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Rethink TV

Rethink TV is our video research team, producing market forecasts, technology white papers and tracking operator-technology vendor relationships in OTT video.

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    Rethink TV is a research service with a series of monthly forecasts of core OTT video technologies and applications explaining how changing business models will revolutionize video delivery. It also comprises profiles of the 100 largest operators in the world, and the technology stacks they use to deliver OTT video content.

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Top 100 Operator Profiles

Altice
Altice (France)
Formed from the merger of French telco SFR and cable operator Numericable in 2014, the Altice Group now operates under the SFR brand in France. SFR launched the Zive SVoD platform in 2015, which has since been renamed SFR Play VoD illimitée (unlimited).
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Altice
Altice (USA)
Altice USA is the fourth placed broadband provider in the US, with ownership of two US cable operators Cablevision Systems and Suddenlink Communications. Cablevision offers Optimum TV to Go and Suddenlink has the Suddenlink2Go service, both are TV Everywhere apps. Altice USA became a MVNO in September 2019, launching the Altice Mobile network using the LTE networks of Sprint and AT&T.
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Altice Portugal (Meo)
Altice Portugal (Meo) (Portugal)
Altice Portugal, formerly Portugal Telecom, is the incumbent telco in Portugal and was acquired by Altice Group in 2015. Its Meo Go OTT offering launched in 2011.
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Amazon
Amazon (USA, Global)
Amazon first launched into video as Amazon Unbox in 2006, and today it offers the OTT video service Prime Video, as well as its content sharing platform Video Direct. Amazon’s streaming services initially became available in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan, before expanding globally in December 2016.
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Astro
Astro (Malaysia)
Malaysian pay TV operator Astro offers the two OTT video services Astro Go and NJOI Now, while the Tribe SVoD offering quietly ceased operations in late 2018, after reportedly realizing that the appetite towards paying for digital services in ASEAN markets remains small.
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AT&T
AT&T (USA)
AT&T has an increasingly convoluted video business. Its latest OTT hurrah is HBO Max, set to launch in May 2020 via the acquisition of WarnerMedia. DirecTV Now was recently rebranded as AT&T TV Now, while AT&T TV and Watch TV are separate offerings.
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Bell
Bell (Canada)
Bell Canada is the incumbent and a subsidiary of Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE). Its SVoD service CraveTV launched in December 2014, and is operated under the Bell Media brand. Bell also provides IPTV through its Fibe TV offering.
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Bouygues Telecom
Bouygues Telecom (France)
Bouygues offers the Bbox Miami TV Everywhere service and also holds a 43.8% stake in TF1 which has its MyTF1 OTT platform.
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British Telecom
British Telecom (UK)
British Telecom is the incumbent telco in the UK, and recently bought itself back into the cellular market, curiously buying the largest mobile operator there called EE, jointly owned by Deutsche Telekom and Orange, rather than buy back its own cellular operation from Telefonica called O2.
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Cablevisión
Cablevisión (Argentina)
Grupo Clarin’s Cablevisión is the largest cable operator in Argentina and has recently merged with Telecom Argentina. Its hybrid TV service Flow launched in November 2016.
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Canal Digital & Canal Digital Kabel
Canal Digital & Canal Digital Kabel (Norway)
Canal Digital is owned by Telenor. Canal Digital Go launched in 2010, and Canal Digital Kabel launched its hybrid IP/cable service T-We See in 2014. It also has a broadcast DTH division.
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Canal+
Canal+ (France)
Canal+ is 100% owned by French mass media giant Vivendi. The CanalPlay SVoD service, formerly called CanalPlay Infinity, launched in late 2011 and was shuttered in 2019 - swiftly replaced by Canal+ Series.
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Charter
Charter (USA)
Charter rolled out its TV Everywhere service Spectrum TV Choice in February 2018. Early reviews described it as just as bad as the cable TV service and now it looks like Charter might just go ahead and license Comcast technology.
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Claro
Claro (Brazil)
Claro Brazil, owned by América Móvil, launched Claro Video in Brazil in 2013. Claro has further operations in Brazil through its brands Net Servicos and Embratel in fixed lines, wireless and cable services, and Telmex Solutions in enterprise solutions.
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Cogeco
Cogeco (Canada)
Cogeco serves both halves of North America, offering the Connexion VoD multiscreen service and Cogeco TV Everywhere app. The North American operator is infamous for its IPTV indecision, recently initiating a major technology shake-up.
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Com Hem
Com Hem (Sweden)
After completing the merger with Swedish operator Com Hem in late 2018, telco Tele2 pushed out a new OTT video service called Com Hem Play+ in early 2020 to compete in the Swedish SVoD market. Com Hem was also one of the earliest adopters of Android TV Operator Tier—launching the TV Hub in April 2018.
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Comcast
Comcast (USA)
Comcast’s NBCUniversal will launch the live and on-demand streaming service Peacock in April 2020.
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Cox Communications
Cox Communications (USA)
Cox Communications is a US privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises offering cable TV and broadband—launching its TV Everywhere app in 2011. Cox’s streaming strategy relies solely on copying Comcast, the most recent move being to offer Flex streaming devices.
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Cyfrowy Polsat
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)
Incumbent DTH operator Cyfrowy Polsat has long offered the online video service Ipla TV. Most recently, it began offering EvoBox Stream based on Android TV with dedicated hardware.
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Dailymotion
Dailymotion (France)
Founded in 2005, Dailymotion is the world’s second largest video aggregation platform. French mass media firm Vivendi owns a majority stake.
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