Category Archives: Friday

B202: Case Study: The Power of Live Video

Track B – Friday 3 November 
11:30 – 12:30

Over the past year, videos depicting acts of violence and social injustice were captured live and shared on social media and news platforms highlighting the impact real-time news can have. Live video is playing an increasing role in the editorial strategies of digital publishers and broadcasters – their audiences expect a range of live coverage on multiple devices and platforms. They are still looking for breaking and key news events but now they also want to see political, cultural and religious events, red carpet coverage, product launches, technology shows, sports news and more. This presentation by the AP will highlight what audiences want from live video, how news organizations are incorporating it into their daily editorial strategy and how live video fits into a wider news agenda.

Presented by: Bill Burke

A202: SRT Open Source Protocol Panel Discussion

Track A – Friday 3 November 
11:30 – 12:30

The market is thirsty for an open source, freely available, low-latency, UDP-like approach for streaming over the internet. This session will bring together SRT Alliance members and industry experts to discuss the SRT open source video transport protocol and how it optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks. The session will also discuss how UDP coupled with SRT is an ideal transport for video contribution and distribution and detail how the alliance is accelerating interoperability of video streaming solutions and fostering collaboration with industry leaders to achieve lower latency internet video transport.Consumption of video is changing as new platforms, formats, and industry dynamics evolve. From the dawn of 4K to Snapchat Discover, the quality, quantity, and sheer variety of video experiences are growing every day. This panel looks at the future of broadcast and video services in a multi-screen world, attempting to peer in to the near future to explore issues both at the fore, such as 4K, and still on the fringe, such as virtual reality.

Presented by: Thierry Fautier, Marc Cymontkowski, Keith Weinberger, Jeff Tyler, David Sayed

C202: HOW TO: Live Streaming Without the Big Price Tag

Track C – Friday 3 November 
11:30 – 12:30

There is lots of information on the market for “how to send a quality live stream” out to the web, but what if you are broadcasting to a live audience such as a church congregation, live concert or conference. There can be no margin for error, no chance of buffering, internet dropouts, and how do you stream live music, concert or worship? With groundbreaking software and creative workflows, this presentation will open your eyes to what is possible with live streaming in this context, without issues and without the big price tags.

Presented by: Mike Humberstone

A203: Publisher Tools and Content Discovery on the Roku Platform

Track A – Friday 3 November 
13:45 – 14:45

Roku is the pioneer of streaming to the TV and offers a unique platform for content publishers and developers. In this session, Roku will provide an overview of tools available to publishers, how to make the most of them and what monetization strategy is right for your content. Some topics covered will be new enhancements to Roku Direct Publisher, advertising tools and capabilities and some updated features and content discovery.

Presented by: Ben Strong

C203: How To: Reducing Latency and Startup Times

Track C – Friday 3 November 
13:45 – 14:45

Low latency and fast startup times are KPIs for most streaming video producers, particularly for live events. Though a series of structured tests that measure startup time, latency, and network overhead, this session documents the results achieved by reducing fragment sizes, using hybrid fragment sizes, adjusting player parameters like first variant retrieved and the number of fragments retrieved before playback starts, opening a persistent connection between player and server, and other experiments. Results will be shown for computer playback as well as tvOS and Roku. Youll learn the most effective strategies for minimizing startup time and latency without swamping your network with additional HTTP requests, and what youll need to do to implement them in your encoding and delivery workflows.

Presented by: Jan Ozer

B203: Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams, and Skype for Business

Track B – Friday 3 November 
13:45 – 14:45

Microsoft has been extremely busy this year with announcements on its collaboration strategy. So what does this mean for your enterprise video streaming strategy? This session will detail the features and functionality of Microsoft Stream as it exists today, the roadmap for Microsoft Stream, and how it may differ from your current implementation. Special detail will focus on Microsoft Stream live streaming functionality as well as integration Microsoft Teams.

Presented by: Andy Howard

DT203: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Friday 3 November 
13:45 – 14:45

Mobile First: How to Meet Viewers Where They Are

Viewers are already mobile first. That means OTT and TVOD producers need to shift their mindsets to put mobile strategies at the forefront of their planning and development. In this presentation, Phunware’s Daniel Blackburn breaks down this game-changing shift — and how content producers can succeed with a savvy mobile strategy from development to launch and user engagement.

Presented by: Daniel Blackburn

LS203: Latency Still Sucks: So What Can You Do About It?

Live Streaming Summit – Friday 3 November 
13:45 – 14:45

As live event streaming explodes in popularity, latency—whether time to first frame or end-to-end—is the elephant in the room. Live event streams are competing not only with broadcast and cable, but also with social media, and viewers’ tolerance for long latency times is dwindling. In this session, learn about the various ways to reduce latency at all points in your live streaming workflow, from acquisition to delivery to video player.

Presented by: Jason Thibeault, Rob Dillon, Lee Erickson, Charley Thomas, Rob Post