Agenda

  • Tuesday Feb 16
  • Wednesday Feb 17
  • Thursday Feb 18
  • Friday Feb 19
  • Monday Feb 22
  • Tuesday Feb 23
  • Wednesday Feb 24
  • Thursday Feb 25
 
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
 
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
 
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
 
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
 
Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops
 
Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops
 
Streaming Media University - Free Workshops
 
Streaming Media University - Free Workshops
11:00 AM ET
8:00 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media
, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream, USA
Description: In this special keynote presentation, Streaming Media editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen will be joined by one of Streaming Media's partners to present the findings of original research into the streaming video market, followed by a lively and provocative discussion about the survey results a question-and-answer session with our audience.

12:30 PM ET
9:30 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance, USA
, Managing Director, J.D. Power
, VP Product Management, HBO Max
, Content Distribution Performance Architect, Disney Streaming
, Chief Architect, Media Cloud Engineering, Akamai Technologies
Description: As consumers’ consumption of OTT content has skyrocketed, so has their demand for a viewing experience that competes with or exceeds that offered by pay TV. We’ll approach the quality discussion from multiple angles—quality of experience (QoE), quality of service (QoS), user interface (UI), and search & discovery—to provide a holistic view of how OTT services can leverage data and analytics to maximize quality and retain customers.

2:00 PM ET
11:00 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Imagineer, IEBA Communications
Description: Many streaming producers transitioned to remote and distanced production in 2020 out of necessity, and discovered a new way of working and a new set of challenges. Even as 2021 brings hope of a return to some normalcy, remote production will remain an important part of the new normal, and an approach that everyone who wants to stay in the game will need to master. In this all Q&A session, Streaming Media Producer Contributing Editor Anthony Burokas takes your questions on how to refine your remote production chops and meet the challenges you face out in the field--especially when "in the field" means working in-studio with multiple far-flung remote contributors.

3:30 PM ET
12:30 PM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Principal, Streaming Learning Center
, CEO, SSIMWAVE
Description: Per-title encoding has been on most streaming producer’s radar screens since Netflix announced the technique in December 2015. Now, almost every encoder and encoding service has per-title capabilities. Though Netflix and YouTube are obviously using per-title to good effect, what about smaller publishers. Are they seeing the promised benefits of decreasing bandwidth costs and improved QoE? What is the smartest way to optimize bitrates? This panel joins multiple companies who deployed per-title over the last 24 months who will share their experiences and results.

11:00 AM ET
8:00 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Principal, Streaming Learning Center
, Senior Director of Video Architecture, Cloudinary
, Manager, Video and Image Encoding, Netflix
, Cobra Commander of Video Special Forces, Facebook
Description: There have never been more codecs on the market, and most streaming platforms and publishers end up using more than one in order to maximize reach and minimize costs. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of both established codecs (H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9) and emerging technologies (VVC, LCEVC, EVC), examining the costs and benefits of each one.

12:30 PM ET
9:30 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Executive Chairman and CEO, Zixi
Description: 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.


Title: ML and AI for Broadcast-Quality Delivery Across IP Workflows
Time: 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
Description: As live video delivery expands across hybrid IP networks, multi-cloud networks, and on to a variety of traditional and digital distribution endpoints, gathering, visualizing, and analyzing stream data to ensure stream quality across the supply chain is essential – and how efficiently organizations can interpret and act upon that data will become key. In this breakout session, Zixi’s CEO Gordon Brooks, will discuss how we can make video supply chains smarter by tapping into the power

2:00 PM ET
11:00 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Partner, Altman Solon
, Media Reporter, Axios
, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, Tulix
Description: In 2020, the number of consumers willing to pay for news has jumped by 30 percent. This increased willingness to pay comes as news consumption has skyrocketed during COVID-19 and cable TV ratings are setting all-time records. But is this growth sustainable as we enter an expected less volatile period for the economy, public health, and politics? And, as more news consumers gravitate to online sources, how do traditional news outlets and new streaming/OTT players compete in an evolving market? Exploring new data from Altman Solon's Global Sports & News Survey, industry experts will discuss trends on news viewing, payment and subscription models, and trust in news and advertising.

3:30 PM ET
12:30 PM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Consultant, Reality Software
, Chief of Staff, Newsy
, SVP Global Video Monetization and Operations, CBS Interactive
, Principal Product Manager, Verizon Media
Description: The last year has seen explosive growth in AVOD, and the technology that makes it tick is evolving just as rapidly. Don’t let new technical challenges and regulatory requirement ruin your AVOD business. This panel of industry leaders will help you make sense of it all, from universal ad IDs and resettable device IDs to holistic measurement and changing privacy requirements, and everything in between.

11:00 AM ET
8:00 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, CEO, Mobeon
, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media
, VP of Business Development, Zixi
Description: In 2020, evolutionary trends in live streaming became revolutionary changes in 2020. The pandemic forced producers to embrace remote production and cloud workflows by necessity, those same producers turned adversity to their advantage, and there’s no going back to the way things were before. Our panel will discuss how the lessons learned in the last year will affect the shape of live productions for years to come.

12:30 PM ET
9:30 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Consultant, Reality Software
, President, Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc.
, CEO, Evoca TV
, VP of Emerging Technologies, ATEME
Description: ATSC 3.0, which combines over-the-air (OTA) with broadband, began rolling out in major TV markets in 2020, allowing local broadcasters to expand their reach and create new live streaming services for news, sports, weather, and on-demand programming. Combine that with ATSC 3.0’s ability to deliver UHD and HDR, improved audio, and better user interfaces, and it truly lives up to its nickname, Next-Gen TV. We’ll discuss how ATSC 3.0 will impact the streaming market, how to build ATSC 3.0-compliant apps, the consumer device landscape, and how the standard might compete with 5G.

2:00 PM ET
11:00 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Head of Support and Training, Epiphan Video
Description: 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.


Title: Producing Professional-Quality Live Streams with Remote Speakers
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Description: Zoom is a great tool for WFH collaboration, but for live streaming? With all that video and audio compression, the quality of your production will suffer. And the last thing your viewers need is more Zoom fatigue. Happily, there’s a better way than screen capturing a Zoom meeting to bring together remote speakers, and we want to share it with you. Learn how Epiphan has continued to produce live video in this WFH era with remote producers, speakers, and guests – without compromisin

3:30 PM ET
12:30 PM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Executive Vice President & General Manager, VENN
, Torque Esports
, Executive Director/President, LiveSports
, Director of Product Marketing, Intertrust Technologies
, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology
Description: While stadiums and arenas were empty, sports and esports streamers explored new ways to engage viewers at home. Whatever happens in the stands in 2021, sports will remain premium content, and esports has never been hotter. This panel will discuss the ways leading OTT platforms, sports and esports leagues, and social media-based sports content creators have leveraged new technologies and strategies to deliver fan experiences like never before.

11:00 AM ET
8:00 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Office of the CEO, Best Ever Channels
, Director, Harmonic
, General Manager - On-Demand, Redbox
Description: We've seen it before: The industry pivots, and everyone jumps to fill in the gaps. The latest pivot is to free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels like Pluto, Tubi, Xumo, STIRR … and the list goes on. Is there really room for all these offerings when the dust settles? And who seems to be nailing it? Will this window of opportunity close? What’s the secret to surviving and thriving? Our expert panel will give you some answers.

12:30 PM ET
9:30 AM PT
Streaming Media Connect Webinars
Length: 1 Hour
Speaker(s):
, Chief Executive, Global Market Technologist, Analyst/Advisor, PADEM Media Group
, Vice President, Business Affairs, Disney Channels Worldwide
, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Struum
, Senior Director of Engineering, Google TV
, Director of Product Management, Bitmovin
Description: What will the OTT landscape look like 5 years from now? Which business models will dominate? Which technologies will be driving the industry? What role will ATSC 3.0 and 5G play? This wide-ranging, no-holds-barred discussion will gather a group of industry luminaries to help attendees understand the trends they need to watch, the roadblocks that stand in the way, and the strategic decisions they can make now to make sure they’re prepared for whatever the future brings.

11:00 AM ET
8:00 AM PT
Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, Principal, Streaming Learning Center
Description: Streaming Media Bootcamp, a 6-hour course held over two days on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23, is designed to provide the necessary technical background for in-house professionals who are new to streaming media and to teach critical skills for on-demand and live streaming. Attendees can register for both parts or just one, depending on their needs.

The first session, Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 1: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for VOD, on Monday, February 22 starts with a review of fundamental video and streaming concepts and then covers encoding for on-demand delivery (VOD), including the following topics:
  • DIY vs. OVP (online video platform)
  • Choosing a streaming encoder (on-prem vs. cloud, build vs. buy)
  • Choosing an ABR technology (HLS, DASH, CMAF)
  • Creating an encoding ladder
  • Choosing and using digital rights management
  • Encoding for delivery to an encoding service or OVP
  • Uploading to an OVP and embedding the page
Click here to register for this workshop!


Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, CTO, videoRx
Description: One of the most widely used tools for video encoding and deployment processes is FFmpeg, an open-source command line utility that can read and write just about any video, audio, or subtitle codec with just about any format, container, or protocol. Starting with core command-line parameters, you’ll learn how to read video files and output in various bitrates, codecs, and containers. The workshop then moves into more intermediate-level commands with map parameters and video filters. We also look at streaming VOD as Live with RTMP distribution to social media and custom ingest destinations.

Not sure whether you should attend this introduction to FFmpeg or the more advanced workshop on Tuesday, February 23?

Click here for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.

Click here to register for this workshop!


3:00 PM ET
12:00 PM PT
Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, CTO, videoRx
Description: Event organizers and producers are adjusting to increased demand for virtual events, and expectations for high quality content can be challenging to meet with new constraints and with clients who are still on a steep learning curve. In this session, you will learn how to use professional video gear with common video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco WebEx. You will also learn the options available to use conferencing applications as inputs to traditional video switching hardware and software. These hybrid solutions are the way forward for high quality virtual events.

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11:00 AM ET
8:00 AM PT
Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, Creative Director, Clear Online Video
Description: We’ve all seen what a single smart and engaging online video can do for brand reputation and sales, yet many video publishers have struggled to reach real success with their efforts. Many companies have even put off creating a formal video strategy.

It's time to make a transition. Instead of creating one-off projects, industry leaders populate their annual content marketing plans with several online videos—from product releases to exclusive customer content and even sponsored series. It's time to re-evaluate your online video strategy ... or even create one for the first time!

This workshop will focus on topics essential to online video publishers, including how to brand your videos throughout the production process and tips on leveraging distribution platforms like YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and industry-specific platforms. You’ll also learn how to use analytics within these platforms to refine future campaigns. Attendees will leave with practical knowledge that they can apply to their content marketing plan.

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Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, Principal, Streaming Learning Center
Description: Streaming Media Bootcamp, a 6-hour course held over two days on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23, is designed to provide the necessary technical background for in-house professionals who are new to streaming media and to teach critical skills for on-demand and live streaming. Attendees can register for both parts or just one, depending on their needs.

Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for Live Streaming on Tuesday, February 23 is the live streaming component and covers the knowledge and skills necessary to produce live events and optimize audio and video quality for those who are on webcam or camera within your organization:
  • Categories of live service providers (webinar, conferencing, live streaming services), and how to choose the best one for your needs 
  • Choosing and using a camera for live streaming 
  • Choosing and using a microphone for live streaming Looking good on camera (positioning, lighting) 
  • Choosing a streaming encoding tool 
  • Encoding for live delivery 
  • Connecting to a live streaming service provider 
  • Embedding the live stream into a webpage and delivering to social media platforms
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3:00 PM ET
12:00 PM PT
Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, CTO, videoRx
Description: If you’re already familiar with the basics of FFmpeg operation, you’re ready to tackle more ambitious tasks with one of the most powerful compositing tools available. In this workshop, we explore composition of two video sources with text labels and placement, setting up multiple processes to output multiple bitrates for adaptive delivery, using the “tee muxer” to distribute one encoding process to several outputs, and accessing connected hardware (e.g. webcams, A/V capture devices) and networked hardware (e.g. IP cameras) as inputs to FFmpeg processes. Additionally, a diagnostic test will be made available for attendees of this advanced workshop.

Not sure whether you should attend this advanced workhop on FFmpeg or the beginner workshop on Monday, February 22?

Click here for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.

Click here to register for this workshop!


Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, Owner, SLV Live
Description: vMix is one of the most popular and powerful video switching, streaming, and recording solutions for both remote and in-the-field production pros. This 3-hour course is designed to help new and experienced video producers gain new skills and level up their existing knowledge base. The course will start with an overview of vMix basics and then will dive deep into workflow considerations for a wide variety of productions. Special emphasis will be placed on live multi-camera and multi-source remote productions.

Topics Covered:
  • Hardware selection, including desktop/workstations, laptops, & capture cards
  • Camera, computer, audio inputs
  • Titles, timers, graphics
  • Recording
  • Streaming
  • Working with Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams
  • Virtual audio cables for remote presenters
  • vMix Call
  • NDI
  • Multiview looks and compositing layers
  • Desktop capture
Click here to register for this workshop!


11:00 AM ET
8:00 AM PT
Streaming Media University - Free Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, CTO & Co-founder, VidOvation Corporation
, Sales & Business Manager – USA, AVIWEST USA
Description: Join us for this three-part workshop.

Flexible Live Remote At-Home Production for the New Abnormal
  • Learn how to maintain frame-accurate video genlock and lip-sync across multiple handheld cameras in your live remote field production.
  • Learn how broadcasters and producers are finding more efficient ways to contribute and distribute live television.
  • Learn to overcome the additional challenges in the new abnormal with travel restrictions and social distancing.
  • Learn how to maintain frame-accurate video genlock and lip-sync across multiple handheld cameras.
    • Over Unmanaged Networks: Cellular and The Public Internet
    • Over Managed Networks
  • Learn how to mount the transmitting audio and video encoder on the camera or talent.
  • Learn the importance of analog audio inputs on your field encoder.
  • Labor costs are reduced since the television production specialists work at a centralized master control near where they live, eliminating the need for travel, and overtime expenses.
  • Learn how the latest at-home production technology eliminates the need for expensive satellite, fiber and telecom connections.
  • Learn how it also eliminates the need for on-site production trucks with dozens of on-site operators and personnel.
  • Learn how to have most of your crew work from home or a centralized master control near home.
  • Learn how this technology has been successfully implemented by the PGA, Turner Sports, MGM, Viacom, CNN, FOX, A+E, the Discovery Network, Major League Fishing, and more.
Produce, Transmit, and Distribute Live Video from any Mobile or Fixed Location

Quickly deliver your live video content simultaneously across multiple social networks, including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and more.
  • Learn how to engage with your audience, customers, congregation, and more during these challenging times.
  • Learn why Wi-Fi and Public Internet may not be enough to reliably broadcast live.
  • Learn how an off-the-shelf encoder is not enough for reliable live broadcast.
  • Learn how to transmit live with affordable broadcast quality technology.
  • Learn why the BeOnAIR solution is ideal for live production companies, houses of worship, video bloggers, YouTube contributors, live sports production, live news, unscripted reality TV, and live events.
17 Costly Mistakes to Avoid Deploying Enterprise & Remote (Off-Campus) IPTV & Digital Signage
  1. Overcome the limitations of live broadcast-quality video communications due to COVID-19.
  2. Limitations expanding your enterprise IPTV and digital signage system off-campus to employees working remotely.
  3. Avoid limitations keeping your video content secure while streaming live video off-campus via the public Internet.
  4. No support for distribution to a desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet.
  5. Getting stuck with one content provider (CATV/SAT) or without open architecture.
  6. No support for Digital Rights Management or DRM.
  7. Non-Friendly User Interface.
  8. Not allowing the integration of your own VOD content with your providers.
  9. Not allowing for Your Own Live Video Distribution.
  10. Limited or No Video Conferencing Functions.
  11. Lacking Scalability, Security, and Flexibility.
  12. No Support for Digital Signage and Advertising.
  13. Plus 6 more Mistakes to Avoid.
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3:00 PM ET
12:00 PM PT
Streaming Media University - Free Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, Sr. Director for Enterprise Encoding, Dolby Laboratories
Description: Join Dolby to learn how companies like Sony Pictures, HBO, and Showtime use Dolby’s Cloud Media Processing to deliver the world’s most compelling content. Learn how you can scale your media workflow — and save money — with the most efficient transcoding engine and automated QC solution available. Don’t miss this chance to see a live demo and ask questions about how you can:
  • Accelerate your media processing workflow
  • Produce optimized content for every device
  • Automate quality control so every file meets your standards
  • Save more money
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11:00 AM ET
8:00 AM PT
Streaming Media University - Free Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Description: Check back soon for details.

3:00 PM ET
12:00 PM PT
Streaming Media University - Free Workshops
Length: 3 Hours
Speaker(s):
, Streaming Media Engineer, Millicast, Inc.
Description: This workshop is designed for broadcast and streaming professionals who need to build real-time streaming solutions that support reliable, professional, high-quality live content with less than a second of end-to-end latency.

Flash is dead, and the streaming industry is still struggling to replace it. This 3-part workshop will show you how to use Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) and standards-based web technology to allows publishers of live content to reach all modern browsers and devices without the need for any plugin or custom player, reducing the latency from publisher to viewer to less than 500 milliseconds, globally, at-scale.

Part 1: The Past

The W3C and IETF are currently reviewing the proposed recommendation to make Web Real-Time Communications an official web standard, bringing audio and video communications to every internet connected device, everywhere. Part 1 will introduce the WebRTC framework that provides the building blocks from which users can seamlessly add real-time video to many use cases, including: broadcast, post-production, auctions, education, tele-health, enterprise, gaming, and more.

Part 2: The Present

WebRTC is massively deployed as a communications platform and powers video conferences and collaboration systems across all major browsers, both on desktop and mobile. Part 2 will show how you can create your own solution leveraging commercial products and open source projects, to build your own web native broadcaster and player, as well as capture NDI, SDI or HDMI through professional software and hardware encoders like OBS, BirdDog, Videon Edgecaster and Teradek Cube.

Part 3: The (Near) Future

The use of WebRTC has expanded beyond the initial core design to power video conferences and collaboration systems in web browsers, native apps and other ecosystems. Part 3 will focus on how this has led to the need for more advanced broadcast-quality features: Real-time AV1 encoding, Hardware acceleration, HDR, 10-bit & 4:4:4 colour, Surround Sound and True end-to-end encryption in WebRTC.

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