Category Archives: SMW2017

A101: CDN Optimization: Working Towards Broadcast Economics and Quality At Scale

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

While CDN prices have never been lower, OTT delivery continues to weigh heavily on broadcasters’ budgets. Growing audiences, higher resolutions and more immersive video experiences bring both technical and business challenges at scale. This panel explores how content publishers are working to balance fixed revenue per subscriber models with the varying cost of delivery, while also getting the best quality for their money. The session will look at optimization efforts throughout the delivery workflow, with a special emphasis on CDN, multi-CDN, peer-to-peer, multicast and in-house delivery solutions.

Presented by: Erica Beavers, Flavio Ribeiro, Ryan Korte

LS101: Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms

Live Streaming Summit – Thursday 2 November 
10:30 – 11:15

Streaming to one live streaming service is so 2016. Today, in addition to streaming to your own website or app, you may want to distribute your live stream to multiple other outlets like Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Livestream, Twitter, or Twitch. Fortunately, there are a variety of products and services that enable streaming to multiple output locations, from desktop encoders and appliances to cloud services. This session details the various options and lay out their pros, cons, and pricing models.

Presented by: Jan Ozer

B101: Building a Scalable Next Generation TV Service

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

As operators and media companies navigate through the growing mix of technologies and the changing TV environment, content owners continue to experiment with new TV services and OTT solutions. With the goal of finding new revenue streams, and retaining audiences, service providers are continuously introducing new engaging features that cater to today’s personalized viewing habits. This panel will dive into the technology landscape for scalable Next Generation TV deployments as well as how content owners can tackle scalable content distribution in a cost effective manner.

Presented by: Daniel Webster, Will James, Adam Diep, Felix Gomez

D102: HOW TO: Media & Machine Learning

Track D – Thursday 2 November 
11:30 – 12:30

Learn how Microsoft is applying intelligence to media to improve the user experience and automate the production process. This session provides an overview of how Microsoft is using the power of the cloud to apply machine learning to video. Demonstrations include improving live streaming video with automated closed captions, as well as extracting metadata from VOD libraries, making it extremely easy to index and search hours and hours of content.

Presented by: Andy Beach

A102: Approaching Zero Latency Streaming With WebRTC

Track A – Thursday 2 November 
11:30 – 12:30

WebRTC is an emerging technology supported by the majority of web browser that helps solve the latency issue but introduces its own set of challenges. This session will discuss what makes a successful deployment of WebRTC. Learn what open source and proprietary technologies can be used to jump-start a deployment and what the impact of NAT traversal for peer-to-peer deployments of WebRTC (STUN, TURN, ICE) has. Hear what tools enable WebRTC in a plugin-based architecture that is composed of fully open source software and how you can put it to use.

Presented by: Bob Huggard, Jamie Stackhouse

B102: How To: Identifying Real-World Options for Live Streaming Playback

Track B – Thursday 2 November 
11:30 – 12:30

Considering Adobe’s recent announcement providing an end of support date for Flash, you need to be ready for a Flash-less world. HTML5 has had plenty of time to play catch up and surpass Flash capabilities—or has it? In this session, learn which transport technologies from HTTP, WebRTC, RTSP, and even RTMP work best, when to use them, and where to put your development dollars for maximum return.Programming in UHD has gone up tenfold, although only a relatively Platforms small amount is still available. More media enterprises are coming online with UHD broadcasts, and standards have arrived to a certain degree, with initial support for content and devices. But we are still far from pervasive UHD-ready facilities and end-to-end workflows. This session cuts through the hype to look at what realistically can be accomplished in UHD today and experiences thus far in deploying UHD. The panelists also cast an eye to the future, with discussion around topics such as live UHD event production and streaming and the potential for high dynamic range (HDR).

Presented by: Robert Reinhardt

LS102: Live Streaming on Social Media

Live Streaming Summit – Thursday 2 November 
11:30 – 12:30

Live streaming continues to dominate content on social media. What sort of ROI can publishers achieve with an effective social streaming strategy? What sorts of production workflows are best? This panel discussion brings together leading brands, media companies, and influencers to share their social media streaming stories and discuss what they’ve learned and what their plans are for the future.

Presented by: Claudia Barbiero, Dustin Butler, Troy Witt, David Compton, Mike Sheckles

C102: Opportunities and Challenges of Video Streaming in the Connected Home

Track C – Thursday 2 November 
11:30 – 12:30

Virtual assistants such as Alexa, Google Home, and Siri are quickly moving from niche to mainstream. Streaming audio and video are the cornerstone of a successful skill deployment. This session explores the integration of virtual assistants into the connected home and their non-traditional business model. Attendees will learn about balancing production requirements and return on investment with the potential rewards of tightly integrating their brand into their users daily routine. Panelists will also share their experiences of managing user expectations while exploring unobtrusive monetization paths.

Presented by: Rob Dillon, Matt Kellogg

Lunch on the Lawn

Track A – 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.