Category Archives: Live Streaming Summit

Kickoff Session: Live Video Streaming On Facebook

Morning – Friday 3 November 
08:30 – 09:30

Facebook is a community of over 2 Billion people that are increasingly choosing video as a way to communicate and interact. This presentation will walk through Facebook video including upload, encoding, and a new product Live With. Live With is available for all profiles and pages on iOS, letting you invite a friend into your live video so you can hang out together, or broadcast the conversation to an audience. In this talk, Nick Ruff will discuss how Facebook bridged the trade-offs between video streaming technologies to enable real-time multiparty broadcasting.

Presented by: Nick Ruff

LS201: Live Storytelling With Virtual Reality & 360° Video

Live Streaming Summit – Friday 3 November 
10:30 – 11:15

VR and 360° offer brands and publishers new ways of telling stories and presenting live events to viewers. In order to be successful, though, there needs to be an understanding of not just the technology but the art of crafting immersive videos that will compel viewers to strap on that headset (or at least a Google Cardboard) for an experience that transcends traditional content. This panel features experts in both the content and technology to give attendees a full “field of view” into the emerging worlds of VR and 360° video.

Presented by: Tim Siglin, Izzy Benge, Jean Mayrand, Mark Kassen, Devon Copley

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

LS204: Live Streaming Today & Tomorrow

Live Streaming Summit – Friday 3 November 
15:15 – 16:00

The Summit comes to a close with a panel discussion examining the state of live streaming in 2017 and looking at where it’s headed in the future. Will its growth continue unfettered, or are there roadblocks that will slow the expansion? What are the key technical and business challenges it faces? And what role will new technologies like HEVC, HDR, 4K, and VR/360° play in the live streaming of tomorrow?

Presented by: Chris Knowlton, Dan Swiney, Dror Gill, Ali Moiz, John Petrocelli, Rob Hedrick, Skip Pizzi