How Are Content Owners Contending with OTT Fragmentation?

| June 27, 2018

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Roku's Bernarda Duarte and A + E Networks' Raj Bahl discuss emerging channel strategies in a fragmented OTT market in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East 2018.

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Gaian Solutions is a Technology and Consulting company that develops platforms (including various products, solutions & services) for all aspects of the content distribution value chain performing all standard tasks in Content Capture, Ingest, DRM, Asset Management, Content Distribution, Content Streaming, OTT Overlays, and finally STB solution for delivery over Cable, Satellite, IPTV platforms & ISP Platforms.GAIAN’s Cloud self care portal offers control and management application to integrate all aspects of service operation from Element Management, Network Management, Asset Management, Subscriber Management and STB Management.

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The first half of 2021 has been a year of continued change and disruption for subscription video. The global incumbent subscription video on demand (SVOD) leaders, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, have been busy signalling to the financial markets how they intend to entrench their market dominance in light of the ongoing market acquisition pushes unleashed by the D2C disruptors following the D2C ‘big bang’ moment of Q4 2019 – Q2 2021. Netflix announced in January that it was no longer going to borrow on the financial markets to fund its day-to-day operations – specifically for its content acquisition budget, which is now driven predominately by commissioning original content for its service. This leaves the SVOD leader with $14.9 billion of outstanding long-term debt to service as it seeks to live within its means by commissioning future content from its ongoing cashflow. In Q1 2021 alone Netflix spent $500 million on servicing this debt pile versus $1.7 billion in net income generated over the same period.

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Why we expect AR/VR/MR—and this company in particular—to take off faster than Elon Musk’s and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

Article | March 13, 2020

First, let’s state the obvious: the augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) industry—often referred to as “XR” or extended reality—has been on a tear since long before the spread of the coronavirus, hitting new high notes in late 2019 and early 2020. The installed base of ARCore-compatible Android devices, for example, grew from 250 million devices in December 2018 to 400 million in May 2019. Meanwhile, 2017 heralded the Cambrian explosion of the AR world, with the introduction of easy-to-use software development kits from both Apple (called ARKit) and Google (called ARCore).

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Is 2020 Virtual Reality’s Breakout Year?

Article | March 16, 2020

Early research on the latest devices shows that the VR technologies of today have made significant progress on the fundamental comfort and usability challenges that frustrated previous attempts to commercialize the technology. Virtual reality has inspired such fervent interest and debate partly because the fundamental building blocks of the technology have existed since the late 60s. The challenge of investors, developers, and engineers has been to transform that fundamental technology into a positive user experience and a commercial success.

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Player vs. Hacker: Cyberthreats to Gaming Companies and Gamers

Article | March 16, 2020

The video gaming landscape has changed drastically over the past few decades. Some of these changes have led to considerable developments in the cyberthreat landscape as it applies to gaming companies, the games themselves and the user base that enjoys them. Integration of the cloud, mobile apps and social networks, the diversity of games and platforms, the popularity of streaming, and the change in profit models to include loot kits mean that the attack surface is far greater than it has ever been. For this reason, it is important that gaming companies are prepared to defend against threats to their consumers and that gamers understand the types of threats they can face.

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Gaian Solutions is a Technology and Consulting company that develops platforms (including various products, solutions & services) for all aspects of the content distribution value chain performing all standard tasks in Content Capture, Ingest, DRM, Asset Management, Content Distribution, Content Streaming, OTT Overlays, and finally STB solution for delivery over Cable, Satellite, IPTV platforms & ISP Platforms.GAIAN’s Cloud self care portal offers control and management application to integrate all aspects of service operation from Element Management, Network Management, Asset Management, Subscriber Management and STB Management.

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