15Home Video

Matthew J. Haught, Ph.D.*


Home video encompasses a range of formats: broadcast, cable, satellite, internet protocol television (IPTV), over-the-top media services (OTT), and online video distributors (OVD). The three web-based formats have spurred change to television sets, with internet connectivity built in (smart TVs), added via multi-platform streaming connectors (Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick), or through an external device (Blu-ray player, gaming system, Apple TV, Roku). The escalation of cord-cutting—dropping traditional cable or satellite service—and the rise of popular niche programming ...

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