Category Archives: Wednesday

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

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

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

B202: Case Study: Best Practices For Broadcasting On Facebook Live

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

Facebook Live is currently one of the hottest platforms for broadcasting live on the Internet. Hear real-world results from The Humane Society of the United States, who has been live-streaming (via Facebook and YouTube) for years. Hear how they have gone live from various corners of the globe, with varying levels of success — and learn from their failures, and borrow from their successes. Along with the analytics, learn what they have found are the best practices for broadcasting on Facebook including content choice, engagement rates, securing donations and other best practices.

Presented by: Chad Sisneros

A202: Metrics Matter: Using QoE To Make Viewers Happier

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

The worst way to find out that viewers arent having a good experience is via angry support emails or Twitter. If you have the right data at hand, getting out in front of problems your viewers might be seeing is crucial to keeping viewers happy and watching. This discussion will dig into real world examples and approaches to collecting, utilizing, and making QoE data actionable in order to improve the viewer experience.

Presented by: Matt McClure, Josh Arensberg, Matt Fisher, Zac Shenker

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