Program

Streaming Media East Connect 2021, offers attendees online programming spanning over a two-week long period from May 17 - 27. Our May event includes a series of FREE webinars that will provide practical advice and inspiring thought leadership from the world’s leading organizations; 3-hour, in-depth online Streaming Media University workshops offer training from expert instructors that you can't get anywhere else; and, Content Delivery Summit which brings together carriers, telcos, ISPs, and premium content owners for a detailed look at the technology and platforms being used to deliver and accelerate web content.

Monday, May 17

Streaming Media East Connect Free Webinars

 

MON1. Research Keynote: State of Enterprise Video 2021

Monday, May 17: 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 Michael Kolowich from our research partner OpenExchange to present the findings of original research into the enterprise video market, followed by a provocative discussion about the results and a question-and-answer session with our audience.

Speakers:

, Chief Content Officer, OpenExchange

, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream Research Foundation

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media

 

MON2. Ultra-Low Latency for Interactive Video

Monday, May 17: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

How much latency is too much? The answer is "it depends," but when it comes to interactive video—auctions, gaming, etc.—the target is less than one second. WebRTC is getting a lot of attention, but it's just one of the possible solutions. We'll talk with producers of live, near real-time video to find out how they get the lowest latency possible

Moderator:

, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream Research Foundation


Speakers:

, CTO, videoRx

, Chief Scientist, Hollywood Scoring

, VP of Product, Live Auction Group

, Streaming Media Engineer, Millicast, Inc.

 

MON3. 5G—Game-Changer or Meh?

Monday, May 17: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Never has a technology been met with such equally strong enthusiasm and skepticism as 5G. From in-stadium experiences to remote production workflows to the edge, though, it's being embraced in streaming video workflows even as doubts remain about its impact as a consumer proposition. We'll cut through the hype and talk about real-world examples of how 5G is changing the streaming video game.

Moderator:

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, VP of Business Development, Zixi

, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance, USA

 

MON4. Building OTT Services that Scale

Monday, May 17: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

The past year saw OTT usage explode, and even premium services occasionally struggled to keep up with the demand, resulting in poor user experiences ranging from authentication problems to buffering to failure to play at all. Every OTT service now needs to stand at the ready for unexpected subscription growth and viewing spikes, and this panel will talk about how to make sure you're prepared.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Senior Vice President, Product, XUMO

, Head of Technology Strategy, PlutoTV / ViacomCBS

, Director of Product Management, Bitmovin

, Sr. Director, Customer Success & Data Operations, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

, VP of Digital Distribution, USA Today/Gannett

 

MON5. Meeting the Multi-Platform, Multi-Device Challenge

Monday, May 17: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

The OTT mantra has long been “Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device.” But achieving that is more easily said than done with so many different devices on the market. Viewers expect to be able to watch via smart TVs, phones, tablets, streaming dongles and devices, and yes, even on PCs. How can you reach as many of those devices as possible? How do you prioritize which devices are just going to have to be left by the wayside? Our panel of experts will help you make these tough choices.

Moderator:

, CTO, innovation Consulting


Speakers:

, President, ShortsTV

, Founder and Principal Consultant, Fairmile West

, Engineering Director, PlutoTV

, Chief Strategy Officer, ATEME

 

MON6. How-To: WebRTC and Next Gen Sports Experiences

Monday, May 17: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

Creating compelling experiences for sports fans has risen to a new level in this COVID era. In this session, join Tim Brady, Solution Architect at iX.co, and Robert Reinhardt, streaming media consultant from VideoRx, to learn how ultra low latency video delivered in sync via WebRTC is reshaping live streaming engagement for sports leagues such as the NFL. When sports fans can watch games in real-time on interactive platforms with other fans, creative opportunities for alerting and gaming are offered. Real-time engagement also opens opportunities for producers to direct the interactive experience as a coordinated show, just like a TV broadcast, with feedback from fans, gaming between fans, and personalization. The advancement of sports data to include positional data at speeds near real-time, fans can be guided to watch where the play is going, not just talk about past plays.

Speakers:

, CTO, videoRx

, Solutions Architect, iX

Tuesday, May 18

Streaming Media East Connect Free Webinars

 

TUE1. OTT Customer Acquisition and Retention

Tuesday, May 18: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

With people stuck at home with time on their hands, 2020 saw an unprecedented number of new OTT subscriptions and signups. As we move back to something like normal, OTT services are going to have to work harder than ever before to attract new customers and keep the old ones coming back. Tune in to this discussion for tips on how to do just that.

Moderator:

, Principal and Founder, Hub Entertainment Research


Speakers:

, Senior Manager, The Roku Channel SVOD, Roku

, Senior Research Director for TV, Video, and Advertising, Omdia

, VP of Growth and Revenue, HBO Max

 

TUE2. OTT Around the World: Expanding Beyond the U.S.

Tuesday, May 18: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

More and more OTT services are expanding their offerings beyond national borders, but that brings a whole slew of challenges. But every country is different, in both demographics and device preferences. What's more, the content acquisition and licensing process is labyrinthine, the technical challenges are many, and content protection becomes more crucial than ever. It's a daunting proposition, but our panelists will offer insights into how to make it work.

Moderator:

, Global Media Technologist and Analyst


Speakers:

, Founder and CEO, ShortsTV

, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, EZDRM

, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global

, Managing Director, M&E Consulting

 

TUE3. Tech Talks

Tuesday, May 18: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.

Overcoming Emerging Market Streaming Challenges with Edge Cloud
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (PT)

For media and entertainment companies, new growth opportunities lie in emerging markets, where there are 12.8 billion eyeballs looking for content. Delivering a great experience means being close to the user, yet that’s more difficult to do in these markets. Regulatory frameworks are more complex and foreign entrants are often stymied; digital infrastructure is nascent; and network connectivity is highly localized and often unreliable. 

David Xie, Chief Product Officer at Zenlayer shares stories from media and entertainment leaders who have leveraged edge cloud to gain competitive advantage in these high-growth emerging markets.

Speaker:

, Chief Product Officer, Zenlayer

Power Broadcast and B2B Video Content Workflows in the Cloud
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PT)

New capabilities in cloud-based media processing now provide broadcasters and content distributors with all the tools needed for fast, efficient and secure transcoding and packaging while eliminating the need to manage on-prem infrastructure. But not all cloud processing services are created equal. Essential capabilities for B2B media workflows include the ability to test conformance for playout; transcode and package for broadcast and OTT distribution; manage complex audio and caption requirements; and run complete QA test plans. Jeff Malkin, president at Encoding.com, the world’s most trusted cloud media processing platform, discusses the latest capabilities for cloud-based B2B media encoding in this enlightening Tech Talk.

Speaker:

, President, Encoding.com

Dynamic Ad Insertion and How to Navigate a Segmented Marketplace
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. (ET) / 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. (PT)

With the increasing penetration of Advanced TV and OTT services, it becomes crucial to incorporate the proper technology allowing brands to connect with your platform's relevant audience on connected devices. We will review the main components that enable dynamic targeted advertisement on different use cases and topologies, optimizing monetization and improving end-user experience.

Speaker:

, Lead Solutions Architect, SeaChange

 

TUE4. OTT Workflow Best Practices

Tuesday, May 18: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

The OTT workflow is more complicated than ever, from production, ingest, and encoding to playout and distribution. And at every step of the way, attention to quality control is essential to provide viewers the best experience, all while keeping costs down and finding new efficiencies. Our panel of experts will help you pinpoint facets of your workflow that need attention and offer advice on how to improve them.

Moderator:

, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology


Speakers:

, Director, Media Services, A+E Television Networks

, Director, Digital Production, Cinedigm

, Chief Revenue Officer, SSIMWAVE

 

TUE5. Enhanced Sports and Esports Experiences

Tuesday, May 18: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Sports and esports fans don't want the same old viewing experiences—talking heads offering play-by-play and color commentary over a few different camera angles. To make your sports video stand out from the crowd, you need to offer the most immersive, interactive, and innovative experiences possible both inside the games and beyond. Join this panel of experts for advice on how to up your streaming sports game.

Moderator:

, Executive Vice President & General Manager, VENN


Speakers:

, Sales Director, Sports, LiveU

, Co-Founder, Cheesehead TV

, Head of fubo Sports Network and Original Programming, fuboTV

, Director, Digital Talent Production & Storytelling, Fox Sports

, Co-founder & Chief Gaming Officer, Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL)

 

TUE6. How-To: 100+ Tips to Up Your Remote Production Game

Tuesday, May 18: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

Building on on his very popular "Remote Production Ninja" seminar, long-time Streaming Media Producer contributing editor Anthony Burokas will open the floodgates and pour out well over 100 tips, tricks, and resources that every streaming professional needs to be aware of--all in less than an hour of your time. If you have a streaming production challenge, have that thought in your head as Anthony jam-packs more than one handy new tool every thirty seconds for this entire seminar. Everyone will see something new, and something here may well solve that challenge you have in your production. Be ready with a notepad and screen capture because this hour will go fast! Don't miss it! (Oh, and don’t worry: We’ll be recording for later viewing in case you miss anything!)

Speaker:

, Stream4.us

Wednesday, May 19

Streaming Media East Connect Free Webinars

 

WED1. Get Religion: Faith-Based Streaming Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday, May 19: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

Churches, synagogues, and other congregations have dabbled in streaming for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed it from an afterthought to the primary method for reaching worshippers. And while streaming can't replace the communal experience of in-person gatherings, it opens up new opportunities for both religious organizations and the faithful, who are no longer limited by geography as they pursue spiritual enrichment. This panel of faith-based streaming experts will share a few pages from their video prayer books to help you keep up with the times.

Speakers:

, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream Research Foundation

, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, Tulix

, Technical & Creative Director| SE Online, Southeast Christian Church

, IT Manager, JBS TV

, Director of Communications, Saint Thomas Church

 

WED2. Video Learning 2021

Wednesday, May 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

The COVID-19 pandemic forced schools, colleges, and universities to embrace video learning like never before, and even though students are returning to classrooms, it's going to remain an essential educational tool. Find out the latest technologies and best practices, and learn from real-world success stories (and a few failures) to make sure your streaming video GPA is a 4.0.

Moderator:

, Instructional Resources Systems Specialist, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Senior I.T. & Multimedia Manager, University of Pennsylvania

, Associate Director of Media Services at the Office of Distance Education and eLearning, The Ohio State University

, CEO, DiscoverVideo

, Director of Instructional Media, Office of Distance Education and Elearning, Ohio State University

 

WED3. Tech Talks

Wednesday, May 19: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.

Dolby Vision in the Cloud
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (PT)

Dolby Vision has become the leading form of high-dynamic range (HDR) video. Learn how streaming services are using the cloud to create their Dolby Vision content for mass distribution. Using examples from companies like Showtime and HBO Max, this talk will provide an overview of the technology and workflows.

Speaker:

, Sr. Director for Enterprise Encoding, Dolby Laboratories

ML-Based Captions for Streaming Media
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PT)

Automatic speech recognition and other ML technologies have added tremendous efficiencies to the whole captions workflow for streaming media companies. The new solutions allow video service providers to ensure that when content is delivered in different geographies and quality levels for OTT platforms, the captions maintain a high quality. We will discuss a solution that enables users to address all of their captioning needs, from caption generation to QC, auto corrections, translation, review, and editing. Utilizing this high-performance solution, streaming media companies can dramatically expedite the captions creation and verification processes on a global scale with ease.

Speaker:

, Principal Software Engineer, Interra Systems

Best Practices - Streaming Delivery to China and Southeast Asia
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (ET) / 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (PT)

In the past decade, the number of internet users in China and Southeast Asia combined has increased five-fold to 1.2 billion, and the digital economy in these regions is valued at over $4.64 trillion in total. Such strong growth, fueled by the increasing popularity of mobile gaming, social media, and e-learning, offers an unparalleled opportunity for businesses worldwide. Yet even in 2020, while most video platforms find it difficult to stream content to audiences in these regions, others are challenged with compromised user experience or security threats.

Speaker:

, Global Account Executive, BaishanCloud North America

 

WED4. Ad-Supported Streaming Takes Over?

Wednesday, May 19: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

SVOD still leads the OTT market, but consumers are finding out what we've predicted all along: Cord-cutting won't save them money over cable and satellite if every service costs them another $10, $20, or even $60 a month. So they're turning to free ad-supported television (FAST) and other ad-supported models for an alternative to increasingly pricey SVOD services. We'll look at what's necessary for an ad-supported service to succeed in a crowded market.

Moderator:

, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media


Speakers:

, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Revry

, General Manager - On-Demand, Redbox

, Vice President, Business Development, Sony Electronics Inc.

, Co-founder, Amagi

, EVP, Online Networks, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment; President, Crackle Plus

 

WED5. How to Succeed with a Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Service

Wednesday, May 19: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Two years ago, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu ruled the roost. Today, direct-to-consumers services like Disney+. HBO Max, Peacock, Paramount Plus, and Apple TV+ are making the most noise. Is there room for more D2C services in the OTT landscape? Can D2C services keep up with the insatiable demand for new content? Find out what's working, what's not, and what D2C services will need to do to survive and thrive in the future.

Moderator:

, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media


Speakers:

, Director, Ad Sales, Media & Entertainment, Roku

, Managing Director, J.D. Power

, Head of Media and Entertainment, Samsung Ads

 

WED6. How-To: Moving Streaming Production to the Cloud

Wednesday, May 19: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

When does production in the cloud make sense? Where should you start? How far can you go? What are the biggest challenges? Find out the answers to these and other questions with one of the most experienced cloud production specialists in the industry. We will start at the very beginning with collecting the signals and sending them to the cloud, and we will end up with mixing all those signals and sending them to the masses.

Speaker:

, Executive Director/President, LiveSports LLC

Thursday, May 20

Streaming Media East Connect Free Webinars

 

THU1. Emerging Codecs—LCEVC, EVC, VVC

Thursday, May 20: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

We already live in a multi-codec world, but at least the options are obvious, the technical paths are clear, and licensing is straightforward, right? Of course not. And of course, just as we've become comfortable with H.265, AV1, and VP9 (even though you're still probably using H.264), new MPEG codecs raise their (ugly?) heads. We'll walk you through the new codecs on the market and help you decide which ones you need to pay attention to.

Moderator:

, Principal, Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Principal Video Specialist, Twitch

, Editor and Senior Analyst, Rethink Technology Research

, President and Founder, Elecard Group

 

THU2. Audience Targeting, Privacy, and Data

Thursday, May 20: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

One of OTT's biggest promises is that it allows heretofore-impossible levels of targeting viewers with both content and advertising. At the same time, OTT platforms and brands need to be respectful of consumer privacy and consider how data is shared, and regulations such as Europe's GDPR and California's CPRA set legal standards that must be abided. So how can content providers and brands find the right balance? Our panelists have (at least some of) the answers.

Moderator:

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, SVP, Marketing Technology and Operations, HBO Max

, Vice President, Advertising and New Media, Digital Element

, Partner, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Industry, PwC

 

THU3. Tech Talks

Thursday, May 20: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.

Taking Viewer Experiences to the Edge
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (PT)

The customer experience has become the new arena in which content providers are competing for the hearts, minds, and most importantly, viewers' eyeballs. Listen in as Adam Denenberg, VP of Engineering, discusses how Fastly is using Compute@Edge to help broadcasters and content owners deliver personalized experiences at scale and at speeds starting to surpass those of traditional broadcast.

Speaker:

, VP of Engineering, Fastly

High-Density Live Streaming with the Xilinx SDK
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PT)

Stand-up your live streaming service with the Xilinx high-density Alveo™ U30 SDK and certified servers from Xilinx’s reseller partners. Learn how to get started today.

Speaker:

, Head of video strategy and business development, Xilinx, Inc.

 

THU4. Broadcast in the Cloud

Thursday, May 20: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.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 will help you find new efficiencies. If you haven't, this panel will likely make you wonder what you've been waiting for.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, CEO, Streaming Global

, VP, Technology Operations and Cloud Architecture, Paramount+

, Vice President Content Transmission & Production Technology, WarnerMedia

, Vice President, Technology and Distribution Services, American Public Television

 

THU5. Remote Production for Live Streaming

Thursday, May 20: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

The days of rolling satellite and outside broadcast trucks were already almost behind us when COVID-19 sped up the transition. Today, virtually every aspect of live event production—camera control, graphics, closed captioning—can be done remotely, if you have the right tools and know-how. Come find out about the latest developments in remote production so you can stay on the cutting edge.

Moderator:

, Stream4.us


Speakers:

, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX

, Executive Director/President, LiveSports LLC

, Director of Sales, EEG Enterprises

, MediaMonks

 

THU6. How-To: Podcast Like a Pro

Thursday, May 20: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

Want to dial your podcast up to 11? Whether you’re just starting or already at it, Emmy award-winning producer/director Ben Ratner will give you the know-how for optimal production, post, and distribution at any price or skill level — and how to power-up with video/streaming. By the end, we’ll improve everything except your topic. That’s on you.

Speaker:

, Director/Technical Director, Sports Illustrated, The Street, Maven

Friday, May 21

Streaming Media East Connect Free Webinars

 

FRI1. Live Streaming at Scale

Friday, May 21: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

The nature of live streaming has changed, but the demand is higher than ever. Even as fans return to stadiums, arenas, and clubs, those who can't (or won't) venture out to events want experiences that give them the next best thing to being there. And it's not just live events—live linear channels are more popular than ever too.That means high quality, low latency, and interactive experiences to engage viewers.All of which means that audiences expect broadcast quality and reliability, whether viewership is in the hundreds or millions. So how can you ensure that your live streaming isrock-solid,keeps viewers paying attention, and generates revenue? Tune in to find out.

Moderator:

, Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as and Contributing Editor, StreamingMedia.com, UK


Speakers:

, CEO, 7 Cinematics

, Head of Video Product Management, Verizon Media

, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

, CEO, Kiswe

 

FRI2. Protecting Your Content and Your Customers

Friday, May 21: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

There's more premium content than ever, and content owners are finding value in video they previously might not have attempted to monetize. But in order to monetize it, content owners need to deploy robust, interoperable digital rights management, watermarking, and other content protection solutions. This panel will look at what options are available on the market, discuss which ones are most beneficial for particular types of content, and help you make sense of the increasingly complicated content protection landscape.

Moderator:

, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream Research Foundation


Speakers:

, Director of Product Marketing, Intertrust Technologies

, Director Live Operations, Global Broadcast, Blizzard

 

FRI3. Tech Talks

Friday, May 21: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.

How Social Audio/Video Is Redefining User Engagement
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Social Audio/Video enables a brand-new user experience which allows the viewers to interact and even become a part of the user experience. Join us as we discuss what social audio and social video means, examples of its use in current applications and a guide to the underlying technology that makes it possible.

Speaker:

, Managing Director - Business Development, Media & Entertainment, Agora

 

FRI4. CMAF and DASH/HLS Interoperability

Friday, May 21: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Adaptive bitrate streaming (ABS) lies at the core of today's streaming media industry, but until recently, working with the two leading ABS technologies—HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)—was a challenge. The Common Media Application Format (CMAF) has changed all that, and it continues to evolve. Our panelists will look at how CMAF is evolving, best practices for deploying it, and what the future might hold.

Moderator:

, Principal, Streaming Learning Center and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Chief Architect, TAG Video Systems

, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix

, Chair, CTA WAVE Content Specification Task Force, Media & Entertainment, W3C Evangelist

, Video Platform Architect, Disney Streaming

Monday, May 24

Streaming Media East Connect Free Webinars

 

MON1. Premium Niche Services – New Content Frontiers

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

Once upon a time, there was premium content and niche content, and never the twain shall meet. But no more. Thousands of niche content areas from fitness to hobbies to cooking to home repair—heck, maybe even cat videos—appeal to passionate fans willing to pay or watch ads in exchange for high-quality, well-curated niche channels. We'll explore what makes niche services successful and answer the question "How niche is too niche?"

Moderator:

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, COO & Co-Founder, Revry

, CEO & Founder, FrndlyTV

, Head of Media and Entertainment, Samsung Ads

, EVP, National Ad Sales and Strategy, Crackle Plus

, Lead Solutions Architect, SeaChange

 

MON2. How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Online Video?

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

We're now in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on every facet of our lives. What have we learned in the past year? What will change when things are "back to normal," and what is never going back to the way it was before? We'll answer those questions from all the angles—work, entertainment, education, sports, and more—and walk away with a better understanding of how the world of streaming video has changed forever.

Moderator:

, Partner, Altman Solon


Speakers:

, Co-Founder & CEO, Eluvio

, Founder & Managing Director, Howard & Associates

, President & COO, Laugh Out Loud

 

MON3. Tech Talks [Cancelled]

Monday, May 24: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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.

 

MON4. It's All About the User: Building UX That Keeps Viewers Coming Back

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

Content is king, but the queen is user experience, and OTT services need to take a holistic approach to making sure their content offerings aren't overshadowed by clunky viewer interfaces, poor recommendations, and hard-to-use search and discovery functions. Finding and watching content should be easy and fun, not a chore. Find out the latest best practices and new approaches to creating user experiences that delight, not deter.

Moderator:

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, VP Product Management, HBO Max

, Head of Sales and Business Development for the Americas, Metrological

, Director of Partner Management, Roku

, Senior Director of Product Management, Crunchyroll

 

MON5. The Great OTT Rebundling

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

Everybody hates the cable companies. But everybody loves the ability to find everything they want to watch, all in one place, as well as not having to keep track of multiple billing relationships and passwords. Now that so many people have cut the cord, are they ready to embrace the bundle again, albeit in different form?

Speakers:

, Global Media Technologist and Analyst

, Principal and Founder, Hub Entertainment Research

, VP, Content Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

, Senior Director of Sales Media & Telcom, Kaltura

Tuesday, May 25

Content Delivery Summit 2021

 

Content Delivery Summit

Tuesday, May 25: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 5:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

Now in its 14th year, the Content Delivery Summit is the longest-running conference focusing on the confluence of the technology and business that enables online publishers to reach audiences at scale. 

Visit the Content Delivery Summit Website for more information.

Wednesday, May 26

Streaming Media University Free Workshops

 

Optimizing Content For Every Screen

Wednesday, May 26: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

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
Speaker:

, Sr. Director for Enterprise Encoding, Dolby Laboratories

Thursday, May 27

Streaming Media University Free Workshops

 

Free Workshop: COMING SOON [Cancelled]

Thursday, May 27: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

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