The 280 million people who streamed the last World Cup represented less than 9% of the total audience of 3.2 billion. But there are good reasons to believe that percentage is going to grow and push up the broader numbers, and one is that overall access to the internet and mobile devices is up substantially since 2014.
The annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which starts Saturday in Las Vegas, is a showcase for content and digital media technology and a gathering for industry thought leaders, including our own chief product officer, Brian Lillie, who will be speaking Tuesday.
Equinix is here at IBC and all-in on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), not just because it is undeniably cool, but because we’re experts in the interconnection that makes it happen.
There’s clear opportunity here for cloud DVR providers looking to take advantage of increasingly mobile viewing habits. But the storage obstacle is significant, and it exists in part because recordings can’t legally be shared. That means a single unique copy of every recording must be a saved for each individual user, and that adds up.
MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global OTT market will hit $62 billion by 2020, up from $28 billion in 2015. That’s just one of several bullish OTT predictions, and OTT TV services are in a great spot to capitalize on this growth. But can they take full advantage of these boom times?
Consumers have long accepted that marketers are collecting data from their online lives to learn their interests and preferences, and many now expect ads geared specifically to them. So it makes sense that programmatic buying – with the fast, audience-centric approach it fosters – is completely dominating the digital display ad industry.