Ooyala is challenging out-of-the-box OTT platform providers like JW Player and Zype with its own OTT app creator for media companies, AppStudio.

Dan Ackerman, formerly SVP of programmatic television at AOL, is jumping aboard Samba TV as its chief revenue officer.

Value DVD seller Mill Creek Entertainment has engaged Zype to help it launch a new over-the-top TVOD service to launch in late summer of this year.

Goldman Sachs has invested $50 million in Kaltura, an online video vendor that provides a number of software solutions for both OTT video providers.

Disney plans to use the BAMTech platform as a launching pad for a new ESPN-branded, multi-sport subscription service.

Hulu's shift of its ad-supported network content to Yahoo View led one prominent publication to declare the death of “free TV on the internet.”

CenturyLink said it will “move forward” with testing of app-based, skinny OTT programming platform. 

Digital ad sales for NBC Sports’ authenticated online stream of the Olympic Games in Rio are 33 percent higher than sales during the 2012 Games in London.

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