May 16-17, 2017 | New York Hilton Midtown

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Devices & Platforms

For content owners looking to get their content on as many devices as possible, it's a tough task to figure out which platforms offer the best ROI and offer the best user experience. Learn how to turn the fragmentation in the device market into an opportunity for your business.

Tuesday, May 10, 2017

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A103 - How To: Publishing Tools & Content Discovery on the Roku Platform

Roku is the creator of a popular way to stream entertainment to the TV and offers a unique platform for developers to distribute content. In this session, Roku will provide an overview its 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 tools available to publishers.

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

B104 - The Business Of Skinny Bundles and Consumer Choice

In recent months, Pay TV carriers and streaming providers like Hulu and YouTube have introduced "skinny bundles" in an effort to prevent cord-cutters and/or attract younger, price conscious consumers. But many of these offerings don't provide much real choice or only leave providers with slim margins due to high carriage fees. This panel of video industry experts will discuss the latest research on consumer channel priorities and pricing analysis and provide perspectives on what types of bundles consumers want to watch.VR and 360 video are one of the major topics in the industry and this panel aims to ask how important this new form of content really is and how easy or hard it is to provide this content to viewers today. What are the technologies and standards to use today to stream 360/ VR content? What technologies need to be used for web, mobile web, apps, TV sets, etc., and can the industry provide the necessary quality to satisfy customers?

Moderator: Jonathan Hurd, Director - Altman Vilandrie & Company
Xavier Kochhar, Founder, CEO - The Video Genome Project

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

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.

Dan Rayburn, Executive Vice President - StreamingMedia.com
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

C105 - TBA

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

A105a - Case Study: Where To Start With 360-Degree Video

As 360-degree video proves itself as one of today’s most immersive video technologies, transporting viewers into the middle of the action, this presentation will provide you with all the insights you need to get started with 360 video content creation. Join The Associated Press to learn about 360 video creation basics, from story boarding to post production. Hear about the resources you need to start a 360 video team, and the necessary editorial workflows that need to be incorporated as you get started with 360 video. The presentation will also look at the technologies you can use to get the most out of 360, including sharing their experiences from the field where they have put a lot of the kit through its paces. The AP will also provide insight into the challenges that lie ahead, from the technological (such as 360 sound) to crossing the divide between 360 and true VR.

Nathan Griffiths, Interactive Editor - Associated Press


Wednesday, May 11, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

D201 - Adapting Your Video Player's ABR Logic To Improve QoS

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.

Erica Beavers, Head of Partnerships - Streamroot
Nikolay Rodionov, Co-Founder and COO - Streamroot
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

D202 - 360/VR Video Streaming in 2017

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.

Moderator: Stefan Lederer, CEO - Bitmovin GmbH
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A204 - TBA

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