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  • Over-the-top content refers to delivery of audio, video, and other media over the Internet

  • without a multiple system operator being involved in the control or distribution of the content.

  • The provider may be aware of the contents of the Internet Protocol packets but is not

  • responsible for, nor able to control, the viewing abilities, copyrights, and/or other

  • redistribution of the content. This is in contrast to purchase or rental of video or

  • audio content from an Internet service provider, such as pay television video on demand or

  • an IPTV video service, like AT&T U-Verse. OTT in particular refers to content that arrives

  • from a third party, such as Dramatize, DramaFever, Crackle, Hulu, myTV, NetD, Netflix, NowTV,

  • RPI TV, WhereverTV, or WWE Network, and is delivered to an end user device, leaving the

  • ISP responsible only for transporting IP packets. An online video distributor is defined as

  • "any entity that offers video content by means of the Internet or other Internet Protocol-based

  • transmission path provided by a person or entity other than the OVD."

  • Over-the-top messaging refers to a similar idea, where a third party provides instant

  • messaging services as an alternative to text messaging services provided by a mobile network

  • operator. Consumers can access OTT content through internet-connected

  • devices such as desktop and laptop computers, gaming consoles, set-top boxes, smartphones,

  • smart TVs, and tablets. Consumers can access apps in most app stores.

  • See also Comparison between OTT and IPTV

  • Home theater PC Internet television

  • List of Internet television providers Multi-screen video

  • Set-top box Smart TV

  • Streaming Media Video on demand

  • References

Over-the-top content refers to delivery of audio, video, and other media over the Internet

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