OTT Days in New York, Match 7 at the Yotel Hotel

Published February 13th, 2018

We’re delighted to invite you to join the OTT Days in New York- a thought-leadership event for the future of OTT taking place on March 7th from 1:00pm- 4:30pm at the Yotel Hotel. Be inspired by industry thought leaders including; 24i Media, CleengFincons Group and Comcast Technology Solutions.

Across a half day, the OTT Days event inNew York offers a free-to-attend summit that informs, inspires and connects members of the video, media and technology community with a combination of unique networking features and a high-level speaker program. 

Join us as we discuss how video distribution is changing, how to meet the demands of the highly empowered viewers, how content will be funded, how to optimize technology to meet the growing industry demands. You will hear from the people who are pioneering new strategies and partnerships and exploiting new market opportunities.

OTT Day New York is dedicated to exploring the OTT Ecosystem, providing attendees with a 360-degree insight into the entire OTT Ecosystem. The OTT Days event in New York imust-attendtend event for everyone working in the OTT Ecosystem, Entertainment, technology and IT professionals, content owners, media executives, analysts, investors and venture capitalists, broadcasters, operators, MSOs etc.

The OTT Days event in New York is hosted by 24i MediaCleeng Fincons Group and Comcast Technology Solutions.

For more information about the OTT Days in New York and to register for free tickets, please visit

US SVoD to reach 125mi subscribers in 2018

The overall US video and Pay-TV market continues its healthy overall growth and is set to reach $140 billion by the end of 2018, according to Futuresource Consulting. Whilst the US is a global leader in digital adoption, it continues to have a well-balanced market overall, with an array of formats, platforms, services and business models that is unsurpassed globally. 2017 was characterized by many notable announcements and initiatives in the video and related media space; the introduction of Movies Anywhere increased the availability of 4K UHD content and renewed discussion surrounding digital movie release dates provide an intriguing backdrop for the market in 2018. In addition, the renewed push on direct-to consumer-services, media industry acquisitions and consolidation and regularity impact (e.g. Net Neutrality), will ensure that the landscape in 2018 will continue to evolve. Pay-TV, largely through increased ARPU rather than subscriber growth, is contributing the most to overall growth in wider video consumer spend, SVoD continues to provide an increasingly significant contribution. “The SVoD culture continues to strengthen, Futuresource estimates that there are now 125 million SVoD subscriptions in the USA,” said David Sidebottom, Principal Analyst at Futuresource Consulting. Although, consumer spending is still just 10% of the total Pay-TV market. Further growth is expected in 2018, driven by continued steady growth in established services and the quick expansion of a plethora of less established services, with platforms such as Amazon Channels helping drive this momentum. The Pay-TV sector remains immense at over $100 billion in 2017, although it remains challenged. The much-discussed cord-cutting phenomenon has been apparent in 2017 to a small extent, with subscriptions expected to fall by 1% once more in 2018. In the midst of cord-cutting, key Multiple-Service Operators (MSOs) in the market have developed Pay-TV lite services, combining the extended reach of SVoD with the scheduled component of Pay-TV. Broadband TV news