Jose Alvear is an Analyst for Gigaom Research, specializing in covering the pay-TV and Internet video industries. He has authored research reports on content delivery networks, IPTV, OTT video, cloud-based TV as well as Social TV. Alvear has been at the forefront of the high-tech industry working as an editor, freelance writer, news reporter, researcher, and book author. In 1998, he wrote the first technical book on streaming media called “Guide to Streaming Multimedia” and co-authored many others. Previously, Alvear has worked for Multimedia Research Group where he wrote research reports and performed strategy consulting for client companies. He is a frequent blogger and speaks at many worldwide conferences about the future of TV, disruptive technologies, interactive media and the changing pay-TV landscape.