Over The Top

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Over The Top'

Television, video-on-demand (VOD), or other content provided over an Internet (broadband) connection rather than via a service provider’s network, cable box or satellite. Content is referred to as "over-the-top" because it rides on top of the content that subscribers already get, and does not require any business or technology connection with a cable TV or satellite provider.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Over The Top'

As a consumer access option, Over the Top content plays an important role in allowing viewers to access their services in the way they want. Ultimately, consumers will have access to content in a converged, “anytime, anywhere” context through a range of broadband devices that includes mobile phones, iPads, games, consoles or TVs.

RELATED TERMS
  1. IRS Publication 463: Travel, Entertainment, ...

    A document published by the Internal Revenue Service that provides ...
  2. Non-Resident Entertainers' Tax

    A state tax levied against performers whose legal residence is ...
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    The Future Of The Television Industry

  2. Entrepreneurship

    Walt Disney: How Entertainment Became ...

  3. Personal Finance

    Betting On The Entertainment Industry

  4. Investing

    5 Expensive Music Licensing Deals

Hot Definitions
  1. Capitulation

    When investors give up any previous gains in stock price by selling equities in an effort to get out of the market and into ...
  2. Turkey

    Slang for an investment that yields disappointing results or turns out worse than expected. Failed business deals, securities ...
  3. Conduit Issuer

    An organization, usually a government agency, that issues municipal securities to raise capital for revenue-generating projects ...
  4. Financing Entity

    The party in a financing arrangement that provides money, property, or another asset to an intermediate entity or financed ...
  5. Hyperinflation

    Extremely rapid or out of control inflation. There is no precise numerical definition to hyperinflation. Hyperinflation is ...
  6. Gross Rate Of Return

    The total rate of return on an investment before the deduction of any fees or expenses. The gross rate of return is quoted ...
Trading Center