Nov 2-3, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

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Tuesday, November 1, 2017

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

B101 - Building a Scalable Next Generation TV Service

As operators and media companies navigate through the growing mix of technologies and the changing TV environment, content owners continue to experiment with new TV services and OTT solutions. With the goal of finding new revenue streams, and retaining audiences, service providers are continuously introducing new engaging features that cater to today’s personalized viewing habits. This panel will dive into the technology landscape for scalable Next Generation TV deployments as well as how content owners can tackle scalable content distribution in a cost effective manner.

Moderator: Daniel Webster, VP, Sales and Customer Success - Kaltura Strategic Solutions
Will James, VP, APAC Sales - Massive
Adam Diep, VP, Client Solutions - OWNZONES Media Network
Felix Gomez, VP, Western Region - YuMe
Titus Bicknell, CDO & EVP, Operations - RLJ Entertainment

C101 - Evolution Of Encoding Options In The Market

There’s a growing number of vendor options when it comes to encoding video, but each one is different in terms of feature sets, distribution functions, audience reach, monetization opportunities, interactivity and many other factors. This session will compare the panelists offerings, discuss the technical features they are bringing to market, and where they see demand for new capabilities from their customers. This panel will help you understand which platforms and approaches are best suited for specific video content and consumer use-cases as well as overall business goals. It will also discuss how the market for encoding services is evolving and what we should we expect to see in the next 6 to 12 months.

Moderator: Dom Robinson, Director and Creative Firestarter - id3as & Contributing Editor, StreamingMedia.com, UK
Dan Germain, Sr. Product Manager - AWS Elemental
Dror Gill, CTO - Beamr
Mahmoud Al-Daccak, EVP, Product Development & CTO - Haivision
James Jackson, Director, Technical Product Marketing - Wowza Media Systems

D101 - HOW TO: Handling First-Mile Networking Challenges

You’re at a venue with poor Internet connectivity and need to get your HD contribution feed to the cloud for live streaming delivery. What are your options? Join our panel for an interactive discussion about how to plan for and get around such hurdles, using bonded cellular devices, inexpensive satellite solutions, and networking technologies such as FEC, QUIC, SRT, Zixi, and others. We’ll compare the pros and cons of each, and answer your questions.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Partner & Chief Strategy Officer - BlueFrame Technology
Casey Charvet, Managing Director - Gigcasters
Troy Witt, President - Take One Productions, Inc. (Southern California)

DT101 - Discovery Track

Can’t We Do Better Than TCP? Streaming High-Quality Live Content With RTMP, HLS or DASH Over Aspera FASPStream
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Successfully stream high-quality near-live content over the Internet can quickly become a near impossible task. Bad network conditions, latency and distance are known to dramatically impair video streaming. Various products and services have been introduced, such as forward error correction over UDP, peer-to-peer distribution and CDNs. However, none provide the same universal quality and "zero-delay" transmission needed for a great experience. Aspera FASPStream is the first open video transport solution capable of live streaming high-quality video globally over commodity Internet networks with low buffering and negligible start-up time. This session will outline how to integrate the Aspera fasp.io software suite with standard RTMP, HLS and DASH workflows on browser, desktop, mobile and set-top box platforms.

Guillaume Egles, Aspera, an IBM Company
The Socionext Media Cloud Initiative Designed to Accelerate Data Center Server Performance, Deliver Optimal Video Streaming to Users
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Socionext “Media Cloud” is designed to deliver a 10-fold increase in video server speeds and efficiency, resulting in new levels of server performance and optimal user streaming experience. The initiative integrates a “Sea of Transcoders” for real-time transcoding up to 256 bundles of AVC/ HEVC adaptive bit rate (ABR) streams for a variety of inputs, up to 4Kp60. The dense transcode solution provides maximum server performance for video processing.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero6 Action Camera ($499 value)

Aditya Srinivasan, Consultant - Socionext America
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

C102 - Opportunities and Challenges of Video Streaming in the Connected Home

Virtual assistants such as Alexa, Google Home, and Siri are quickly moving from niche to mainstream. Streaming audio and video are the cornerstone of a successful skill deployment. This session explores the integration of virtual assistants into the connected home and their non-traditional business model. Attendees will learn about balancing production requirements and return on investment with the potential rewards of tightly integrating their brand into their user's daily routine. Panelists will also share their experiences of managing user expectations while exploring unobtrusive monetization paths.

Rob Dillon, Digital Operations Manager - Tribune Media
Matt Kellogg, Global Sales Executive - Stream Guys

DT102 - Discovery Track

Leveraging IBM Cloud Object Storage to Improve Streaming CDN Performance and Cost Efficiency
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Today's CDN platforms are upgrading and building out to reach an increasingly larger number of consumer mobile devices and smart TVs across North America, Europe, Asia, and beyond. IBM Cloud Object Storage can provide CDNs long tail and origin storage with the advantages of its patented technology: nearly infinite scalability, 10+ nines of reliability and availability, and an incredibly low total cost of ownership vs on-prem and other cloud storage platforms. This presentation will provide all stakeholders in the digital supply chain with compelling information about how flexible, scalable, and high-performing cloud object storage can be for your CDN.

Naz Nageer, Senior Solutions Architect - IBM Cloud Object Storage
Building an Immersive Streaming Solution on AWS
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Immersive media content such as 360-degree video places a unique set of demands on cloud-based infrastructure from a complete end-to-end solution point of view. A key goal for any solution of this nature is to keep costs low while not impacting availability, scale, and compute performance. In this talk we will look at how to solve ingest, processing, storage, and delivery of live and on-demand content for immersive media delivery, and present a reference design for 360-degree streaming using best-practice architectural patterns.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Echo Dot ($50 value)

Shawn Przybilla, Specialist Solutions Architect - AWS
Konstantin Wilms, Principal Solutions Architect, Media & Entertainment - Amazon Web Services
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

B103 - Reverse Engineering Netflix Data: Best Practices You Don’t Have to Be A Data Scientist to Put into Practice

If content is King, then user experience is God. Many of the best practices from data driven video companies can be boiled down to simple concepts you don’t have to be a data scientist to understand. This presentation will showcase how entertainment brands can make better use of their data in 2017 and beyond. The session will present actionable strategies for entertainment brands to effectively use data to compete in digital spaces. Topics covered will include A/B experimentation, thumbnail optimization, and social media KPIs.

Gabriella Mirabelli, CEO - Anatomy
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A104 - Case Study: The Evolution Of The New York Times Video Platform

During the last year, among all the other initiatives on digital, The New York Times invested on reinventing the ingesting and encoding pipeline of their on demand videos. The chosen approach was the built with a set of open source components that leverages cloud services for fast, scalable and reliable encoding jobs. This case study will walk through the new achievements and improvements that were built on the services set, including a thumbnails service for improving the click through rate, closed captions support, on the fly packaging and fragmented MP4's for adaptive streaming formats and analytics integration.

Maxwell Da Silva, Executive Director of Engineering - The New York Times
Flavio Ribeiro, Lead Engineer - The New York Times

B104 - Predicting The TV Content Consumers Crave

For decades, TV ratings have been the main barometer of commercial television success. But with the instant delivery of programming across all types of devices, content providers need to understand what viewers want before it arrives on their TVs, tablets and phones.  Featuring top executives from the TV industry, this session will explore findings from Altman Vilandrie & Company's annual consumer video survey, which for the first time will feature data on how and why consumers make viewing decisions - including the importance of program themes, networks, actors and creators.

Moderator: Jonathan Hurd, Director - Altman Vilandrie & Company
Sherry Brennan, SVP, Distribution - Fox Networks
Michele Edelman, EVP, Marketing and Content Strategy - Vubiquity
Jamison Tilsner, Director, Business Development - Vimeo

C104 - The Future Of Video Codecs: VP9, HEVC and AV1

The upcoming support of HEVC on iOS is bringing new dynamics into the video codec world, and by end of the year AV1 is going to be released. At the same time, VP9 gains a lot of popularity among content providers especially for Web browsers as well as Android devices. This panel will discuss what is the status of the different video codecs today, what are benefits and problems, and how this will change in the future. It will also discuss the question if the industry is are getting into a codec war again, where content providers will have to support multiple video codecs in parallel to reach all devices.

Moderator: Stefan Lederer, CEO - Bitmovin
David Sayed, VP, Product Strategy & Product Marketing - Brightcove
Andy Beach, Principal SDE, Communications & Media - Microsoft
Timothy Terriberry, Principal Research Engineer - Mozilla
Tarek Amara, Senior Video Specialist - Twitch

DT104 - Discovery Track

Practical Social Streaming: Tips and Tricks for Brand Success
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

Live streaming for social media audiences is exploding and brands are getting onboard in a big way. LiveU’s Dan Pisarski will present some tips and tricks to get brands started. He’ll cover the ins and outs of Facebook Live and other platforms, creating content beyond “behind-the-scenes,” and share some live success stories.

Daniel Pisarski, Vice President of Technology - LiveU
Rudy Ellis, CEO and co-founder - Switchboard Live
Ensure Success on Facebook Live: Gain Reliability and Production Quality with ClearCaster
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Learn how your broadcasts to Facebook Live can reach the high expectations you have for yourself and your brand with unmatched reliability and quality that’s simple to achieve all while creating live content that can be truly dynamic based on the Live Reactions of your followers.

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

Tim Dougherty, Senior Solutions Engineer - Wowza Media Systems
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A105 - Case Study: Delivering An Immersive 360-Degree, VR Sports Experience

This panel will feature participants from Harmonic, Nokia, and PCCW to discuss the challenges that PCCW Global faced to deliver an immersive 360-degree, VR sports experience during the 2017 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament. Speakers will detail the workflow used, revealing how PCCW Global delivered exceptional UHD quality to VR head-mounted devices. By the end of the presentation, attendees will have a greater understanding of how they can elevate the sports fan experience, unveiling each and every angle of the action in exceptional UHD quality with stunning 360-degree, VR visuals on any device.

Moderator: Thierry Fautier, VP, Video Strategy - Harmonic
Devon Copley, Head of Product, VR Platform/Ozo - Nokia Technologies
Margareta Sauger, VP, Americas - PCCW Global

B105 - So Many Platforms, So Little Time: Winning The Race For Reach

For content providers, achieving ubiquitous reach in today’s fragmented market often is a race against time and resource limitations. Unlike the simpler early days of web video, providers must write apps for hundreds of variations of mobile and streaming devices, gaming consoles and smart TVs, or risk losing market share to larger or more aggressive competitors. At the same time, many digital-first content providers are focusing on social media video experiences, further disrupting the landscape. This panel would bring together traditional and internet content providers to discuss strategies that can be used to quickly and efficiently extend cross platform reach and streamline app store certification processes.

Moderator: Allan Isfan, Director, Business Development - You.i TV
Tedd Cittadine, VP, Content Distribution - Roku
Tom Schaeffer, CEO - Float Left Interactive
Karina Kogan, SVP, Digital Media - TBS/TNT, Turner
Kimberly Hicks, VP, Digital Media, Disney Channels Worldwide - Disney ABC Television Group

D105 - HOW TO: Comparing AV1, VP9, HEVC, & H.264

Many content distributors and aggregators still use H.264 as their primary, if not exclusive codec, but the bandwidth savings incident to newer, more powerful codecs are alluring. Those considering a switch must evaluate at least three options; HEVC, VP9, and the Alliance for Open Media’s AV1 codec, which should be close to release by the close of 2017. In this session, codec specialist Jan Ozer evaluates the quality of these codecs and compares them to H.264. Learn how much bandwidth you can save with each and how the newer codecs compare from quality and implementation perspectives.

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

DT105 - Discovery Track

4K Live Streaming Tools and Best Practices
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Not only is 4K streaming here now, it is surprisingly affordable! In this session we will talk about the best tools for the job and the setup needed to ensure an optimal experience for all viewers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: vMix 4K software ($700 value)

Martin Sinclair, CEO - vMix
Low-Latency Live Video Streaming – Meeting the Growing Viewer Demand
4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

As consumers increasingly go online to watch live sporting events, enjoy live video gaming, and participate in online gambling, delivering the lowest-latency live streaming experiences becomes critical for content distributors. In this session, we’ll discuss the motivations, challenges and solutions for delivering live video streams at sub-second latencies at global scale, without sacrificing the video quality your audiences want and expect. We’ll also cover the common use cases for low-latency live streaming and financial benefits driving innovation.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero5 Black 4K Action camera ($400 value)

Charlie Kraus, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Video Solutions - Limelight Networks

Wednesday, November 2, 2017

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

C202 - HOW TO: Live Streaming Without the Big Price Tag

There is lots of information on the market for “how to send a quality live stream” out to the web, but what if you are broadcasting to a live audience such as a church congregation, live concert or conference. There can be no margin for error, no chance of buffering, internet dropouts, and how do you stream live music, concert or worship? With groundbreaking software and creative workflows, this presentation will open your eyes to what is possible with live streaming in this context, without issues and without the big price tags.

Mike Humberstone, Production Manager - Kingdomcity
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A203 - Publisher Tools and Content Discovery on the Roku Platform

Roku is the pioneer of streaming to the TV and offers a unique platform for content publishers and developers. In this session, Roku will provide an overview of 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.

Ben Strong, Director, Product Management - Roku
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

A204 - Building an End-to-End Streaming Workflow

Although the technology keeps getting easier to use, building end-to-end streaming workflows can still be challenging. In this session, we walk you through installing software and building numerous on-demand and live streaming workflows. Along the way, we cover options and best practices for each step. Applicable scenarios include enterprise video, mobile journalism, sporting events, concerts, education use cases, and many more. You learn about streaming formats and architectures (including on-premises vs. cloud vs. hybrid), plus technologies and solutions for specific needs.

Tim Dougherty, Senior Solutions Engineer - Wowza Media Systems

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