Category Archives: Track A

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

A201: Streaming to Social Media: Targeting Facebook, Twitch, Periscope and YouTube Live

Track A – Friday 3 November 
10:30 – 11:15

Facebook, Twitch, Periscope and YouTube Live. This session will demonstrate how to publish a video stream to multiple social media networks, simultaneously. We will explore common pitfalls and uncover the best practices and tools that will make sure your stream arrives properly, in compliance, and is configured with the proper codec and streaming profile. You will leave with an understanding of how to deliver a consistent and reliable experience for your social media audience.

Presented by: Tim Dougherty

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

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

A204: Building an End-to-End Streaming Workflow

Track A – Friday 3 November 
15:15 – 16:00

Although the technology keeps getting easier to use, building end-to-end streaming workflows can still be challenging. In this session, we walk you through installing software and building numerous on-demand and live streaming workflows. Along the way, we cover options and best practices for each step. Applicable scenarios include enterprise video, mobile journalism, sporting events, concerts, education use cases, and many more. You learn about streaming formats and architectures (including on-premises vs. cloud vs. hybrid), plus technologies and solutions for specific needs.

Presented by: Tim Dougherty