Category Archives: Track C

C101a: VP9/AV1 Video Compression Update

Track C: Track C – Tuesday 16 May 
10:30 – 11:00

WebM VP9 has seen adoption by major media companies and has over two billion devices that support playback. This talk will give an update on some of the latest performance benchmarks and discuss some VP9 encoding best practices around high bit-depth and HDR. The talk will also include an update on development of the next-generation AV1 codec by the Alliance for Open Media.

Presented by: Matt Frost

C101b: Progressive Web/Media Apps and Their Impact On Mobile Media Distribution

Track C: Track C – Tuesday 16 May 
11:00 – 11:30

Progressive Web Apps allow websites to offer app-like experiences with offline access, fast loading and immersive user experiences. For media companies, these features make the mobile web an attractive distribution platform with new ways to optimize the viewer experience and the ability to offer new capabilities such as offline playback. This talk will discuss some of the key features of Progressive Web Apps, discuss real-world outcomes, and show an open source application that uses PWA features to offline and pre-cache media for responsive and flexible playback.

Presented by: John Pallett

C102: Increasing Viewership and Video Revenue with Syndication & Social

Track C: Track C – Tuesday 16 May 
11:45 – 12:30

Social networks have experienced an explosion in video consumption. As a result, they have become increasingly more important to publishers and content owners for discoverability, audience reach and monetization. In this session you will hear about the landscape for video across social platforms and how to take advantage of the opportunities at scale. Learn about how content owners can delight audiences and generate revenue while maintaining brand visibility on social, and the importance of viewing metrics in social distribution during this interactive discussion.

Presented by: Anil Jain, Michael Philippe, Jonathan Moffie, Rob Dillon, Claudia Page

C103: Implementing Methods For Reducing Video Bitrates While Retaining Quality

Track C: Track C – Tuesday 16 May 
13:45 – 14:30

This session will provide practical methods for reducing bitrate and retaining the full video quality. Hear how streaming service providers and multi-service operators are applying these techniques to reduce network traffic, improve quality of service, and meet todays consumer video quality expectations for 4k, and other advanced video services.

Presented by: Mark Donnigan, Prem Bangole, Samir Ahmed, Jeremy Morrison, Daniel Sanders

C104: Demo: Hands-On With Streaming Devices and OTT Platforms

Track C: Track C – Tuesday 16 May 
14:45 – 15:30

In this special session, Dan Rayburn presents a hands-on comparison showcasing the leading streaming devices, and OTT content platforms. Devices from Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Roku, and Sony are compared, along with every major OTT service including new live offerings from Hulu, AT&T and others. You also see a demo of the latest 4K and HDR offerings and learn how to stream content from phones and tablets and display it on your TV.

Presented by: Dan Rayburn

C105: Best Practices For Video In Education

Track C: Track C – Tuesday 16 May 
16:00 – 17:00

The advent of online video has brought unprecedented opportunities to educational institutions. Educators can now teach, connect and engage with their students at any time and any place using flipped classrooms, online courses and live streaming. What are the real-life use cases, technologies and best practices for video in education? Further, where might it be going from here? Learn directly from experts in the education field with these how-to presentations.

Presented by: Christopher Martin, Benjamin Tigner, Kyle Zeltmann, Gary San Angel, Christopher Miano

C201a: Case Study: Decreasing Bandwidth Using HEVC For Live TV On Airplanes

Track C: Track C – Wednesday 17 May 
10:30 – 11:00

This presentation will detail how Gogo is streaming live TV to planes using HEVC and their approach in reducing bitrates without sacrificing QoS. With real estate space on planes in short supply, Gogo will discuss how technological advances such as HEVC and statistical multiplexing is helping to put live streaming on a plane. This case study will also detail how to achieve the challenge of monetize an OTT platform for consumers that demand more live content, be it their favorite soccer team or a presidential debate.

Presented by: Prem Bangole

C201b: Challenges & Opportunities in delivering 360 VR/3D experiences at Yahoo

Track C: Track C – Wednesday 17 May 
11:00 – 11:30

As 360 streaming and immersive VR experiences gain popularity, it presents unique set of challenges in the delivery pipeline. This talk dives into those challenges; starting from delivering 6 times data compared to traditional 4K quality in 360, to processing this data on the client playback browsers and mobile devices. Learn about different projection formats, compression, tiles based streams, and field of view adaptive streaming on the player side. You will also learn how the WebVR standards enables 360 streaming across VR devices, and the challenges and workarounds Yahoo has implemented to support 360 viewing across browsers like Edge and Safari on mobile.

Presented by: Satender Saroha

C202: Monetizing The Local Live Video Opportunity

Track C: Track C – Wednesday 17 May 
11:45 – 12:30

From innovative apps that can be powered by an iPhone to increasingly high-quality rigs that make local video look like it was shot by a pro, we are on the precipice of an explosion of compelling video that will be streamed live, both by entertainers and people in communities everywhere. Both established and new media is well-positioned to capitalize on this emerging opportunity, leveraging events that span local music, sports, and community meetings. The session will explore the opportunities to monetize these events and what partner opportunities and strategies could help.

Presented by: Mark Peters, Tony Wang, George Meek, Scott Rutherford, Holden Comeau