Security, uptime, scalability, and extensibility are critical to achieving world-class OTT and TVE monetization. These “non-functional” requirements cover two broad areas — execution qualities such as security and usability and evolution qualities such as scalability, extensibility and maintainability....

Decades of investment in proprietary set-tops requiring expensive “home installation” has paid off. Twenty, thirty and fifty channel systems in the 1970s turned into many hundreds of channels by the 1990’s. Rivers of fresh, specialized content filled every audience niche. ...

Over-the-top (OTT) and TV Everywhere (TVE) streaming video services are rapidly growing. While the largest services are headquartered in the U.S., there is a growing footprint of local and homegrown streaming video services available around the world. Here's a brief snapshot of the what’s happening...