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    OTT (Over the top TV) Licensing issue

    Is there any standarts or something for OTT broadcasters?

    Does OTT Tv need a license?

    I know there are some standarts for IPTV but I couldn't find any standarts which determine rules of OTT TV.

    Do you have any idea about this?

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    That would depend on what country you reside in. Usually anything streamed via the Internet does not require a technical license - as per say.
    The biggest "license" issue would be the transmission of copyrighted material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint View Post
    That would depend on what country you reside in. Usually anything streamed via the Internet does not require a technical license - as per say.
    The biggest "license" issue would be the transmission of copyrighted material.
    Do you know any standarts/rules for Europe?

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    That would depend on which country you live in. Each country has different licensing and royalty requirements for media.

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    I searched Germany and England.
    But I couldn't find any rules for OTT in these country.

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    Contact the governmental agency or organization that is responsible for the Internet in your particular country.
    They will be able to provide the specific and detailed information you require.

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    This is forum. And people ask about something to help each other.
    If you don't want ot help, don't write anything.

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    Is there any one to help for OTT?

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    OTT Broadcasters like NowTV, Netflix, WhereverTV, Hulu, & myTV apparently have done deals directly with the owners of the licensed content. I do not think that there is an "OTT Licensing" organisation, so to speak.

    There is more here - http://broadcastengineering.com/ott/...ntent-delivery

    Here - http://www.broadcast-asia.com/index....-game-changer/ & here - http://www.venturedata.org/?i458033_...e-embarrassing

    (*NOTE* - I got all of this information from Google in about 5 minutes of research.)

    I don't think that there is an easy answer and most of the members of the Broadcasting World Forums are radio broadcasters (FM & Internet).

    Quote Originally Posted by theasus View Post
    This is forum. And people ask about something to help each other.
    If you don't want ot help, don't write anything.
    I think that Saint was being quite helpful in pointing you in the right direction with the limited knowledge that he and most others have of about OTT Licensing. His being an internet broadcasting consultant I think qualifies him to giving sound advice about this subject. He had offered you an answer to your question and I would probably offer you the same advice.

    I think that we have been helpful and wish you the best of luck with your endeavors.
    Last edited by andhow; 09-11-2013 at 03:49 PM.
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