Category Archives: SMW2017

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

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

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

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

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.