Program

Our Streaming Media Connect 2021 program offers a week-long series of FREE online webinars that will provide practical advice and inspiring thought leadership from the world’s leading organizations. We're also offering Streaming Media University Workshops online February 22 - 25. These 3-hour, in-depth workshops offer training from expert instructors that you can't get anywhere else. Choose from our $199 paid workshops or our series of FREE sponsored workshops.

Tuesday, Feb 16

Streaming Media Connect Webinars

 

TUE1. The State of the Streaming Market Spring 2021

Tuesday, February 16: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (PT)

In this special keynote presentation,Streaming Media’s Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and Tim Siglin will be joined by research partner Harmonic’s Robert Gambino  to present the findings of original research into the streaming video market, followed by a livelyand provocative discussion about the survey results and a question-and-answer session with our audience.

Moderator:

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Founding Executive Director, Help Me Stream, USA

, Director, Solutions, Harmonic

 

TUE2. The OTT Quality Challenge

Tuesday, February 16: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PT)

As consumers’ consumption of OTT content has skyrocketed, so has their demand for a viewing experience that competes with or exceeds that offered by pay TV. We’ll approach the quality discussion from multiple angles—quality of experience (QoE), quality of service (QoS), user interface (UI), and search & discovery—to provide a holistic view of how OTT services can leverage data and analytics to maximize quality and retain customers.

Moderator:

, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance, USA


Speakers:

, Managing Director, J.D. Power

, VP Product Management, HBO Max

, Content Distribution Performance Architect, Disney Streaming

, Chief Architect, Media Cloud Engineering, Akamai Technologies

 

TUE3. Ask the Expert: How to Become a Remote Production Ninja

Tuesday, February 16: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)

Many streaming producers transitioned to remote and distanced production in 2020 out of necessity, and discovered a new way of working and a new set of challenges. Even as 2021 brings hope of a return to some normalcy, remote production will remain an important part of the new normal, and an approach that everyone who wants to stay in the game will need to master. In this all Q&A session, Streaming Media Producer Contributing Editor Anthony Burokas takes your questions on how to refine your remote production chops and meet the challenges you face out in the field--especially when "in the field" means working in-studio with multiple far-flung remote contributors.

Speaker:

, Imagineer, IEBA Communications

 

TUE4. Per-Title Encoding in the Wild

Tuesday, February 16: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET) / 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (PT)

Per-title encoding has been on most streaming producer’s radar screens since Netflix announced the technique in December 2015. Now, almost every encoder and encoding service has per-title capabilities. In this session, Jan Ozer will walk you through the various approaches on the market today, then discuss what the future holds for per-title encoding with SSIMWAVE’s Dr. Abdul Rehman. Bring your questions!

Speakers:

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

, CEO, SSIMWAVE

Wednesday, Feb 17

Streaming Media Connect Webinars

 

WED1. The ROI of Deploying Multiple Codecs

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

There have never been more codecs on the market, and most streaming platforms and publishers end up using more than one in order to maximize reach and minimize costs. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of both established codecs (H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9) and emerging technologies (VVC, LCEVC, EVC), examining the costs and benefits of each one.

Moderator:

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


Speakers:

, Senior Director of Video Architecture, Cloudinary

, Manager, Video and Image Encoding, Netflix

, Cobra Commander of Video Special Forces, Facebook

 

WED2. The Inside Scoop: Tech Talks With Industry Leaders

Wednesday, February 17: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 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.

ML and AI for Broadcast-Quality Delivery Across IP Workflows
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. (ET) / 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (PT)

As live video delivery expands across hybrid IP networks, multi-cloud networks, and on to a variety of traditional and digital distribution endpoints, gathering, visualizing, and analyzing stream data to ensure stream quality across the supply chain is essential – and how efficiently organizations can interpret and act upon that data will become key. In this breakout session, Zixi’s CEO Gordon Brooks, will discuss how we can make video supply chains smarter by tapping into the power of AI, data mining and machine learning and how AI and machine learning techniques can provide more robust video transport and more actionable information for operational and engineers to more effectively manage their live linear video channels in the near future. 

Speaker:

, Executive Chairman and CEO, Zixi

Matching the Right Watermark to the Right Use Case
12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (PT)

Forensic watermarks are used to effectively trace pirated content to the last legitimate user, which enables service providers to take action and prevent loss of revenue. But with emerging consumption use cases and advances in watermarking techniques, how do you develop the best watermarking strategy for your scenario? Join us to understand the role of watermarking in your security strategy and what is the most effective watermarking deployment for different use cases to protect key revenue streams.

Speaker:

, Product Manager, Verimatrix

Leveraging the Cloud to Optimize B2B Broadcast Encoding Workflows
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (PT)

With the explosion of Streaming Services, there’s never been a greater need for the fast output of premium video content for Broadcast and OTT distribution. The cloud is now the go-to option for making this happen. New innovations in cloud-based media processing allow you to rapidly transcode, package and securely distribute B2B content to a global audience with the confidence that it will pass the most stringent of conformance checks and be free of errors during playout on all linear systems and OTT platforms. Jeff Malkin, president at Encoding.com, the world’s most trusted media processing platform, explains how to get the most out of cloud-based B2B broadcast encoding workflows in this enlightening Tech Talk.

Speaker:

, President, Encoding.com

 

WED3. No Braking the News: Will the Growth in News Consumption Continue in 2021 and Beyond?

Wednesday, February 17: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)

In 2020, the number of consumers willing to pay for news has jumped by 30 percent. This increased willingness to pay comes as news consumption has skyrocketed during COVID-19 and cable TV ratings are setting all-time records. But is this growth sustainable as we enter an expected less volatile period for the economy, public health, and politics? And, as more news consumers gravitate to online sources, how do traditional news outlets and new streaming/OTT players compete in an evolving market? Exploring new data from Altman Solon's Global Sports & News Survey, industry experts will discuss trends on news viewing, payment and subscription models, and trust in news and advertising.

Moderator:

, Partner, Altman Solon


Speakers:

, Media Reporter, Axios

, Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, Tulix

, Chief of Staff, Newsy

, Editor, VTDigger.org and Executive Director, Vermont Journalism Trust

 

WED4. Understanding the World of OTT Ad Tech

Wednesday, February 17: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET) / 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (PT)

The last year has seen explosive growth in AVOD, and the technology that makes it tick is evolving just as rapidly. Don’t let new technical challenges and regulatory requirement ruin your AVOD business. This panel of industry leaders will help you make sense of it all, from universal ad IDs and resettable device IDs to holistic measurement and changing privacy requirements, and everything in between.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Chief of Staff, Newsy

, SVP Global Video Monetization and Operations, CBS Interactive

, VP of Video and Connected Devices, WarnerMedia

, Principal Product Manager, Verizon Media

Thursday, Feb 18

Streaming Media Connect Webinars

 

THU1. The Future of Live Streaming

Thursday, February 18: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (PT)

In 2020, evolutionary trends in live streaming became revolutionary changes in 2020. The pandemic forced producers to embrace remote production and cloud workflows by necessity, those same producers turned adversity to their advantage, and there’s no going back to the way things were before. Our panel will discuss how the lessons learned in the last year will affect the shape of live productions for years to come.

Moderator:

, Video Publishing Director, Information Today, Inc. and and Editor, Streaming Media Producer


Speakers:

, CEO, Mobeon

, CEO, Bulldog Digital Media

, Managing Director, Gigcasters

, VP of Business Development, Zixi

 

THU2. ATSC 3.0: OTA Meets OTT

Thursday, February 18: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PT)

ATSC 3.0, which combines over-the-air (OTA) with broadband, began rolling out in major TV markets in 2020, allowing local broadcasters to expand their reach and create new live streaming services for news, sports, weather, and on-demand programming. Combine that with ATSC 3.0’s ability to deliver UHD and HDR, improved audio, and better user interfaces, and it truly lives up to its nickname, Next-Gen TV. We’ll discuss how ATSC 3.0 will impact the streaming market, how to build ATSC 3.0-compliant apps, the consumer device landscape, and how the standard might compete with 5G.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, President, Advanced Television Systems Committee Inc.

, CEO, Evoca TV

, VP Technology, News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting

, VP of Emerging Technologies, ATEME

 

THU3. The Inside Scoop: Tech Talks With Industry Leaders

Thursday, February 18: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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.

The Latency Spectrum for Live Streaming
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. (PT)

Live streaming came back in full force during the second half of 2020, and this year promises to eclipse all previous streaming records. What streaming choices do content owners have to reach their audiences at a scale and cost points that make economic sense, while exceeding end-user latency expectations? Join Limelight and Videon for this fireside chat, where we will compare and contrast different live streaming options and help demystify the latency spectrum.

Speakers:

, Senior Director of Product Management, Limelight Networks

, CEO, Videon

Monitor Your Costs in OTT Monitoring
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PT)

With so many possible points of failure in the OTT workflow, it’s absolutely crucial to have a robust monitoring solution in place. Unfortunately, hardware-based OTT monitoring can be expensive, leading providers to make painful prioritization decisions that inevitably leave critical processes unchecked. TAG director of corporate strategy Peter Wharton discusses how the company’s cloud-based solutions work with consumer off-the-shelf hardware or cloud instances to provide a cost-effective, flexible alternative.

Speaker:

, Director, Corporate Strategy, TAG Video Systems

Producing Professional-Quality Live Streams with Remote Speakers
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (PT)

Zoom is a great tool for WFH collaboration, but for live streaming? With all that video and audio compression, the quality of your production will suffer. And the last thing your viewers need is more Zoom fatigue. Happily, there’s a better way than screen capturing a Zoom meeting to bring together remote speakers, and we want to share it with you. Learn how Epiphan has continued to produce live video in this WFH era with remote producers, speakers, and guests –without compromising on video and audio quality.

Speaker:

, Head of Support and Training, Epiphan Video

Automated Distribution for the Modern Media Supply Chain
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)

The media & entertainment industry has never been more diverse, more global, or more dynamic than it is today, and this trend will only accelerate. Moving highly sensitive, large, complex data sets between locations, between companies, and to and from the cloud in the modern era requires a new approach. In this talk, Bill Thompson shares how Signiant Jet was designed to make it easy to automate these operations.

Speaker:

, Director of Platform Management, Signiant

 

THU4. How to Up Your Sports Streaming Game

Thursday, February 18: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (ET) / 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (PT)

While stadiums and arenas were empty, sports and esports streamers explored new ways to engage viewers at home. Whatever happens in the stands in 2021, sports will remain premium content, and esports has never been hotter. This panel will discuss the ways leading OTT platforms, sports and esports leagues, and social media-based sports content creators have leveraged new technologies and strategies to deliver fan experiences like never before.

Moderator:

, Executive Vice President & General Manager, VENN


Speakers:

, Global Head of Esports, Engine Media

, Executive Director/President, LiveSports

, Director of Product Marketing, Intertrust Technologies

, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology

Friday, Feb 19

Streaming Media Connect Webinars

 

FRI1. Which FAST Channels Will Win the Race?

Friday, February 19: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (PT)

We've seen it before: The industry pivots, and everyone jumps to fill in the gaps. The latest pivot is to free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels like Pluto, Tubi, Xumo, STIRR … and the list goes on. Is there really room for all these offerings when the dust settles? And who seems to be nailing it? Will this window of opportunity close? What’s the secret to surviving and thriving? Our expert panel will give you some answers.

Moderator:

, Office of the CEO, Best Ever Channels


Speakers:

, General Manager - On-Demand, Redbox

, Head of Programmatic Partnerships, DISH Media

, Vice President, Business Development, Sony Electronics Inc.

, Director, Solutions, Harmonic

 

FRI2. OTT in the Year 2025

Friday, February 19: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (PT)

What will the OTT landscape look like 5 years from now? Which business models will dominate? Which technologies will be driving the industry? What role will ATSC 3.0 and 5G play? This wide-ranging, no-holds-barred discussion will gather a group of industry luminaries to help attendees understand the trends they need to watch, the roadblocks that stand in the way, and the strategic decisions they can make now to make sure they’re prepared for whatever the future brings.

Moderator:

, Chief Executive, Global Market Technologist, Analyst/Advisor, PADEM Media Group


Speakers:

, Founder, BroadwayHD

, Vice President, Business Affairs, Disney Branded Television

, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Struum

, Senior Director of Engineering, Google TV

, Director of Product Management, Bitmovin

Monday, Feb 22

Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops

 

W1. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 1: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for VOD

Monday, February 22: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Streaming Media Bootcamp, a 6-hour course held over two days on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23, is designed to provide the necessary technical background for in-house professionals who are new to streaming media and to teach critical skills for on-demand and live streaming. Attendees can register for both parts or just one, depending on their needs.

The first session, Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 1: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for VOD, on Monday, February 22 starts with a review of fundamental video and streaming concepts and then covers encoding for on-demand delivery (VOD), including the following topics:

  • DIY vs. OVP (online video platform)
  • Choosing a streaming encoder (on-prem vs. cloud, build vs. buy)
  • Choosing an ABR technology (HLS, DASH, CMAF)
  • Creating an encoding ladder
  • Choosing and using digital rights management
  • Encoding for delivery to an encoding service or OVP
  • Uploading to an OVP and embedding the page

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

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

 

W2. [Cancelled] Beginner's Guide to FFmpeg

Monday, February 22: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

One of the most widely used tools for video encoding and deployment processes is FFmpeg, an open-source command line utility that can read and write just about any video, audio, or subtitle codec with just about any format, container, or protocol. Starting with core command-line parameters, you’ll learn how to read video files and output in various bitrates, codecs, and containers. The workshop then moves into more intermediate-level commands with map parameters and video filters. We also look at streaming VOD as Live with RTMP distribution to social media and custom ingest destinations.

Not sure whether you should attend this introduction to FFmpeg or the more advanced workshop on Tuesday, February 23?

Click here for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

W3. [Cancelled] HOW TO: Manage Inputs and Outputs for Video Conferencing Platforms and Webcasts

Monday, February 22: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

Event organizers and producers are adjusting to increased demand for virtual events, and expectations for high quality content can be challenging to meet with new constraints and with clients who are still on a steep learning curve. In this session, you will learn how to use professional video gear with common video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco WebEx. You will also learn the options available to use conferencing applications as inputs to traditional video switching hardware and software. These hybrid solutions are the way forward for high quality virtual events.

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

W4. [Cancelled] Building a Better Video Marketing Strategy

Monday, February 22: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

We’ve all seen what a single smart and engaging online video can do for brand reputation and sales, yet many video publishers have struggled to reach real success with their efforts. Many companies have even put off creating a formal video strategy.

It's time to make a transition. Instead of creating one-off projects, industry leaders populate their annual content marketing plans with several online videos—from product releases to exclusive customer content and even sponsored series. It's time to re-evaluate your online video strategy ... or even create one for the first time!

This workshop will focus on topics essential to online video publishers, including how to brand your videos throughout the production process and tips on leveraging distribution platforms like YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and industry-specific platforms. You’ll also learn how to use analytics within these platforms to refine future campaigns. Attendees will leave with practical knowledge that they can apply to their content marketing plan.

Click here to register for this workshop!

Tuesday, Feb 23

Streaming Media University - $199 Workshops

 

W5. Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for Live Streaming

Tuesday, February 23: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Streaming Media Bootcamp, a 6-hour course held over two days on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23, is designed to provide the necessary technical background for in-house professionals who are new to streaming media and to teach critical skills for on-demand and live streaming. Attendees can register for both parts or just one, depending on their needs.

Streaming Media Bootcamp, Part 2: Encoding, Packaging, and Delivery for Live Streaming on Tuesday, February 23 is the live streaming component and covers the knowledge and skills necessary to produce live events and optimize audio and video quality for those who are on webcam or camera within your organization:

  • Categories of live service providers (webinar, conferencing, live streaming services), and how to choose the best one for your needs 
  • Choosing and using a camera for live streaming 
  • Choosing and using a microphone for live streaming Looking good on camera (positioning, lighting) 
  • Choosing a streaming encoding tool 
  • Encoding for live delivery 
  • Connecting to a live streaming service provider 
  • Embedding the live stream into a webpage and delivering to social media platforms

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

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

 

W6. [Cancelled] FFmpeg Advanced: Working With Multiple Sources, Inputs, And Outputs

Tuesday, February 23: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

If you’re already familiar with the basics of FFmpeg operation, you’re ready to tackle more ambitious tasks with one of the most powerful compositing tools available. In this workshop, we explore composition of two video sources with text labels and placement, setting up multiple processes to output multiple bitrates for adaptive delivery, using the “tee muxer” to distribute one encoding process to several outputs, and accessing connected hardware (e.g. webcams, A/V capture devices) and networked hardware (e.g. IP cameras) as inputs to FFmpeg processes. Additionally, a diagnostic test will be made available for attendees of this advanced workshop.

Not sure whether you should attend this advanced workhop on FFmpeg or the beginner workshop on Monday, February 22?

Click here for a quick quiz on your FFmpeg knowledge.

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

W7. Live Production with vMix

Tuesday, February 23: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

vMix is one of the most popular and powerful video switching, streaming, and recording solutions for both remote and in-the-field production pros. This 3-hour course is designed to help new and experienced video producers gain new skills and level up their existing knowledge base. The course will start with an overview of vMix basics and then will dive deep into workflow considerations for a wide variety of productions. Special emphasis will be placed on live multi-camera and multi-source remote productions.

Topics Covered:

  • Hardware selection, including desktop/workstations, laptops, & capture cards
  • Camera, computer, audio inputs
  • Titles, timers, graphics
  • Recording
  • Streaming
  • Working with Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams
  • Virtual audio cables for remote presenters
  • vMix Call
  • NDI
  • Multiview looks and compositing layers
  • Desktop capture

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

, Owner, SLV Live

Wednesday, Feb 24

Streaming Media University - Free Workshops

 

VidOvation & AVIWEST Sponsored Workshop – A three-part series: Live Remote At-Home Production, Broadcasting Live to Social Media, IPTV & Digital Signage for the Enterprise & Remote/Off-Campus

sponsored by

Wednesday, February 24: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Join us for this three-part workshop.

Flexible Live Remote At-Home Production for the New Abnormal

  • Learn how to maintain frame-accurate video genlock and lip-sync across multiple handheld cameras in your live remote field production.
  • Learn how broadcasters and producers are finding more efficient ways to contribute and distribute live television.
  • Learn to overcome the additional challenges in the new abnormal with travel restrictions and social distancing.
  • Learn how to maintain frame-accurate video genlock and lip-sync across multiple handheld cameras.
    • Over Unmanaged Networks: Cellular and The Public Internet
    • Over Managed Networks
  • Learn how to mount the transmitting audio and video encoder on the camera or talent.
  • Learn the importance of analog audio inputs on your field encoder.
  • Labor costs are reduced since the television production specialists work at a centralized master control near where they live, eliminating the need for travel, and overtime expenses.
  • Learn how the latest at-home production technology eliminates the need for expensive satellite, fiber and telecom connections.
  • Learn how it also eliminates the need for on-site production trucks with dozens of on-site operators and personnel.
  • Learn how to have most of your crew work from home or a centralized master control near home.
  • Learn how this technology has been successfully implemented by the PGA, Turner Sports, MGM, Viacom, CNN, FOX, A+E, the Discovery Network, Major League Fishing, and more.

Produce, Transmit, and Distribute Live Video from any Mobile or Fixed Location

Quickly deliver your live video content simultaneously across multiple social networks, including Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and more.

  • Learn how to engage with your audience, customers, congregation, and more during these challenging times.
  • Learn why Wi-Fi and Public Internet may not be enough to reliably broadcast live.
  • Learn how an off-the-shelf encoder is not enough for reliable live broadcast.
  • Learn how to transmit live with affordable broadcast quality technology.
  • Learn why the BeOnAIR solution is ideal for live production companies, houses of worship, video bloggers, YouTube contributors, live sports production, live news, unscripted reality TV, and live events.

17 Costly Mistakes to Avoid Deploying Enterprise & Remote (Off-Campus) IPTV & Digital Signage

  1. Overcome the limitations of live broadcast-quality video communications due to COVID-19.
  2. Limitations expanding your enterprise IPTV and digital signage system off-campus to employees working remotely.
  3. Avoid limitations keeping your video content secure while streaming live video off-campus via the public Internet.
  4. No support for distribution to a desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet.
  5. Getting stuck with one content provider (CATV/SAT) or without open architecture.
  6. No support for Digital Rights Management or DRM.
  7. Non-Friendly User Interface.
  8. Not allowing the integration of your own VOD content with your providers.
  9. Not allowing for Your Own Live Video Distribution.
  10. Limited or No Video Conferencing Functions.
  11. Lacking Scalability, Security, and Flexibility.
  12. No Support for Digital Signage and Advertising.
  13. Plus 6 more Mistakes to Avoid.

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speakers:

, CTO & Co-founder, VidOvation Corporation

, US Sales and Business Manager, AVIWEST USA

 

Optimizing Content For Every Screen

sponsored by

Wednesday, February 24: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.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

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

, Sr. Director for Enterprise Encoding, Dolby Laboratories

Thursday, Feb 25

Streaming Media University - Free Workshops

 

Droolworthy Streaming Gear You Need Today—and How To Use it

sponsored by

Thursday, February 25: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

The streaming gear market is exploding! But how do you figure out which tools are right for you?

This interactive workshop gives attendees an opportunity to see some of the latest and greatest streaming tools, with an emphasis on scalability, flexibility, reliability, and ease of use. We’ll look at remote and studio gear for production teams of of any size—even if it’s a one-person show.

Bring your questions and prepare to be blown away by this free, interactive workshop. Register today—seats are limited!

PTZOptics
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (ET) / 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. (PT)

PTZ cameras are going through a revolution of new features. PTZOptics Marketing Director Paul Richards will show off a slew of new game-changing features and products you need to know about, including an auto-tracking camera for broadcasters.

Attendees entered to win a freePTZOptics Superjoy

Speaker:

, Marketing Director, PTZOptics

Telestream
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Let’s walk through a 2 camera shoot paired with Wirecast and Wirecast Gear. Using features and functions within Wirecast, we’ll take the production level through the roof! While discussing the setup, review the ease of connecting devices / ease of composing your shots / ease of choosing streaming destinations.

Attendees entered to win free Wirecast PRO live streaming production software

Speaker:

, Wirecast Gear Specialist, Telestream

LiveU
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (PT)

Delivering High-Quality Live Video to All Vertical Markets

COVID-19 created a huge demand to deliver live up-to-the-minute news, updates, and communications internally and externally. LiveU Solo answered the call, enabling content producers to live stream in new and unique ways. With budgets reduced and social distancing guidelines in place, LiveU Solo lets you stream from anywhere and turns the world into your live studio. Learn more about the portable plug-and-play encoder and see how easy it is to set up and go live at a moment’s notice.

Attendees entered to win a free LRT (LiveU Reliable Transport) protocol for a year and a Solo swag bag of goodies. (Value is $450 USD)

Speaker:

, Director of Channel Sales, LiveU

AJA Video Systems
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Flexible Streaming Solutions for Remote Production in Any Environment

Streaming is more important than ever. Beyond entertainment, sports and news, video and audio over the public internet is bringing us together and connecting us in important ways, whether for work, education, health or simply the ability to reach out to friends and family wherever they may be. Join AJA’sPaul Andrewsto investigate solutions as simple as USB 3 connectivity with AJA’s U-TAP for SDI and HDMI camera capture into common platforms like Zoom, FaceBook Live, Twitch and more. Explore the ability to record and stream with the touch of a button with AJA’s HELO and for sophisticated multi-channel HD encoding, decoding and transcoding for a wide range of production piplelines, meet AJA’s new baseband video/streaming gateway device, with secure protocols like SRT, the BRIDGE LIVE.

Attendees entered to win a free U-TAP HDMI. (Value is $345 USD)

Speaker:

, Senior Field Systems Engineer, AJA Video Systems

 

Build the New Generation of Real-Time Streaming Solutions with WebRTC

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Thursday, February 25: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

This workshop is designed for broadcast and streaming professionals who need to build real-time streaming solutions that support reliable, professional, high-quality live content with less than a second of end-to-end latency.

Flash is dead, and the streaming industry is still struggling to replace it. This 3-part workshop will show you how to use Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) and standards-based web technology to allows publishers of live content to reach all modern browsers and devices without the need for any plugin or custom player, reducing the latency from publisher to viewer to less than 500 milliseconds, globally, at-scale.

Part 1: The Past

The W3C and IETF are currently reviewing the proposed recommendation to make Web Real-Time Communications an official web standard, bringing audio and video communications to every internet connected device, everywhere. Part 1 will introduce the WebRTC framework that provides the building blocks from which users can seamlessly add real-time video to many use cases, including: broadcast, post-production, auctions, education, tele-health, enterprise, gaming, and more.

Part 2: The Present

WebRTC is massively deployed as a communications platform and powers video conferences and collaboration systems across all major browsers, both on desktop and mobile. Part 2 will show how you can create your own solution leveraging commercial products and open source projects, to build your own web native broadcaster and player, as well as capture NDI, SDI or HDMI through professional software and hardware encoders like OBS, BirdDog, Videon Edgecaster and Teradek Cube.

Part 3: The (Near) Future

The use of WebRTC has expanded beyond the initial core design to power video conferences and collaboration systems in web browsers, native apps and other ecosystems. Part 3 will focus on how this has led to the need for more advanced broadcast-quality features: Real-time AV1 encoding, Hardware acceleration, HDR, 10-bit & 4:4:4 colour, Surround Sound and True end-to-end encryption in WebRTC.

Click here to register for this workshop!

Speaker:

, Streaming Media Engineer, Millicast, Inc.

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