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“OTT Genius” Award Winners from OTT Executive Summit Announced

Trender Research, producers of the OTT (over-the-top video) Executive Summit (http://ottexec.com/), announced that Scripps Networks’ Brian Balthazar, Complex’s Rich Antoniello, and iTV Doctor Rick Howe were awarded the prestigious “OTT Genius”, “OTT Hero” and “OTT Guru” awards respectively. The OTT Executive Summit, held last month at…

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Added by Andrea Nelson on July 13, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

OTT Executive Summit Wrap-Up— Sponsored by Ratio and Verizon Digital Media Services

I am happy to report that the 3rd OTT Executive Summit, June 17th in New York City (http://www.ottexec.com/), was a smashing success! Special thanks go out to Platinum sponsor SeaChange and Gold sponsors Ratio, Verizon Digital Media Services, Viaccess-Orca, Encompass, InterCall, and all of our other sponsors (http://www.ottexec.com/#sponsors) and media partners (…

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Added by Brian Mahony on June 30, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments

Viewing My Way! English & Spanish Programming

If you asked me a year ago about my TV watching habits my answer would have been different then today. I would have never imagined that I would watch less TV yet more of the programming I like, or that I could live without cable. Yes, I finally cut the cord and got rid of the dusty yet expensive cable boxes. It's been 6 months since I got rid of cable. I thought that i could not do it. I thought that I would miss the box atop of my tv, but, now i've realized that I do not miss it at…

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Added by Alicia A. Perez on June 10, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

Encompass Case Study: WWE Network-- 24/7 Stream Origination Channel

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WWE Case Study 



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With a week to go until the OTT Executive Summit (www.OTTexec.com), we give you one more case study to digest, and it’s a good quick read. One of the most exciting and talked about OTT deployments over the…

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Added by Brian Mahony on June 8, 2015 at 10:44am — No Comments

White Paper: “Building the Next Generation of High Quality Consumer Video Experiences”

The next OTT Executive Summit, June 17th in New York City (http://www.ottexec.com/), is almost here and I’m happy to report that we will have a very prestigious group gathered. This year we will have in attendance top leaders across the media/cable/telecom/broadcasting industries including executives from ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, Hulu, HBO, QVC, Nature TV, Complex, HGTV, Design Network TV, Comcast, Verizon, Cablevision, Time Warner…

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Added by Brian Mahony on June 1, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments

OTT Executive Summit Welcomes Mike Lucero, Ratio’s VP of Connected TV Strategy and Product as a Featured Speaker

Trender Research, producers of the OTT Executive Summit (www.OTTexec.com), announced that VP of Connected TV Strategy and Product for Ratio, Mike Lucero, will be speaking at the Over-the-Top Executive Summit (www.OTTexec.com), to be held at the Westin Times Square on June 17. Ratio is a leading video technology and solutions provider, with their RatioTV OTT application platform powering some…

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Added by Brian Mahony on June 1, 2015 at 1:14am — No Comments

Must-read case study: “Telekom Romania's Journey Into the OTT Multiscreen World”

As we gear up for the 3rd OTT Executive Summit, June 17th in New York City (http://ottexec.com/), I will be sharing some informative material from speakers and sponsors to help us prepare for another exciting day of strategic discussions. …



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Added by Brian Mahony on May 25, 2015 at 9:24am — No Comments

TV Watching as a Mom

As a mom tv watching in my household is very limited. I also find that watching tv in itself has evolved. For the most part, I find that instead of spending countless hours in front of the tv soaking in hours of programming we are now on-the-go and choosing what we want to watch and when. There's also so much content available and ways to obtain it that it can be quite overwhelming.

While at home I am constantly multi-tasking while preparing a meal for my family, organizing the home,…

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Added by Alicia A. Perez on April 26, 2015 at 12:37am — 1 Comment

World Cup Webinar: CBC Teams with Akamai to Deliver Record-Breaking Performance

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Please join Akamai on December 2 at 2 PM EST for an interactive webinar with the online video delivery team at CBC/Radio Canada.…

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Added by Brian Mahony on November 24, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Witbe’s Planche, EPIX’s Ziv, and OTT Digital Services’ Harnsberger Take Top Honors at the OTT Video Executive Summit

OTT trophy winners awarded by a forum of fellow executives.…

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Added by Brian Mahony on November 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

TV Watching Habits

Ever since I discovered Netflix I have been hooked. I rarely watch regular cable television anymore, not only do I enjoy Netflix my kids love it. There are so many choices for the kids to watch such as; movies, cartoons to films that relate to young teens. I especially enjoy Netflix because I have been able to see movies that have not been released in theaters and that I probably wouldn't haven't watched otherwise. I tend to watch movies on the weekend with the family to catch up from the…

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Added by Susan Romero on November 6, 2014 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Will OTT be assimilated into existing Pay TV business models, or destroy them?

I know this might sound trite, but 2014 could be the year of "Over-the-Top." Perhaps not the year it became so mainstream that it rivaled the decades-old Pay TV business model, but at least the year when seeds where planted, some with roots that might break concrete.

Consider the recent announcements by HBO, CBS, Univision and others. It used to be that these content players had too much to risk to upset the Pay TV apple cart,…

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Added by Brian Mahony on October 27, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

With all the major OTT news from HBO and CBS, FreeCast's simple but innovative Rabbit TV Plus says "Yup, we've been waiting for you."

FreeCast continues to make news among announcements from some of the content giants. And I happen to know there's even bigger news in the works.



Sometimes simple is better too. Can Rabbit TV Plus succeed where so many more complicated solutions have failed? The price is hard to beat:…

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Added by Brian Mahony on October 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Endavo Media’s Paul D Hamm Announced as Featured Speaker at OTT Video Executive Summit

September 8, 2014. New York City. Endavo Media, a leading digital media distribution company that is reinventing consumer TV and premium over-the-top video services, announced that CEO Paul D Hamm will be a featured speaker at the Over-the-Top Video Executive Summit (www.OTTVideoSummit.com), to be held at the…

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Added by Brian Mahony on September 8, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

OTT Video Summer Reading List for stories you might have missed

OTT Video Summer Reading List



I have been doing some research, reading, and writing this past summer and wanted to share some of the highlights with you. Use this as an interesting, but probably incomplete, reading list to catch up on the major developments in over-the-top video: 



* Streaming/Mobile TV becoming mainstream: …

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Added by Brian Mahony on September 3, 2014 at 4:52pm — No Comments

How Teens See the Mobile Movement

As time evolves, so does the functionality of certain objects. The television started out simply to enable us to watch programs, but has evolved to being able to use the Internet and play video games, among other things. Gaming systems were plain and simple, but now have evolved into allowing us to watch movies, stream the Internet, download photos, and download apps. The device that has gone through the most change, however, is the mobile phone. It started out as basic as can be, just for…

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Added by Akshay Bhardwaj on August 13, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Three Things You Need to Remember When Shopping Online

The internet has definitely changed the way we function as consumers, making everything much more convenient, giving us more access to information and products that we wouldn’t have been able to purchase in the past.

In fact, online markets have been propelled to unforeseen proportions in the past few…

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Added by Sookie Lioncourt on July 31, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

How Binge Watching Affects our Relationship with Media

As an avid TV watcher, I know and understand the pains of cable TV. Shows generally air once a week, cliffhangers and teases are everywhere, and timings often conflict with our own schedules. The couch and TV is one area of my life which I do not get to go to as much as I used to, simply because of a busy schedule. Trying to balance work, school, family, and friends prevents more time to be given to casually couch crashing and TV surfing as I would when I was younger. But, like many other…

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Added by Akshay Bhardwaj on July 29, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Teenagers like me prefer Comcast for variety of content, Netflix for accessibility from any device.

Being a teenager, I've had the opportunity to experience watching TV using different sources, and also to observe my fellow teenage friends consuming TV. Here are my insights on teenage TV consumption to increase the TV hours of the teenage demographic.

 

My friends usually watch about one and a half to two and a half hours of…

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Added by Casey Mahony on July 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

India Dreaming and Streaming

In the world today, the Indian population is on the rise in the United States. More and more citizens are migrating over to the States in order to pursue better opportunities for themselves. Indeed, parents often come here in order to raise their child in our elite academic system, which is renowned worldwide and has given birth to some of the greatest minds in history. But in coming to a whole new world, those Indians lose much of their former culture. Food, lifestyle, environment, daily…

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Added by Akshay Bhardwaj on July 15, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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