Category Archives: Wednesday

B201: Establishing Parity Between Online Video and Broadcast Television

Track B: Track B – Wednesday 17 May 
10:30 – 11:30

We are starting to see momentum gather for online video: cable subscribers are declining and online video consumption is increasing. But the two experiences, watching TV and watching online video, aren’t the same yet. Broadcast television generally has better quality, more consistent delivery, and improved customer service. Yet the allure of anytime, anywhere access from any device is driving consumer behavior towards OTT services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and more. In this panel, we’ll talk about what it might take to get parity between the traditional television experience and streaming video.

Presented by: Jason Thibeault, Clark Pierce, Andreas Engde, John Narus, Mourad Kioumgi

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

A201: Achieving Low-Latency Streaming At Scale

Track A: Track A – Wednesday 17 May 
10:30 – 11:30

Low latency has become a hot topic within the streaming world. No one wants notably high latency, of course, but what does low latency really mean? And in what contexts does low latency truly matter? This session uncovers how low-latency streaming works and why latency is a business-critical consideration using streaming use cases where low latency is undeniably important.

Presented by: Jamie Sherry, Mike Talvensarri

LS201: Live Streaming Spotlights

Live Streaming Summit – Wednesday 17 May 
10:30 – 11:30

Leaders in live streaming present case studies that take you behind the scenes of some of the industry’s biggest success stories. Details announced soon!

How to Attract and Keep OTT Subscribers by Leveraging Data and Personalization

In just the last year, NeuLion streamed over 12 billion minutes of video, across 63,000 live events to consumers in over 180 countries. Using insight of the aggregate data from its customers and real live OTT success stories in marketplace, learn how to leverage data to attract new subscribers and reduce subscriber churn. As live OTT and TV Everywhere services grow, understanding sharper insights and intelligence to stay competitive in today’s data-driven world are important. Learn how to keep your OTT viewers for life. NeuLion customers include the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others.

Presented by: Chris Wagner

Thrive with Live: How to Deliver Engaging and Profitable Live Events and 24/7 Channels

As broadcasters look to extend their brands to new viewers and audiences, live is a user expectation that needs to be met and experience that must be preserved. The ability to seamlessly stream live content, with monetization, on emerging devices and platforms is critical. In this presentation, you will learn about:

  • How broadcasters are overcoming the most daunting technical challenges associated with live streaming
  • DRM, latency, personalization and more
  • Specialized customizations that are key for live video- player features that support multiple camera angles, frame-accurate live clipping for social distribution, etc.

Presented by: Matt Smith

DT201: Discovery Track

Discovery Track – Wednesday 17 May 
10:30 – 11:30

Time- and Cost-Efficient OTT Publishing Strategies

Learn how to develop a cost-efficient, practical and scalable viewership growth strategy through new streaming television platforms (OTT/ConnectedTV) across all leading platforms such as Roku, Amazon FireTV, AndroidTV, AppleTV, SmartTVs, Gaming Consoles and Social Networks. Receive insights from the fastest OTT/ConnectedTV developers, explore best practices, learn how to avoid costly detours and delays, and secret tricks on how to boost viewership growth without spending money.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Amazon FireTV Box ($90 value) plus a $5,000 OTT/Connected TV ad campaign

Presented by: Andreas Kisslinger

Unified, End-to-End QC & Monitoring for Streaming Content Workflow

Delivering OTT video is a complex process involving many challenges such as new standards, varied end-user devices, and changing video production and delivery formats. To deliver high quality OTT content, Broadcasters and Video Service Providers need enterprise class, end-to-end QC and monitoring tools. Using the right tools for live and VOD workflows at ingest and origin server will help assure superior QoS and QoE in the most efficient manner. In this session, we will discuss how this can be achieved.

Giveaway at the this session: Car mobile device holder

Presented by: Anuapama Anantharaman

D201: Adapting Your Video Player’s ABR Logic To Improve QoS

Track D: Track D – Wednesday 17 May 
10:30 – 11:30

Delivering content that is adapted to a multitude of content, devices and network conditions is a challenge. While adaptive bitrate is often explored from a compression standpoint, the ABR logic within your video player makes important decisions that can make or break QoS. Striking a balance between the achieving the highest resolution without causing stalls is a complex task, and the optimal solution can vary greatly depending on audience, bitrates and stream types. This how-to examines the ins and outs of ABR logic. We review the basics of how web and mobile players handle ABR before diving in to the different ways these algorithms are built. Lastly, we offer practical advice on how to optimize QoS with just a few tweaks of your player.

Presented by: Erica Beavers, Nikolay Rodionov

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

D202: 360/VR Video Streaming in 2017

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

360 and VR video are one of the major topics in the industry this year. This panel will discuss which platforms content provider are targeting, i.e. Web, Smartphones, or VR head-sets. In particular the panel will discuss which projections, streaming formats, and rendering techniques are used to stream content today. It will also discuss how new codecs like HEVC, VP9 or AV1, or new streaming standards like Omnidirectional Media Application Format (OMAF) of MPEG will enable better quality and new use cases.

Presented by: Stefan Lederer, Devon Copley, Nicolas Burtey, Tony Mugavero, Glenn Goldstein

LS202: Building Compelling User Experiences

Live Streaming Summit – Wednesday 17 May 
11:45 – 12:30

Content will always be king, but user experience is queen. If you don’t give your viewers interactive, easy-to-use players that put them in control and let them become part of the experience and connect on social media, they’ll go elsewhere. Find out how to make sure your user experience complements your content and gives viewers a reason to stick around.

Presented by: Tim Siglin, Gregrian Vassell, Corey Behnke, Jeroen Wijering, Paul Crawford

DT202: Discovery Track

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

Viz Story. Create Anywhere. Share Everywhere.

Viz Story allows media companies to quickly create compelling video stories with full real-time, state of the art 3D graphics and easily distribute them online and to social media.

Attend this session for your chance to win: 20 Vizrt portable power chargers (approximate value $40) and 20 Vizrt water bottles (approximate value $25)

Presented by: Craig Laliberte

Interactive Live Streaming with Ultra-Low-Latency Are on the Rise: How to Reach Your Audience on Any Platform

How can I build an end-to-end interactive live streaming solution that is lightweight, cost-effective, easy to scale and robust? Creating low latency, live streaming applications for apps and plugin-free HTML5 is hard. Learn how to combine WebRTC, RTMP and low-latency HLS with nanoStream’s H5Live player to create your own ultra-low latency interactive solution for encoding, streaming and playback. Join our session to get a complete picture!

Attend this session for your chance to win: Free setup and usage of nanoStream hosted server on your own private instance or free consulting and testing of nanoStream Cloud for one month including WebRTC+H5Live.

Presented by: Oliver Lietz