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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 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

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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Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Deutsche Telekom also operates video services in Romania, Croatia, Slovakia, Greece, Hungary, and the US. The German giant opened up the full OTT version of Magenta TV (formerly Entertain TV) in October 2018 – releasing the shackles from an advanced TV offering and setting a precedent for Europe’s operators.
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Dish Network
Dish Network (USA)
Dish launched its free TV Everywhere service, Dish Anywhere, in August 2010. Then in January 2015, Dish’s subscription OTT service, Sling TV, was unveiled and for the past few years has been a successful tool at offsetting the satellite TV exodus.
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Dish TV
Dish TV (India)
Newly merged with Videocon d2h, Dish TV is the second largest DTH provider in India behind Tata Sky, and became the first DTH operator in the country to launch an OTT video platform back in October 2013 with Dish Online, which now goes by Dish Anywhere. The mobile-first streaming add-on Watcho arrived in 2019 as a complementary service.
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DNA Oy (Finland)
The DNA Welho MatkaTV OTT service launched in September 2012, and was then followed by an upgraded system in 2015 simply called DNA TV.  DNA Oy is now owned by Telenor and has just sold its DTT pay TV business to competitor Digita Oy for an undisclosed sum.
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Foxtel (Australia)
Australian pay TV company Foxtel is jointly owned by Telstra and News Corp Australia. Foxtel currently runs a trio of video streaming services—Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports, and Binge. The SVoD service Presto was shuttered in early 2017.
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Get AS
Get AS (Norway)
Norwegian cable operator Get launched its Get TV mobile app in September 2014, around the same time it was acquired by TDC Group, before being sold to Telia in 2018.
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HBO has been experimenting with direct to consumer content since 2005, so it was no surprise when it decided to go D2C with HBO Now in the US in April 2015. HBO’s most ambitious OTT video offering to date—HBO Max—is scheduled to make its US debut in May 2020. HBO is now housed under the WarnerMedia division of AT&T, following the mega takeover deal of Time Warner for $108.7 billion in 2016/17.
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Hulu (USA)
Hulu first launched as an SVoD service in 2007 and went on to launch a live streaming service in May 2017 to accompany its VoD library. Hulu is jointly owned by WarnerMedia (10%), Comcast’s NBCU (30%), Disney-ABC (30%), and Fox Entertainment Group (30%). Disney is soon to become a 60% shareholder pending the completion of its $52.4 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox.
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iflix (APAC)
iflix (APAC) (Malaysia)
Billed as the Netflix killer of Asia, iflix launched in Malaysia in May 2015 as a competitively priced SVoD offering and is available in 13 countries today. iflix has evolved into an OTT video offering covering all bases—which poses a key challenge for Netflix in these regions.
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KDDI (Japan)
KDDI is the second-placed mobile network operator in Japan, behind NTT. Its Video Pass SVoD service launched in 2012 and now goes as the au Smart Pass platform, which was only injected with video content for the first time in June 2020.
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Korea Telecom
Korea Telecom (South Korea)
KT launched its first streaming service Olleh TV in 2012, followed by the OTT offering Telebee in September 2017, via its DTH arm KT Skylife. However, in January 2020, reports emerged claiming that Telebee will stop streaming imminently, although the Android TV set top will reportedly continue working.
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KPN (Netherlands)
KPN is the incumbent operator in the Netherlands and is a company with serious survival challenges. Its main TV offering is the IPTV service iTV, and although It launched the OTT service KPN Play in late 2015, this lasted less than three years and was shuttered in July 2018.
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LG U+ (South Korea)
South Korean telco LG U+ offers IPTV, broadband and telephony. It offers the U+ Mobile TV as a mobile-first video live and on-demand service to mobile subscribers.
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M7 Deutschland (KabelKiosk)
M7 Deutschland (KabelKiosk) (Germany)
M7 Deutschland is an affiliate of the Luxembourg-based pay TV provider M7 Group. M7 Deutschland entered the OTT space when it acquired the operations of KabelKiosk from Eutelsat in 2014.
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Magenta Telekom
Magenta Telekom (Austria)
Deutsche Telekom completed the merger of T-Mobile Austria with UPC Austria in May 2019, forming Magenta Telekom – a new full-service provider of mobile and fixed network services. Liberty Global’s TV Everywhere service Horizon Go launched in Austria in November 2013, and has since been replaced by Magenta TV and a new Magenta TV Everywhere app.
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Magine TV
Magine TV (Germany)
Magine TV is a cloud based OTT network, serving broadcasters, which launched in Sweden in 2013, and then fully expanded to Germany in April 2014 after running in Beta for 8 months.
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Magyar Telekom
Magyar Telekom (Hungary)
Magyar Telekom, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, is the largest telco in Hungary. Its OTT multiscreen service TV Go was launched in May 2014.
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Maxdome (Germany)
Maxdome is Germany’s largest VoD library with over 50,000 titles. The platform was founded in August 2006 and is now part of a joint venture with Discovery’s Eurosport Player and 7TV- set to launch officially in the first half of 2019.
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Mediacom (USA)
Mediacom Communications Corporation bills itself as the 5th largest cable company in the US, and boasts a declining video base and a growing broadband base, running across two separated business entities Mediacom Broadband and Mediacom. They were separated due to the controlling owner first taking them private in 2011 and then relisting them separately.
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