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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.

Prioritizing OTT Monitoring

TAG Video Systems' Peter Wharton discusses an approach to monitoring varied and disparate OTT platforms that "gives you the ability to actually see everything with the value you want at the same time, never sacrificing the ability to actually do a deep dive and really make sure you're perfect at the very edge" in this discussion with Streaming Media's Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen at Streaming Media Connect 2021.

How Broadcast and Social Complicate Streaming Latency

AWS's Neil Glazebrook and Videon Central's Todd Erdley discuss the challenges of finding a point on the streaming latency spectrum that manages costs while dealing with the push and pull of broadcast and social in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Has the Heyday of Specialty Streaming Content Arrived?

Gigcasters' Casey Charvet and Zixi's Eric Bolten discuss how the evolution of affordable and powerful available tools, shifting audience demographics, and evolving notions of production have broughtg new viability to what was once known as "niche content" in this clip from their panel at Streaming Media Connect 2021.

How COVID Accelerated the Virtualization of Live Production

Zixi's Eric Bolten and Gigcasters' Casey Charvet discuss how the pandemic hastened the inevitable transition to virtualized production in live streaming in this clip from their "Future of Live Streaming" panel at Streaming Media Connect 2021.

How HBO Max Drives Engagement with Personalization

HBO Max VP Product Management CJ Harvey describes current and emerging OTT premium content personalization strategies at HBO Max and efforts at human curation strategies that go beyond typics recommendation algorithms in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Will We Ever Find the Middle in News Reporting?

Newsy Chief of Staff Tony Brown and Axios Media Reporter Sara Fischer discuss emerging business trends in the news industry that may point toward reduced bias and hyper-partisanship in news reporting in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Key Challenges of Video Service Delivery in 2021

Harmonic's Rob Gambino and Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discuss major, minor, and emerging concerns with video service delivery alongside survey results in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

Disney's Best Practices for CDN Load Balancing and QoS

Disney CDN Performance Architect Robert Colantuoni discusses how Disney approaches load balancing among CDNs for best QoS and QoE in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

How HBO Makes Older Movies & TV Shows Look Great

HBO Max VP Product Management CJ Harvey discusses HBO's do's don't's for enhancing legacy content quality in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.

QoE vs. QoS

Disney Streaming's Robert Coluantoni and JD Power's Ian Greenblatt break down the differences between quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) for streaming end users in this clip from Streaming Media Connect 2021.