Lunch on the Lawn

Track B – Thursday 2 November 
12:30 – 13:45

All conference attendees and speakers are invited to join us for Lunch on Lawn taking place on the Lighthouse Courtyard. Enjoy some fresh air and networking after a full morning of sessions.

*Please note this lunch is not open to Discovery Pass holders or booth personnel.

Lunch on the Lawn

Track C – Thursday 2 November 
12:30 – 13:45

All conference attendees and speakers are invited to join us for Lunch on Lawn taking place on the Lighthouse Courtyard. Enjoy some fresh air and networking after a full morning of sessions.

*Please note this lunch is not open to Discovery Pass holders or booth personnel.

Lunch on the Lawn

Track D – Thursday 2 November 
12:30 – 13:45

All conference attendees and speakers are invited to join us for Lunch on Lawn taking place on the Lighthouse Courtyard. Enjoy some fresh air and networking after a full morning of sessions.

*Please note this lunch is not open to Discovery Pass holders or booth personnel.

Lunch on the Lawn

Live Streaming Summit – Thursday 2 November 
12:30 – 13:45

All conference attendees and speakers are invited to join us for Lunch on Lawn taking place on the Lighthouse Courtyard. Enjoy some fresh air and networking after a full morning of sessions.

*Please note this lunch is not open to Discovery Pass holders or booth personnel.

A103: Getting The Best Results Out Of HEVC Encoding

Track A – Thursday 2 November 
13:45 – 14:30

The industry is very comfortable getting the best quality and highest encoding operational efficiency out of H.264, but with the newness of HEVC, video encoding engineers may be struggling to maximize operational performance with this advanced codec. Questions of how to implement a live 4K encoding solution, or best practices for encoding HDR, in software, are top of mind. In this session you will hear from video distributors the lessons learned building and deploying HEVC encoding operations, as well as secrets to obtaining the highest performance with HEVC.

Presented by: Dror Gill, Daniel Sanders, Samir Ahmed, Jeremy Morrison, David Hoff

B103: Reverse Engineering Netflix Data: Best Practices You Don’t Have to Be A Data Scientist to Put into Practice

Track B – Thursday 2 November 
13:45 – 14:30

If content is King, then user experience is God. Many of the best practices from data driven video companies can be boiled down to simple concepts you don’t have to be a data scientist to understand. This presentation will showcase how entertainment brands can make better use of their data in 2017 and beyond. The session will present actionable strategies for entertainment brands to effectively use data to compete in digital spaces. Topics covered will include A/B experimentation, thumbnail optimization, and social media KPIs.

Presented by: Gabriella Mirabelli

C103: The Reality of VR Video

Track C – Thursday 2 November 
13:45 – 14:30

Video is an exciting use case for Virtual Reality, but what’s the reality of creating, delivering, and monetizing it today? In this panel, you’ll hear industry experts discuss the state of VR Video, from technologies to capture and display it to methods for streaming and interacting with it, as well as the opportunities in the near- and long-term future.

Presented by: Jason Thibeault, Devon Copley, Josh Courtney, Chris Michaels, Jim Clements

D103: HOW TO: Building a More Robust Cloud Encoder With FFMPEG & More

Track D – Thursday 2 November 
13:45 – 14:30

With the speed of technology today, one of the most important parts of software is adaptability. By taking control of your own encoding and packaging, you can greatly reduce cost and maintain high adaptability and agility to meet your needs now and in the future. When working with cloud encoding, there are several transcoding and packaging options, and the APIs for these options will change over time. We talk about how to build a more dynamic cloud encoder that can use the best tool for a specific job by decoupling the tools from the core application, as well as how to mix and match multiple operations concurrently on a single encoding task. Operations include WebVTT and AAC sidecar manifests, DASH assets, metadata, video quality, and stream muxing/demuxing. This session covers some of the strategies we’ve used to handle dynamic cloud encoding and packaging for live and VOD delivery.

Presented by: Jan Ozer, David Hassoun

LS103: Monetizing Live Streaming

Live Streaming Summit – Thursday 2 November 
13:45 – 14:30

While the popularity of live streaming isn’t in doubt, even the biggest names in entertainment sometimes find it a challenge to monetize. What can be done to get consumers to pay for live content or make it more enticing for advertisers and sponsors? We look at various approaches to monetization, from pay-per-view and subscription to interstitial advertising and sponsored/branded content.

Presented by: Brian Ring, Jon Burk, Greg Ellis, Renée Reynosa, Charles Mellilo, Gabe Goodwin

DT103: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Thursday 2 November 
13:45 – 14:30

Buy This Encoder

Think you know everything about encoding? Teradek’s Jon Landman thinks otherwise. Dive deeply into the world of hardware codecs, from compression technologies such as HEVC to transport protocols and delivery. If you’re still unsure about joining the cutting edge of IP video before the broader industry, Jon Landman is here to show you the way.

Presented by: Jon Landman

Next Generation Advertising Workflows and Server-Side Ad Insertion with VAST 4.0

VAST 4.0 represents the first opportunity for a fully integrated, standards-based, server-side ad insertion workflow. Join this sessions to learn how it will impact your workflows and enable you to maximize your revenue by circumventing ad blockers, reaching more devices, and improving viewers experience.

Presented by: Stefan Lederer