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Netflix, YouTube loom as OTT giants over IBC

September 07, 2018 / Ben Munson

The urgency for broadcasters and programmers to reach viewers who reside in streaming, multiscreen TV ecosystems has already pervaded IBC. The giants in that industry still loom very large.Both Netflix and YouTube, two world powers of streaming video, will play significant roles at IBC’s annual show in Amsterdam. Maria Ferreras, vice president of business development EMEA for Netflix, will be on hand to talk about how her company is partnering with pay-TV providers and telcos to continue fueling growth, while also innovating the service. Neal Mohan, chief product officer for YouTube, will be sharing his vision of the future of television and how broadcasters can use tech to reach more people in new ways.Those two talks alone could inspire any number of broadcasters and programmers to either launch new or upgrade existing OTT plays and during the show, loads of vendors will be on hand with solutions built for that purpose.Tektronix will be at the show demoing its Sentry QoE video ...