UltraViolet : Outlier in the Telco’s Online Video ambitions

12 Sep

Telco Global Connect

Presentation1The global entertainment market is huge and as such is obviously attractive to telcos looking to counter falling ARPUs. It accounts for a considerable share of disposable income and overall entertainment spending is much higher than that on telecoms. Online video makes up one-third of consumer internet traffic today and is forecast to grow more than ten times by 2013 to account for over 90% of consumer traffic overall.New consumer content consumption models that shift both time and place challenge operators to rethink their service models. Smartphones, tablets and Internet-connected TVs are carrying the feature set and expectations previously reserved for set-top boxes.

Believe it or not the single most important factor for success in OTT video is an attractive content library. However, these content rights are still cumbersome to acquire. This is due to the fact that OTT video rights form an entirely new category and that the value…

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