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TechBytes with Josh Pressnell, CTO at Penthera

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Penthera. Penthera’s mission is to allow viewers to watch the video whenever and wherever they want. We provide Software Products that facilitate the delivery of Video content over wireless networks to mobile devices. Our platform enables our customers to remove the friction that users experience due to network and connectivity issues, by ensuring that the content they want to watch is available locally on their device and is consumable in high quality and…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Daniel Hurwitz, Chief Revenue Officer, Penthera

Tell us about your role at Penthera and how did you start here. For over a year, I’ve been CRO for Penthera. Before that, I spent more than two decades building and scaling cutting-edge media/marketing tech companies that push the boundaries of innovation in their industry. Today, my team and I work with the most well-known streaming media providers in the world — media and entertainment companies such as CBS, AMC, Showtime, Starz, and more, OTT players, and even brands and publishers venturing into video — to innovate…

Your Smartphone is Your TV: The Rise of OTT Video Apps

There’s been growing interest in Connected TV or CTV over the past few years, especially among traditional TV brand advertisers. The topic is discussed more and more, but Video Advertising doesn’t begin and end at the TV set. Consumers are increasingly leveraging mobile as one of their primary video viewing screens and what we once referred to as the "second" screen to TV is shifting into the first and even only screen. The way we talk about and interact with mobile extensions to TV, CTV or even out-of-home (OOH)…

Parks Associates: Free Trials Influence Over Half of OTT Video Service Subscriptions

Future of Video features AT&T VP as Keynote New Parks Associates research finds that over 50% of US broadband households that subscribed to an OTT video service within the past year indicate that the service trial played a key role in their subscription decision. Parks Associates will host its second annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, taking place December 9-11 at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, California, to examine the factors influencing consumer decisions in their video…

In a Mobile World, Ad-supported Video Must Innovate to Survive

For decades, television has thrived on the basis of the following bargain: free content in exchange for watching advertisements. Today, though, the rise of subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime has made many question the viability of ad-supported services in the streaming media ecosystem. Yet ad-supported video is starting to gain audience share in the streaming world, as Freewheel reported in its Q2 2018 Video Monetization Report, and it should be no surprise. In fact, the ad-supported model is appealing to…