Over-the-top delivery of TV programming and movies is seen by many as the next big wave in television.
Understandably, there’s one large set of incumbents in the television business that wishes not to get washed away by this tsunami, and equally understandably, many of those same incumbents perceive OTT as a threat.
Those incumbents are traditional pay-TV operators, like cable, DTH and telco TV providers.
At IBC2013 in Amsterdam last month, Irdeto — a company better known for its efforts to protect the content of rights holders than as a survey organization — took an informal poll of its own to find out what pay-TV operators think about OTT, connected TVs, smart TVs and piracy.
One of the poll’s most significant findings is that many pay-TV operators and broadcasters view OTT as a threat.
In this podcast interview, Adam Nightingale, senior director strategy sales, global, for Irdeto discussed the findings.