Hello Guys,Welcome to The Updates World.Today in this article i am going to talk on Top 7 OTT Platforms.
What is the full form of OTT ?
OTT = Over The Top
What does OTT platform means ?
OTT platforms is a specific platform where media services streaming directly to viewers by using internet connection.
Over-the-top (OTT) services include things like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video, which are not web sites but rather streaming video services. These services are delivered through apps rather than websites. They also offer access not just to live TV channels, but to movies, music, games and so on.
Over-the-top (OTT) platforms let viewers watch their favorite shows and films from anywhere at any time. This has become very popular especially with smartphones and tablets, but it’s not limited to them.
Over-the-top (OTT) platforms allow companies to create and offer their own ad networks to customers at no cost These ad networks are often free to join and include tens of thousands of advertisers.
Lets talk on top 10 OTT platforms
Netflix, Inc is a U.S. subscription streaming service and production house. It was launched on August 29, 1997 and offers a film and television library through distribution deals as wells as its own productions, called Netflix Originals.
Netflix is accessible through a wide variety of devices, including web browsers, smart TVs, set top boxes connected to televisions and tablets, smartphones, digital media player, Blu-ray players and virtual reality headsets.
Initially, Netflix both sold and rented DVDs through the mail, but the sales of DVDs were eliminated within a year so they could focus on the DVD rental service.
Founders : Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings
CEO : Reed Hastings ( Sept 1998 – 13 July 2020)
Ted Sarandos (14 July 2020 till now )
2.Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime video is a American OTT platform.It provides rental service of Amazon.It distributes movies and television series produced by Amazon studios as Amazon orginals.It also provides movies and all over series from others providers like live sport events, rental videos.
It was launched on September 7, 2006 in the United States as Amazon Unbox. On 4 Sept 2008 amazon unbox was renamed Amazon Video on Demand.
Amazon launched the Streaming Partners program in 2015, which allows subscription-based third-parties to stream their content to Amazon Prime members through the Amazon Video platform These services are not part of the Amazon Video service. You need to purchase them separately.
The original launch in North America included services such as CuriosityStream, Lifetime Movie Club, AMC’s Shudder, Showtime and Starz, among others. The service subsequently added other partnerships.
Founder : Jeff Bezos
Launched on : 14 Dec 2016
Disney + Hotstar also known as Hotstar.Hotstar is an Indian subscription video OTT platform.It distributes movies and television shows produced by Hotstar or any other providers.Now it’s streams Disneys movies,television series,live sports.
Hotstar is available to stream via supported web browsers, smartphone and tablet computers, as app on digital media players and TV sets.
Hotstar allows users access to streaming content on up to four devices at once, and downloads content for offline viewing depending on the individual content licenses. Most content can be streamed at resolutions up to 1080p (1080p).
On April 8, 2020, Hotstar began rolling out Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound for its Android TV app, Apple TV app, Fire TV app, Fire TV Stick, and Roku channel.
Owner : Novi Digital Entertainment
Partners : Disney , HBO and Showtime
Launched on : 11 Feb 2015
ZEE 5 is the India’s own India ott platform preferred for streaming movies and Indian shows.ZEE5 runs by Zee Entertainment Enterprises.It is starting launched in 12 languages.Its air the shows of Zee TV,& TV,Zee Cafe and Zindagi shows too.
The platform launched its web series in 2018 with Telugu actor Nanna Koochi.Zee5 was launched in 2018 with original shows such as ‘Nanna Koochi America Mappillai’, ‘Life Sahi Hai’, and ‘Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone’.
Launched on : 14 February 2018
CEO : Tarun Katial
Sony LIV is an Indian freemium shows streaming platform.Sony LIV is the India’s first OTT platform.It telecast shows from own local networks like Hindi series,movies, live sports.It also featuring contents from other providers.
Owner : Sony
Launched on : 22 Jan 2013
Voot is an Indian ott platform which aired shows of Viacom 18 television channels.They also cast cartoons or shows of VH1,MTV,Colours and Nickelodeon.They cast these series in all languages.
Owner : Viacom 18
Launched on : 26 March 2016
ALT Balaji is an Indian paid ott platform which fully casts only series and shows of Balaji Telefilms Ltd.It has approx 3 crore and 40 lakhs members.The founder of alt balaji is Ekta Kapoor.
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