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Rethink OTT Intelligence (Pay TV Operators)

Rethink OTT Intelligence (ROI) is the research report service forming Over-The-Top (OTT) video technology choices, trends and forecasts based on the procurement decisions of the world’s biggest 100 pay TV operators. It analyzes their modus operandi for delivering OTT video at scale.

Throughout 2017, The Rethink OTT Intelligence service is providing:

  • Operators profiles will reach 100
  • The top 20 Broadcaster profiles
  • The Top 10 pure play OTT player profiles
  • And there are 6 reports published throughout the year:
  • May- Forecast OTT numbers in Asia Pacific, by operators
  • June – OTT Security suppliers by streams served
  • July – OTT Encoder/Transcoder suppliers by streams served
  • September – OTT advertising in the US by streams
  • October – OTT advertising in Europe by streams
  • November – Forecast OTT numbers in Europe – by operators

The service monitors and forecasts the number of OTT users the operator will be gaining in conjunction with establishing which technology choices they have made. It also records pricing and launch dates of these OTT video services and concludes their success or folly to date.

From this data we can establish trends in OTT video delivery and gain understanding of how rapidly it is taking off in any given territory.

We can also pick the winners and losers and work out which companies are winning the technology battles in CMS, encoders, origin servers, just in time packagers, DRM, hybrid set tops, CDNs, recommendation systems and analytical tools.

The reports also take in BSS/OSS systems, subscriber management and higher level cloud held databases too.

The largest 100 pay TV operators purchase make up around 85% of OTT video technology and are the best indicator for forecasting.

The service is modular, offering profile reports on each of the OTT operators, either individually or by country or by continent.

They provide competitive analysis for anyone wishing to gain a full understanding of one or more OTT operators and the technology decisions made.

OTT operators are made up of Telco, cable and satellite operators and pure play video services and are divided by geographical region: EMEA, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific.

Started in 2016, the Rethink OTT Intelligence service presently comprises of 85 different operators with 3 new profiles being researched and added every week.

The profile reports are available to buy one-by-one, as a collection (eg a region or country) or as a full annually renewable subscription service (including profile updates).

Each OTT operator is listed according to these five categories:

  • Operations and figures


A précis of the operator, including its key operational figures such as numbers of users, pricing, platform availability, recent corporate deals and so on.

  • Technology suppliers


The following OTT technologies and their suppliers are listed and briefly summarized:


Hybrid Set-Top Box provider


Recommendation software

DRM & content security

Advertising insertion

Audience analytics

Middleware testing

Billing software and implementation

CDN supplier


And any other technology which the operators uses which influences its OTT operations.

  • Technology Detail


It’s a more detailed analysis of the operator’s supplier relationships and how the technology fits in to the existing OTT delivery mechanism. This will include dates of roll-outs or implementations, which has a direct bearing on replenishment cycles and when fresh RFPs may emerge.

  • Trends and analysis


An examination of the strengths, weaknesses and competitiveness of the operator and rivals in the market. Does the OTT business model succeed? Is the current set-up enough to grow the customer base? Are there any external considerations such as take-overs or mergers? etc.

  • Deals tracked; intelligence worth noting


Through Faultline Online Reporter, the weekly subscription-based strategy update, Rethink Technology Research has been tracking OTT and IPTV deals and technologies since 2002. Any recent or historical OTT technology supplier deal, legal or regulatory event, competitor news that may affect the immediate future of the business is summarized here.


First, Rethink Technology Research analysts ask each operator which suppliers they have for every step in the OTT technology chain. Many operators choose not to tell us, or to only tell us about publicly declared services. Our next method is to talk to suppliers and industry contacts to fill in the gaps. We also make extensive use of our own library of historical data and notes built up analyzing the digital media, video delivery and technology industry since 2002.

Who should use Rethink OTT Intelligence?

This is essential research for prospective equipment and software suppliers to these operator and broadcast companies. This includes Set top and encoder manufacturers, DRM and security specialists, billing providers, CDN suppliers, handset makers, chip designers, sellers of advertising analytic services; OTT systems integrators, software developers. This is useful information for any supplier of Consumer Electronics devices, component vendors; Pay TV operators, broadcasters, all types of network operators, telcos, cablecos, broadband carriers, satellite and OTT operators themselves. The work may be of help to strategy formulators, buyers, consultants, financial analysts and any company with an interest in the OTT content delivery and services world.

The currently available profiles (as of May 2017) include: Altice USA, Astro Malaysia, AT&T, Bell (Canada), Bouygues, BT, Canal Plus (France), Canal Digital (Norway), Charter Communications, Claro Brasil, Cogeco, Com Hem, Comcast, Cyfrowy Polsat, Deutsche Telekom, DirecTV, Dish, DishTV India, DNA OY, Foxtel (Australia), Get AS (Norway), Kabel Deutschland, KDDI Japan, Korea Telecom Olleh TV, KPN, Liberty Global Europe, M7 Deutschland, LG U+, Magine, Magyar Telekom, Maxdome, Mediacom US, Mediaset, MTNL (India), NC+, NOS Portugal, Nova, NTT Docomo, Oi Play (Brazil), Orange (France), Orange (Poland), Orange (Spain), PCCW, Portugal Telecom (Meo), PT First Media Indonesia, Rogers, Shaw (Canada), SFR, SK Telecom, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Sky UK, Slovak Telekom, Smart (Philippines), Softbank, Sprint, Swisscom, Tata Sky India, TDC (Denmark), Tele Columbus, Telecom Italia, Telefonica (Spain), Telefonica Brasil, Telekom Romania, Telenet Belgium, Telia (Estonia), Telia (Sweden), Telkom Indonesia, Telmex, Truevisions Thailand, TWC, Unitymedia, UPC Austria, UPC Cablecom, UPC Czech Rep. + Slovakia, UPC Hungary, UPC Poland, UPC Romania, Verizon, Viasat (Sweden), Videocon d2h, Virgin Ireland, Virgin Media, Vodafone Portugal, Vodafone Spain, XL Axiata Indonesia, Ziggo

Report profiles are being added and updated all the time. If you don’t see an operator you require please contact us to check its inclusion.


Each profile is $75

When buying 10 profiles at once: $720

When buying 15 profiles at once: $1,065

When buying 20 profiles at once: $1,360

When buying 35 profiles at once:  $2,310

Annual subscription to all 100 profiles plus stand-alone reports for the year (and immediately getting the 93 currently available): $2,495

To see a complete example profile of an OTT operator, click here

To view the full set of operator profiles available for immediate download, please click here

or please click here to download the .Docx order form to complete and return

We will send you the requested profile(s) (as PDF files) upon receipt.

For more information, please contact Simon Thompson, Publisher +44 (0) 1280 820560 or [email protected]

Technology suppliers covered: Abox42, Accedo, Accenture, Access, ActiveVideo, ADB, Adobe, Agama Technologies, AioTV, Airties, Akamai, Alcatel (Nokia), Ali Corp, Allot Communications, Alticast, Amagi, Amdocs, Amino, Anevia, Anvato, Appear TV, Apple, Arkena, Arris, Arxan, Ateme, Audible Magic, Avvasi, Beamr, Beenius, Black Arrow, Blinkx, Bluefin Labs, Boku, Brightcove, Broadcom, BroadPeak, Canoe Ventures, Capablue, Cashlog, Cast Time, Castlabs, Celeno, Cisco, Civolution, Comarch, Comigo, Comverse, Conax, Concurrent, Contentwise, convergys, Conviva, Cryptography Research, CSG international, Cubiware, Dalet, DCClabs, Deluxe, Deutsche Telekom BDI, DigitalSmiths, Dolby, Dotscreen, Dune HD, Eagle Kingdom Tech, Echostar, Edgecast, Edgeware, Elemental Technologies, Elliptic Technologies, Entone, Envivio, Ericsson, Espial, Faroudja Enterprises, Flash Networks, Flurry, FTS, Genius Digital, Google, Gorilla Technology, Gracenote, Harmonic, Humax, Imagine Communications, IneoQuest, Info Cablys, Inside Secure, International Datacasting, Intertrust, Intraway, Inview Technology, iPowow, Irdeto, iStreamPlanet, Ittiam Systems, Iwedia, Jinni, Kaltura, kannuu, Kaon Media, Kimiola, Level 3 Communications, Limelight Networks, Marvell, Massive Interactive, MatrixStream, Media Excel, MediaTek, Metrological, M-Go (Technicolor), Microsoft, Minerva, Mirror Image, MPP Global, Nagra, Nangu TV, Neotion, Net Insight, NetCracker, Netgem, Neulion/DivX, Nielsen, Nordija, Norigin Media, Ocean Blue software, Octoshape, Ooyala, OpenWave Mobility, Opera, Oregan Networks, Pace (Arris), PerceptionTV, Piksel, Qualcomm, Quantenna, Quickfire Networks, Quickplay Media, RAMP, Red 5, RedBee (Ericsson), RGB Networks, S3 Group, Saffron Digital, Saguna, Samsung, Seachange, SecondSync, Sigma Designs, Skyworth, Smart Labs, SoftAtHome, Spideo, Stream Group, Synacor, Syniverse, TCS, Technicolor, Teleidea, Teleste, Telestream, theFilter, thePlatform, ThinkAnalytics, This Technology, Thomson Video Networks, TiVo (inc. Rovi), Trustonic, Unified Streaming, Vantrix, Vbox Communications, Vbrick, Verimatrix, Viaccess-Orca, Video Clarity, Videoflow, Viggle, Vimond Media Solutions, Vindicia, Vision247, VisualOn, V-Nova, Volicon, Vubiquity, Widevine, Witbe, Wiztivi, Wowza, Wurl, Wyplay, Xroadmedia, Xstream, YoSpace, Zappware, Zattoo TV, Zenterio, Zervant

May 2017

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