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OTT is clearly becoming a large and growing slice of all viewing, especially among younger audiences.

Flashes & Flames

Television networks across the world can’t decide whether the internet represents more of an opportunity than a threat. Most broadcasters recognise the upside potential of the web. That’s why they are playing with it. But (like their cousins in hard copy media) the mood darkens when they worry about how they can find 21st century gold while preparing to defend traditional cash-cow businesses from attack by digital ‘natives’.

The inevitable conflict starts with the debate about what television actually is. If we define it as ‘video programming’, there are three broad types of TV:

1. Broadcast: free-to-air or subscription or pay-as-you-go; and terrestrial or satellite or cable

2. IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): web programming by network operators like British Telecom or Telstra or Verizon.

3. OTT (‘Over The Top’): web services provided independently of  network operators, like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, LoveFilm, and BBC iPlayer. Either free or pay-as-you-go.

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Author: Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

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