Consumers rule the roost when it comes to the media and entertainment industry. As modern consumers demand access to content, anywhere, anytime, the industry is undergoing a renaissance. The adoption of new age technologies and evolving demographics are adding to the industry transformation. In this backdrop, the distinction between the various media and television broadcasting channels—including, wireless and fixed Internet access, pay-TV and over-the-top (OTT) videos, and social and traditional media—is blurring. Consequently, video on demand, content streaming, hyper-targeted content, and advertising have become synonyms for consumer entertainment.
These transformations have spurred a new media and entertainment ecosystem replete with modern trends. The emergence of Virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPDs) like DirectTV Now, Sling TV, and YouTube TV is quite significant in the industry. In tandem, consumers and distributors are making AR/VR an essential element of the entertainment aspect.
In this scenario, media companies need to re-envision every facet of what they do and how they do it. In essence, they need to have the right technology and premium content to fulfill today’s consumer demands cost-effectively. To help media and entertainment companies find the best suitable technology solutions provider, a distinguished selection panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, and the APAC CIO Outlook’s editorial board has selected a list of technology companies that are at the forefront of innovation in the areas of content creation and delivery.
We present to you APAC CIO Outlook’s “10 Hottest Media and Entertainment Tech Solution Providers - 2018.”