Program

Streaming Media Connect 2023 this February 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, Feb 14

Online Sessions

 

TUE1. The State of Codecs 2023

10:00 AM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

The codec landscape has been relatively quiet, at least in terms of new entrants. But the device landscape is more crowded than ever, so it hasn’t gotten any easier to determine which codecs are table stakes and which ones you can do without. We sit down with a panel of experts to assess where all the major codecs (H.264, H.265, VP9, and AV1), as well as newer entrants like EVC and LCEVC, should fit in your streaming strategy.

Moderator:

, Founder, Streaming Learning Center


Speakers:

, Chief Architect, Bitmovin

, Technical Product Manager, Warner Bros Discovery

, Global Principal Solution Architect for Direct to Consumer, Media and Entertainment Solutions, AWS

, Senior Research Scientist - Video Algorithms, Netflix

 

TUE2. Overcoming Edge & CDN Infrastructure Challenges

11:30 AM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Content distributors can get more functionality and efficiency from the edge than ever before, but that doesn’t mean the traditional CDN is obsolete. In fact, the challenge today is to successfully integrate the edge with CDNs and cloud services, and that’s no mean feat. Our panelists offer insights into the latest developments in edge compute and discuss how the edge can more seamlessly work with CDNs and the cloud.

Moderator:

, Chairman, CDN Alliance


Speakers:

, Architect - Video Delivery, Disney Streaming

, Global Principal Solution Architect for Direct to Consumer, Media and Entertainment Solutions, AWS

, Principal Product Manager, Technical, Paramount

, VP, Technology Alliance, Zenlayer

 

TUE3. Keynote: The Future of Live Concert Streaming: A Conversation with deadmau5

01:00 PM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

For more than 20 years, deadmau5 has been one of the world's preeminent DJs, headlining concert tours and festivals worldwide and garnering five Grammy nominations. He's also at the forefront of live streaming, delivering sets to millions via Twitch, YouTube, and Roblox. In fact, he's so committed to high-quality, low-latency live streaming that he's even become a partner in a new live-streaming platform. We sit down with deadmau5 to talk about the challenges and opportunities of live streaming from all the angles—creative, technological, and business.

Warning: This conversation may contain strong language and smoking. Please be advised.

Speakers:

, CMO, Norsk

, DJ & musician and equity partner, Stream Voodoo

 

TUE4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 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. ATTEND FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

Winning Recipes for a Successful ZTA Strategy

The latest strategy for a growing number of organizations to secure information and content is the implementation of a zero-trust architecture (ZTA)—not a product or single service, but rather multiple components working in conjunction to better an organization’s overall security capacity. Join us as we break down the key components, how and why they work together, and what it takes to make the sum total more than just a collection of the parts.

Speaker:

, Field CISO, Fortinet

 

TUE5. [CANCELED] The Video Storefront: Ecommerce and OTT

04:00 PM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

 

TUE6. How to Do Virtual and Hybrid Events Right

05:30 PM2023-02-142023-02-14

Tuesday, February 14: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

Live conferences and trade shows are back! But a funny thing happened during the pandemic: The streaming video industry was forced to “drink our own Kool-Aid” and deliver events virtually, only to find that all the virtual event platform bells and whistles didn’t matter if the video wasn’t reliable. This panel offers a no-holds-barred discussion of what works, what doesn’t, and what the future of video-based event technology should look like.

Moderator:

, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media and Producers Guild of America (PGA), VR AR Association (VRARA)


Speakers:

, Webcast Producer, Social180Group

, Head of Operations, 090 Media

, VP, Encoding & Digital Strategy, BC Live Productions

Wednesday, Feb 15

Online Sessions

 

WED1. Approaching Zero Latency: How Close Can We Get?

10:00 AM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

Throwing the laws of physics to the wind, some tech solutions providers still promise “zero latency.” We all know that’s impossible, but we’re getting closer than ever. Setting aside the business cases for ultra-low latency (which we’ll address in “The Future of Interactive Streaming” on Feb. 16), what are the latest technological advances that are enabling these sub-0.5-millisecond latency numbers, what are the trade-offs to employing them, and how low can we go?

Moderator:

, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology, Sweden


Speakers:

, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream Research Foundation

, Staff Engineer, TV 2 Danmark

 

WED2. Scaling Up: Delivering Live Video to Massive Audiences

11:30 AM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Live-streaming audiences are bigger than ever, with tentpole sporting events regularly drawing tens of millions of viewers. Needless to say, delivering to audiences of that size isn’t easy, especially while maintaining the type of video quality and features that these demanding viewers have come to expect. This panel looks at the current state of live-streaming infrastructure and ways to maintain five-nines reliability when you need it most.

Moderator:

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media, Information Today, Inc.


Speakers:

, Sr. Director, Solution Architects, EdgeNext

, CEO/Founder, Bulldog DM

, Senior Director, Advanced Production Technology, CBS Sports, Paramount Global

, CEO, Jet-Stream

 

WED3. Corporate Video in the New Normal

01:00 PM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

We may not truly be “post-pandemic,” and enterprises are still figuring out what the future of work is going to look like. One thing is certain, though: Video—whether for all-hands meetings, workplace collaboration, or outbound communications—is at the center of it all. The new video-centric enterprise presents both opportunities and challenges, and this panel addresses the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Moderator:

, Founder & Managing Director, Howard & Associates


Speakers:

, Associate Director, Global Lead Streaming Media Services, EY

, Head of Media Engineering, LinkedIn

, CEO, MediaPlatform

, Sr. Manager, Media Productions, Coinbase

 

WED4. Tech Talks

02:30 PM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 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. ATTEND FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

The State of Subscriptions: The Latest Industry Benchmark Data & Trends

Join our industry expert Brian Geier, business intelligence director at Recurly, as he reveals exclusive benchmarks and trends from more than 2,200 Recurly merchants—including Twitch, TIME, FabFitFun, and Paramount+—and over 65M active subscribers.

Speaker:

, Business Intelligence Director, Recurly

Latency, Quality, Privacy and Simplicity: Redefining Video Production in the Cloud

Redefining live video in the cloud involves using cloud-based technology to enhance the quality, scalability, and accessibility of live video streaming. This allows for more immersive experiences and improved engagement for viewers, while also providing greater flexibility and control for content creators. By leveraging the power of the cloud, live video can be delivered more reliably and efficiently, enabling new possibilities for real-time communication and collaboration.

Speakers:

, Co-Founder & COO, StreamVoodoo

, Cofounder & CTO, StreamVoodoo

 

WED5. The Cloud vs. On-Prem vs. Hybrid Dilemma

04:00 PM2023-02-152023-02-15

Wednesday, February 15: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

The cloud is limitless, right? Well, we all know that everything has constraints, and in business, they are most often driven by financial returns. As the massive shift to cloud computing continues, there is emergent conversation about the tipping point of the cost/benefit calculation. At what point does renting a service cost more than just owning it yourself? Custom-built hardware has the potential to deliver improved performance, but integration can be a challenge. There's a third choice: hybrid computing. A number of organizations are looking to hosting providers to split the difference in “best of both worlds” type deployments, offering direct access to scalable compute and lowering data access charges, while maintaining a fixed hardware interface in a collocation facility to act as the ingress/egress point for service delivery. Early returns on hybrid are promising, but ultimately every case is different. Our panelists help you clarify the questions you need to ask to make the right choice for your business.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Field CISO, Fortinet

, Staff Engineer, TV 2 Danmark

, CTO, Media & Entertainment, Worldwide, Microsoft

Thursday, Feb 16

Online Sessions

 

THU1. The Future of Interactive Streaming

10:00 AM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

For decades, television was a lean-back experience, but streaming opens up new avenues to all manner of interactivity, from simple polls and gamification to putting deep control of the viewing experience in the hands of the viewer. The implications for sports, gaming, betting, and auctions are obvious, but the possibilities are nearly limitless. We highlight what’s already happening in the world of interactive streaming, what’s in the works, and what might be possible in the future.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, CEO, nanocosmos

, VP, Research, Parks Associates

, Head of Operations, 090 Media

, Director, Innovation Development, LG Electronics

 

THU2. Brave New Monetization Strategies

11:30 AM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

The advertising vs. subscription debate is as old as online video itself. But is that all there is? While those two approaches to monetization will continue to sit at the core of the streaming media business, they don’t apply to all streaming services or producers. We’ll look at innovative approaches to revenue generation, from new twists on subscription to paying viewers to watch ads.

Moderator:

, CEO, ESHAP


Speakers:

, CRO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

, Author, Consultant, and Professor, Queensland University

, Senior Vice President, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal

, Co-founder and President, Applicaster

, Head, Consumer Insights, Publishers Clearing House

 

THU3. Beyond Corporate Communications & Training

01:00 PM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Organizations are starting to use streaming media in customer-facing environments and in revenue-generating opportunities, as well as leveling up the quality of their internal video. 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 both outbound communications and internal events like town halls and all-hands meetings. This can’t-miss session is sure to get you thinking about ways to take your streaming implementation to the next level.

Moderator:

, Founder & Managing Director, Howard & Associates


Speakers:

, Manager, Live Programming & Streaming, LinkedIn

, Associate Director, Global Lead Streaming Media Services, EY

, Lead Product Manager, Cloud Media Lab, IBM

, Creative Director, Space, Lockheed Martin

 

THU4. [CANCELED] Tech Talks

02:30 PM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

 

THU5. Streaming FAST 2.0

04:00 PM2023-02-162023-02-16

Thursday, February 16: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

In the current ecosystem, there are more channels and platforms competing for share than ever before. 2022 was all about the growth of free ad-supported TV (FAST), but 2023 promises to be an inflection point that will set the stage for the future. FAST channels must evolve to thrive, and the old standards to launch or maintain a channel must evolve as well. What will FAST 2.0 be like and who will survive?

Moderator:

, Co-CEO, Best Ever Channels


Speakers:

, Vice President, Software Engineering, Platform, Fandango, Vudu, and Rotten Tomatoes

, Senior Director, Field Engineering, Zixi

, President, TeleUP Inc.

, Senior Director, Content Acquisition, Vizio

, Sr. Director, North American Innovation and Development Team, LG

Friday, Feb 17

Streaming Media University Workshops

 

Drool-Worthy Streaming Gear and How to Use It

11:00 AM2023-02-172023-02-17

Friday, February 17: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Are you ready to drool over 2023's most exciting streaming gear? We are! This workshop is a must-attend for anyone whose mission is gearing up for and producing great streams. From capture to delivery you’ll see some amazing demos and get your questions answered by the experts. Plus, you’ll have a chance to win some gear that your friends and crew will drool over! If streaming gear is your bread and butter, register today for the coolest online session you’ll ever attend. Just be sure to bring a bib!

Moderator:

, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX


Unprecedented Control From Anywhere—NewTek Debuts New NDI® Native Flex Control Panel

The NewTek Flex Control Panel offers greater control than ever before. Better connected, better control and better qualityall with the incredible flexibility of NDI. NewTek Flex harnesses the power of the most complete production system on the planet in one control panel. For the first time, NewTek introduces a Control panel that offers video mixing, audio mixing, PTZ control, audio I/O, and talkback. Attend for your chance to win a NewTek University course: NewTek Certified Operator package valued at $1300!

Moderator:

, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX


Speaker:

, NewTek Sales Engineer, NewTek

Introducing Prism Mobile and Teradek Data: The End-to-End Streaming Solution for Live Coverage Anytime, Anywhere

Join Teradek Live product managers Derek Nickell and Tyler Riddle for an up-close look at the most resilient bonded cellular encoder for live coverage from the field: Prism Mobile. Also take a sneak peek at Teradek Data—a robust new cellular service with multi-carrier switching capabilities that ensures a solid connection from anywhere in the world. Attend for your chance to win a Vidiu Go Deluxe Kit with two Node II modems!

Moderator:

, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX


Speakers:

, Product Manager, Teradek Live

, Product Manager, Teradek Live

Making Your Live Streams More Engaging With Magewell USB Fusion

With streaming and virtual events now ubiquitous, presenters need to incorporate more than just a single source to keep their audience engaged. Magewell’s USB Fusion multi-input capture device lets users easily combine camera, wired screenshare, and media file sources into sophisticated live presentations, all without needing external mixing hardware or software. This session explores its rich capabilities in depth, including recently released new features. Attend for your chance to winyou guessed it—a Magewell USB Fusion capture and mixing device!

Moderator:

, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX


Speaker:

, Director, Product Development & Support, MVD (Exclusive Magewell Distributor)

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