OTT vs. OTA vs. CTV – What’s The...

Unfamiliar acronyms are abundant in today’s streaming landscape. The technical jargon used to describe the TV industry can be overwhelming. That’s why FreeCast is here to help. Don’t think of these acronyms as a gate to keep you from entering the streaming landscape. Instead, think of it as a learning opportunity to help you become […]

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FreeCast and Didja Partner to Bring LocalBTV to...

LocalBTV will bring over-the-air local channels to SelectTV streaming customers. FreeCast is announcing a partnership with Didja, Inc. to offer live local broadcast TV to SelectTV customers via LocalBTV. LocalBTV is now available in 21 US television DMAs  including New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Houston, Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, […]

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ota development affects ott industry Executive Vlog: “Retrans, Must-Carry Laws, and Localism” with...

We’re back with another Executive Vlog with EVP Irwin Podhajser. As a continuation of last week’s vlog, this week’s focus is retransmission, or “retrans” henceforth. Additionally, we’ll talk about Must-Carry Laws and how cable providers are actually skipping out on localism. Irwin Podhajser’s history in the TV business before coming to FreeCast makes him an […]

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ota development affects ott industry Executive Vlog: “How to Get Free Channels With...

Welcome back to Irwin Podhajser’s fourth and our fifth overall Executive Vlog. This week, our EVP will discuss how to get free channels with OTA and antennas. Plus, Irwin Podhajser has some great statistics that provide insight into the OTT vs. OTA debate. To kick things off, Podhajser denotes the first statistic. In Quarter 2 […]

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ota development affects ott industry Executive Vlog: “The Relationship Between OTT and OTA”...

We’re now at our third Executive Vlog by Irwin Podhajser, our IVP of Media and Network Partnerships, and we’re finally ready to discuss the direct relationship between OTT and OTA television. However, not all of it can be easily covered in one episode. This discussion will continue over the next several weeks. Podhajser ended up […]

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ota development affects ott industry Executive Vlog: “OTA Developments and its Impact on...

Irwin Podhajser, an industry expert for streaming, kicks off FreeCast’s Executive Blog series by explaining developments in OTT vs. OTA. For those unfamiliar, OTT stands for Over-The-Top, and includes digital streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, SelectTV, and more. OTA stands for Over-The-Air, and represents traditional broadcast TV transmitted through air waves. “There have been three […]

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