Home Video

Matthew J. Haught, Ph.D.*


Home video technology encompasses a range of signal formats, from broadcast, cable, satellite, Internet protocol television (IPTV), over-the-top media services (OTT), and online video distributors (OVD). The three web-based signal formats have spurred major change to television sets, with Internet connectivity either 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 trend of cord-cutting, dropping traditional cable or satellite service, and the rise of popular niche programming by OTT and OVD providers, has disrupted the business model for the entertainment ...

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