Program

Our Streaming Media Connect 2021 program this August offers three days of FREE online webinars that will provide practical advice and inspiring thought leadership from the world’s leading organizations. We're also offering Streaming Media University online. These 3-hour, in-depth workshops offer training from expert instructors that you can't get anywhere else. 

Monday, Aug 23

Streaming Media University Workshops

 

COMING SOON

11:00 AM2021-08-232021-08-23

Monday, August 23: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

 

COMING SOON

03:00 PM2021-08-232021-08-23

Monday, August 23: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

Tuesday, Aug 24

Streaming Media Connect Free Webinars

 

TUE1. Research Keynote: Content and Revenue Protection 2021

10:00 AM2021-08-242021-08-24

Tuesday, August 24: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

In this special keynote presentation, Streaming Media's Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and Tim Siglin will be joined by our research partner to present the findings of original research into the latest trends and challenges around digital rights management and other forms of content protection, followed by a provocative discussion about the results and a question-and-answer session with our audience.

Speakers:

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media

, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream Research Foundation

 

TUE2. Latency: How Low Should You Go?

11:30 AM2021-08-242021-08-24

Tuesday, August 24: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to that question; it all depends on your content and your audience. But if you're delivering live video of any kind, latency is at the top of your list of concerns. This panel will discuss and debate best practices as well as the various technologies available to help you meet your latency targets.

Moderator:

, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream Research Foundation


Speakers:

, CEO, nanocosmos

, Senior Software Engineer, Video Technology Group, ViacomCBS

 

TUE3. Moving Your Workflow to the Cloud

01:00 PM2021-08-242021-08-24

Tuesday, August 24: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Chances are, if you haven't moved most or all of your streaming and broadcast workflows to the cloud, you're planning on it. Benefits include cost savings, quicker response times, and reduced delivery costs, but how do you get there? Our panel of experts will help you make the right strategic and purchasing decisions.

Moderator:

, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology


Speaker:

, President, Encoding.com

 

TUE4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2021-08-242021-08-24

Tuesday, August 24: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Leading technology and service providers share their insights into the crucial challenges facing the streaming industry and how best to solve them. No sales pitches—just real talk about what works and what doesn’t.

 

TUE5. The Connected TV Ad Opportunity

04:00 PM2021-08-242021-08-24

Tuesday, August 24: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

By some estimates, connected television (CTV) advertising grew by more than 40% in the last year, and more and more brands are shifting their spends to OTT. And while technological challenges remain, the targeting afforded by CTV offers marketers unparalleled opportunities to reach audiences with advertising that is more relevant and more effective than ever before.

 

TUE6. Power Hour

05:30 PM2021-08-242021-08-24

Tuesday, August 24: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

A one-hour deep dive into some of the latest and greatest technologies that are pushing the limits of what online video can do.

Wednesday, Aug 25

Streaming Media Connect Free Webinars

 

WED1. Simplifying Complex Remote Productions

10:00 AM2021-08-252021-08-25

Wednesday, August 25: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

The last year found most live producers in triage mode, as onsite productions became remote by necessity. Now, it's time to work smarter rather than harder, finding efficiencies in those remote production workflows without sacrificing the high quality that audiences expect. We'll talk to producers who've honed their skills in both the field and "at home" to find out how they're doing it.

Moderator:

, Video Publishing Director, Information Today, Inc. and and Editor, Streaming Media Producer


Speakers:

, VP Strategic Accounts - Americas, Blackbird

, President, Focal Point Productions

 

WED2. Built to Scale: Growing Your OTT Service with Your Audience

11:30 AM2021-08-252021-08-25

Wednesday, August 25: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

More and more viewers discovered OTT while they were stuck at home, and both operators and content providers had to adapt quickly to make sure their services could meet the unprecedented demand. One thing is clear: OTT usage isn't going to slow down, and services need to be ready for rapidly growing audiences. So how do they deal with subscriber growth and unpredictable viewing spikes? Join this panel to find out.

Moderator:

, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media


Speaker:

, Senior Manager, The Roku Channel SVOD, Roku

 

WED3. Improving Your OTT Workflow

01:00 PM2021-08-252021-08-25

Wednesday, August 25: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

We're moving into OTT Phase 2, where both established providers and new entrants must focus on making their workflows more productive and efficient from glass to glass. This panel will provide insights into how both minor refinements and major revisions to workflows can provide cost savings without sacrificing the quality of the product for consumers.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Senior Director of Product Management, Crunchyroll

, Head of Streaming Performance, Sky

 

WED4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2021-08-252021-08-25

Wednesday, August 25: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Leading technology and service providers share their insights into the crucial challenges facing the streaming industry and how best to solve them. No sales pitches—just real talk about what works and what doesn’t.

 

WED5. OTT Beyond Borders: Reaching Global Audiences

04:00 PM2021-08-252021-08-25

Wednesday, August 25: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Unlike broadcast and cable, OTT isn't limited by borders. At least, it shouldn't be, but licensing limitations, differences in device preferences, and delivery hurdles must be overcome to make global OTT a reality. We'll talk to experts both from the U.S. and international markets to find out how they have expanded their reach in spite of these challenges.

Speaker:

, Vice President, Zenlayer

 

WED6. Power Hour

05:30 PM2021-08-252021-08-25

Wednesday, August 25: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

A one-hour deep dive into some of the latest and greatest technologies that are pushing the limits of what online video can do.

Thursday, Aug 26

Streaming Media Connect Free Webinars

 

THU1. Live Events in the "New Normal"

10:00 AM2021-08-262021-08-26

Thursday, August 26: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

Audiences and teams are returning to venues, and fans are filling stadiums once again. But the pandemic proved that live event streaming has legs beyond being a substitute for the real thing. After all, there will always be more people who want to see the concert or the game than can actually attend, and that way lies uncharted revenue territory. So how can live concert, theater, and sports producers keep the streams going in ways that go hand-in-hand with the in-person events? Tune in to find out.

Moderator:

, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media


 

THU2. Viewer Data: Opportunities and Challenges

11:30 AM2021-08-262021-08-26

Thursday, August 26: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

It's not just advertisers that benefit from user data. Content providers can leverage that data to provide their viewers with more personalized content on their platforms. And consumers seem more willing than ever to share their information in exchange for better experiences. Of course, there's a delicate balance between collecting and using data in ways that viewers appreciate and doing so in ways that alienate them. This panel explores how to walk that line.

Speaker:

, Vice President of Analytics and Strategic Planning, BroadwayHD

 

THU3. Monetization 2021: FAST, SVOD, Hybrid, and More

01:00 PM2021-08-262021-08-26

Thursday, August 26: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

The big monetization story of the last 18 months has been advertising, but the average household still has subscriptions to four or more SVOD services. Now, even the subscription services are jumping on the advertising train, using a hybrid approach to lower the cost to consumers while keeping their revenue streams flowing. So how can OTT services decide which models are best for their audience and content?

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Vice President, HBO Max

, Founder & CEO, kweliTV

, CTO, Struum

, Chief Content Officer, Cinedigm

 

THU4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2021-08-262021-08-26

Thursday, August 26: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Leading technology and service providers share their insights into the crucial challenges facing the streaming industry and how best to solve them. No sales pitches—just real talk about what works and what doesn’t.

 

THU5. The Future of OTT

04:00 PM2021-08-262021-08-26

Thursday, August 26: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

We'll close our Streaming Media Connect panels with a look at the big picture, exploring what the future will look like from all angles—technology, devices, audiences, and business models. Will the trend towards AVOD continue? Will mobile viewing increase? What technologies are going to take hold that will allow OTT services to deliver better quality while keeping costs down? Join us for a lively debate about the future of OTT.

Speakers:

, Global Media Technologist and Analyst

, CEO & Co-Founder, Struum

 

THU6. Power Hour

05:30 PM2021-08-262021-08-26

Thursday, August 26: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

A one-hour deep dive into some of the latest and greatest technologies that are pushing the limits of what online video can do.

Featuring This Special Event