May 16-17, 2017 | New York Hilton Midtown

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Media, Entertainment & Broadcast

Online video is a major disruptor of the traditional cable, broadcast and media industry, from the way content is monetized to how consumers watch content. See how those impacts will shape the future and create amazing opportunities, as well as unique challenges, for everyone involved.

Tuesday, May 10, 2017

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

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

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.

Robert Reinhardt, CTO - videoRx

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

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.

Moderator: Andy Howard, Founder & Managing Director - Howard & Associates
Sunny Panesar, Digital Media Manager - The Vanguard Group
Brian Patterson, Technical Director, Digital Media Designer - The Vanguard Group
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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

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. You'll walk away from this session with a much clearer picture of the strengths and weaknesses of your HEVC encoding options for VOD streaming.

Jan Ozer, Principal - Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media, USA

B102 - Secure OTT: The Do's And Don't Of Multi-DRM In An HTML5 World

The industry has made big strides forward in bridging the divides between HLS and DASH, Fragmented MP4s and Transport Streams, CBC and CRT, and the myriad little details that continue to cause fragmentation and chaos in delivery and rendering of DRM-secured content to devices. Achieving cost-effective, cross-platform secure playback remains a critical yet mostly unsolved challenge. While the unified vision of HTML5 and seamless playback across browsers is still several years from potential fruition, there are methods to conquer the madness and implement delightful, yet secure, OTT services. This presentation will provide an update on the state of DRM including insight into the apps vs browsers debate, customer needs, and best practices recommendations.

Avni Rambhia, Industry Principal, Digital Media - Frost & Sullivan
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.

Ben Strong, Director, Product Management - Roku

DT104 - Discovery Track

A Case Study in Maintaining High QoE in the Era of Internet DDoS Attacks
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

The business of TV is continuously shifting toward the internet and viewers are demanding that OTT content be at their fingertips. In this multi-CDN case study, Ed will discuss how one major publisher has been working with Conviva to deliver one of the best streaming experiences available, leveraging the publisher's proprietary technology stack in concert with Conviva’s data. This solution automatically selects the best CDN based on real-time CDN throughput, cost-efficiency, and bandwidth.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Roku Premiere ($80 value)

Ed Haslam, Chief Marketing Officer - Conviva
Learn How to Build 4K and VR/360 Live Streaming Workflows in Minutes
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Starting from scratch, we’ll show how to do 4K live streaming in minutes. Using technologies from Wowza and others, we'll deliver live adaptive bitrate streaming, record the video for on-demand playback, and deliver the live feed with global any-screen streaming. In the remaining time, you’ll see how to leverage 4K to create an immersive VR/360 experience.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Insta360 Nano ($199 value)

James Jackson, Director of Product Marketing - Wowza Media Systems


Wednesday, May 11, 2017

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

A201 - Achieving Low-Latency Streaming At Scale

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.

Jamie Sherry, Senior Product Manager - Wowza
Mike Talvensarri, VP Product & UX - Wowza
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 Inc
Devon Copley, Head of Product, VR Platform/Ozo - Nokia Technologies
Tony Mugavero, CEO - Littlstar
Glenn Goldstein, Chief Technology Convergence Officer - Viacom
Andrew Asnes, Founder, Creative Director - RoundHill VR
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A203 - How To: Fine-Tuning Your Adaptive Encoding Groups With Objective Quality Metrics

Choosing the number of streams in an adaptive group and configuring them is usually a subjective, touchy-feely exercise, with no way to really gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of the streams. However, by measuring stream quality via metrics such as PSNR, SSIMplus, and VQM, you can precisely assess the quality delivered by each stream and its relevancy to the adaptive group. This presentation identifies several key objective quality metrics, teaches how to apply them, and provides an objective framework for analyzing which streams are absolutely required in your adaptive group and their optimal configuration.

Jan Ozer, Principal - Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media, USA

DT204 - Discovery Track

Buy vs Build Your Video Player: Maximize Your Investment
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Should you buy or build the video player of your video service? It's a key question every video service should answer when planning for a future full of video content, interaction and consumer engagement. As the video player is a critical part of the viewer experience, it is often seen as a key asset of the video service, resulting in a decision to build it in-house. But what is the true cost of building an in-house video player solution? And why do some video publishers, telco’s and broadcasters opt for buying a video solution in the interests of development and maintenance cost, scalability and quality of experience? During this session Pieter-Jan Speelmans will explore pros and cons of both options and will discuss with you how you can maximize your strategic investment.

Attend this session for your chance to win: A bag of Chokotoff Cote d'Or ($15 value)

Pieter-Jan Speelmans, CTO - THEOplayer
Making IP Video Better Than Broadcast
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Today very little Premium Video traffic is viewed primarily using IP delivery technologies. Primarily because users aren’t as satisfied with the quality of the delivery when compared to traditional Broadcast delivery. In this session we will discuss how close this “Quality” gap and even have IP delivery surpass the quality levels associated with Broadcast.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Deluxe 9 Piece Wine Tool Set ($20 value)

Paul Dashner, Cisco, Technical Marketing Engineer - Cisco
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

DT205 - Discovery Track

OTT Lessons Learned – Sharing the Recipe for Success
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

It doesn’t matter if you are a global media powerhouse brand or a startup content producer looking to find your niche, everyone needs the right strategy to reach consumers. Often times, managed services is the most efficient way to enable content owners to focus on creating the best programming and growing the business while leaving the infrastructure and technical operations to someone else. OTT best practices, use cases and lessons learned will be shared during this informative session.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Apple EarPods ($159 value)

Rick Young, Head of Product - Encompass Digital Media
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

DT206 - Discovery Track

Implementing Cloud-Based Video Production
3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

The principle beneficiary of cloud deployments to date has been OTT distribution, but many are seeing an equally rapid and widespread transformation occurring in production provision. Ian Trow, Sr. Director Emerging Technology and Strategy, will spotlight deployments where cloud provision is most effective, areas where development will be concentrated, and functionality that will be beyond the reach of cloud.

Attend this session for your chance to win: A $200 Amazon gift card

Ian Trow, Senior Director Emerging Technology & Strategy - Harmonic
A Global Provider’s Approach to Cloud-Based Services
3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Explore how Globecast, a subsidiary of Orange, S.A. and leading global provider of media management services to broadcasters, programmers, platform providers, and distributors is tackling the opportunities and challenges presented by the virtualization of content and cloud-based services across its global facilities.

Attend this session for your chance to win: A Globecast goodie bag worth $150, including Globecast merchandise and a $100 gift certificate to the Apple store

Tim Jackson, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, The Americas - Globecast

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