May 16-17, 2017 | New York Hilton Midtown

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Encoding & Transcoding

Encoding video for multiple screen sizes, for both live and on-demand, is a challenge with all the various platforms and devices in the market. Get real-world tips and tricks to encode video with better quality, to deliver the best viewer experience possible, on any device.

Tuesday, May 10, 2017

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

DT101 - Discovery Track

How to Apply Content-Adaptive Encoding to Reduce Bitrates Up to 50% Without Any Loss in Quality
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

This session will present Beamr’s content-adaptive technology and its role as a stand-alone bitrate optimizer for already compressed H.264 files, and Beamr’s content-adaptive rate-control which when integrated with the encoder enables HEVC 1080p at just 1.5Mbps. Attendees will learn why the fixed recipe approach to encoding is not sufficient to achieve the low bitrates that congested networks require with the quality that is being demanded by consumers.

Attend this session for your chance to win: For every qualified OTT content distributor, managed service operator, telco, or media & entertainment company who attends the session, Beamr will grant a free 45-day evaluation license of up to ten (10) Beamr 5 or Beamr Optimizer instances. Beamr 5 is the world’s best HEVC software encoder SDK and Beamr Optimizer, formerly known as Beamr Video, is widely acclaimed for it’s ability to reduce bitrates by up to 50% without video quality degradation. For those looking to experience the benefits of the Beamr optimization process as part of their HEVC encoding workflow, Beamr will grant an upgrade to Beamr 5x which is the world's highest quality HEVC encoder able to produce 4K at less than 10Mbps and 1080p at just 1.5Mbps. A small administrative fee will be required, but qualified customers will have the option of putting these files into their production workflows. Not every company will qualify and Beamr reserves the right to deny any evaluation or upgrade request.

Mark Donnigan, VP, Marketing - Beamr
Not Just Another Technical Solution – Movingimage Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) Impacts Your Life
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Video is changing the way companies function. Advanced Enterprise Video Platforms (EVPs) power corporate intranets and allow marketers to reach customers via multiple channels. The key element that is changing the market is how content creation has shifted from using professionally designed content to employee-generated content. For this shift to be successful, EVP tools must be easy to use for employees at all levels. Plus, EVPs also must serve as the central integration hub for video-related technologies, from intranet CDNs to 360° VR video. In this presentation, we will focus on how video is changing the way companies like DHL, Volkswagen, Vodafone and Allianz operate, how video can be used to improve the customer experience, key integration challenges and the importance of having added levels of security within the EVP.

Sebastian Picklum, Product Vision Owner - MovingImage
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

C102 - Increasing Viewership and Video Revenue with Syndication & Social

Social networks have experienced an explosion in video consumption. As a result, they have become increasingly more important to publishers and content owners for discoverability, audience reach and monetization. In this session you will hear about the landscape for video across social platforms and how to take advantage of the opportunities at scale. Learn about how content owners can delight audiences and generate revenue while maintaining brand visibility on social, and the importance of viewing metrics in social distribution during this interactive discussion.

Moderator: Anil Jain, EVP, GM - Brightcove
Michael Philippe, Co-Founder - Keli Network
Jonathan Moffie, Director, Video Product and Distribution - Time
Rob Dillon, Digital Operations Manager - Tribune Media
Claudia Page, VP, Partner Products - Dailymotion
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

C103 - Implementing Methods For Reducing Video Bitrates While Retaining Quality

This session will provide practical methods for reducing bitrate and retaining the full video quality. Hear how streaming service providers and multi-service operators are applying these techniques to reduce network traffic, improve quality of service, and meet today's consumer video quality expectations for 4k, and other advanced video services.

Moderator: Mark Donnigan, VP, Marketing - Beamr
Prem Bangole, Director, Engineering - Gogo
Samir Ahmed, VP, Technology & Chief Architect - Fandango
Jeremy Morrison, VP, Solutions Engineering, Deluxe Delivery Services - Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
Daniel Sanders, VP, Video Engineering - Verizon Digital Media Services

D103 - The Future of TV is Now: Time To Deliver on the Promise

2017 continues to see big disruption in the TV space. The problem that exists with Internet TV and OTT is that the “consumer experience is terrible.” Many believe that hardware platforms and content providers must come together to address the problem of “how do I easily find what I’m looking for?” While some device manufacturers are developing better universal search, there are still huge unresolved problems for viewers, including inconsistent access to content across platforms, a wide variety of user experiences, and getting unbiased recommendations. This panel will include key players - hardware companies, software companies, and publishers - as they talk about how consumers want to watch video and what the future of TV will look like.

Moderator: Keith Valory, CEO - Plex
Moritz Gimbel, VP, Product - NBC Universal
Bernarda Duarte, Director, Content Acquisition - Roku
Will True, Senior Product Manager, TV Apps - Vimeo
Drake Martinet, VP, Product - Vice
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
Magnus Svensson, Media Solution Consultant - Eyevinn Technology
Bill Rusitzky, CRO - THX
Helge Hoibraaten, CEO - Vimond

DT105 - Discovery Track

Sweet Streams: Optimizing Video Delivery
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

You've carefully compressed. You've strategically transcoded. But that still doesn't guarantee the best streaming video experience for your viewers. Get best practices from behind the scenes and make sure your media delivers around the world without interruptions, without degradation, and without fail.

Attend this session for your chance to win: An iPad Mini with a custom skin ($460 value)

Nathan Moore, Principal Architect, CDN - StackPath
Making Your Video Workflow Work for You
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Instantaneously delivering high quality video worldwide to every screen typically leads to complex publishing workflows – but it doesn’t have to. In this session, we’ll discuss how to create scalable processes that streamline operations without sacrificing the video quality your audiences want and expect. We’ll also use real-world examples to show how companies are tackling critical workflow challenges.

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

Charles Kraus, Senior Product Marketing Manager—Video - Limelight


Wednesday, May 11, 2017

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

C202 - Monetizing The Local Live Video Opportunity

From innovative apps that can be powered by an iPhone to increasingly high-quality rigs that make local video look like it was shot by a pro, we are on the precipice of an explosion of compelling video that will be streamed live, both by entertainers and people in communities everywhere. Both established and new media is well-positioned to capitalize on this emerging opportunity, leveraging events that span local music, sports, and community meetings. The session will explore the opportunities to monetize these events and what partner opportunities and strategies could help.

Moderator: Mark Peters, Partner - IBB Consulting
Tony Wang, Co-Founder - Agora
George Meek, CEO - InPlayer
Scott Rutherford, CEO - Useful Media
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

DT203 - Discovery Track

The 5 Myths of Cloud-Based Encoding
12:45 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.

The volume of content being brought online coupled with the increase in video processing to serve device-based consumption will far outpace content companies’ managed workflow growth, creating a need to expand encoding and streaming workflow capacity. Bitmovin will discuss this challenge, its hybrid cloud workflow and common myths regarding cloud-based encoding solutions.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Nintendo Switch, $299 value

Sean Longworth, CRO - Bitmovin
Can’t We Do Better Than TCP? Streaming High-Quality Live Content With RTMP, HLS, or DASH Over Aspera FASPStream
1:10 p.m. - 1:30 p.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, Senior Software Engineer - Aspera

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