June 2 - 3, 2020
  The Westin Copley Place
  Boston, MA

Program

The Streaming Media East conference is organized into six dedicated summits and special events which allow you to identify the sessions and tracks that fit you best. This content, combined with our vendor supported Discovery Track, make Streaming Media East the most comprehensive conference in the world focused specifically on the depth and breadth of all that is streaming media. Join us this June for this unique opportunity!

Register for an All Access Pass to personalize your agenda and pick and choose your path through the entire conference, or register for a single summit or our Streaming Media University workshops individually.

The program is currently under-development and will be made available in mid-February. In the meantime, here’s what’s on tap for 2020!

OTT Summit

OTT is the future of television, and the OTT Summit offers a deep dive into how broadcasters, cable & satellite operators, MVPDs, vMPVDs, and content rights holders can unlock the value of OTT and TV Everywhere.

Video Engineering & Technology Summit

If you’re looking for a deep dive into HEVC, VP9, AV1, VVC, EVC, LCEVC, DASH, CMAF, WebRTC, video optimization, QoS/QoE, or live streaming challenges, the Video Engineering & Technology Summit is the right place.

Esports & Sports Summit

Nowhere is streaming having a bigger impact than on live sports, in all its forms. The Esports & Sports Summit tackles this incredibly addicting, highly charged, constantly evolving world to help you keep up with—and even anticipate—the changes ahead.

Enterprise & Education Video Summit

Streaming video has become and integral operation in enterprises, educational institutions, and government agencies. The Enterprise & Education Video Summit is for anyone who is responsible for the video strategies both behind and beyond the firewall.

Content Delivery Summit

The Content Delivery Summit focuses on the confluence of technology and business that enables online publishers to reach audiences at scale. The event examines every element of the telecoms underpinning the very fabric of the internet, as well as the overlaid application layer that enables the network to deliver service to these vast distributed audiences.

Streaming Media University

Our Streaming Media University workshops provide unique, in-depth, and hands-on education and training on a variety of different technologies.

 

Monday, Jun 1

Streaming Media University Workshops

 

W1. Streaming Media Bootcamp: Part 1

09:00 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This day-long course is designed to help those new to streaming media (or to certain streaming media disciplines) get up to speed on the technologies critical to successfully encoding, packaging, captioning, and delivering streaming media. Streaming Media contributing editor Jan Ozer will lead and moderate the class, with the assistance of other industry experts on certain topics. Part 1 will cover the following topics:

Encoding: What encoding is, what codecs are relevant, cloud vs. on-prem, make (FFmpeg) vs. buy, DIY vs OVP. What an encoding ladder is and how to create one. Live and VOD workflows.

Packaging: What packaging is, what formats are relevant, production options for live and VOD distribution, when CMAF will be real.

Player selection: Make or buy, open-source vs. commercially available, features to consider when choosing an open-source or off-the-shelf player.

Speaker:

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

 

W2. CMAF: Low Latency, DRM, and Dynamic Ad Insertion

09:00 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Since the dawn of ABR streaming, the concept of a single set of files deliverable to all relevant endpoints has been the Holy Grail. The Common Media Application Format (CMAF) enables such a solution while also laying the foundation for key features required for the next generation of services. Along the path lies the opportunity to reduce storage and delivery costs, broaden reach, increase performance, unify content protection, and reduce latency. But all these riches are not without peril. There are challenges along the way and decisions to be made. This workshop will cover not only a solid technical overview of CMAF—what it is, how to create assets for it, and what key features it can enable—but it will also pull from our real-world experiences implementing CMAF solutions for leading broadcast companies and small organizations alike. Learn what to watch out for and how to make the right decisions on timing, transitioning, and features. Key focus areas will be on low latency, DRM, and dynamic ad insertion. Expect to walk away with a treasure trove of technical information, resources, and the understanding to make the right decisions going forward on your journey to streaming excellence.

Speaker:

, CEO, RealEyes Media

 

W3. Off-the-Shelf Streaming Tools

09:00 AM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This workshop will dive deep into specific use cases for a number of compelling SaaS streaming tools and platforms, going even deeper and looking at different technologies than we did at Streaming Media West 2019. We'll help you better understand tools that can solve some of streaming video's most vexing problems:

  • How to manage and distribute multiple feeds via a cloud-based live stream distribution platform
  • Need to build a vMVPD? This cloud-based platform can be used to originate a new service or prototype ideas.
  • Once you’ve got that new service, testing the user experience is important to provide feedback to ensure the viewers stick with it. New tools can be used to start to duplicate a more expensive usability lab.
  • The journey wouldn’t be complete with using an analytics package to ensure you have a comprehensive look at customer usage patterns.
Speaker:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

 

W4. Streaming Media Bootcamp: Part 2

01:30 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In the second half of this class, Jan Ozer and his guest instructors will continue the journey through the streaming video workflow:

Digital Rights Management (DRM): What DRM is and how it works; which DRMs you’ll need to use to deliver to your relevant targets and the workflows for applying them for live and VOD distribution. 

Captioning: Which companies must caption and when. What are the different formats relevant to streaming and when and how do you need them. What are the options for passing instream captions from broadcast video to streaming, and what are the options for creating your own live captions. 

Delivery: What a content delivery network (CDN) is and why you need one. How they compare, what they cost, how to manage single and multiple CDN distribution infrastructures. 

Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE): What they are and how they are different, tools available for each, what they measure, and what are the benchmark scores to shoot for.

Speaker:

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

 

W5. Media Packaging Roundup: Just-in-Time, Dynamic, and Static

01:30 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In the new world where mult-CDN and content protection are the norms, a key aspect of any successful media delivery system is the media packaging. Media packaging has evolved a lot over the years, but the goal remains the same: prepare the content for delivery in the most optimized fashion. Many times, content may need to be packaged and protected in different ways for different systems. The dilemma between spending money on storage or CPU starts to get more complicated, and the challenge of understanding and selecting the right packaging system can really surface. There are quite a few JIT (just-in-time) packaging solutions out there, but is that really what you need? This session will start by quickly demystifying all the terminology and breaking it down to what it really means for you and your systems. Then we will dive into all the different solutions out there—off the shelf, open source, and building or modifying your own. We will explore some of the top solutions together and discuss how to set them up and configure them, as well as what tests might be useful for performance metrics. In the end you should have a clear understanding of some of the top solutions available.

Speaker:

, CEO, RealEyes Media

 

W6. Unleash the Power of FFmpeg

01:30 PM2020-06-012020-06-01

Monday, June 1: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 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 look at more advanced utilization of FFmpeg as well, exploring composition of two video sources with text labels and placement and setting up multiple processes to output multiple bitrates for adaptive delivery.

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

Tuesday, Jun 2

Welcome & Opening Keynote

 

Keynote - to be announced

09:00 AM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Check back for updates.

 

General Session - PANEL: The State of the Streaming Industry 2020

10:30 AM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

There’s no shortage of research on what consumers are watching and how they’re watching it, but precious little is known about what sorts of workflows OTT platforms and other streaming publishers are using to deliver all that content. This session presents exclusive research from Streaming Media, Unisphere Research, and Help Me Stream Research Foundation, sponsored by AWS, that takes a look behind the curtain at the mix of streaming types and workflows—including live, on-demand, on-prem, and cloud—that has taken hold today, as well as the business reasons behind the decisions streaming providers make. A panel discussion follows a brief presentation of the research findings.

 

Tuesday, Jun 2

Track OTT-A: OTT Summit Track A

 

O101a. Top 4 Consumer Insights on Streaming

11:30 AM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This research-based presentation takes a deep dive into the top four insights Hub Entertainment Research has uncovered around streaming: platform saturation—how consumers’ feelings about “provider overload” influence their platform choices; opportunities for aggregators—what the explosion of platforms means for companies that bring together content from many sources; content discovery—how consumers discover content with so much to choose from, and what convinces them to watch; and new players—the prospects for new platforms like Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, Quibi—and which consumers are mostly likely to use them.

 

O102a. Breakthrough Approaches to the OTT Search and Discovery Challenge

01:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

As the content explosion continues to unfold, viewers have virtually unlimited choice in terms of high-quality program offerings. Under these circumstances, more effective search and discovery capabilities that connect viewers to the right programming at the right time are critical to streaming services. This session looks at new ways OTT providers are surfacing content for their viewers to drive viewership and the key role of descriptive metadata and connected IDs in their efforts.

 

O103a. Find Your Niche, Find Your Success

02:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, Hulu, and other entertainment giants get most of the attention, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a place for niche services to not only survive, but thrive. It’s all about knowing your audience—not just creating a great video offering but building communities that deliver content of all kinds and invite user interaction and participation in curating the channels they’ve always wanted.

 

O104. PANEL: Monetize This! ‘The 2020 State of Monetization Report’

03:45 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

While other sessions at Streaming Media East speculate on which monetization models might win the day, Streaming Media, Unisphere Research, and Help Me Stream Research Foundation will soon publish a survey-based report (sponsored by AWS) that analyzes what strategies OTT services and other content publishers are deploying today. The report takes stock of the landscape for AVOD, SVOD, TVOD, and live streaming, as well as insights into ad insertion strategies. A panel discussion follows a brief presentation of the survey results.

 

Tuesday, Jun 2

Track OTT-B: OTT Summit Track B

 

O101b. 5 Methods to Increase Your OTT Ad Revenue

11:30 AM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

There are five key steps that will help many OTT services achieve a sustainable increase in ad revenue: managing ad-block detection (video player vs. application logic); optimizing your SSAI setup; leveraging viewer emotion; improving ads through analytics; and thinking outside the box regarding ad insertion. Through a number of concrete use cases and examples, this session is sure to inform and inspire attendees on the topic.

 

O102b. PANEL: Delighting Viewers With UX Innovation

01:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

User experience (UX) is the most important customer touchpoint, and this panel highlights the trends in voice, mobile, search, advertising, and payment and sign-up strategies that are resonating with consumers. OTT platforms spend millions on creating and licensing content, but if their apps and interfaces are full of the wrong features, viewers will quickly click elsewhere. The panel of UX developers, product designers, and engineers shares their perspectives on what data is showing them their viewers prefer.

 

O103b. Will the Future Be Advertised?

02:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Amid a splintered video content delivery system, AVOD is poised to become a more popular option—especially with big players like Amazon, ViacomCBS, and NBCUniversal launching AVOD services. But despite AVOD’s potential, many questions remain, from how ads are delivered to where the content comes from and how many AVODs will survive. Using data from Altman Vilandrie & Co.’s 10th annual consumer video survey, experts discuss trends around AVOD and video advertising in general, including consumer tolerance for a variety of advertising delivery metrics.

 

O104. PANEL: Monetize This! ‘The 2020 State of Monetization Report’

03:45 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

While other sessions at Streaming Media East speculate on which monetization models might win the day, Streaming Media, Unisphere Research, and Help Me Stream Research Foundation will soon publish a survey-based report (sponsored by AWS) that analyzes what strategies OTT services and other content publishers are deploying today. The report takes stock of the landscape for AVOD, SVOD, TVOD, and live streaming, as well as insights into ad insertion strategies. A panel discussion follows a brief presentation of the survey results.

 

Tuesday, Jun 2

Track ESS: ESports & Sports Streaming Summit

 

E101. Big-League Innovation

11:30 AM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Winning in a Time of High Churn and Licensing Fees
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

As subscriber viewing habits shift, streaming services need to keep up and deliver sports and esports for all devices, while staying on top of licensing fees to provide the content that viewers want to consume. In addition, media companies in the sports world need to implement high-quality formats and the latest interactive technology to provide the best experience possible for their viewers. This interactive Q&A dives into how a publisher, club, and a league all rely on live OTT solutions to keep engagement high while trying to grow their audiences.

Step Up Your Game: How to Scale Without Dropping the Ball
12:05 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Highly anticipated sporting events have become a serious challenge for content owners, as more and more viewers turn to digital platforms to watch tournaments from a multitude of devices. Major international sports competitions continue to set all-time streaming records but are rarely smooth sailing for everyone. This talk explores how broadcasters take up the glove to scale their delivery infrastructures to the millions of viewers tuning into major events in an age of growing demand and zero tolerance for a less-than-perfect viewing experience.

 

E102. Esports & Sports Case Studies

01:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

The Red Sox and Bruins Embrace REMI Production
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

The New England Sports Network (NESN), the official network of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, was an early adopter of at-home production (REMI) back in 2016. Each year, NESN’s spring training live coverage grows due to the quality and flexibility that REMI provides. NESN’s CTO & VP of engineering shares how the network started producing more content for less, tips and tricks learned along the way, and how workflow has evolved with features like 2-way comms, IFB, and video return.

Expanding Your Footprint by Streaming Every Sport
1:55 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

It can be difficult to cover everything, and college athletics like rowing, track & field, volleyball, swimming, and lacrosse are often overlooked. And then there are the connectivity issues associated with streaming outdoors and away from a dedicated LAN connection. Harvard University’s assistant director of athletics for multimedia and production shares how Harvard Athletics leveraged cellular bonding technology to expand its production capabilities, cover more sports, and increase fan engagement.

 

E103. Esports Playbook: Unlocking Esports for Brands

02:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Based on lightning-fast growth, esports is poised to become one of the largest forms of entertainment globally. In addition to being a massive audience, esports fans are also some of the hardest to reach consumers based on their cord-cutting and ad-blocking tendencies. For many brands, an unclear understanding of esports and its audience prevents marketing investment despite the scale and attributes of its fans. Join Nielsen to learn more about the state of the global esports industry, how both endemic and non-endemic brands are earning valuable exposure through esports, and guidelines for cultivating authentic relationships with this elusive audience.

 

E104. PANEL: Monetize This! ‘The 2020 State of Monetization Report’

03:45 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

While other sessions at Streaming Media East speculate on which monetization models might win the day, Streaming Media, Unisphere Research, and Help Me Stream Research Foundation will soon publish a survey-based report (sponsored by AWS) that analyzes what strategies OTT services and other content publishers are deploying today. The report takes stock of the landscape for AVOD, SVOD, TVOD, and live streaming, as well as insights into ad insertion strategies. A panel discussion follows a brief presentation of the survey results.

 

Tuesday, Jun 2

Track VES-A: Video Engineering & Technology Summit Track A

 

V101ab. PANEL: Standards-Based Low-Latency Solutions

11:30 AM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Low latency was one of the hottest topics of 2019, with Apple launching LL HLS and standards coalescing around low-latency DASH and CMAF. This year, we’re seeing those technologies in action. Panelists discuss the implementation steps for these and other low-latency solutions, as well as some of their experiences as early adopters.

 

V102a. CMAF: Low Latency, DRM, and Ad Insertion

01:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

CMAF can offer a unified segment media delivery format across HLS and DASH with DRM, and that can have a profound impact. This session not only provides an overview of CMAF—what it is, how to create assets for it, and what key features it can enable—but pulls from real-world experiences implementing CMAF for leading broadcast companies and small organizations alike. Key focus areas are low latency, DRM, and dynamic ad insertion. Expect to walk away with a treasure trove of technical information, resources, and the understanding to make the right decisions going forward on your journey to streaming excellence.

 

V103a. CDN Performance and Economics

02:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

A prominent multi-cloud, multi-CDN video infrastructure and software platform is always looking for ways to improve delivery speed and efficiency, optimize costs, and provide robust solutions to its customers. In 2019, the company underwent an intense strategic analysis to determine the optimal CDN setup and partners for digital video distribution. The evaluation stretched across performance, cost, feature sets, and integration effort, based on predefined delivery KPIs and metrics. This session focuses on the key learnings and findings, showing actual data— like time to first frame, caching policies, cache-hit ratios, reducing origin hits by advertised features, and origin egress and player performance— across three well-known CDN providers in the industry.

 

V104a. Live-Streaming Best Practices

03:45 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

How reliable is your live-streaming production workflow? Learn how to use and configure the essential components of a live-streaming event system, including cameras, H.264 encoders/streamers, video switchers, video signal conversion, recorders, and more. Also learn how to best deploy the live stream to your audience based on business requirements: Do you use free social media outlets, work with a premium third-party streaming service, or build your own live-streaming infrastructure? Learn how to approach different live scenarios with the right gear to fit your budget.

 

Tuesday, Jun 2

Track VES-B: Video Engineering & Technology Summit Track B

 

V101ab. PANEL: Standards-Based Low-Latency Solutions

11:30 AM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Low latency was one of the hottest topics of 2019, with Apple launching LL HLS and standards coalescing around low-latency DASH and CMAF. This year, we’re seeing those technologies in action. Panelists discuss the implementation steps for these and other low-latency solutions, as well as some of their experiences as early adopters.

 

V102b. Efficient Multi-Codec Streaming

01:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

This presentation explores the design of a mass-scale OTT streaming system utilizing multiple codecs including AV1, HEVC, and H264, while targeting a population of devices with different decode capabilities. By incorporating a certain edge manifest filtering logic and using optimal ABR encoding profile generation, such a system can deliver good performance with surprisingly few streams. Tests show that even with 10–12 total streams, we can achieve about the same performance as a system using 21 streams with seven-stream ABR profiles generated for each codec separately. Such reduction of streams significantly reduces encoding, storage, and CDN delivery costs.

 

V103b. PANEL: AV1: A Reality CHECK

02:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

2020 is the year AV1 is supposed to “happen,” with the first hardwareenabled devices due out in the marketplace during Q2 and Q3. That said, several members of the Alliance for Open Media, including YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, (and reportedly but not publicly, Facebook), have been distributing AV1 encoded videos for months while AOM member Bitmovin supports AV1 in its cloud encoder. In this panel discussion, those encoding AV1 share their AV1-related experiences, including how long it takes to encode AV1, how much quality savings it delivers, and how they plan to roll AV1 out to their installed bases.

 

V104b. Codecs 2020

03:45 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MPEG will launch three codecs in 2020: Versatile Video Coding (VVC), Essential Video Coding (EVC), and Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC). Each have different profiles and royalty schemas. This session details the encoding quality, CPU requirements for encoding and decoding, and the royalty structure for each codec and presents a timeline as to when each might become relevant for streaming producers.

 

Tuesday, Jun 2

Track D: Discovery Track

 

D101. Discovery Track Session

11:30 AM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Check back for details.

 

D102. Discovery Track Session

01:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Check back for details.

 

D103. Discovery Track Session

02:30 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Check back for details.

 

D104. Discovery Track Session

03:45 PM2020-06-022020-06-02

Tuesday, June 2: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Check back for details.

Wednesday, Jun 3

Keynote

 

Keynote - to be announced

09:00 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Check back for details.

 

Wednesday, Jun 3

Track OTT-A: OTT Summit Track A

 

O201. Accessible Online Video Programming and User Interfaces: What’s Required by the FCC?

10:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Federal Communications Commission has accessibility rules around online video programming and user interfaces. Come learn about the detailed closed captioning rules for full-length video programming and video clips. Further learn about the accessibility requirements that apply to equipment designed to receive or play back video programming, including personal computers, tablets, and smartphones.

 

O202a. Is Too Much Choice No Choice at All? What Consumers Want in the Era of Peak TV

11:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

With streaming services seeming to multiply by the day—in addition to existing pay-TV providers—consumers have more choice than ever. But viewers can feel overwhelmed by too many options, leading to heightened market segmentation. How do content creators and video providers break though the din to deliver the content and user experience that consumers want? Using data from Altman Vilandrie & Co.’s 10th annual consumer video survey, industry experts outline the type of content viewers want to watch and how that content can be delivered and marketed in order to maximize adoption.

 

O203a. PANEL: It’s the User, Stupid!

01:15 PM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Look to your left, it’s SVOD services like Disney+. Look to your right, it’s vMVPDs like YouTube TV. The brave new frontier of connected devices and OTT experiences was supposed to free viewers from the tyranny of the cable provider, but prehistoric monetization experiences, clunky UX, walled gardens, never-ending price increases, and fights between content owners and platforms suggest that the new bosses are the same as the old boss. This panel gathers industry leaders for a no-holds-barred discussion about who’s doing it right, who’s doing it wrong, and what needs to happen to turn the streaming wars into streaming opportunities.

 

Wednesday, Jun 3

Track OTT-B: OTT Summit Track B

 

O201. Accessible Online Video Programming and User Interfaces: What’s Required by the FCC?

10:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Federal Communications Commission has accessibility rules around online video programming and user interfaces. Come learn about the detailed closed captioning rules for full-length video programming and video clips. Further learn about the accessibility requirements that apply to equipment designed to receive or play back video programming, including personal computers, tablets, and smartphones.

 

O202b. OTT Workflow Integration Best Practices

11:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Ideally, content publishers and OTT platforms want to buy one solution for their streaming delivery workflow. But each technology is very specific, which means you need to use multiple applications and services as you mix and match solutions that meet your specific needs. What are best practices for multiple vendor integrations? What about data storage? And what happens when two media companies merge and have to integrate existing systems into one?

 

O203b. Using Machine Learning to Turn 5 Decades of Fashion Archives Into Compelling OTT Programming

01:15 PM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

By leveraging the power of machine learning technology, Videofashion—the largest archive of fashion footage and catwalk moments—is able to find targeted content within its 18,000 hours of fashion-focused television programming and videos using intelligent metadata solutions by GrayMeta. With this rich library, Videofashion has teamed up with GrayMeta to provide an innovative platform that delivers deep insights into all their content, making it accessible and searchable online. Join Anne Adami from Videofashion to understand how machine learning enabled them to monetize their archive, helping them create new programing for multiple OTT services including Disney+.

 

Wednesday, Jun 3

Track E: Enterprise & Education Video Summit

 

E201. PANEL: Best Practices for Corporate Live Streaming

10:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Want to learn about streaming behind the firewall? Do you need a strategy that works for streaming to both internal stakeholders and external audiences? Need help understanding how to bring broadcastquality training to the enterprise network, or are you deciding whether you need to roll out an enterprise CDN? This panel discussion highlights best practices for corporate live streaming behind the firewall—and beyond—provided by enterprise streaming experts.

 

E202. We Are All the Same: Similarities in Educational and Enterprise Streaming

11:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Effective Education and Enterprise Streaming
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

This brief presentation focuses on the key elements of private video streaming systems for education and enterprise, including encoding technology, cloud vs. on-prem servers, and viewing options. Learn how high-quality video is distributed efficiently within medium and large enterprises and find out the latest developments in key applications like video training/lecture capture, CEO webcasts, and government meeting distribution.

Fireside Chat: War Stories From Education and Enterprise Webcasting Studios
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

This fireside chat with two in-the-trenches speakers covers real-world challenges we’ve all faced in producing video within the corporate or educational firewall. In addition, each speaker offers insights into today’s most effective video communication trends, including the formats that work best for the variety of communication needs in enterprise and education as well as key workflow processes from the inception of video messaging to distribution within and beyond the firewall.

 

E203. Live Webcasting for Educational Environments

01:15 PM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn the advantages and opportunities live streaming can offer within a university environment. From webcasting for social media to using streaming as a tool to support over-subscribed classes and ways to integrate remote subject-matter experts or lecturers, live webcasting can yield benefits both on- and off-campus. Additionally, gain insight into the advantages and disadvantages of interactive webcasting as well as the importance and potential of social media partnerships.

 

Wednesday, Jun 3

Track VES-A: Video Engineering & Technology Summit Track A

 

V201a. Live-Streaming Protocols

10:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

RTMP lasted far longer than anyone ever imagined, but now there are at least two good candidates to replace it: the open-source Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) and the proprietary Zixi protocol. Other technologies, like WebRTC, may also serve in this role. This panel explores the pros and cons of these technologies to help live-event producers make the best technology decisions for their application.

 

V202a. PANEL: Video and the Internet of Things (IoT)

11:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

There’s a lot of buzz about the IoT, and one of the top use cases is live video. This panel of some of the most innovative companies involved in military, space exploration, traffic monitoring, live encoding and beyond discuss new, video-based implementations involving IP cameras, drones, robots, and more. Learn how video is captured with modern IoT equipment and distributed on both closed networks as well as cloud-based architecture for small scale audiences to large audiences involving millions of viewers such as SpaceX’s Emmy-awarded rocket launch productions.

 

V203a. Multicast: Has Its Time Finally Arrived?

01:15 PM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

IP multicast is 32 years old this year. This session takes a rapid tour through multicast’s history; looks at some deployments and their successes and failures; and examines the emergence of IPTV, operator CDN, and application-layer P2P models. It then looks at why multicast adoption has been difficult, along with some of the technical and commercial challenges it has faced. Finally, it looks to the future and the re-emergence of interest with the hot new technologies in the space, including multicast-ABR, LTE-B, and BIER.

 

Wednesday, Jun 3

Track VES-B: Video Engineering & Technology Summit Track B

 

V201b. The Streaming Pro’s Toolbox: Packaging

10:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

This third iteration in our Streaming Pro’s Toolbox presentations digs deeper into some key monitoring tools but focuses on an oft-overlooked but critical area: media packaging. In this new era of massive VOD libraries and platforms, how the content is actually prepared for delivery is critical. The session looks at free, paid, and build-your-own solutions to support key initiatives such as Multi-CDN, DRM, closed captions, and dynamic ad insertion (DAI).

 

V202b. How to Automate Encoding and Packaging With FFmpeg and Bento4

11:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Open source tools like FFmpeg and Bento4 are used to build massive encoding farms for high-profile premium content services. But they also serve wonderfully as simple tools for smaller developers and can deliver significant functionality with minimal programming. If you can write a batch file on Windows and have access to a Linux box, you can learn to encode and package an encoding ladder to HLS/DASH with captions and encryption and set up a simple watch folder for drag-and-drop operation.

 

V203b. Game of Codecs: Insights Into the Encoding Landscape

01:15 PM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The video codec market has never seen so many competing standards, all racing to satisfy the incredibly diverse needs of the media industry. Some standards have firmly established themselves within the broadcast landscape, while VVC and EVC are on the way. This presentation provides an impartial overview of the development of these video media processing standards, as well as the associated challenges in bringing them to market. It also highlights the main commonalities and distinguishing coding features within the two codecs, opening up a debate for joint design for both codecs in software-based encoder implementation.

 

Wednesday, Jun 3

Track D: Discovery Track

 

D201. Discovery Track Session

10:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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D202. Discovery Track Session

11:30 AM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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D203. Discovery Track Session

01:15 PM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, Jun 3

General Session & Closing Keynote

 

General Session - Emerging Trends Driving Video Innovation

02:30 PM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

This general session discusses the use of emerging technologies to improve video management and delivery for premium content providers. It addresses the inherent challenges of the typical video supply chain and then discusses how and why to leverage innovations in contentcentric design, blockchain data protocols, machine learning, in-network processing and transport, and programmable media. A look at how these innovations are being applied by MGM in its next-generation video supply chain provides a real-world example.

 

Closing Keynote

03:30 PM2020-06-032020-06-03

Wednesday, June 3: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Speaker:

, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Sports Digital

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