Opportunities for Ground Segment in OTT Video

14 March 2018 09:30 - 10:30

room 201 – Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Opportunities for Ground Segment in OTT Video

Event: SATELLITE 2018, March 12-15, 2018, Washington DC, USA

Type: Speaking Slot with Panel Discussion

Moderator: Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO, Newtec

Topic: "Opportunities for Ground Segment in OTT Video"

Conference track: Ground Technology Forum

Once upon a time, satellite was the primary path for all forms of video contribution and distribution. The growth of gigabit fiber capacity and the rise of CDNs and OTT have changed the landscape forever. Content owners are piling into Over the Top distribution even though the revenue and profit opportunities remain slim for now. This creates a large-scale opportunity for teleport operators that are already originating and distributing video channels to expand their services into OTT origination. How significant is the opportunity? What facilities and technology does such an expansion require, and what new expertise do employees need to provide? What are the return-on-investment expectations and are they being realized? Perhaps most important: is there an opportunity for teleport operators to help content owners turn digital pennies into digital dollars through advertising and product-placement insertion and effective management of digital rights? 

This session will be moderated by Thomas Van den Driessche, CEO at Newtec.


Thomas Van den Driessche
Thomas Van den Driessche

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Thomas Van den Driessche holds a Master’s degree in electronics and marketing from the University of Ghent. Thomas started out as a Product Manager in the broadcast and AV market and was awarded s…
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