Our sports media COO featured in this article continues to reflect on how the D2C business opportunity drives their decisions about where content is made available, how content is created and produced for different audiences, and how the “D2C Bundle” is critical to media businesses.
This is a story about the COO of a media business, that shines a light on the thinking underway at the leading edge of the media industry, where the balance shift from Linear Broadcasting to D2C Streaming is firmly underway.
The first part of this article explained the set of requirements that appear in the most modern OTT Services from broadcasters launching their own App-based services in the 2020s. Here we inspect those requirements in the two broad areas of Content Monetization and Content Delivery.
Most national broadcasters in developed countries have app-based OTT services, many of which have been in place for over a decade. Less-developed national broadcasters still rely on YouTube, Social Media platforms, or their own websites to deliver OTT content to their audience.
As specialist broadcast service providers and network operators look at the fast growing requirement for at-scale broadcast-grade streaming video, it is a big opportunity for them to address.
Broadcast service providers providing live production, contribution, playout and transmission services have observed the continuous and accelerating movement towards OTT services.
The purpose of the new Video Delivery Network model is to provide high-performing capacity with economies of scale for the benefit of (potentially) all broadcasters in a geographic location.
With the ongoing growth of OTT content consumption, and the drive from broadcasters to provide high-scale Direct to Consumer OTT services, market requirements now demand streaming services that operate at the scale and quality of existing broadcast services.