Category Archives: Discovery Track

Welcome & Kickoff Session: Live Streaming NFL Thursday Night Football

Welcome & Opening Keynote – Thursday 2 November 
09:00 – 10:00

Earlier this year, Amazon won the rights to stream “Thursday Night Football” games on Amazon Prime for this season. In this session, AWS Elemental will provide insights about how the NFL is delivering a new level of live streamed sports experiences for fans. A special guest from Amazon Video will join the discussion for a deeper dive into the video and cloud infrastructure that’s being used to deliver the live streamed sports action.

Presented by: Keith Wymbs, BA Winston

DT101: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Thursday 2 November 
10:30 – 11:15

Can’t We Do Better Than TCP? Streaming High-Quality Live Content With RTMP, HLS or DASH Over Aspera FASPStream

Successfully stream high-quality near-live content over the Internet can quickly become a near impossible task. Bad network conditions, latency and distance are known to dramatically impair video streaming. Various products and services have been introduced, such as forward error correction over UDP, peer-to-peer distribution and CDNs. However, none provide the same universal quality and zero-delay transmission needed for a great experience. Aspera FASPStream is the first open video transport solution capable of live streaming high-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with low buffering and negligible start-up time. This session will outline how to integrate the Aspera fasp.io software suite with standard RTMP, HLS and DASH workflows on browser, desktop, mobile and set-top box platforms.

Presented by: Guillaume Egles

The Socionext Media Cloud Initiative Designed to Accelerate Data Center Server Performance, Deliver Optimal Video Streaming to Users

The Socionext “Media Cloud” is designed to deliver a 10-fold increase in video server speeds and efficiency, resulting in new levels of server performance and optimal user streaming experience. The initiative integrates a “Sea of Transcoders” for real-time transcoding up to 256 Bundles of AVC/ HEVC Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) streams for 1080p60 input. The dense transcode solution provides maximum server performance for video processing.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro HERO ($500 value)

Presented by: Tom Brumbaugh

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

DT104: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Thursday 2 November 
14:45 – 15:30

Practical Social Streaming: Tips and Tricks for Brand Success

Live streaming for social media audiences is exploding and brands are getting onboard in a big way. LiveU’s Dan Pisarski will present some tips and tricks to get brands started. He’ll cover the ins and outs of Facebook Live and other platforms, creating content beyond “behind-the-scenes,” and share some live success stories.

Presented by: Daniel Pisarski

Ensure Success on Facebook Live: Gain Reliability and Production Quality with ClearCaster

Learn how your broadcasts to Facebook Live can reach the high expectations you have for yourself and your brand with unmatched reliability and quality that’s simple to achieve all while creating live content that can be truly dynamic based on the Live Reactions of your followers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Insta360 Nano ($199 value)

Presented by: Tim Dougherty

DT105: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Thursday 2 November 
16:00 – 17:00

4K Live Streaming Tools and Best Practices

Not only is 4K streaming here now, it is surprisingly affordable! In this session we will talk about the best tools for the job and the setup needed to ensure an optimal experience for all viewers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: vMix 4K software ($700 value)

Presented by: Martin Sinclair

Low-Latency Live Video Streaming – Meeting the Growing Viewer Demand

As consumers increasingly go online to watch live sporting events, enjoy live video gaming, and participate in online gambling, delivering the lowest-latency live streaming experiences becomes critical for content distributors. In this session, we’ll discuss the motivations, challenges and solutions for delivering live video streams at sub-second latencies at global scale, without sacrificing the video quality your audiences want and expect. We’ll also cover the common use cases for low-latency live streaming and financial benefits driving innovation.

Presented by: Charlie Kraus