May 16-17, 2017 | New York Hilton Midtown


 Live Streaming Summit

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After two successful years at Streaming Media West, the Live Streaming Summit is coming to Streaming Media East. Live Streaming Summit focuses exclusively on the challenges and opportunities inherent in delivering large-scale live events and live linear channels to multiple screens. Sessions will address every step of the live video workflow, including ingestion, transcoding, management, protection, distribution, analytics, and post-event evaluation.

Whether you’re streaming one-time entertainment, news, sports, esports, or worship events, or delivering recurring live content, we’ve got you covered. While other events focus on event video production, the Live Streaming Summit takes it to the next level, covering the technologies and strategies required to take that video and deliver it to viewers watching on computers, tablets, mobile phones, set-top boxes, and smart TVs.

Topics covered will include the following:

  • Best practices for backhaul, transmission, and ingest—satellite, fiber, cellular, and more
  • Encoding and transcoding—on-prem, cloud, and hybrid
  • Management—metadata, content protection, stream stitching, and preparation for syndication and post-event VOD viewing
  • User experience—live streaming platforms, video players, APIs, clip sharing, and social media integration
  • Monetization—advertising, subscription, and pay-per-view
  • Distribution—content delivery networks, real-time analytics, QoS, and QoE
  • Post-event evaluation—how to determine if your event was a success
  • Case studies from leading content owners

Streaming Media’s Live Streaming Summit is the only U.S. event to address the highest-level issues and opportunities related to live streaming. This is a must-attend show for technical and business decision makers whose jobs depend on delivering successful large-scale live events and live linear channels online. 

Live Streaming Summit Registration Includes

  • Access to all Live Streaming Summit conference sessions
  • Access to the Streaming Media East keynotes
  • Light continental breakfast and morning and afternoon breaks
  • Admission to the Streaming Media East Expo including the Tuesday Reception
  • Live Streaming Summit may be registered for separately or is included with our Platinum Pass

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Live Streaming Summit Sessions

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

LS101 - Social Broadcasting: The New TV

Streaming video is exploding as fast as technology and audiences can keep up. Whether originating as social media-based branded content, destination viewing, simple live streaming, or in-the-moment broadcasting; the "new TV" is live and available across multiple devices and platforms. Roker Media and its analytics division Roker Labs dig deep into how live streaming is finding its audience. From broadcasting on social networks to developing OTT-first content, how are broadcasters leveraging social broadcasting to drive viewers to their programming, brands, and content? Which platforms are making philosophical and technological advances to win at live streaming? How will paid boosting of Live on Facebook affect the industry? And what are Twitch, YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat doing that will make this area competitive for years? 

Luke Watson, Director Platforms & Technology - Roker Labs
Ben Ratner, Technical Director - Live Streaming - Roker Media
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

LS102 - The Live Linear Challenge

As services like Sling TV and Direct TV grow in popularity, viewers are becoming accustomed to being able to replicate the lean-back broadcast experience familiar. But live linear streaming presents a daunting array of challenges, from ingest and encoding to DRM, metadata, and ad insertion. This panel will explore these challenges and discuss a range of solutions.

Moderator: Jason Thibeault, CEO - Streaming Video Technology Alliance
Rob Post, VP of Engineering - Hulu
Guy Tasaka, VP and Chief Digital Officer - Calkins Media
Andre Vawdrey, Director, Partner Solutions - NBC Digital Sports Technology
Igor Oreper, Chief Architect - Bitmovin
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

LS103 - Technologies for Live Streaming to Multiple Platforms

Streaming to one live streaming service is so 2016. Today, in addition to streaming to your own website or app, you may want to distribute your live stream to multiple other outlets like Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Livestream, Twitter, and Twitch. Fortunately, there are a variety of products and services that enable streaming to multiple output locations, from desktop encoders and appliances to cloud services. This session will detail the various options and lay out their pros, cons, and pricing models. 

Jan Ozer, Founder - Streaming Learning Center
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LS104 - Latency Sucks! So What Can You Do About it?

Live event streaming lets viewers experience the action with unsurpassed immediacy and interactivity—both of which are ruined if they find out about a key play or big award on social media before they see it in the stream. Learn how to cut down latency on both startup times and lag times, and whether the coveted 1-second mark is within reach.

Moderator: Tim Siglin, Executive Director - Help Me Stream Research Foundation
Russ Hamm, Founder and President - Rainbow Broadband
Daniel Sanders, VP, Video Engineering - Verizon Digital Media Services
Pieter-Jan Speelmans, CTO - THEO Technologies
Dylan Armajani, Senior Solutions Engineer - Akamai
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LS105 - Live Streaming Spotlights

Leaders in live streaming present case studies that take you behind the scenes of some of the industry’s biggest success stories. Details announced soon!

High Dynamic Range for Ultra HD Live Streaming
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Streaming is undoubtedly the media to showcase UHD with high quality content readily available. It is now widely accepted that HDR is a key addition to differentiate from existing HD services. But there are challenges for supporting UHD with HDR, particularly for live events—namely, which scheme to adopt, how will HDR co-exist with current services, and most importantly, the availability of screens supporting necessary HDMI, signaling and HDR schemes. This session discusses how OTT operators can overcome these challenges when handling various forms of SDR and HDR live content.

Ian Trow, Senior Director Emerging Technology & Strategy - Harmonic
How Multicast ABR Is Liberating Live TV Delivery to Multiscreen
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Adaptive bitrate (ABR) is a revolutionary technology that has created the ability for over-the-top delivery of video to all screens. But it has one major drawback: The network resources it consumes grow linearly with the audience. This presentation will show how multicast ABR brings true scalability to live multiscreen video distribution; and how it adds some nice extras to the menu: an enhanced Quality of service and a greatly reduced latency.

Nivedita Nouvel, VP, Marketing - Broadpeak

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

LS201 - Live Streaming Spotlights

Leaders in live streaming present case studies that take you behind the scenes of some of the industry’s biggest success stories. Details announced soon!

How to Attract and Keep OTT Subscribers by Leveraging Data and Personalization
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

In just the last year, NeuLion streamed over 12 billion minutes of video, across 63,000 live events to consumers in over 180 countries. Using insight of the aggregate data from its customers and real live OTT success stories in marketplace, learn how to leverage data to attract new subscribers and reduce subscriber churn. As live OTT and TV Everywhere services grow, understanding sharper insights and intelligence to stay competitive in today’s data-driven world are important. Learn how to keep your OTT viewers for life. NeuLion customers include the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others.

Phil Green, Vice-President of Business Development - NeuLion

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Thrive with Live: How to Deliver Engaging and Profitable Live Events and 24/7 Channels
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

As broadcasters look to extend their brands to new viewers and audiences, live is a user expectation that needs to be met and experience that must be preserved. The ability to seamlessly stream live content, with monetization, on emerging devices and platforms is critical. In this presentation, you will learn about:

  • How broadcasters are overcoming the most daunting technical challenges associated with live streaming
  • DRM, latency, personalization and more
  • Specialized customizations that are key for live video- player features that support multiple camera angles, frame-accurate live clipping for social distribution, etc.
Matt Smith, Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy - Comcast Technology Solutions
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

LS202 - Building Compelling User Experiences

Content will always be king, but user experience is queen. If you don’t give your viewers interactive, easy-to-use players that put them in control and let them become part of the experience and connect on social media, they’ll go elsewhere. Find out how to make sure your user experience complements your content and gives viewers a reason to stick around.

Moderator: Tim Siglin, Executive Director - Help Me Stream Research Foundation
Gregrian Vassell, Co-founder and CTO - Spree
Corey Behnke, Producer & Co-Founder - LiveX
Eric Boyd, Director of Product - JW Player
Paul Crawford, Chief Technology Officer - Daily Burn, an IAC Company
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

LS203 - Live Streaming to Social Media

Facebook Live is a year old, YouTube Live has upped its game, and Twitter has partnered with top sports, news, and entertainment outlets to stream on its platform. What sort of ROI can publishers achieve with an effective social streaming strategy? What sorts of production workflows work best? This panel discussion will bring together leading brands, media companies, and influencers to share their social media streaming stories and discuss what they’ve learned and what their plans are for the future.

Moderator: Claudia Barbiero, VP of Marketing & Strategic Live Events - LiveU
Mario Armstrong, NBC TODAY Contributor and Creator - Never Settle Show
Troy Witt, President - Take One Productions, Inc. (Southern California)
Phoebe Connelly, Deputy Director, Video - The Washington Post
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

LS204 - The Future of Live Streaming

As big as live streaming is now, that’s nothing compared to the growth we can expect in the next 5 years. Today, viewers expect instant-on, HD quality on every device, but as technologies like VR gain traction, they’ll expect more immersive experiences. This forward-looking panel discussion digs in to predict what the future holds for content, technology, and monetization.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Chief Evangelist - Panopto
Cameron Jahn, Chief Marketing Officer - AmpLive
Edwin Rogers, 360 VR Video Specialist - NBC News, and Founder - VRVideo
Kathryn Jones, CEO - VirtualArts.TV
Brent Hieggelke, Head of Marketing - Brandlive
Scott Grizzle, WW Channels & Alliances, Watson Media & Weather - IBM

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