I've worked in digital video ecommerce for years. The cable industry is unbundling and broadcasters are going direct to consumers. Benefits of blockchain include: 1. saving on payment processing fees, and platform fees (e.g. 30% to Apple) 2. distributing revenues directly to stakeholders (producers, rights owners, distributors, promoters, affiliates, partners, actors)
What it does
- Protects access to video content 2. collects payment from consumers 3. releases access to video content. 4. stores record in blockchain. (optionally, video stream could be watermarked with the blockchain to ID pirated streams/copies)
How I built it
Consensus2016 Hackathon, hacking front end templates from Cleeng.com, and borrowing elements from Ujo Music.
Challenges I ran into
Rusty development skills, trouble installing lightwallet.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
buying ether in pre-sale.
What I learned
What's next for OTT Video: Protect & sell VOD content via blockchain
launch POC. complete setup of lightwallet and contract implementation. host the local site on the live web.