Program

Streaming Media Connect 2022 this August will offer practical advice, inspiring thought leadership, and in-depth training. You’ll hear the innovative approaches that the world’s leading organizations and experts are deploying in live streaming, OTT, content delivery, next-gen TV, and much more. We are excited to offer this series of web events, and look forward to continuing to provide our industry with cutting edge information and education that you can't get anywhere else.

Tuesday, Aug 23

Online Sessions

 

TUE1. Keynote

10:00 AM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

We set the stage for Streaming Media Connect with insights from a leading broadcaster or OTT streaming service. Check back soon for more information.

 

TUE2. Broadcast in the Cloud

11:30 AM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

The broadcast supply chain has myriad moving parts, and as older workflows are depreciated, figuring out how to make the smartest decisions can be a challenge. Many cloud services companies talk about lower total cost of ownership, quicker time to market, faster response times, and reduced delivery costs, but what are the essential questions to ask your vendors? If you've moved your broadcast workflows to the cloud, this panel can help you find new efficiencies. If you haven't, this panel will likely make you wonder what you've been waiting for.

 

TUE3. Edge Compute & Content Delivery

01:00 PM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

"The Edge" has been a buzz phrase for several years, but we've reached the turning point where media delivery can't do without it. Even CDNs have renamed themselves "edge networks" and are increasingly taking over cloud functions for applications, security, and communication. But how is the edge relevant for media delivery? In this panel, you learn why the edge is relevant for media delivery and why it is here to stay.

 

TUE4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Industry leaders discuss and present the latest cutting-edge solutions and strategies to help you maximize efficiencies and minimize costs in your streaming video workflow.

 

TUE5. Rethink Your OTT Workflow

04:00 PM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Is your OTT workflow as efficient and powerful as it could be? Do you need to make incremental changes, or are you ready for a full-fledged re-evaluation? Tune in to hear from OTT workflow experts to learn about how to assess your current workflow, determine what needs improvement, and how to get from where you are today to where you need to be.

 

TUE6. SVOD: It’s Not Dead Yet

05:30 PM2022-08-232022-08-23

Tuesday, August 23: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

You’ve seen all the numbers. Ad-supported streaming is on the rise, and SVOD (subscription video-on-demand) services are either slowing down or actively losing customers. And the pundits are declaring the first act of the streaming wars over. Still, SVOD is not going anywhere, even if those services need to change how they do just about everything, from creating and licensing content to how they acquire and retain customers. This panel addresses the challenges and points to the way forward for SVOD services, both large and small.

Wednesday, Aug 24

Online Sessions

 

WED1. Metrics and Analytics for OTT

10:00 AM2022-08-242022-08-24

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

You know what they say: If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. Because streaming video is, at its heart, just a data type, it offers opportunities for measurement that broadcast just can’t touch. Whether it’s viewing habits, customer churn, quality of service, or quality of experience, you need to generate, access, organize, and analyze data in a way that allows you to leverage it for rapid change and improvement. Our panelists recommend tools and strategies to help you make sense of your metrics.

 

WED2. Cutting-Edge Codec Update

11:30 AM2022-08-242022-08-24

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

It’s still an H.264-dominated world, but video publishers now have more choices than ever. Depending on your viewing targets, you might be considering AV1, HEVC, VP9, EVC, or LCEVC. But how do you decide which codec(s) make sense for you and which you can safely ignore? This panel provides a fast-paced walk-through of performance, implementation status, and royalty situation for each of these codecs, giving you the information you need to make informed decisions.

 

WED3. Cloud vs. On-Prem vs. Hybrid Workflows

01:00 PM2022-08-242022-08-24

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

It’s all about the cloud today, right? Not so fast. As with so many other choices facing service providers and engineers, the answer to “Should we move to the cloud?” is, “It depends.” This panel looks at the questions you need to ask yourself to decide whether or not it makes sense to move some or all of your workflows to the cloud, keep them on-prem, or take a hybrid approach.

 

WED4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2022-08-242022-08-24

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

Industry leaders discuss and present the latest cutting-edge solutions and strategies that will help you maximize efficiencies and minimize costs in your streaming video workflow.

 

WED5. Live Video at Scale: Opportunities and Challenges

04:00 PM2022-08-242022-08-24

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

With all due respect to pristine production value, streamlined workflows, heightened interactivity, and killer content, it’s all for naught if you can’t deliver a resilient, reliable, high-quality stream. If your stream starts buffering as the ball sails toward the goal or the emcee announces, “The winner is …,” your audience (and your advertisers) won’t give you credit for trying. Having a robust CDN—or even multiple CDNs—as the backbone of your stream is key. This panel discusses the current state of streaming infrastructure and what you need to know to maintain five-nines streaming reliability when it matters most.

Thursday, Aug 25

Online Sessions

 

THU1. FAST & the Future of OTT

10:00 AM2022-08-252022-08-25

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

Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) has been the big story of the last 2 years, but there's tension growing between streaming services and TV/OS manufacturers over who owns the viewer and how to get those viewers to the content. This panel looks at the challenges facing FAST services as they move into the future, from user experience and personalization to syndication and targeted advertising.

 

THU2. Brave New Monetization Strategies

11:30 AM2022-08-252022-08-25

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

All too often, the monetization discussion revolves around a simplistic binary: subscription vs. advertising. Savvy publishers, rightsholders, and streaming services know there’s a lot more to it. Gamification, interactivity, merchandising, and direct-to-consumer apps let both publishers and advertisers super-serve fans with content that goes beyond live linear or VOD. Join our panelists as they discuss the big monetization picture.

 

THU3. Beyond Corporate Communications & Training

01:00 PM2022-08-252022-08-25

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

To date, most corporate implementations of streaming media in the enterprise have focused on corporate communications and training. Now, organizations are starting to use streaming media in customer-facing environments and in revenue-generating opportunities. This will be the next breakthrough in streaming media in the enterprise and education fields. This session presents real-world scenarios of how streaming media has been used to improve customer service, gain new customers, and provide additional services—oftentimes through a combination of streaming video and real-time video and audio. This can’t-miss session is sure to get you thinking about ways to take your streaming implementation to the next level.

 

THU4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2022-08-252022-08-25

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

Industry leaders discuss and present the latest cutting-edge solutions and strategies that will help you maximize efficiencies and minimize costs in your streaming video workflow.

 

THU5. The Future of Interactive Streaming

04:00 PM2022-08-252022-08-25

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

Interactivity has always been one of streaming video’s central promises, but up until now, the technologies that enable real-time streaming have run into one major roadblock: They just haven’t been able to scale very well. That’s all begun to change, and now we’re seeing ultra-low latency, real-time applications for everything from sports and esports to auctions and betting. What’s possible with real-time streaming today, and what’s on the immediate horizon? Join us to find out.