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Online video platforms (OVP), managed video platforms (MVP), and content delivery networks (CDN) are all part of media and entertainment companies' strategies to deliver videos as part of TV Everywhere and over-the-top (OTT) video services. This product tracks the growth of video platforms used to deliver video to any screen over IP, including PC's, tablets, smartphones, connected TVs, game consoles, and smart set-top boxes. ABI Research also provides some context around two emerging business models: those of live video streaming platforms (LVSP)—which are the live equivalent of the OVP—and Turnkey or White Label OTT solutions.
CDNs generally are responsible for finding optimal routes for the video, and storing copies close to consumers to ensure a high quality of delivery. Akamai, a well-known CDN with global presence, continues to hold a commanding lead of the video delivery market, with other CDNs trailing behind. Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) is growing quickly, with expansion of more MVP components on top of their CDN market share. The continued growth of cloud video delivery creates a promising market for CDNs going forward, where video storage and delivery is a primary concern. Neulion has seen strong growth in 2015, positioning them as a more competitive player in the space. The OVP market sees a split primarily between Piksel, thePlatform, Brightcove, and Ooyala; Piksel's expansion into content acquisition brings them in line with competitors for market share. Video over mobile networks will also be an area of interest and potential disruption in the market, and platforms that best support unpredictable network and deliver conditions will be better suited for servicing that space.