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The Future of Sports Viewing: Free Agent Fans

Matt Del Percio of Altman Solon discusses their 2023 Global Sports Survey, highlighting the current fragmentation of the streaming sports media landscape that has allowed sports fans to be "free agents" who pick and choose services to pay for and why broadcasters must now rethink their monetisation models.

What’s Next for AI Dubbing in the Media Industry?

Anton Dvorkovich, CEO and Founder of Dubformer, writes about how AI dubbing is poised to dramatically transform the broadcast media industry as recently developed solutions are set to be widely implemented. 

Brands Shouldn’t Sleep on Amazon Prime’s Ad Push

Hunter Terry of Lotame discusses Amazon's new ad-supported Prime Video, which created an estimated 100 million-user advertising machine out of the gate, and he breaks down the reasons why brands shouldn't sleep on the powerful impact of Amazon's ad push.

As CTV Further Evolves for Both Consumers and Advertisers, Here are 3 Trends to Watch for in 2024

Gijsbert Pols, Director of Connected TV & New Channels for Adjust, outlines three key CTV trends to watch for in 2024.

Deploying a Hybrid Monetisation Strategy: Simplicity, Agility and Visibility in Content Management

Flexibility and adaptability are essential for monetising video content in new markets and in new ways. No one monetisation model will serve all audiences or support the monetisation of every type of content. This means providers have to be ready to shape their offerings to meet audience expectations and capture new revenue.

Navigating the New Media Revenue Frontier: Unifying Strategies for Success

This article by Lindsay Van Kirk of Operative spotlights recent developments in revenue management technology, and how cloud-native and modular approaches are enabling media brands to unify their existing systems and deliver faster ROI. Kirk offers practical insights and advice for media professionals navigating this dynamic landscape.

Netflix, Take an Inch But Don’t Take a Mile

Netflix, following its crackdown on password sharing, has seen impressive growth to its subscriber count. Despite this upward trajectory, Netflix is also increasing its prices which will leave a sour taste in many consumers' mouths. Stefan Lederer of Bitmovin looks at how consumers will be scrutinising their subscription further due to this announcement, and how they will be looking beyond the content to justify their purchasing decisions.

Netflix’s System Architecture Represents A Rare Competitive Edge

Netflix is the only major streamer to build out its content delivery network infrastructure. Netflix has invested roughly $1B over the past decade in a once-secret project called Open Connect that is proving to provide long-term strategic value to the company's balance sheet. 

How to Craft a Stand-Out Streaming Destination in an Overcrowded Market

What are some of the best ways to craft a stand-out streaming destination in today's overcrowded market? Megan Wagoner of Endeavor Streaming outlines ways to enhance interactivity, content discovery, and how to achieve equilibrium between content production and platform technology.

Top Three Reasons Why Quality Monitoring is Critical for Cloud-Native OTT Streaming

With the sharp rise in cloud migration and the increasing unwillingness of viewers to tolerate video streaming quality issues, Joel Daly of Telestream outlines the top three reasons why quality monitoring is critical for cloud-native OTT streaming.

The Risks and Rewards of Generative AI for Visual Media

Amnon Cohen Tidhar of Cloudinary discusses the new benefits, complexities, challenges, and risks of Generative AI.

CTV Halo Effect: The Revolutionising Impact of Cross-platform Performance Marketing

Andrey Kazakov, AppLovin's VP of Demand, discusses how the CTV Halo Effect is paving the way for advertisers to access new marketing avenues, expanding both reach, accessibility, and creating new opportunities for cross-platform campaigns while opening more ways to guide consumers through the conversion funnels and drive high-value, down-funnel conversion events.

How Streaming Platforms Can Harness Predictive Analytics for Better Retention

Beau Decker of Endeavor Streaming discusses how streaming platforms can harness predictive analytics to shape retention strategies, help reduce churn, and sometimes even shape the content being produced.

How Warner Bros. Discovery Is Maxing Out on Streaming

Geetha Ranganathan of Bloomberg Intelligence provides insightful analysis of the Warner Bros. Discovery launch of its new MAX service, why WBD has not experienced earnings losses in 2023 Q1, and what that says about the current state of the streaming industry and its other major players like Netflix, Disney+, AppleTV+, and Paramount+.

Streamers Don’t Care About Password Sharing - It All Comes Down to Pricing

As streaming services continue to revolutionise entertainment, it's essential to understand what consumers value most about these platforms and what it means for the industry's future. Although Netflix's password crackdown has dominated recent headlines, data analytics company Premise highlights research that shows affordability to viewers as a more pressing concern.

The Need for Root-Cause Analysis, Error Correlation, and Multipoint Monitoring in Streaming Video

Anupama Anantharaman of Interra Systems discusses the reasons for the lack of adequate implementation of root-cause analysis, the challenges this poses for QC and monitoring solution providers, how these challenges can be met with multipoint monitoring, and the consequences streaming providers face when they don't deliver high-quality content.

Advertisers Servicing Specific Geographic Locales are Wasting Their Ad Spend on DMA-Level Impressions

CEO of AdImpact Kyle Roberts discusses how television wastes ad impressions for Tier II media buyers focused on driving traffic to specific, local businesses, why this is a significant problem, and how new tech that allows for finer-tuned zip code analysis is the solution.

The Challenges of Testing Live Streaming Broadcasts

Adrian Garcia of Applause discusses the challenges of testing live-streaming broadcasts and the new testing approaches that should be taken to minimise disruptions.

Brands, think FAST and take viewers down the rabbit hole

Greg Smith of Aniview breaks down the history and future of FAST and outlines the top three business perks of running a FAST channel.

5 Reasons for Unfilled Inventory – And What To Do About It

Cameron Church of Watching That discusses the five main reasons for unfilled inventory, and he outlines ways to solve these issues.