ATLANTA (September 30, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, recently recognized Paul Hamm, Endavo CEO, as a Digital Media & Entertainment Technology “Game Changer” in the latest issue of Hub Magazine.
The Peach State dominates in the Media and Entertainment tech industry. TV networks, film studios, digital gaming and more created $6 billion in economic impact in Georgia in 2015 and the state is the 3rd most profitable in the nation when it comes to entertainment, behind California and New York, respectively. The Media and Entertainment issue of Hub Magazine focuses on the tech side of this vibrant industry in Georgia.
The DM&E Technology Game Changers are selected by TAG and include 2016 innovators who are changing the game in Broadcast, Digital Gaming and Film Technology in Georgia. In addition to Paul, other broadcast Game Changers for 2016 are Ben Lawrence, VP IT Operations for Bounce TV, and Bob Hesskamp, SVP Global Broadcast Technology for Turner.
Through Paul’s vision and leadership, the Endavo OTT platform represents a cost-effective solution and fast path for content creators, broadcasters and even pay TV providers to take their premium content “over the top”. HUB Magazine cites Endavo’s launch of Footprint.tv in New York and Atlanta to be a game changing initiative. Footprint.tv is a new multichannel network (MCN) that empowers local independent content creators to find OTT distribution and monetization.
We are proud to announce that Endavo won “Best of Show” during the 2016 OTT Exec Summit that was held in New York City in June. Our CEO, Paul Hamm, also joined a distinguished panel to speak of OTT industry executives to speak on the subject of live event streaming, entitled, “It’s Live! Sports, News, Music, and Other Real-Time Content; What and How to Deliver Live Streaming that Consumers Want and Makes Money.” During the session, Mr. Hamm referenced the company’s experience in handling live event streaming and archival services (catch-up TV, VOD recording/preparation), including its recent work with live OTT sports, such as rugby, and linear TV channels streamed online.
This year’s OTT Exec Summit reported 208 total attendees. Registrations included Google/Android, Roku, Sky, BBC, Starz, SingTel, Verizon, NatureVision TV, Spincast TV, Scripps, Hearst, PBS, NPR, Revolt TV, Pure Flix, Whistle Sports, TV4, QVC, HSN, TEGNA, Ethnic TV, NAB, Television Academy, PublicVine, Zype, Huawei, Pioneer, LG, Epix, NBCU, FreemantleMedia, Multichannel News, DIRECTV, SuperVillain Studios, IBM Video, WWE, Qello, Producers Guild, Level 3, Orange, CBS, WWE, HGTV, Showtime, YuppTV, fuboTV, OwnZones, Limelight, OTTo Media, One World Sports, FootPrint.TV, SNL Kagan, VideoNuze, Fierce Online Video, Outdoor Channel, Magid, NeuLion, Turner Broadcasting, Yahoo, Newsy, EverSport, NatGeo, Sling TV, A&E, EPIX, Granite Broadcasting, Time Warner, and many others.
Endavo also showcased its multiscreen OTT Video Services Platform and Multichannel Network (MCN) Platform during the summit and participated in the show’s Product Speedcase, giving Mr Hamm the rare opportunity to directly demonstrate our platform to participating attendees in small groups. We also leveraged the event to showcase our own new MCN platform for local, independent content creators, FOOTPRINT.tv, which is launching this year starting in New York and Atlanta.
“Endavo won the Best of Show trophy because they were able to demonstrate a superior solution backed by their depth of experience. It’s an impressive accomplishment since votes are cast entirely by our audience of senior executives representing the ‘who’s who’ of the OTT industry,” said Brian Mahony, CEO of Trender Research and Founder of OTT Executive Summit & Magazine.
We can’t wait to participate in this excellent event again next year! We’re down with OTT!
We are celebrating National Streaming Day, along with our pals at Roku!
In celebration, Roku released findings from a recent online survey on the streaming habits of American consumers. According to the survey results, consumer behavior is changing in order to accommodate streaming “FOMO,” or “fear of missing out.” In some cases, streaming entertainment held higher value than some established personal daily habits or social interactions.
The survey, by MACRO, Inc. was conducted from April 27 to May 1 on behalf of Roku. The survey was conducted online among a cross section of 2824 adults ages 18 and older in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico. The survey participants were Roku and other device users who streamed content in the past 30 days. The survey found:
Streaming FOMO prevalent amongst young adults
Adults between the ages of 18-34 are most likely to experience streaming FOMO.
In the U.S., 28% of adults between the ages of 18-34 admitted to fibbing about watching a movie, TV show or sporting event in order to feel included as part of a group or conversation
59% of adults between the ages of 18-34 have said they were doing another activity when they were actually streaming
40% of adults between the ages of 18-34 also admitted to canceling or not showing up for other plans in order to stream content
Streaming FOMO vs. Daily Habits
Streaming FOMO also has an affect on daily habits, with many willing to sacrifice parts of their daily routine for a week rather than give up streaming television shows and/or movies on their TVs.
50% of Americans would give up caffeine in order to stream
21% of Americans place more value on streaming to their television than brushing their teeth
Our CEO, Paul Hamm, was interviewed on Atlanta Tech Edge, which aired on Sunday (3/20) on Atlanta station 11Alive (NBC). During the interview, Paul discusses OTT, Multichannel Networks (MCN) and User-Generated Content (UGC), along with providing some general OTT market insight. The interview was also published online, along with extended Q&A conducted with the show’s producer – Click here for the entire post.
Endavo was recently named among the 20 Most Promising Media & Entertainment Technology Solution Providers in 2015 by CIO Review Magazine. According to CIO Review, “the media and entertainment industry is a unique amalgam of disruptive technology and unconventional trends. Over the years, a myriad of companies that provide ingenious products and solutions have unwaveringly entered into this arena to serve the constantly-changing needs of [M&E] customers.” This edition of CIO Review features “the best solution and service providers offering tools and services available on the media and entertainment platform.” Endavo was selected as a top player from over 300 companies considered.
In an article inside this edition of CIO Review, our CEO, Paul D Hamm, explains how Endavo is expanding its foothold into the U.S. media and entertainment market, as TV broadcasters and pay TV providers are increasingly ready to adopt and execute on OTT strategies. The article goes on to explain how Endavo has developed its platform to support new OTT models, such as multichannel networks. “We are foreseeing success in next-generation TV networks, which is an emerging market that will overtake traditional media,” Paul says.
Dubai Media Inc’s OTT service has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2011 with a premium sports channel added to its portfolio recently and a smart app scheduled for Q1 2015. Broadcast Pro’s Vijaya Cherian takes closer look at the technology that is driving DMI’s OTT service.
New York, NY, September 09, 2014 –(PR.com)– Endavo Media, a leading digital media distribution company that is reinventing consumer TV and premium over-the-top video services, announced that CEO Paul D Hamm will be a featured speaker at the Over-the-Top Video Executive Summit (www.OTTVideoSummit.com), to be held at the Westin Times Square on November 11. Mr. Hamm will speak during the summit’s opening session on the current state of the OTT industry: “What is OTT, what is shaping it, and where is it going?” He will also participate in a discussion entitled: “PayTV/OTT Consumers, Cord Cutters and Cord Nevers- what’s really driving them?” The OTT Video Executive Summit brings together thought leaders in the industry to discuss topics crucial to the development of streaming video and evolving Pay TV business models. The conference topics range from content, enabling technologies, to discussions on the evolving viewing behavior of consumers. In addition to experts and executives, the conference includes a focus group of everyday people from various demographics. The event is also gamified, with the leading point-getter being awarded the “OTT Genius” trophy.
“Our audience will benefit greatly from Paul’s experience and perspective on this dynamic industry,” said Brian Mahony, CEO of event producer Trender Research™ Inc. (www.trenderresearch.com). “The industry is going through a period of rapid change, and it’s innovation by companies like Endavo Media that are driving it.”
In partnership with Endavo, KOOORA.com, a leading online provider of Arabic sports news, has launched a new special section of its website dedicated to World Cup 2014. Endavo is providing the video management and publishing platform along with the development and hosting of the video portion of the site. KOOORA.com is a top 500 global website (currently #342), according to Alexa, making it a top destination for sports news among online viewers in Arabic speaking countries around the world. As announced last month, KOOORA.com attracted 22.8 million unique visitors and scored a record-breaking 700 million views in April 2014. According to Effective Measure, KOOORA.com has 65% market share of sports websites in MENA region.
The World Cup 2014 section of the KOOORA.com site will provide users with general event news, venue information, video content and social forums. World Cup 2014 is occurring 12 June – 13 July in Brazil.
In addition to providing the video platform for KOOORA.com’s World Cup 2014 site, Endavo is also developing out and will host KOOORA.com’s new video section of its website rolling out this month. Endavo provides its media management system, publishing tools and players, multiscreen video delivery, advertising integration, as well as user generated video engine, all empowering KOOORA.com’s strategy to enhance user experience through the expanded use of professionally produced news programming, user generated video and interactive media features, all seamlessly integrated within its already popular sports news destination and social forum.
The Endavo platform delivers a superior video experience for KOOORA.com and enables them with a scalable launch pad for new services that can be developed and brought to market very rapidly. This allows KOOORA.com to stay ahead of the pack as a top online sports news destination in the MENA region and continue to grow their business.
CIOReviewmagazine has published its 2014 list of “10 Most Promising Online Video Platforms” in its March Media Technology Special edition. We are very proud that Endavo Media made it on that list, and we also received full page coverage about our company and products in the magazine.
Check out the digital version of CIOReview, Media Technology Edition (March 2014) to see all of the “10 Most Promising Online Video Platforms”. The article about Endavo Media is on page 54, for those who want to skip right to us :-)
Established in 2013, the Atlanta Tech Village is a community of innovation, designed for technology and technology-related companies that have a unique set of needs in their quest to change the world. The ATV mission is to support and inspire entrepreneurs to achieve success through a community that promotes faster connections between talent, ideas and capital. ATV aims to become a top five tech startup center in the U.S.
For Endavo, we believe ATV will immediately provide us with an energetic work atmosphere that is highly conducive to innovation, productivity and overall positive momentum. We also look forward to contributing back our own energy and ideas to this community, as a platform for bettering the entire Atlanta technology community, as well as supportive industries and capital markets.
We’re glad we’re now a part of Atlanta Tech Village. If you’re in Atlanta and want a good dose of “techie”, drop by and visit us!