The rise of content and media intermediaries as digital gate-keepers raises major policy and regulation concerns. IIC members agree that consumer choice offers benefits. Does the trend towards non-bundled offers in pay TV threaten diversity, and what concerns remain for some types of content: national content in smaller markets, local reporting in larger markets? And, if regulation does create a level playing field between OTTs and telcos, will demand for local content naturally emerge and reward local players?
A tipping point in the global entertainment industry is set to occur in 2019 with revenues from subscription over the top (OTT) services exceeding cinema box office, according to a study from Ampere Analysis.
- Tuesday, 18 December 2018