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Competitions between OTT TV platforms and traditional television in Taiwan: A Niche analysis

Yi-Ning Katherine Chen

Telecommunications Policy, 2019, vol. 43, issue 9

Abstract: This study examines how OTT TV and cable TV compete in Taiwan through an online survey conducted in March 2016 that collected a total of 620 qualified responses. In terms of niche breadth, our findings indicate that OTT TV scores higher than traditional TV for all seven dimensions, with the greatest difference manifesting in the dimension of convenience. For the niche overlap, results show that OTT TV and traditional TV share a high level of similarity on amusement and ease of use. Overall, OTT TV's competitive superiority surpasses that of traditional TV in all dimensions. Finally, in light of program types, news, movies, and sports effectively predict users' gratification with cable TV, whereas dramas and movies are predictive of users' gratification with OTT TV. Implications for research and practices are discussed herein.

Keywords: Niche theory; OTT TV; Traditional TV; Viewing behavior (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2018.10.006

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