Our partnership provides a complete “over-the-top” solution that reaches viewers seeking premium viewing experiences while maintaining choice
We’re proud to partner with Float Left to create an end-to-end OTT solution for content publishers and broadcasters around the world. Float Left is a front-end application developer whose apps have helped publishers like Crackle, NBC Sports, and Viacom deliver content on OTT (“over-the-top”) devices. This partnership bridges JW Player’s high-quality online video delivery with Float Left’s apps and custom development. Publishers will be able to expand their content distribution, create premium viewing experiences, and focus on their core business.
For many publishers, OTT is the next frontier. Viewers want to “lean back” with the quality of cable TV while maintaining the convenience and choice of watching video on-demand. OTT content, streaming over broadband or cellular, offers the best of both worlds.
And the market has noticed. OTT’s share in ad spend jumped to 26% in October 2017. The previous year, that number had been at just 8%. It’s the kind of momentum that has led to very tiny, minor predictions like OTT revenues reaching $120 billion by 2022.
Viewers can stream full-length online movies and TV shows via their OTT device.
But setting up OTT is far from straightforward for most in-house teams. Not only do they need to stream videos flawlessly, but they must deliver them via OTT apps individually customized for Roku, Apple TV, Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, and any number of other OTT devices. Limited time and staff resources, difficult implementation, a cumbersome app submission process, and complex monetization are just a few of the hurdles standing in the way of becoming a true OTT publisher.
At JW Player, we have many customers who want to overcome these challenges and take their online videos “over-the-top.” Float Left develops video-centric apps that can stream their content from JW Platform so that viewers can quickly access publisher videos through OTT devices. With analytics tracking, publishers can make informed programming decisions and eventually compare how their videos are performing across OTT, web, SDKs, and more. From launch to code maintenance, publishers receive full life cycle support.
The end result is a much more simplified, turnkey process for delivering visually stunning experiences in digital video. Publishers can bring their content to more screens and, most importantly, put technology in the hands of video tech experts while they get back to running their business.
Having collaborated with Float Left previously, we’re excited to continue our work together with a partnership that gives more publishers OTT options to engage their audiences. If your viewers want to stream premium video on their TV without cable, the time has never been better to extend your business into OTT.
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