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Catching Up with Live OTT TV in a Changing Landscape

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This eBook written by Ben Schwarz co-sponsored by Unified Steaming and Media Excel takes a look a the streaming and video packaging landscape as on-demand and linear TV merge.
  • OTT live streaming, especially premium sports, will be the fastest growing sector in pay TV over the next two years
  • Quality of experience with ease of use must be delivered cost-effectively and securely for success in live OTT
  • A flexible ecosystem allowing best of breed components to be deployed provides the best hope of meeting criteria for success in live OTT in an environment that is still rapidly changing
  • Viewer loyalty and monetization can be enhanced by eliminating barriers between live and VoD with time to view as short as possible

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Ben Schwarz
As consultant, analyst and blogger, Ben is recognized as an international thought leader in the converging media space. After 10 years in IT at Logica CMG, he moved on to run technology for a music start-up. Ben spent the next 10 years with Orange, bringing the Internet into telecoms core business. He ran innovation programs then launched several media based services including IPTV in Europe and Africa. Since 2008 he has been running his own company, CTO innovation Consulting, now helping his international clients with strategy, business modelling, technology. Since 2012 he has added communication and PR to his portfolio. In 2015 Ben joined the Ultra HD Forum where he is working on next generation TV and entertainment. He lives in Paris and his social media name is nebul2.