Accedo, a vendor of TV applications and software tools based in Stockholm, Sweden, has made IBC 2017 the launch pad for the Android extension of its Studio Pay TV edition product.
Many broadcasters and television networks consider the provision of linear content Over The Top (OTT) for on-demand streaming a necessity. The process, however, is far more complex than preparing a file and sending it to an OTT provider. Several factors need to be considered, from advertising insertion to compliance with industry standards, not to mention the cost and time involved.
Actus Digital has found a way with Clip-Factory-Pro to simplify the re-purposing of linear broadcast content for nonlinear VOD or social media delivery.
Set-top boxes, there must be a billion of them and, in most respects, they all pretty much do the same thing. Yet, with today’s rapid-pace rollout of new services and features, choosing the right operating system for the set-top box is crucial for business success.
OTT services are at the front line of competition for both traditional broadcasters or video service providers and emerging players, all seeking to exploit changing consumer viewing habits driven in turn by improving quality on connected devices.
While viewers shift their focus from traditional linear TV broadcast to online viewing, the OTT space is growing rapidly. The Accenture report “The Future of Broadcasting V” claims that “TV viewing on traditional platforms is declining at an accelerated pace,” while OTT and IPTV viewing is on the rise. An ABI Research report published in January predicted that live-linear OTT services alone would grow to about $7 billion in global revenue by 2021, up from about $1 billion in 2016.
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