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 our video research team, producing market forecasts, technology white papers and tracking operator-technology vendor relationships in pay TV, OTT video and have documented the transition of TV services from the TV set, onto laptops, tablets, phones and smart TVs and other devices.

Our sister publication Faultline Online Reporter has been Rethinking the ideas behind TV for the past 20 years. We thought it was time you gave you a reliable source of business forecasts for the underlying technologies which have made that transition possible.

Rethink TV is about OTT video, telling you which technology suppliers are winning and why. It tracks the top 100 paid OTT service providers and their suppliers, providers monthly updates to key providers and their services and each year forecasts the most significant new technologies which are being applied to OTT video, whether that is Adaptive Bit Rate packaging, encoding, DRM, recommendation systems, analytics or programmatic advertising systems.

Available on an annual subscription basis, it’s designed as a tool to increase revenues from OTT video markets and survive the rethink of TV.

It comprises of two parts:
1) 12 forecasts a year, delivered one a month, on a topic or some aspect of OTT TV and video
2) a repository of up-to-date profiles on the top 100 operators globally in pay OTT deployments plus the back catalogue of recently published reports.

“Rethink TV” benefits anyone planning or researching their next move in the rapidly changing and sometimes erratic global TV delivery market.

Recent reports include:

* OTT Streams in Europe 2017-2021,
* a forecast on screen technology,
* Forecast of paid OTT streams in Asia Pacific TV Everywhere and SVoD
* Programmatic Video Advertising US Forecast 2017-2022
* The Opportunity Ahead for Video DRM
* Cloud transcoding for video markets 2017-2022
* Voice Control of the TV report and forecast to 2022
* The QoE video analytics survey
& Global Forecast and report of the Android TV market

Forthcoming reports (over 2018) include:
1) Forecast of Broadband lines about 1GBps and the impact of OTT
2) Multi-screen viewing and Multi-Access Point Home Networks report
3) North America OTT Skinny Bundles market forecast
4) The global opportunity for video content delivery (CDNs)
5) Size and growth of the global AVOD market
6) Forecast of paid OTT streams in US & Canada TV Everywhere and SVoD
7) The use of AI and other technologies in original TV Content


The OTT operator profiles provide competitive analysis for anyone wishing to gain a full understanding of their content and technology buying decisions.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.


Each OTT operator is listed according to these five categories:
1) Operations and figures – a précis of the operator, including its key operational figures such as numbers of users, pricing, platform availability, recent corporate deals
2) Technology suppliers
OTT technologies and their suppliers in Encoding, Hybrid Set-Top Box provider, Packagers, Recommendation software, DRM & content security, Advertising insertion, Audience analytics, Middleware testing, Billing software and implementation, CDN supplier, CMS, and any other technology which the operators uses which influences its OTT operations.
3) Content deals tracked and other intelligence worth noting
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.
4) Technology Deals tracked
An analysis of the operator’s supplier relationships and how the technology fits in to the existing OTT delivery mechanism, also, where possible a listing of replenishment cycles and when fresh RFPs may emerge.
5) Trends and analysis
An examination of the strengths, weaknesses and competitiveness of the operator and its 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.

The profiles of OTT operators include: Altice USA, Astro Malaysia, AT&T, Bell (Canada), Bouygues, BT, Canal Plus (France), Canal Digital (Norway), Chart-er 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

Who should buy this service?

We have built this service for Pay TV Operators, Broadcasters, all types of network operators, Telcos, cablecos, satellite and IPTV operators, and equipment and software suppliers to these companies, including encoder manufacturers, DRM specialists, handset makers, chip designers and sellers of advertising insertion and recommendation systems.

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