Streaming Forum 2019: Is OTT better than broadcast?

I will be presenting at the Streaming Forum on the 26th February 2019, covering UHD and HDR today and tomorrow, see the conference programme for more information.

They asked me my thoughts about whether OTT was better than broadcast… although really it was a question about whether new IP based services are better than traditional services.

OTT needs to remove the shackles of its birth and understand that it is a TV service and not just a delivery medium but to do that companies need to think full service replacement for their customers (Live, Linear, On Demand, Catchup, (n)PVR, Broadcast, Search, Recommendations and Aggregation) on top of its natural advantages of multi-device TV Anywhere and without being tied to specific network.

They do need to move the needle on providing that full service to really take off, to truly replace our legacy delivery path services that many still have today.

You can read more views on this question on their blog.

Ian Nock is the Founder of Fairmile West, which is a Consulting company focused on working in the Consumer Device and Video arena. We work with clients on technology strategy and product delivery through key practices in Consumer Devices and Video Services. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, please do get in touch via our website – Contact us. You can also keep track with what interests us in the industry by following our Link blog at TV Tech News, and you can specifically follow news on Ultra HD via the following link – Ultra HD News.