Nov 17-18, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach


Media, Entertainment & Broadcast

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

A101 - Fine Tuning Your Adaptive 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 like PSNR, SSIM, and VQM, you can precisely assess the quality delivered by each stream and it’s relevancy to the adaptive group. This session 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

C101 - Making Money With Video in an Unbundled World

The rapid expansion of OTT offerings to the market is creating an abundance of choice for consumers, confusion, content overload and shrinking wallets. This session helps M&E companies and operators understand the software tools needed to build audience awareness and create known users for sustainable economic models. It explores the kinds of systems that companies need to get video to play across all devices, but also to build a sizable userbase and progressively move users smartly from freemium to advertising, pay-per-view, and subscription business models.

Moderator: Daniel Webster, VP, Sales and Customer Success - Kaltura Strategic Solutions
Sharmila Aroskar, VP, Business Development - TEN
Richard Maraschi, VP, Presence & Marketing Automation - Yellow Pages
Linda Abrams, CRO - 24i
Jeremy Gerstman, VP, Operations - Jukin Media

D101 - HOW TO: Creating A Great Streaming Channel on the Roku Platform

In this session, attendees learn the basics of how to develop a streaming channel for the Roku platform as well as more advanced tools and tactics. Roku provides an overview of its software developer kit and proprietary BrightScript language, educating attendees on the resources and services available to help manage channels, including integrated billing, and shares the best practices for creating a great streaming channel. The session also discusses the different ways to monetize content through advertising, on-device promotion and other marketing opportunities.

Chris Traganos, Director, Developer Community - Roku
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A102 - Best Practices for Interacting With the Social Platforms

Hear from technical and product leaders within the multichannel network community on how to make the most out of one’s relationship with platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Learn how technical meritocracies, bleeding-edge product ideas, and unconventional integrations can lead to closer, more meaningful relationships with the platforms. Attendees hear from those who have successfully partnered with social media platforms and learn how to makes these organizations partners instead of pains.

Moderator: Mark Heyert, GOVA
Mike Flynn, CTO - Collective Digital Studio
Scott Paul, VP, Product - Maker Studios
Alex Mostoufi, CTO - Mitu Networks

C102b - A Deep Dive Into the Video Behavior of U.S. Consumers

The way consumers watch video is in flux, but what does that really mean for content producers and service providers? Is the current hot strategy for cable channels to provide streaming options the right move? What types of programming are keeping consumers tied to their service providers? In this interactive session, learn the answers to these questions and others by exploring the latest survey results on cord-cutting/shaving, TV Everywhere, mobile viewing, future viewing plans and more. The presentation breaks down the results by age demographics and features findings not previously released publicly.

Jonathan Hurd, Director - Altman Vilandrie & Company
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A103 - HEVC Revisited: Status, Justification and ROI in 2016

Just when we thought the road map for HEVC was crystallizing, a series of disruptions are creating a new set of uncertainties. This talk presents the current state of the HEVC market in terms of point solutions within the end-to-end workflow. It dives deeply into discussing newly emerging challenges, and translates those into implications for HEVC’s value proposition. Attendees also get recommendations on the suggested road map for transitioning to HEVC and what other alternatives are available to content businesses for broadening reach and increasing service profitability.

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

B103 - Creating Great Video User Experiences That Drive Adoption

We all know that great user experiences are critical to video consumption on mobile and set-top boxes, but how do we go about creating those? And what data do we have to support that investment? This session discusses how content owners can use UI to improve the content consumption experience by focusing on promotion, search and key features such as resume watching. Learn how to tie a multi-platform video experience together, balancing the capabilities of each platform/OS vs. keeping a common brand experience across devices. Data is also shared on the impact of relaunching platforms where the only change was a re-architected UI.

Moderator: Michael Prichard, Founder, CTO - WillowTree
Jim Spencer, Founder, President - Newsy
Scott Olechowski, Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer - Plex
Mano Kulasingam, Co-CEO - Digiflare
Tom Schaeffer, CEO - Float Left Interactive

C103 - How Big Data Can Increase OTT Ad Revenue

This session discusses how advertisers can more effectively and efficiently reach a buyer of a product or service with OTT than any other media. Over-the-top TV apps have access to an enormous amount of information about a prospective buyer of a product or service. By using real-time analysis of social media, geo-location, keywords, and historical buying habits, the metadata managed by an OTT platform can be used to predict real-time buying. As a result, this predictive buying translates into a higher cost per point/cost per lead that an advertiser is willing to pay for qualified buyers. Hear about some of the technology being used, the advertising research it enables, and benefits and challenges of this new advertising buying process.

Moderator: Steve Wong, Director of Media and Telco - Siemens
Andy Beach, Principal SDE, Communications & Media - Microsoft
Jason Clement, President - Noble People LA
Arnav Mendiratta, Data Scientist - USC
Dr. Jay Yogeshwar, Director, Media, Broadcast and Entertainment - Hitachi Data Systems

D103 - HOW TO: Selecting the Right Video Management Technology

This presentation helps attendees identify their unique requirements for an effective video management solution. It identifies the mistakes that many video management technology buyers make and provides best-practice advice on how to avoid these mistakes. It looks at the options facing buyers looking for new technology for video review, approval, and delivery. Attendees get advice on how to get to a vendor short list, submitting brief and useful RFPs, what questions need to be asked, and other tips to ensure the right solution is chosen.

Theresa Regli, Chief Strategy Officer - KlarisIP, USA
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

B104 - World-Class Video: Speaking To The Heart Of Enterprise ROI

To deliver video ROI, global enterprises need to touch as many people as possible. Increasing video search, reach, access, and engagement are key.  Video captions are proven to increase video views and completions as much as 40%. And getting local culture right is critical for growing new markets, teams and  future revenues. Translated subtitles can connect your company to millions more hearts and minds. This panel of multi-national video pros will discuss what works, and doesn't, and share insider how to on questions like: Where's the most ROI? If quality is critical to your company, what are good enough translations? And what are the risks of missing deadlines, cultural faux pas, and brand damage of bad translations.

Moderator: Peter Crosby, Chief Revenue Officer - Dotsub.com
Charlie Ung, Workforce Communications and Enablement - IBM Digital Media
Anja Schaefer, VP - Lionbridge Global Solution Team
Michael Novak, CEO - One Plus Two Media

C104 - The Business Strategy Behind the Fragmenting OTT Market

From Netflix, HBO and Showtime, to broader offerings such as Dish’s Sling, CBS’s All Access, Comcast’s Stream, and Apple TV, rumored to launch in the fall, there are a lot of OTT options. Are we ensuring differentiated experiences for consumers, or are we building a slew of “me too” services? With reports showing OTT revenues are expected to top $10B within the next few years, are content owners building a healthy marketplace with enough competition and differentiation for revenues to continue to grow? This panel explores the business strategies behind the unbundling and unraveling of the industry as it moves from cable to the cloud and the subsequent sprint to build new OTT experiences.

Moderator: Jim O'Neill, Principal Analyst - Ooyala
Amit Ziv, VP, Business Development, Operations and Strategy - Epix
Michael Dube, Streaming Media Manager - NPR
Jimmy Schaeffler, Chairman, CSO - The Carmel Group
Cary Grant, CEO - PREMO

D104 - HOW TO: Choosing the Best Streaming Player for the Right Device

With so many devices, browsers and operating systems in the market, companies are often left with confusing choices when it comes to their video players. Do you use open source technologies, or are you better off with a proprietary player? Should you build your own, or use one from a third party? Can you use the same player stack across all the devices you need to support, or will you need multiple solutions? Is it viable to still stream to the desktop with Flash and Silverlight, or can you build a streaming solution without any plug-ins? These and other questions are answered in this how-to session that outlines your options and explores the code necessary to build a modern streaming player.

Jeff Tapper, Chief Architect - Digital Primates
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A105a - Best Practices for Future Proofing Your File-Based Workflow

Media customers building for big screens, web experiences, mobile/tablet apps, and content for virtual and augmented reality are redefining the digital media landscape. New hardware and software options are bringing high-end digital cinema workflows to productions of all sizes and budgets. This presentation highlights how to take ProsRes HQ workflow from source to destination in a matter of minutes. Learn how to process videos for new vertical placements on social and mobile media and best practices for getting the most out of your file based workflow.

Tim Napoleon, Chief Strategist - AllDigital

A105b - Building an Integrated, Multi-Platform Analytics Solution for TV Everywhere

Many publishers use multiple analytics solutions from various OVPs (client), CDNs (server), or other specialized providers, and thus find their data fragmented into silos and difficult to interpret. This presentation focuses on the software architecture and general approach BYUtv used to create an integrated analytics solution that combines video, page, and app performance data into a single data repository for all TV Everywhere platforms. Learn how to make the challenge of measuring video consumption, user behavior, and app performance easier across multiple devices.

Ryan Holmes, Director, Digital Media - BYU

B105a - Best Practices for Content Monetization & Distribution on Twitter

This presentation discusses how TV networks, sports leagues, and MCNs distribute and monetize their content on Twitter. Hear how Twitter is envisioning and enabling the publishing and monetization of video at an even-greater scale going forward. Attendees learn some of the latest video trends taking place on Twitter, how content partners are using the platform, and which type of video content, from short-form video to live broadcasting with Periscope, is having the most success.

David Grossman, Head of TV & Entertainment, Content Partnerships - Twitter

B105b - How T-Mobile’s CEO Uses Periscope to Engage With Customers

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile, has more than 1 million Twitter followers and is redefining the wireless telco industry. His early-adopter personality keeps T-Mobile’s social media and corporate communicators on their toes, making sure they keep up with him. Legere recently has hyper-adopted Periscope and is using it to live-stream himself at all times of the day. This presentation shares a case study of enterprise usage of instant live streaming at T-Mobile and chat with Legere about his thinking for using this technology in the wireless industry.

Ali Daniali, Technical Lead - T-Mobile

C105 - The Future of 4K and Ultra HD on Streaming Services

OTT service providers have already gone ahead of the traditional VOD providers by providing 4K content to their subscribers. But is it giving the consumers the wow factor that they’re looking for, and is it really ultra HD? Internet deployment models have continued to push traditional broadcast video with more choices and evolved viewer experiences that are deployed quickly and often without heavy reliance on standards. What does this mean for ultra HD in OTT services? How does it scale across the industry and how is the term ultra HD ultimately defined? This panel features senior experts from content owners, studios, technology providers and service operators who give their individual perspectives on how ultra HD will scale across the industry and the evolution of the viewing experience within the next 5 years.

Moderator: David Price, Vice-Chair - Ultra HD Forum
Nick Colsey, VP, Business Development - Sony Electronics
Thomas Edwards, VP, Engineering & Development - FOX Networks
Eric Grab, CTO - NeuLion
Richard Doherty, Director, E-Media Strategy, Office of the CTO - Dolby Laboratories

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

A201 - DRM In the Age of HTML5: What You Need to Do Now

We often take for granted the cornerstone that all content services hinge on, which is DRM. Long considered a solved problem, there are significant technology shifts underway that are poised to disrupt the status quo and potentially require reengineering, or even re-architecture, of license servers on the back-end and apps on the front-end. This session discusses the impact of EME and HTML5 and what it means for service providers and app developers. Learn the impact of mandatory hardware-based DRM protection and its impact on OEMs and content owners.

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

B201 - Using OTT Workflows to Create Live-to-VOD Assets

In this session, industry experts share how they've been able to launch live-to-VOD services without a complete overhaul of infrastructure by applying software-defined video solutions to easily migrate from one type of scenario to another. Panelists describe how they use OTT workflows to create catch-up TV assets across existing broadband infrastructures. Among other tips, they share how they've employed JIT packaging for workflow simplification, cost reduction, and content production and how they're combining embedded encryption and decryption with JIT DRM wrapping.

Moderator: Aslam Khader, Chief Product Officer - Elemental Technologies
Corey Smith, Senior Service Engineering Manager - Xbox Live
Victor Borachuk, Owner, Director, Executive Producer - JupiterReturn
David Adams, CFO - EverSport Media

C201 - Benefits of Deploying Multicast-Assisted ABR Within an Operator Network

As operators transition to all-IP they are looking at opportunities to conserve access network bandwidth. Multicast-assisted ABR (M-ABR) is a low cost and easy to deploy solution that allows operators to see multicast gains on all in-home devices leveraging their TV Everywhere infrastructure. This panel, organized by CableLabs, will discuss how M-ABR can be deployed over any multicast-capable access network and effectively extends the operator's CDN into the home by caching content on the gateway. Learn how multicast-assisted ABR allows operators to transition to all-IP, which enables it to be used in the short-term or as a long-term solution to bandwidth conservation on the access network.

Moderator: Matt White, Principal Architect, IP Video Technologies - CableLabs
David Grubb, CTO, Cloud Solutions - ARRIS
Coby Young, Senior Director, Software Engineering - Comcast VIPER
Raj Nair, VP, Technology - Ericsson
Parissa Pandkhou, Director, Technology, Product Development - Verizon
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

B202 - Stream Stitching: Why the Buzz, Where It’s Working, and What Happens Next

Stream stitching and server-side ad insertion are picking up steam as approaches that let content owners beat ad blockers on the desktop and provide better ad delivery on the mobile web-among other benefits. However, the technology is still early in its adoption curve, with a lot of innovation in the works to drive its deployment across more devices and use cases. This session reviews the data to see where server-side ad insertion and stitching have been helpful to publishers and broadcasters and explore how it is evolving to support analytics, interactivity, programmatic and other components of online video advertising.

Moderator: Mike Green, VP, Marketing & Business Development - Brightcove
Sean Doherty, CEO - Wurl
Matt Smith, Chief Evangelist - Anvato
Jarred Wilichinsky, VP, Ad Operations - CBSi
Allen Dove, CTO - SpotX

C202 - Friction-Free TV Everywhere Authentication

For TV Everywhere to reach adoption, the current authentication process needs be made as user friendly as possible, removing any obstacle standing between consumers and their content viewing experience. In this strategic session, we look at the recommended best practices that the OATC (Open Authentication Technology Committee) has proposed to achieve such Friction-free authentication and discuss a set of guidelines that aim to create a seamless user experience in the first instance.

Moderator: Vito Forlenza, Sr. Director, TV Everywhere Content & Product Strategy - Comcast Cable
Horia Galatanu, Senior Product Manager - Adobe Systems
Brian Brinkmann, Senior Technical Director, Platform Strategy and Architecture - Turner Broadcasting System
Kimberly Hicks, VP, Digital Media, Disney Channels Worldwide - Disney ABC Television Group
James Hutchins, Principal Product Manager Identity Management - Synacor

DT202 - Discovery Track

Deploying a Live Streaming and Production Solution in 5 Minutes or Less
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Live event webcasting/streaming & recording doesn't have to be complicated. David Kirk will demonstrate how to set up an engaging & dynamic live streaming environment using two simple cameras and a laptop paired with the Epiphan Pearl.

David Kirk, VP Marketing - Epiphan Video
Live streaming in VR
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

What are the differences between video as a window on the world and video in a virtual reality headset?

Aksel Piran, COO - VideoStitch
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A203 - Windows 10 and Its Impact on the Media Ecosystem

As Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system begins rolling out to all their devices, what is the impact to media apps, media consumption, and content owners? Client features such as Cortana and system-level notifications combined with new Azure services hope to enable more intelligent, more personalized viewing experiences. This session discusses what the adoption might look like, what new features will be of interest to consumers, and how Windows 10 enables a deeper intelligence in the apps we use to watch our content.

Moderator: Andy Beach, Principal SDE, Communications & Media - Microsoft
Chris Poe, VP, Technology - Machinima
Kalem Fletcher, SVP North America - UI Centric
Vlad Ghelesel, VP - Ensemble
Ed Festa, Sr. Director, Operations and Strategy - NBC-U Digital Enterprises

C203 - How the Creator Revolution Is Changing the Content Business

YouTube and Vine stars are rewriting the rules on how audiences discover and engage with content, leading to a swath of non-traditional pathways for exploration by brands, marketers, and fellow creators. It is a world devoid of the gatekeeping that dominates traditional media, allowing creators and brands to build direct relationships with the most engaged consumers. With that opportunity comes all the challenges of social media (community management, publishing strategy), plus an added layer of responsibility to the audience members themselves. In this session, successful creators and business leaders discuss how to work with video stars, what advertising means in this new space, and how the deep connection between stars and their superfans drives engagement with brands.

Moderator: Mandana Mellano, Partner, Media Director - Ogilvy West
Anthony Layser, Content Director - Dailymotion
Tariq Walker, VP, Creative Development - AOL
Meghan Camarena, YouTuber, Entrepreneur - Strawburry17
Thai Randolph, SVP, Marketing & Client Partnerships - Relentless Generator
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A204 - The Future of Video in a Multi-Screen World

It goes without saying that consumption of video is changing as new platforms, formats, and industry dynamics evolve. From the dawn of 4K to Snapchat Discover, the quality, quantity, and sheer variety of video experiences are growing every day. This panel looks at the future of broadcast and video services in a multi-screen world, attempting to peer in to the near future to explore issues both at the fore, such as 4K, and still on the fringe, such as virtual reality.

Moderator: Michelle Abraham, Senior Analyst, Media & Communications - SNL Kagan
Sara Trohanis, Managing Director, National Markets, Major Accounts - The Associated Press
Danny Fishman, Co-Founder - EXCELLERATE
Ben Huang, VP, Marketing - Ericsson
Samir Ahmed, CTO - M-GO

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