Category Archives: Tuesday

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

B101: Unique Ways To Integrate Streaming Into Corporate Communications and Training

Track B: Track B – Tuesday 16 May 
10:30 – 11:30

To date, most corporate implementations of streaming media in the enterprise have focused on corporate communications and training. Now, organizations are starting to use Streaming Media in customer facing environments and in revenue generating opportunities. This will be the next breakthrough in Streaming Media in the enterprise and education. This session will present real world scenarios of how streaming media has been used to improve customer service, gain new customers, and provide additional services – often times through a combination of streaming video and real time video and audio. This can’t miss session will get you thinking about ways to take your streaming implementation to the next level.

Presented by: Andy Howard, Sunny Panesar, Brian Patterson

LS101: Social Broadcasting: The New TV

Live Streaming Summit – Tuesday 16 May 
10:30 – 11:30

Streaming video is exploding as fast as technology and audiences can keep up. Whether originating as social media-based branded content, destination viewing, simple live streaming, or in-the-moment broadcasting; the new TV is live and available across multiple devices and platforms. Roker Media and its analytics division Roker Labs dig deep into how live streaming is finding its audience. From broadcasting on social networks to developing OTT-first content, how are broadcasters leveraging social broadcasting to drive viewers to their programming, brands, and content? Which platforms are making philosophical and technological advances to win at live streaming? How will paid boosting of Live on Facebook affect the industry? And what are Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat doing that will make this area competitive for years? 

Presented by: Jon Burk, Luke Watson

DT101: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Tuesday 16 May 
10:30 – 11:30

How to Apply Content-Adaptive Encoding to Reduce Bitrates Up to 50% Without Any Loss in Quality

This session will present Beamr’s content-adaptive technology and its role as a stand-alone bitrate optimizer for already compressed H.264 files, and Beamr’s content-adaptive rate-control which when integrated with the encoder enables HEVC 1080p at just 1.5Mbps. Attendees will learn why the fixed recipe approach to encoding is not sufficient to achieve the low bitrates that congested networks require with the quality that is being demanded by consumers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: For every qualified OTT content distributor, managed service operator, telco, or media & entertainment company who attends the session, Beamr will grant a free 45-day evaluation license of up to ten (10) Beamr 5 or Beamr Optimizer instances. Beamr 5 is the world’s best HEVC software encoder SDK and Beamr Optimizer, formerly known as Beamr Video, is widely acclaimed for it’s ability to reduce bitrates by up to 50% without video quality degradation. For those looking to experience the benefits of the Beamr optimization process as part of their HEVC encoding workflow, Beamr will grant an upgrade to Beamr 5x which is the worlds highest quality HEVC encoder able to produce 4K at less than 10Mbps and 1080p at just 1.5Mbps. A small administrative fee will be required, but qualified customers will have the option of putting these files into their production workflows. Not every company will qualify and Beamr reserves the right to deny any evaluation or upgrade request.

Presented by: Mark Donnigan

Not Just Another Technical Solution – Movingimage Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) Impacts Your Life

Video is changing the way companies function. Advanced Enterprise Video Platforms (EVPs) power corporate intranets and allow marketers to reach customers via multiple channels. The key element that is changing the market is how content creation has shifted from using professionally designed content to employee-generated content. For this shift to be successful, EVP tools must be easy to use for employees at all levels. Plus, EVPs also must serve as the central integration hub for video-related technologies, from intranet CDNs to 360° VR video. In this presentation, we will focus on how video is changing the way companies like DHL, Volkswagen, Vodafone and Allianz operate, how video can be used to improve the customer experience, key integration challenges and the importance of having added levels of security within the EVP.

Presented by: Sebastian Picklum

A101: How To: Identifying Real-World Options for Live Streaming Playback

Track A: Track A – Tuesday 16 May 
10:30 – 11:30

The tech world at large believes that we’re ready for a Flash-less world, and that HTML5 has had plenty of time to play catch up and surpass Flash capabilities. 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.

Presented by: Robert Reinhardt

D101: Case Study: How A Multi-Camera, Live-Streamed Talk Show Launched On Facebook

Track D: Track D – Tuesday 16 May 
10:30 – 11:30

Learn the ins and outs of how a professionally produced, live stream, talk show reached 12 million viewers in its first season strictly through Facebook Live and with no major network. See how the show was pitched, sold, made and how it integrated brands in unique ways for sponsorship. Attendees will hear from NBCs Al Roker who co-produces The Never Settle Show and Mario Armstrong the EP & Host.

Presented by: Mario Armstrong

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

DT102: Discovery Track

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

Is H.265 All That Its Cracked Up to Be?

The bandwidth savings and encoding performance of HEVC is undeniable, but how does it fit into existing workflows? This discussion will cover the pros and cons of moving to H.265, how to get the most out the new compression standard, and best practices for integrating HEVC without reinventing your workflow.

Presented by: Jon Landman

Why Operational Analytics Are Vital to Support Live Streaming QoE

While the price of success is high, the cost of failure is even higher. Using operational streaming analytics to monitor and support streaming media deployments is as important as—and in many cases more mission critical than—just deploying an in-player streaming analytics solution. In-player and last mile solutions focus on issues as they affect the customers, which is often too late and does little to improve customer retention and minimize churn. Operational streaming analytics alert content distributors and live streaming solution providers to delivery problems as they happen and provide immediate solution responses, before they become end user issues.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero 5 ($399 value)

Presented by: Mitch Askenas

A102: How To: Comparing And Choosing The Best HEVC Codec

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

Content distributors and aggregators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline will have plenty of codec options, but who has the time to evaluate their features, output quality, and performance? No worries—codec specialist Jan Ozer has done the work for you. He’s evaluated leading contenders like x265, MainConcept, Beamr, Intel, and NTT and he’ll share his results. Youll walk away from this session with a much clearer picture of the strengths and weaknesses of your HEVC encoding options for VOD streaming.

Presented by: Jan Ozer

LS102: The Live Linear Challenge

Live Streaming Summit – Tuesday 16 May 
11:45 – 12:30

As services like Sling TV and Direct TV grow in popularity, viewers are becoming accustomed to being able to replicate the lean-back broadcast experience familiar. But live linear streaming presents a daunting array of challenges, from ingest and encoding to DRM, metadata, and ad insertion. This panel will explore these challenges and discuss a range of solutions.

Presented by: Jason Thibeault, Rob Post, Guy Tasaka, Andre Vawdrey