Let me share some of the themes from the meeting.

Why start from scratch?
This established broadcast player has a strong DTH brand with a large loyal customer base. And like many, wanted to retain their subscribers by setting up an OTT service that would tick the “multi-screen” box. Makes sense – right?

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