Research from consumer tech market research firm Parks Associates has confirmed that the boom in mobile video viewing is having an impact on cord cutting.
French online video service Netgem.tv has integrated the Amazon Alexa Video Skill APIs into its set top boxes, making content more readily searchable with navigation controlled by voice.
The prospect of sustained growth in OTT video consumption over the next five years at least has been reaffirmed in a study by Digital TV Research predicting that online TV episode and movie revenues will more than double from $68 billion in 2018 to $159 billion in 2024, with $17 billion added in 2019 alone.
Synamedia, a startup formed late 2018 via a buyout of Cisco Systems’ video software unit, has announced two extensions of existing deals in Asia with Indian telco Bharti Airtel and Malaysian satellite TV operator Astro.
As consumers flock from linear to on-demand viewing, operators are under pressure to ensure their assets conform with these changing consumption patterns by being available for TV Everywhere as soon as possible. Many broadcasters face the same challenges as they deploy direct to consumer online services where most content is consumed on demand after the scheduled time, even sometimes for major sporting events.
Clippers CourtVision, the live, augmented streaming platform created by the Los Angeles Clippers and Second Spectrum, the official video tracking technology provider for the NBA will use AWS machine-learning and data analytics services.