Video, OTT, AR & VR covers the rapid transition of video consumption devices, services, business models, and technologies toward multiscreen, IP, on-demand, and unmanaged delivery, as well as the rise of augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) platforms in the enterprise and consumer sectors. Technology research includes service-provider and retail devices, technology transitions, network and software technologies, content protection, and operator business models. AR and VR addresses the rapid rise of new head-mounted display categories including tethered, mobile-reliant headsets, and standalone smart glasses, analysis of use cases driving adoption, assessments of technology platforms, and content expectations.
Metadata is a key differentiator in video services, however, content providers, Pay TV aggregators, and modern services all have different needs based on the value they deliver to customers. The metadata work flow extends from content creation, authoring, asset management tools, licensing, distribution and service oriented businesses. The metadata industry has consolidated, with Gracenote, soon-to-be combined Rovi and TiVo/DigitalSmiths, Ericsson, and Think Analytics in strong positions. This report also evaluates a number of distruptors changing the market.