Nov 2-3, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Welcome & Kickoff Session: Live Streaming NFL Thursday Night Football

Earlier this year, Amazon won the rights to stream “Thursday Night Football” games on Amazon Prime for this season. In this session, AWS Elemental will provide insights about how the NFL is delivering a new level of live streamed sports experiences for fans. A special guest from Amazon Video will join the discussion for a deeper dive into the video and cloud infrastructure that’s being used to deliver the live streamed sports action.

Keith Wymbs, CMO - AWS Elemental, an Amazon Web Services company
BA Winston, Global Head of Video Playback and Delivery - Amazon Video

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
A101: CDN Optimization: Working Towards Broadcast Economics and Quality At Scale

While CDN prices have never been lower, OTT delivery continues to weigh heavily on broadcasters’ budgets. Growing audiences, higher resolutions and more immersive video experiences bring both technical and business challenges at scale. This panel explores how content publishers are working to balance fixed revenue per subscriber models with the varying cost of delivery, while also getting the best quality for their money. The session will look at optimization efforts throughout the delivery workflow, with a special emphasis on CDN, multi-CDN, peer-to-peer, multicast and in-house delivery solutions.

Moderator: Gautier Demond, VP, Global Sales - Streamroot
Rodrigo Violante, CTO - Televisa
Flavio Ribeiro, Lead Engineer - The New York Times
Ryan Korte, VP, Content and Media Development - Level 3 Communications
Zac Shenker, Principal Video Software Engineer - CBS Interactive

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A102: Approaching Zero Latency Streaming With WebRTC

WebRTC is an emerging technology supported by the majority of web browser that helps solve the latency issue but introduces its own set of challenges. This session will discuss what makes a successful deployment of WebRTC. Learn what open source and proprietary technologies can be used to jump-start a deployment and what the impact of NAT traversal for peer-to-peer deployments of WebRTC (STUN, TURN, ICE) has. Hear what tools enable WebRTC in a plugin-based architecture that is composed of fully open source software and how you can put it to use.

Jamie Stackhouse, Product Owner -

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
A103: Getting The Best Results Out Of HEVC Encoding

The industry is very comfortable getting the best quality and highest encoding operational efficiency out of H.264, but with the newness of HEVC, video encoding engineers may be struggling to maximize operational performance with this advanced codec. Questions of how to implement a live 4K encoding solution, or best practices for encoding HDR, in software, are top of mind. In this session you will hear from video distributors the lessons learned building and deploying HEVC encoding operations, as well as secrets to obtaining the highest performance with HEVC.

Moderator: Dror Gill, CTO - Beamr
Daniel Sanders, VP, Video Engineering - Verizon Digital Media Services
Samir Ahmed, VP, Technology & Chief Architect Video - FandangoNow
David Hoff, Director, Cloud Graphics - Intel DataCenter Group
Theron Trowbridge, Director of Encoding - Deluxe Delivery

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

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

Friday, November 3, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Streaming Media Magazine's Readers Choice Awards Breakfast


Join Streaming Media Magazine editor, Eric Schumacher-Rassmusen, and emcee, Jose Castillo of ThinkJose, as we celebrate the winners of the annual Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards.

In addition to the awards ceremony taking place at this year's Streaming Media West conference the winners will be featured in an article in Streaming Media magazine and on, as well as in our Streaming Media Xtra newsletter.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
A201: Streaming to Social Media: Targeting Facebook, Twitch, Periscope and YouTube Live

Facebook, Twitch, Periscope and YouTube Live. This session will demonstrate how to publish a video stream to multiple social media networks, simultaneously. We will explore common pitfalls and uncover the best practices and tools that will make sure your stream arrives properly, in compliance, and is configured with the proper codec and streaming profile. You will leave with an understanding of how to deliver a consistent and reliable experience for your social media audience.

Tim Dougherty, Senior Solutions Engineer - Wowza Media Systems

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
A202: SRT Open Source Protocol Panel Discussion

The market is thirsty for an open source, freely available, low-latency, UDP-like approach for streaming over the internet. This session will bring together SRT Alliance members and industry experts to discuss the SRT open source video transport protocol and how it optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks. The session will also discuss how UDP coupled with SRT is an ideal transport for video contribution and distribution and detail how the alliance is accelerating interoperability of video streaming solutions and fostering collaboration with industry leaders to achieve lower latency internet video transport.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: Thierry Fautier, VP, Video Strategy - Harmonic
Marc Cymontkowski, Sr. Director, Core Technology - Haivision
Keith Weinberger, Director, Product Management, Video Solutions - Limelight
Jeff Tyler, Digital Media Lead - Microsoft
David Sayed, VP, Product Strategy & Product Marketing - Brightcove

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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