Category Archives: Discovery Track

DT101: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Tuesday 16 May 
10:30 – 11:30

How to Apply Content-Adaptive Encoding to Reduce Bitrates Up to 50% Without Any Loss in Quality

This session will present Beamr’s content-adaptive technology and its role as a stand-alone bitrate optimizer for already compressed H.264 files, and Beamr’s content-adaptive rate-control which when integrated with the encoder enables HEVC 1080p at just 1.5Mbps. Attendees will learn why the fixed recipe approach to encoding is not sufficient to achieve the low bitrates that congested networks require with the quality that is being demanded by consumers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: For every qualified OTT content distributor, managed service operator, telco, or media & entertainment company who attends the session, Beamr will grant a free 45-day evaluation license of up to ten (10) Beamr 5 or Beamr Optimizer instances. Beamr 5 is the world’s best HEVC software encoder SDK and Beamr Optimizer, formerly known as Beamr Video, is widely acclaimed for it’s ability to reduce bitrates by up to 50% without video quality degradation. For those looking to experience the benefits of the Beamr optimization process as part of their HEVC encoding workflow, Beamr will grant an upgrade to Beamr 5x which is the worlds highest quality HEVC encoder able to produce 4K at less than 10Mbps and 1080p at just 1.5Mbps. A small administrative fee will be required, but qualified customers will have the option of putting these files into their production workflows. Not every company will qualify and Beamr reserves the right to deny any evaluation or upgrade request.

Presented by: Mark Donnigan

Not Just Another Technical Solution – Movingimage Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) Impacts Your Life

Video is changing the way companies function. Advanced Enterprise Video Platforms (EVPs) power corporate intranets and allow marketers to reach customers via multiple channels. The key element that is changing the market is how content creation has shifted from using professionally designed content to employee-generated content. For this shift to be successful, EVP tools must be easy to use for employees at all levels. Plus, EVPs also must serve as the central integration hub for video-related technologies, from intranet CDNs to 360° VR video. In this presentation, we will focus on how video is changing the way companies like DHL, Volkswagen, Vodafone and Allianz operate, how video can be used to improve the customer experience, key integration challenges and the importance of having added levels of security within the EVP.

Presented by: Sebastian Picklum

DT102: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Tuesday 16 May 
11:45 – 12:30

Is H.265 All That Its Cracked Up to Be?

The bandwidth savings and encoding performance of HEVC is undeniable, but how does it fit into existing workflows? This discussion will cover the pros and cons of moving to H.265, how to get the most out the new compression standard, and best practices for integrating HEVC without reinventing your workflow.

Presented by: Jon Landman

Why Operational Analytics Are Vital to Support Live Streaming QoE

While the price of success is high, the cost of failure is even higher. Using operational streaming analytics to monitor and support streaming media deployments is as important as—and in many cases more mission critical than—just deploying an in-player streaming analytics solution. In-player and last mile solutions focus on issues as they affect the customers, which is often too late and does little to improve customer retention and minimize churn. Operational streaming analytics alert content distributors and live streaming solution providers to delivery problems as they happen and provide immediate solution responses, before they become end user issues.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero 5 ($399 value)

Presented by: Mitch Askenas

DT103: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Tuesday 16 May 
12:30 – 13:45

Social-Media Streaming for Pro AV

Social media streaming is exploding right now for businesses of all sizes. Learn about the tools needed to deliver a professional production to take advantage of the interactivity and massive subscriber base of Facebook Live, YouTube and other social services. Well walk you through encoding setups for a budget of any size to include dedicated audio, pro HD cameras, API integration and multi-streaming.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Epiphan Webcaster social media streaming device ($299.95 value)

Presented by: Sylvain Pigeon

Leveraging IBM Cloud Object Storage to Improve Streaming CDNs Performance and Cost Efficiencies

Todays CDN platforms are upgrading and building out infrastructure to reach increasingly larger numbers of consumers mobile devices and SmartTVs across North America, Europe and Asia, and extending their reach to the rest of the world. IBM Cloud Object Storage can provide CDN long tail and origin storage with the advantages of its patented object storage: nearly infinite scalability, 10+ nines of reliability and availability, and the lowest total cost of ownership of any storage platform available today. This presentation will provide all stakeholders in the digital supply chain with usable information about your options for CDN storage.

Presented by: Bruce Ross

DT104: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Tuesday 16 May 
13:45 – 14:30

A Case Study in Maintaining High QoE in the Era of Internet DDoS Attacks

The business of TV is continuously shifting toward the internet and viewers are demanding that OTT content be at their fingertips. In this multi-CDN case study, Ed will discuss how one major publisher has been working with Conviva to deliver one of the best streaming experiences available, leveraging the publishers proprietary technology stack in concert with Conviva’s data. This solution automatically selects the best CDN based on real-time CDN throughput, cost-efficiency, and bandwidth.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Roku Premiere ($80 value)

Presented by: Ed Haslam

Learn How to Build 4K and VR/360 Live Streaming Workflows in Minutes

Starting from scratch, we’ll show how to do 4K live streaming in minutes. Using technologies from Wowza and others, well deliver live adaptive bitrate streaming, record the video for on-demand playback, and deliver the live feed with global any-screen streaming. In the remaining time, you’ll see how to leverage 4K to create an immersive VR/360 experience.

Presented by: James Jackson

DT105: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Tuesday 16 May 
14:45 – 15:30

Sweet Streams: Optimizing Video Delivery

Youve carefully compressed. Youve strategically transcoded. But that still doesnt guarantee the best streaming video experience for your viewers. Get best practices from behind the scenes and make sure your media delivers around the world without interruptions, without degradation, and without fail.

Attend this session for your chance to win: An iPad Mini with a custom skin ($460 value)

Presented by: Nathan Moore

Making Your Video Workflow Work for You

Instantaneously delivering high quality video worldwide to every screen typically leads to complex publishing workflows – but it doesn’t have to. In this session, we’ll discuss how to create scalable processes that streamline operations without sacrificing the video quality your audiences want and expect. We’ll also use real-world examples to show how companies are tackling critical workflow challenges.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero5 Black 4K Action camera ($400 value)

Presented by: Charles Kraus

DT106: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Tuesday 16 May 
15:30 – 16:00

How to Engage Members, Attract Partners and Generate Revenue: The ROI of Webcasting for Associations

Learn how Ontario Hospital Association uses video to engage members, create valuable new partnerships and generate new revenue without new staff or fundraising. The non-profit reaches more than twice the number of people using webcasts than it would through face-to-face meetings and achieved a 280% ROI in less than a year.

Presented by: Todd Hutchings

DT107: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Tuesday 16 May 
16:00 – 17:00

The Evolution of Online Broadcasting on Social Media

Streaming directly to social media has exploded. Everyone is looking to enhance their content and expand what they produce on these platforms without a large budget or production team. LiveU’s VP of Engineering, Dan Pisarski will conduct a lively presentation where he looks at the ins and outs of live streaming to social media – and how to get broadcast quality productions out of cloud-based streaming solutions. How are brands and production companies producing content and syndicating online? Which software and service offerings are available to produce everything in the cloud? How can we expect the live production to evolve further? What does the live streaming workflow look like today and how can content creators prepare for the future?

Presented by: Daniel Pisarski

Secure, Real-Time Watermark Detection For Effective Piracy Monitoring

Piracy monitoring systems must evolve from sending DMCA whackamole notices to real-time watermark detection. However, pirate content originates from multiple sources using different watermarking technologies. Using new audio/video watermark detection techniques, learn how torrent and cyberlocker monitoring providers can streamline piracy monitoring workflow to curtail the supply of unauthorized content.

Attend this session for your chance to win: DWA-branded mugs

Presented by: Graham Oakes

DT201: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Wednesday 17 May 
10:30 – 11:30

Time- and Cost-Efficient OTT Publishing Strategies

Learn how to develop a cost-efficient, practical and scalable viewership growth strategy through new streaming television platforms (OTT/ConnectedTV) across all leading platforms such as Roku, Amazon FireTV, AndroidTV, AppleTV, SmartTVs, Gaming Consoles and Social Networks. Receive insights from the fastest OTT/ConnectedTV developers, explore best practices, learn how to avoid costly detours and delays, and secret tricks on how to boost viewership growth without spending money.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Amazon FireTV Box ($90 value) plus a $5,000 OTT/Connected TV ad campaign

Presented by: Andreas Kisslinger

Unified, End-to-End QC & Monitoring for Streaming Content Workflow

Delivering OTT video is a complex process involving many challenges such as new standards, varied end-user devices, and changing video production and delivery formats. To deliver high quality OTT content, Broadcasters and Video Service Providers need enterprise class, end-to-end QC and monitoring tools. Using the right tools for live and VOD workflows at ingest and origin server will help assure superior QoS and QoE in the most efficient manner. In this session, we will discuss how this can be achieved.

Giveaway at the this session: Car mobile device holder

Presented by: Anuapama Anantharaman

DT202: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Wednesday 17 May 
11:45 – 12:30

Viz Story. Create Anywhere. Share Everywhere.

Viz Story allows media companies to quickly create compelling video stories with full real-time, state of the art 3D graphics and easily distribute them online and to social media.

Attend this session for your chance to win: 20 Vizrt portable power chargers (approximate value $40) and 20 Vizrt water bottles (approximate value $25)

Presented by: Craig Laliberte

Interactive Live Streaming with Ultra-Low-Latency Are on the Rise: How to Reach Your Audience on Any Platform

How can I build an end-to-end interactive live streaming solution that is lightweight, cost-effective, easy to scale and robust? Creating low latency, live streaming applications for apps and plugin-free HTML5 is hard. Learn how to combine WebRTC, RTMP and low-latency HLS with nanoStream’s H5Live player to create your own ultra-low latency interactive solution for encoding, streaming and playback. Join our session to get a complete picture!

Attend this session for your chance to win: Free setup and usage of nanoStream hosted server on your own private instance or free consulting and testing of nanoStream Cloud for one month including WebRTC+H5Live.

Presented by: Oliver Lietz