All Blog Posts

December 14, 2018
A record 495 scripted shows were available to audiences in the U.S. in 2018, up from 487 in 2017. It's the first time there were more scripted series appeared on streaming outlets than on broadcast networks or basic cable.
Content Distribution, content supply chain, original content, online video streaming
December 13, 2018
Broadband delivery and skinny bundles are a transitory step toward mobile delivery over next-gen 5G networks that will open the door to true à la carte services.
Content Distribution, SVOD, pay tv, connected devices
December 10, 2018
A new study from Ampere Analysis posits that Disney/Fox will spend a staggering $22 billion in content while Comcast/Sky is set to come in with nearly $21 billion in original and acquired content spend by the end of 2018
Content Distribution, Comcast, disney, Netflix, Content Production
December 06, 2018
Seventy-eight percent of smartphone owners say they use their mobile device to access the Internet more (45%) or as much as (33%) they do their computers at home.
Content Distribution, Smart TVs, smartphones, ott video
November 29, 2018
There’s no question that broadcasters in Europe will be pressured by Netflix’s continued content expansion, and they need to push back or lose viewers.
Content Distribution, cord cutting, original content, Netflix, broadcasters
November 29, 2018
Gone are the days when video editing was a labor-intensive, isolated job where a “craft editor” would spend hours locked up in an edit suite. Drowning in videotapes (later USB drives) containing hundreds or even thousands of hours of video, the editor's challenge was to tame those rushes into a meaningful story. Locating those 4 seconds of video where the key character threw his arms up in the air was never an easy feat, often requiring someone (a lucky assistant perhaps) to spool through hours of video.
Content Production, NLE, Non-Linear Editing, Avid, Adobe, Ingest, metadata
November 26, 2018
“Every company is a media company.” That concept isn’t new. It’s why B2C companies absolutely require a media strategy to be successful, and it’s increasingly true for B2B companies, too.
Digital Video Playout, media, media supply chain, B2C, B2B, Analytics
November 20, 2018
Amazon's bid for 22 RSNs makes sense because sports are going to be a major catalyst for live streaming in general, and streaming is a much-needed tonic for sports leagues that have seen a decline in ratings and ad revenues.
Content Distribution, live sports, live streaming sports, amazon, Netflix, SVOD, AVOD
November 14, 2018
The “Golden Age of Television” is far more attractive to older viewers than the most valuable demographic, 18- 35-year-old Millennials and members of the following Gen Edge.
Content Distribution, pay tv, ott, SVOD, Millennials
November 12, 2018
Global SVOD revenues likely will top $35.04 billion in 2018.
Content Distribution, ott, SVOD, 5G
October 31, 2018
Consumers continued to watch video on mobile devices at a record pace in Q2, as global starts on smartphones and tablets topped 62% of all video plays, the highest share ever, according to Ooyala's Q2 2018 Video Index.
Content Distribution, Ooyala Global Video Index, mobile online video
October 29, 2018
With Netflix gaining so much ground globally, and a growing number of companies trying to get a piece of the pie, what will the OTT market look like in 5 years?
Digital Video Playout, ott, SVOD, AVOD, D2C, Netflix, Amazon Prime, hulu