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Short Cuts

How Gamification Enhances Sports Storytelling

Fan-Controlled Football League's Patrick Dees, CheesheadTV's Aaron Nagler, Fox Sports' Kristen Scott, and FuboTV's Pamela Duckworth discuss how gamification in sports streaming enhances the game experience rather than distracting from it, and underscores the generational divide between lean-back viewers and those who expect to be co-creators of live sports experiences.

Conferencing's Hybrid Future

Video communications consultant Andy Howard discusses the transition to videoconferencing for internal business communications over the last year and the role he expects video to play in the future after organizations beginning transitioning away from remote work in the coming months.

Growing FAST Channels in a Crowded Market

Redbox' Chris Yates, Revry's Damian Pelliccione, and tech media consultant Chris Pfaff discuss the challenges of reaching an expanded audience in the competitive Free Ad-Supported Streaming (FAST) market in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East Connect 2021.

Has More OTT Choice Improved the TV Experience?

HBO Max's Jacob Saperstein, Roku's Nicole Fencel, and Omdia's Maria Rua Aguete discuss the challenges users face navigating the morass of OTT channels and how platforms like Roku can improve UX by making the range of content viewers want to watch easier to access, in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East 2021.

How the Pandemic Changed Streaming at Scale

Bulldog DM's John Petrocelli and 7 Cinematics' Adam Paul discuss the forced innovation in live concert streaming and other brand-centric events that they expect to carry over into the post-pandemic era in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East Connect 2021.

How Live Linear Has Changed OTT

Crackle Plus's Darren Olive discusses the channel's strategic approach to live linear and leveraging of OEM relationships in this clip from an OTT panel at Streaming Media East Connect 2021.

How Hungry Are Viewers for Enhanced Sports Streaming?

FuboTV's Pamela Duckworth, Fox Sports' Kristen Scott, and Cheesehead TV's Aaron Nagler discuss the kinds of innovative supplementary programming and interaction streaming services are offering sports fans--particularly during times in recent months when there were no sports--and how fans are responding, in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East Connect 2021.

The State of the 5G Rollout

Zixi's Eric Bolten and the Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault debate the growth rate of 5G availability, adoption, and demand and the key contributing and inhibiting factors in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media East 2021.

The Evolution of Live Streaming Metrics

Gigcasters' Casey Charvet and Bulldog DM's John Petrocelli discuss the new and emerging set of metrics that increasingly define how streaming professionals, clients, and brands use to measure the success of live events based on how contemporary viewers engage in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Cloud Migration and the Future of Broadcasting

TAG Video Systems' Peter Wharton and Streaming Media's Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen discuss how OTA broadcasters should be following OTT providers to the cloud with "their origin and everything else they're doing" as soon as possible--if they're not among those already moving in that direction--in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

How the Pandemic Has Changed Live Music Streaming

Bulldog DM CEO John Petrocelli discusses the evolution of live music streams since the start of the pandemic, and lessons he believes the music industry has learned from a year essentially without in-person events about creating compelling, interactive, collaborative live streaming experiences for artists, their fans, and invested brands.

VR and the Future of Live Streaming

Mobeon CEO Mark Alamares discusses how the gaming industry is influencing live streaming production, particularly in the VR/AR/MR/XR space, and the trend toward virtual production and the rise of virtual talent in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

What ATSC 3.0 Means for Multicast, Mobile, and UHD

ATEME VP Technology Sassan Pejhan explains how ATSC 3.0 opens up new opportunities for apps providing personalization and customization, and enables spectrum-saving HD and UHD delivery to mobile, among other benefits in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Using SRT to Enhance Remote Production Quality

Epiphan's George Herbert describes how Epiphan uses SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) and remote contribution encoders with multiple remote guests to upgrade streaming quality substantially over what Zoom provides in this clip from his presentation at Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Is Your FAST Channel Worth Launching?

DISH Media's Andrew Tint and Redbox' Chris Yates discuss the challenges of launching a free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel in an increasingly fragmented and crowded OTT marketplace at Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Gaming, Gambling, Security, and Latency

LiveSports LLC describes the impact of gambling and large-purse gaming in the big-league sports/esports scene on streaming workflows and secure delivery in this clip from the sports panel at Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Real World and Game World Converge in Sports

Engine Media Global Head of Esports Darcy Lorincz discusses the crossover of gaming and sports and the increasing push toward automated production and AI-based workflows for high-volume esports in this clip from the sports panel at Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Why ATSC 3.0 Matters

Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) President Madeleine Noland explains how ATSC 3.0 came about, what a quantum leap it represents over ATSC 1.0, and how it's designed both to reflect the emergence of 4K, HDR, and other essential elements of current-day OTA and OTT, but how the IP-based standard is built with the elasticity to accommodate new developments as well.

How Lo-Fi Content Keeps Influencers and Audiences Connected

Mobeon CEO Mark Alamares discusses how his company has worked with YouTube and TikTok influencers to produce a steady stream of low-key, lo-fi content to maintain authentic connections between those influencers and their audiences through the pandemic.

The Role of RTMP in Streaming's Future

Videon's Todd Erdley, AWS's Neil Glazebrook, and Streaming Media's Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen discuss the potential role of RTMP in low-latency delivery in streaming's post-Flash present and future.