IBC: Appear And Skyline DataMiner Launch Live Contribution Technology Partnership

Appear, a global provider of media processing and delivery technology, will introduce advancements in its latest integrated technology partnership at IBC (Sept. 15-18, RAI Amsterdam). The collaboration with Skyline and its DataMiner […]

OTTera Partners With Animaj, Ubisoft Film & Television To Bring IP Channel To European Countries

OTTera, a provider of FAST linear and OTT application solutions, has announced a collaboration with Animaj, a next-generation kids’ media company, and Ubisoft Film & Television, the film and television […]

FCC Chair ‘Exploring Options’ On New Streaming Regulations In Response To Congress

The agency is being pushed on extending good-faith rules to OTT providers, making ISPs pay into Universal Service Fund. FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel has recently suggested that Congress may have to step in to give the FCC the regulatory authority that the Cable Acts of 1984 and 1992 gave it over traditional video. since those laws did not apply to, or anticipate, OTT. But she has apparently not ruled it out. “We are carefully reviewing the issue and exploring our options,” said an FCC spokesperson.

Rosenworcel Signals FCC Won’t Apply Cable Act Rules To Streamers

FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel sent a clear signal to Congress she is not looking to apply multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) regulations to streaming video services, and that she does not think the regulator has the authority to expand into that area in any event. Her remarks came in testimony to the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s FCC oversight hearing in its communications subcommittee.

Access Twine For TV Operators Provides Simple Route To Enhanced OTT TV Services And Protect Set-Top Box Investments

Access Europe GmbH has launched Access Twine for TV Operators (T4TO) that is designed to: Provide TV and telcos with the simplest route to enhance their customer offerings, combining a […]

OTT Revenue In U.S. Rose 26% To $49.6 Billion In 2022

A new Convergence Research overview report on U.S. streaming (OTT) and pay TV trends highlights continued but slowing growth in streaming revenue, in an analysis of 50-plus providers (80 services) led by Netflix, Disney (including Hulu), Warner Bros. Discovery and Amazon.

Future Today Joins IAB and Debuts At NewFronts Event

Future Today, a provider of ad-supported streaming, is now a member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Future Today said its flagship channels — HappyKids, Fawesome and iFood.tv — “consistently rank among the […]

Samba TV Partners With Epsilon To Enhance TV Viewership Capabilities

Samba TV, a provider of TV technology for audience data and omniscreen measurement, is partnering with Epsilon, a global advertising and marketing technology company and part of Publicis Groupe, to […]

Premion Achieves Co-Viewing Scores Above Industry Norms: TVision Study

Premion, a premium Connected TV (CTV)/OTT advertising platform for regional and local advertisers, announced that its CTV inventory exceeds industry benchmarks for co-viewing and capturing viewer attention as measured by […]


NAB Show Marks Centennial With Focus On Cloud, AI, NextGen TV

Attendance and exhibitors will still fall well below the pre-pandemic high-water mark, but station groups and vendors plan to hit the Sunday-Wednesday event with packed schedules and shopping lists.

Nielsen Says It’s Now Reporting Comparable Metrics For Local OTT Feeds For Local TV

The new capability includes feeds that have unique, streamed content that is not available on the station’s over-the-air channels or direct-to-cable station feeds.


For Master Control, Broadcasters Lean On Hardware And Hubs

TV stations are still putting most of their dollars into on-prem hardware for master control functions, with their cloud investments aimed at OTT and disaster recovery. Pictured: Imagine recently partnered with Vizrt to integrate its cloud playout software with Vizrt’s live production tools.

Sabio Holdings Names Humera Kassem Chief People Officer

Sabio Holdings Inc., a provider of connected TV and over-the-top advertising platforms, has appointed Humera Kassem as chief people officer. As the latest member of Sabio’s executive team, Kassem is charged with […]

Red Bee Media Promotes James Arnold To CEO

Red Bee Media, a global media services provider, today named James Arnold chief executive officer. He steps into the role from his previous position as chief commercial officer, “bringing his […]


The Big Shakeout Of 2023

Streaming’s bubble has burst, and national advertising won’t be the panacea to rescue media companies for their all-in bets on OTT. In 2023, it’s the consumers who will determine who will survive.

Monetize OTT Live Events With CubeAgent Broadband From ENENSYS

ENENSYS Technologies, a provider of media delivery solutions, has debuted the new release of its consumer devices agent, CubeAgent Broadband, to allow service providers to monetize OTT live events “that […]

YouTube Leads All OTT Platforms, Including Netflix, In Monthly Average Viewers

NAB Wants FCC To Look At Regulating Streaming Video

The National Association of Broadcasters is looking to get the FCC to classify over-the-top video services as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), making them subject to carriage and program-negotiation obligations.

Skyworth Digital Technology Broadens RDK Content Offering With NetRange Smart TV Portal

NetRange MMH GmbH, an ACCESS company and global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, and Skyworth Digital Technology, say the NetRange Smart TV Portal for RDK and […]

Green Streams To Add NPAW’s Video Analytics Capabilities To Its IPTV-OTT PaaS

IPTV and OTT platform Greens Streams and NPAW, a provider of video streaming intelligence, are joining forces to integrate NPAW’s advanced video analytics capabilities into Green Streams’ platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for network operators and […]

Havas Media Group Partners With Samba TV To Integrate Linear TV, Streaming, Gaming Data

Havas Media Group (HMG) North America and Samba TV announced today they are partnering to integrate Samba TV’s industry-leading OTT and linear television viewing data into Converged, HMG’s proprietary audience and […]

Advanced Advertising Summit: Local Media Extends Its Broad Reach

The Advanced Advertising Summit panel “The Local View” looked at TV stations and cable operators reaping revenue on their digital and over-the-top platforms. Local advertising on linear TV is in a good spot, the panelists said, and OTT adds to the take. “What we like to focus on is the tremendous broad reach of broadcast,” said Christopher Martinez, Hearst Television OTT director of sales. “Linear and OTT working together has revitalized the need for local.”

Xperi Expands Vewd OpX For TV Operators

Xperi Holding Corp. announced today at IBC 2022 (RAI, Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12) the launch of Vewd OpX for Android TV Operator Tier. With this version, Vewd OpX — a cloud-managed, […]

What’s The Cheapest Way To Watch TV?

From an antenna to streaming hacks, the Washington Post finds the least expensive ways to watch television.


The OTT Recession Is Coming

Much to streamers’ chagrin, OTT has entered a new, consumer-driven phase that will determine the platform’s real winners and losers. Advertising will play a big role in that fate, and local partnerships may make all the difference.

IBC: M2A Media Showcasing New Innovations

Providers of cloud video solutions, M2A Media will unveil a refreshed portfolio of products and solutions at the IBC Show in Amsterdam Sept. 9-12 (stand 5.H57), allowing broadcasters, OTT platforms […]


WAVE’s Streaming News Earns ‘OTTy Award’ From Gray

IBC: Broadpeak To Share Company’s Vision For The Future Of Video Delivery And Streaming Experiences

At IBC 2022 (Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12, stand 1.B79), Broadpeak will highlight how pay TV operators, content providers and OTT players can provide a compelling video streaming experience to subscribers with […]


Automated Captioning Rises To The Cloud

AI-driven automated captioning for broadcasters continues its upward trajectory of accuracy and speed, while more recently the service is evolving toward hybrid on-prem and cloud models and multi-language translation capabilities. Above, Lexi is the cloud-hosted automatic captioning service from Ai-Media.

Wurl To Power Amogo Networx’s Launch Of FAST Channels in US, EU, Latin America

Wurl, which powers streaming TV, has set an agreement with Amogo Networx, a global film network, to launch the company’s new, free ad supported TV (FAST) channels across various CTV platforms […]


Is It Time For Alphabet To Spin Off YouTube TV?

Over-the-top streaming offering YouTube TV has reached a milestone of 5 million subscribers and trial customers, making it one of the most popular nontraditional live TV services in the U.S. Owned by Alphabet, five-year-old YouTube TV has differentiated itself from the competition with unique features such as a cloud-based DVR, real-time statistics for live sports, and more. Now that an increasing number of people are cutting the cord and moving to internet-based television, here’s why this might this be the right moment for Alphabet to break out YouTube TV as a stand-alone operation.


OTT Carves Out A New Local Ad Marketplace — And Advertisers Are All In

Now commanding 28% of all video viewing time, over-the-top services have exploded in popularity. Borrell Associates found that they Increased from just 13.7% of all locally spent advertising in 2021, with more than a third of local media managers calling OTT their hottest-selling digital product. Find out why OTT is commanding such rapidly growing attention — and an equally growing piece of local advertising spend — and why OTT players like YouTube and TikTok are likely to take an increasing piece of the ad pie.

Sabio Holdings Names Tim Russell Chief Revenue Officer

Sabio Holdings Inc., a provider of connected TV and over-the-top advertising platforms validated by performance, has appointed Tim Russell as its first chief revenue officer. Russell is a veteran leader […]


For RSNs, OTT Channels Must Be Just A First Step

Regional sports networks are venturing into launching their first OTT channels to tap into the cord-cutting market. It’s an important move, but one that needs to be followed up with wider streaming distribution agreements to reach as broad an audience as possible.

Australia’s Foxtel Chooses TAG Monitoring Solution From Magna Systems & Engineering

In 2020 Foxtel started a project to exit its aging television center facility at Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The plan involved migrating its entire technology platform across two sites […]

NCTA Decries Kids TV Regulatory Disparity With OTT

For several years now cable operators have been arguing that the FCC needs to recognize the shift in children’s video consumption from “‘traditional linear television’ to unregulated online programming,” and deregulate accordingly. The 1990 Children’s Television Act set limits on ads in children’s programming and the FCC in 2004 limited the display of website addresses during children’s programming. NCTA told the FCC this week, as it did back in 2018, that it was time to eliminate those restrictions.


Taking Stock Of Local TV News, OTT And NextGen TV In 2022

This is the third year for the RTDNA/Newhouse School at Syracuse University Survey question: What, if anything, are you doing with OTT? It’s the second year that we’ve asked what, if anything, stations are doing with NextGen TV.


Live, Local Content Is Crucial Element For OTT

Live and local content are front and center of many strategic OTT decisions being made by media companies today, and new technologies are enabling their delivery at scale.

Talking TV: Parting Industry Thoughts From BIA’s Mark Fratrik

Dr. Mark Fratrik, BIA Advisory Services’ longtime SVP and chief economist, is retiring at the end of June. He talks with TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp about retrans’ slowdown, OTT’s rise and the need for broadcasters to keep their eyes on competitors coming from all directions. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

Sinclair’s Bally Sports Plus Streaming App To Launch June 23

Bally Sports Plus will initially be available in five markets where the company’s Diamond Sports Group’s regional Bally Sports networks carry Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays. The app will cost $19.99 a month, or $189.99 a year, and enable fans to watch games without subscribing to a multichannel pay TV cable, satellite or streaming service.