Nov 1-2, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Keynote: Roku

Location: Huntington Ballroom

Steve Shannon heads Roku’s content and services group, which is responsible for establishing new content relationships, acquiring entertainment, on-platform advertising and growing services on the Roku platform. Steve has led many successful companies that have shaped the digital living room. Prior to Roku, Steve held senior executive roles at digital media companies, RealD and Gemstar-TV Guide. Steve also has deep experience growing digital media start-ups from the ground up. He co-founded iband and sold it to Macromedia after developing what is now Adobe’s Dreamweaver product line. Steve also co-founded Akimbo Systems, the first Internet video-on-demand service for television. Prior to Akimbo, Steve launched ReplayTV, the first digital video recorder and drove product, marketing, and sales strategies.

Steve holds a bachelor's degree from University of California at Los Angeles and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley.

Steve Shannon, GM, Content and Services - Roku

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10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Location: Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

A101 - Codec Battles Revisited: HEVC vs. AVC in 2016

Location: Huntington Ballroom

New processors and consumer devices are making big bets on HEVC, even as AVC remains ubiquitous. Despite some risk, HEVC can add significant value in certain use cases. In this presentation we present the forecast for HEVC uptake from an objective and reliable perspective. We also provide an update to our long-trusted recommendations on choice of codecs and architectures for popular applications in the context of ongoing trends such as 4K, virtual reality, and virtualization.

Avni Rambhia, Industry Principal, Digital Media - Frost & Sullivan

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B101 - Advances in Open Source Compression Technology

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon E

Google has invested heavily in open compression formats, with the WebM project for video, WebP images, and Opus audio. From first time internet users in emerging markets to new VR experiences on mobile devices, video is pushing the limits of existing network bandwidth. Upgrading infrastructure is a slow, expensive process, so new compression algorithms are necessary for handling the growing load.  Additionally next generation media experiences, including VR, require new techniques in audio compression, such as ambisonics, to create truly immersive experiences. This session will cover how open source, royalty-free codec development is providing an alternative to traditional patent pools and standards bodies to increase the speed of development and power the future of video and audio streaming.

Jamieson Brettle, Product Manager, Chrome Media - Google
Jai Krishnan, Product Manager, Chrome Media - Google

C101 - What Viewers Want: Current and Future Trends in the Video Revolution

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon F

The video viewing landscape is broader than ever, and is constantly shifting under the feet of content developers and providers. This session will discuss major trends in video viewing, including pay TV subscribership, OTT services, TV Everywhere, multitasking, content discovery and device viewing. Learn about new topic areas, like measuring the impact of "skinny bundles" and "virtual MVPDs," that have the potential to shake-up the TV industry. In the session, experts in video content and distribution will discuss detailed data from Altman Vilandrie & Company's latest survey of U.S. consumer video viewing habits and debate the current state of video – and where it's going in the future.

Moderator: Jonathan Hurd, Partner - Altman Solon
Nick Colsey, Vice President, Business Development - Sony Electronics Inc.
Anthony Layser, Content Director - Dailymotion
Richard Au, Director, Content Acquisition - Amazon Video

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D101 - How To: Fine-Tuning Your Adaptive Encoding Groups With Objective Quality Metrics

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon G

Choosing the number of streams in an adaptive group and configuring them is usually a subjective, touchy-feely exercise, with no way to really gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of the streams. However, by measuring stream quality via metrics such as PSNR, SSIM, and VQM, you can precisely assess the quality delivered by each stream and its relevancy to the adaptive group. This presentation identifies several key objective quality metrics, teaches how to apply them, and provides an objective framework for analyzing which streams are absolutely required in your adaptive group and their optimal configuration.

Jan Ozer, Owner - Streaming Learning Center

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LS101 - Live Streaming Platforms: Compare & Contrast

Location: Fountain Room

There’s a growing number of options when it comes to live streaming distribution platforms, but each one is different in terms of feature sets, distribution functions, audience reach, monetization opportunities, interactivity, and the factors. We’ll open the Live Streaming Summit with a lively panel discussion that compares and contrasts Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Twitter, Periscope, Twitch, Ustream, Livestream, and other platforms and services in the live streaming domain. This panel will help you understand which platforms and approaches are best suited to particular content genres as well as overall business goals.

Moderator: Brian Ring, Principal Analyst - Ring Digital llc
Steve Oh, Chief Business Officer - The Young Turks
Adam Rymer, President - Legendary Digital Networks
Ryan Troy, TV Devices Global Lead - Twitter
Tarek Amara, Principal Video Specialist - Twitch
Gus Elliott, Senior Director, Video Operations and Technology - Silver Chalice

DT101 - Discovery Track

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon A
4K Live Video Streaming
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

From doing a full live 4K video production, including switching between multiple 4K cameras, to using a single 4K camera to produce a show with virtual camera angles - what are the practical applications for 4K live streaming today, and what options are right around the corner? Learn with industry expert David Kirk as he describes the 4K scenarios he finds most common today and where things are moving in the coming months.

Attend this session for your chance to win: 4K Video Grabber ($400 value)

David Kirk, VP Marketing - Epiphan Video
Using Object Storage to Reduce Latency and Enable Content Distribution and Delivery
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

As a content creator or service provider, value in your application is determined by how quickly and easily the digital assets you create are delivered to your audience. A poor end-user experience causes lost viewers; while spending too much on infrastructure can quickly deplete capital. Learn how to solve these issues with object storage that combines massively scalable, searchable storage with direct HTTP access to radically simplify content storage and delivery infrastructure while reducing latency and costs.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Sony Bluetooth Headphones ($100 value)

Adrian Herrera, Chief Marketing Officer - Varnish Software
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A102 - Using Analytics to Create Better Content & Personalize the End-User Experience

Location: Huntington Ballroom

This session discusses how analytics tools can be used to produce more engaging video content. Learn the metrics content owners use to identify if content is sufficiently engaging an audience and how insights gathered impacts content owners creation and acquisition strategies. The session also covers what efforts are being made to personalize experiences, reviewing the tactics used to create segmented user groups and target individual users. Speakers have an open discussion about the gaps that must be bridged on the technology side to do better content personalization, prediction and the positive impact to content publishers.

Moderator: Diane Strutner, CEO & Co-Founder - Datazoom Women in Streaming Media
Mike Flynn, CTO - Studio71
Jeremy Stern, Analytics Architect - WillowTree
Brian Selander, EVP - Whistle Sports Network
Christopher Roselli, CEO and Founder, Streaming Media - THE.LAND

B102 - Best Practices For Building an Internal Streaming Solution

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon E

Streaming company-wide meetings, training, and other events through your internal network saves on time, travel costs and resources. This session looks at real-world architectures being used for distributing streams to all screens within an enterprise setting. You’ll learn about how peer-to-peer and multicast technologies fit in, and how to reach remote and mobile workers. Our panelists will recommend ways to increase quality and broadest audience reach, and share best practices and lessons learned.

Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Chief Evangelist - Panopto
Andy Howard, Founder & Managing Director - Howard & Associates
Mike Newman, CEO - MediaPlatform
Dan Swiney, Head of Media Engineering - LinkedIn

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D102 - How To: Streaming Video to the Desktop Without Flash

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon G

Google has announced that Chrome will be “HTML5 By Default” as of Q4 this calendar year, meaning that users will need to click to allow Flash content to be played. This is obviously a major concern for the streaming industry, as Flash remains the dominant player technology today. There are native HTML5 solutions available for streaming video, but so far, the adoption has been low. This session reviews the state of the video player industry and compares a few open source and off-the-shelf solutions that can help keep those videos streaming.

Dan Balis, Sr. Director, Video Products - Viacom

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LS102 - Live Streaming Spotlights

Location: Fountain Room

Content owners behind some of the most innovative live streaming success stories — both live event and live linear — share what they've done, how they've done it, and what you can learn from their experiences.

Developing Content and Programming for Live Streaming
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

From Periscope and Twitch to YouNow and Facebook Live, “live” has become the newest way to engage an uber-connected audience. But technology is only as good as the content that is broadcast on these social broadcasting networks. Roker Media began in 2016 to channel both technological advances and the creative energy that live streaming has inspired. Using real-time data and award-winning media production chops, Roker Media is the first multi-platform live streaming network and lives at the intersection of brands, influencers, and audiences. Jon Burk and Ronald C. Pruett explain how programming is the “win” for live streaming platforms and why it makes sense to develop destination programs for an always-on generation.

Jon Burk, Director, Marketing/Digital Strategy, Producer, Digital Content - Roker Media
Ronald Pruett, Chief Advisor - Al Roker Entertainment & Co.
Optimizing End-to-End Latency and Reliability for Large-Scale Live Events
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

With increasing demand for high-quality video (4K/Ultra HD) and availability of more capable display devices, both latency and reliability are important factors in live streaming. This case study focuses on a live music event in South America that was streamed on the VDMS Media Ingest platform by Live Media Group (LMG). We discuss the methods employed in providing low latency for ingest, storage, and propagation through the CDN, along with reliability measures adopted by LMG.

Karthik Sathyanarayana, Senior Software Engineer, Streaming - Verizon Media

DT102 - Discovery Track

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon A
Why Your Video Streaming Fails, and Your Customers Hate You Because of It
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

60% of all user interactions suffer from video playback issues, yet not much is done to help solve this. Rebuffering and downgrading to subpar video bitrates continues unabated as high-speed broadband and faster cellular networks have reached near ubiquity in the United States and some international markets. So why does video still fail and rebuffer? What is the impact of video stream issues on revenue, brand, and churn? We explore these questions and more.

Nathan Barnett, CEO - Swarmify
Build 4K and VR/360 Live Streaming Workflows in Minutes
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Starting from scratch, we’ll show how to do 4K live streaming in minutes. Using technologies from Wowza and others, we'll deliver live adaptive bitrate streaming, record the video for on-demand playback, and deliver the live feed with global any-screen streaming. In the remaining time, you’ll see how to leverage 4K to create an immersive VR/360 experience.

Attend this session for your chance to win: A Wowza Streaming Cloud-volume plan for one month, including 100 hours of compute time and 5,000 GB of global CDN delivery ($600 value)

James Jackson, Director, Technical Product Marketing - Wowza Media Systems
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

C102a - Best Practices In Implementing Live and Synchronized OTT Services

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon F

This presentation will discuss best practices for implementing a live and synchronized OTT service that enables live OTT streams to be synced to different mobile devices as well as synced and harmonized  with regular linear broadcast TV. Learn how a synced live OTT service can open up new business models for content owners and right's holders, and how this complements a rights holders’ existing business. See examples of how a synchronized live OTT service can be used to greatly enhance viewer experiences, either as a stand-alone service or in combination with regular broadcast television.

Per Lindgren, Founder & SVP, Live OTT - Net Insight, Sweden
Matt Skjerping, Senior Solution Architect, Global Media & Entertainment Services - TATA Communications
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

C102b - Best Practices For Streaming High-Bitrate Video

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon F

Video content has seen significant improvement by the introduction of UHD video, high frame rate and high dynamic range. This presentation will showcase the improvements these features add to the video watching experience. It will also cover the video encoding techniques (encoding standards, bitrates and encoding parameters) used today to deliver high bitrate demanding video to the end consumer and challengers this process faces. Finally it will go through some recommendations for the encoding stage for both VOD and live streaming applications.

Tarek Amara, Principal Video Specialist - Twitch

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12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Attendee Lunch on the Lawn

Location: Lighthouse Courtyard
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All full-conference attendees and speakers are invited to enjoy "Lunch on Lawn". After a full morning of sessions head on outside to the beautiful Lighthouse Courtyard for some California sunshine and networking with fellow attendees. 

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

A103 - Delivering Content in a Multi-Device World: Technical Challenges and Solutions

Location: Huntington Ballroom

Video owners need to reach a myriad of constantly-evolving devices in a fractured ecosystem of formats. While standards like HLS, MPEG-DASH and common encryption make it easier to deliver content, delivering premium content and a premium viewing experience to multiple devices can be a real challenge. In order to do so successfully, content owners need to be able to support multiple formats. In this panel, you'll learn how leading media companies are solving this problem and the advantages they experience when adopting the best format for their particular platform.

Moderator: Matt Smith, Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy - Comcast Technology Solutions
Ben Miller, Senior Platform Capability Manager - Wiley, UK
Kirby Grines, SVP, Corporate Development - Float Left
Jeff Tapper, SVP, Engineering - Viacom
Ronald Pruett, Chief Advisor - Al Roker Entertainment & Co.

B103 - Business and Technical Challenges Of Forensic Watermarking For 4K/UHD

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon E

As the content ecosystem prepares for HDR, 4K/UHD, and even 8K at scale in an on-demand, any device world, the risk of high-quality pirated content rises in tandem, putting the evolving business models and infrastructure investments at immediate risk. Forensic watermarking is positioned as a requirement in Movielabs' Enhanced Content Protection Guidelines to mitigate the ravaging effects of un-monetized distribution. However, getting the technology widely deployed is challenging due to misaligned priorities among the many players in the value chain who must implement or enable the technology and related services and policies. On this panel, we bring together key experts from leading companies in the forensic watermarking ecosystem to discuss the technical, business and practical challenges of implementing such a system at scale.

Moderator: Rajan Samtani, Senior Advisor - Digital Watermarking Alliance
Philippe Stransky-Heilkron, CTO - Nagra-Kudelski
Lawrence Low, VP - Irdeto
Eric Diehl, VP, Security and Media Technologies - Sony Pictures Entertainment

C103 - Case Study: Live Streaming at The Humane Society of the United States

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon F

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. They have gained significant insights into live streaming by going live via Facebook, Periscope, and Youtube around the world. Their live events have reached millions, exposing their brand to new members, allowing them to engage, converse, and convince these community members to take actions and support their cause. Each livestream event has taught them valuable lessons about what to do and what not to do, and they will share these lessons in this case study presentation.

Chad Sisneros, Managing Director, Creative Dept - The Humane Society of the United States

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D103 - How To: Performing Subjective Evaluation of Encoding Technologies

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon G

The video compression industry often encounters claims that some new encoding technology is X% better than previous state-of-the-art encoders, where “X” is some large number. In reality, arriving at a percentage gain is a complex process, depending on the reference (“baseline”) encoding, the encoding settings, the encoding bitrates, the video content being encoded, the method of comparison, and the comparison metrics. This presentation explains how to perform subjective evaluation of encoding technologies using a practical subjective test methodology that is credible and leads to meaningful results. The talk presents several examples of encoded bitstreams to be scored subjectively, shows how to score those bitstreams based on the artifacts present, and illustrates how to collect subjective scores and derive meaningful gain metrics from them.

Dr. Nigel Lee, Chief Science Officer - EuclidIQ

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LS103 - NDI: What It Is, How It Works, & Why It Is Important

Location: Fountain Room

With the distribution of video programming moving to internet protocol, it only makes sense that production do the same. Network Device Interface, or NDI, is an enabling technology for live production IP workflows over Ethernet networks, allowing multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP and to encode, transmit, and receive many streams of high-quality, low-latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This session covers the “how-to/best practices” basics that will allow attendees to learn about what NDI is, how it’s different from other protocols, and how they can incorporate it into their workflows.

Will Waters, Director of Product Marketing and Video Specialist - NewTek

DT103 - Discovery Track

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon A
Using Social Media to Boost Audience Engagement
1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

We will discuss Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and how content can be integrated from each of these into your live show. We'll also provide case studies of how these have been used in real world productions.

Attend this session for your chance to win: vMix 4K live streaming software ($700 value)

Martin Sinclair, CEO - vMix
Checklist for Creating OTT Experiences that WOW!
2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

With so many OTT services for consumers to choose from, providers must find ways to improve their OTT experience if they want to attract new and retain current subscribers. In this session, we’ll share a checklist of strategies for ensuring fast, reliable, secure online video experiences that wow audiences and keep them coming back for more!

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro Hero4 Silver edition ($400 value)

Charlie Kraus, CDN Expert - Limelight Networks
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A104 - How Periscope Migrated To HTML5 And Low Latency HLS

Location: Huntington Ballroom

Providing a good experience is key when providing millions of live video streams to tens of millions of viewers. This session dives into the technology needed to deliver an industry-leading live streaming experience on Periscope. Learn how Periscope, Twitter’s live broadcasting platform and the first to popularize live streaming, recently partnered with OpenTelly to improve its viewer experience through a series of technology migrations. Attendees will hear how Periscope improved the experience delivered to its viewers by migrating to HTML5 and low latency HLS.

Bill Couch, Lead Web Engineer - Periscope
Pieter-Jan Speelmans, CTO - THEO Technologies

B104 - How To Succeed With OTT: Tackling Business Strategy and Unlocking Revenue

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon E

As the OTT market continues to experience dramatic growth, it’s also become incredibly crowded and competitive. Content owners are under more pressure than ever to get to market quickly and having the right business model is crucial. This session will discuss the different strategies for going OTT; a templated, turnkey service that enables faster time-to-market or a more customized, highly differentiated offering and the pros and cons of each. Speakers will deliberate on how to best address the growing challenge of device fragmentation in an increasingly complex OTT ecosystem and how content owners are successfully monetizing content via advertising or subscription models.

Moderator: Anil Jain, EVP, GM - Brightcove
Ben Miller, Senior Platform Capability Manager - Wiley, UK
Titus Bicknell, CDO & EVP, Operations - RLJ Entertainment
Jarred Reeves, Director, OTT & International - Machinima
Nathan Guetta, VP, Product and Technology - Condé Nast Entertainment

C104 - Emerging Streaming Technologies: Picking The Winners

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon F

Streaming continues its rapid evolution, moving away from proprietary core technologies and towards open standards. Which leading-edge technologies (H.265, VP9, AOMedia Video, WebM, DASH, fMP4 HLS, CMAF, HTML5 & WebRTC) should you be adopting to future-proof your streaming deployments so you reach your targeted devices and deliver a great user experience? We’ll look at the royalty-laden HEVC vs. royalty-free VP9 vs. the new open-source AOMedia Video for streaming with MPEG-DASH. Which will win out in the end? How will Apple’s adoption of fragmented MP4 for HLS impact DASH adoption? Will the death of browser plug-ins finally herald the age of HTML5 video streaming, and how does WebRTC fit in? Our panel will dive into these and other questions, helping you decipher which technologies are here to stay, and which should be forgotten.

Chris Knowlton, Chief Evangelist - Panopto
Omer Luzzatti, Senior Director, Head of Video Platform - Yahoo
Mark Arana, VP, Distribution Technology - The Walt Disney Studios
Will Law, Chief Architect, Media Cloud Engineering - Akamai Technologies
Spencer Stephens, CTO - Sony Pictures

D104 - How To: Improving QoS With Player-Side Iterations and An Effective AB Testing Workflow

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon G

This presentation covers how broadcasters can improve quality of service by making small changes to their ABR algorithms and analyzing via an effective AB testing workflow. We begin by offering practical feedback on how Dailymotion was able to improve QoS significantly via small player-side ABR iterations, explaining what metrics were used and the results obtained. In the second part of the talk, we delve into how to build an effective AB testing analytics stack, honing in on the tools needed and the appropriate environment to be able effectively analyze our actions and make changes in real time.

Erica Beavers, Head of Partnerships & Marketing - Streamroot, France
Nikolay Rodionov, Co-Founder and COO - Streamroot

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LS104 - Will Ka-band, Cellular Bonding, & LEO Satellites Revolutionize Live Streaming?

Location: Fountain Room

After a brief review of the traditional Ku-band workflow, we discuss the state of technologies enabling video-over-IP contribution. We look at protocols, cellular bonding products, and Ka-band satellite solutions that are available today, as well as future solutions such as Google’s LEO constellation. We examine the business case: Can IP-only cut costs? Does it simplify workflows? Is it mature enough to force the fleet of Ku trucks into retirement?

Casey Charvet, Managing Director - Gigcasters

DT104 - Discovery Track

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon A
Managing Your Digital Assets
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

The confluence of data forces and sources—cloud, mobile, social, analytics—are at the center of today’s massive data growth, and it’s essential that your business can economically and securely store, manage and leverage that data. With on-premise, cloud, or hybrid solutions, IBM Cloud Object Storage offers unmatched flexibility, massive scalability, and powerful simplicity to address your diverse set of needs and content.

Attend this session for your chance to win: GoPro ($350 value)

Bruce Ross, Global Solutions Leader, Media & Entertainment and Service Providers - IBM Cloud Object Storage
Enabling Scalable Watermarking
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Watermarking is becoming a crucial component for UHD distribution. However, due to the proprietary nature of different watermark algorithms integrating various watermarking technologies has not been straight forward. We present ongoing work in the UHD-Forum on best practices and standardized interfaces to allow scale.

Attend this session for your chance to win: 30 color-change mugs ($5 value each)

Niels Thorwirth, VP, Advanced Technology - Verimatrix
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

Location: Exhibit Hall
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A105 - The Future Of TV: Shifting From Linear To Online

Location: Huntington Ballroom

The way that people watch television is changing. As the broadcast industry gradually transitions to IP and consumers adopt more online video, it’s clear that a transformation is underway. But what will TV look like in 5 years? This session explores the future of television and how the gradual, generational shift from linear broadcast to online will fundamentally change not only consumption but the underlying business models as well. Attendees learn about the long-term vision for the television experience and how they can prepare (and plan) to take advantage of the evolution in video consumption that is happening today.

Moderator: Jason Thibeault, CEO - Streaming Video Technology Alliance
Roger Williams, VP, Media Operations - MLBAM
Keith Valory, CEO - Plex
Gabriella Mirabelli, CEO - Anatomy
Jens Loeffler, Senior Technical Evangelist - Adobe Primetime

B105 - Best Practices For Executing High Profile Live Streaming Events

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon E

This presentation will focus on best practices around reliable live streaming of critical, high importance global events with multiple redundant signal pathways. Learn how to overcome challenging on-site environments like flakey internet, failing encoders, faulty cables and failing CDNs. Learn some best practice tips covering the gamut of on-site challenges (cameras, switchers, signal paths, ingest/uplink) to reliable end-user playback (transcoding/transmuxing, reliable playback engines, CDN selection). Find out how you can implement backups and redundancy at every possible level of your live workflow. The presenters will also cover best practices (and caveats) around successful leveraging Facebook Live - Facebook's native new entry into the live streaming category that is gaining enormous traction and engagement right now. Learn from our experiences (and the odd failure) to make sure your next event is a resounding success.

Eric Zawolkow, Media Systems Engineer - Facebook
James Broberg, Founder, CEO -

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D105 - How To: Building Audiences on the Roku Platform

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon G

Building a great Roku channel has never been easier. In this session, Roku will unveil new methods to quickly publish on the Roku platform and monetize with video advertising. The presenter will discuss these new tools and some of the ways that developers and content creators can build their audiences on the Roku platform.

Bill Shapiro, Director, Product Management - Roku

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LS105 - Planning for Failure: The Essential Step to Achieving Live Streaming Success

Location: Fountain Room

They say that to become a world-class athlete, it's important to visualize success. While size, scope, audiences, and objectives vary, one thing is true of every live event: If it doesn’t reach the audience, it’s a failure. To become world-class at executing live streaming events, nothing is more important than visualizing failure and establishing contingency plans at every step in the delivery chain, from source to encoder, from signal to CDN, all the way to the end user’s viewing platform or device. This session will share insights and experiences gleaned from hundreds of live events and centered on the premise that focusing on the worst possible outcome is the best way to ensure that outcome never becomes a reality.

Travis Petershagen, Team Manager, Digital Media Services Team - Microsoft Production Studios
Jeff Tyler, Digital Media Lead - Microsoft

DT105 - Discovery Track

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon A
Video Encoding and HTML5 Playback With Native DRM
4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Today there’s a huge range of different devices, platforms and environments on which users want to watch videos. Therefore it’s important to use a technology and a streaming standard which fits for all devices. HTML5 is now replacing Flash. But there are problems and challenges especially when it comes to playback of DRM protected content. Stefan Lederer will present solutions that enable browsers to deliver adaptive streaming and DRM without plug-ins.

Attend this session for your chance to win: Bitmovin branded t-shirt

Stefan Lederer, CEO & Co-Founder - Bitmovin, USA
How Big Broadcasts are Streaming in 360º
4:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Discover how ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and the Rio Olympics used 360º streaming technologies, like the Teradek Sphere, to provide their viewers with unique second screen content. Join us to learn all about real-time stitching, proper rigging, and network management for 360º productions.

Jon Landman, Vice President of Sales - Teradek
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

C105a - Case Study: How Tastemade Built Their Own Global Video Platform

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon F

Tastemade is a video network built for the mobile generation that enables people to come together to discover and share their passion for great food and travel. In this case study presentation, Tastemade will outline how they went from using YouTube as their primary distribution source to building their own global video platform and applications, which connect with over 100M monthly users around the globe.

Jay Holzer, Head of Production -
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.

C105b - Case Study: Building A Video Publishing Pipeline At The NY Times

Location: Grand Ballroom, Salon F

In 2016, The New York Times created a new team to build a faster, cloud-based and reliable video publishing pipeline. This presentation will walk through the set of microservices being developed by the NY Times Media Factory team to create an elastic and reliable solution that can be used across the globe. Learn about content acquisition; transcoding; distribution; APIs and how the NY Times is support a set of new requirements such as adaptive streaming and VR/360° videos.

Maxwell Da Silva, Executive Director of Engineering - The New York Times
Flavio Ribeiro, Lead Engineer - The New York Times

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5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Reception

Location: Exhibit Hall
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Location: Lighthouse Courtyard
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