Streaming Media West 2019 Program

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Monday, Nov 18

Preconference Workshops

 

W1. Introduction to ABR Production & Delivery

09:00 AM2019-11-182019-11-18

Monday, November 18: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This course helps those new to streaming media get familiar with relevant terms, concepts, and technologies. The session begins with a definition of terms like codecs, container formats, and adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming, as well as encoding concepts like bitrate control (VBR, CBR) and frame types (I, B, and P). Then it details the key H.264 encoding parameters that impact quality and compatibility. Next up is adaptive streaming, including a review of available ABR technologies like HLS and DASH, how to formulate an encoding ladder, and how to use multiple DRMs to protect premium content. Then we review the technical requirements for ABR delivery to computers, smartphones and tablets, OTT devices, and smart TVs. We finish with a quick look at advanced codecs like HEVC, VP9, AV1, and VVC. You walk away knowing the technical requirements for delivering to all key platforms and an understanding of how to do so.

Speaker:

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

 

W2. Deploying CMAF; Why, When, & How

09:00 AM2019-11-182019-11-18

Monday, November 18: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The concept of a single set of files deliverable to all relevant end points has been the holy grail since the dawn of adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming. By mid-2019, the Common Media Application Format (CMAF) will enable such a solution, slashing encoding, storage, and bandwidth costs for companies who deploy it. In this workshop, attendees learn how to create CMAF-packaged assets for HLS and or DASH and get a greater understanding of the benefits CMAF has to offer. We start at the industry baseline of H.264-based CMAF content, then offer insight and direction on how to handle more complex and emerging solutions. We will briefly cover how to extend what you learned to alternate codecs starting with VP9, then to 4K encoding, packaging, and delivery with HEVC or AV1. Then, we dive into what needs to happen next inside the video players to enable proper multi-bitrate ABR streaming with low latency. Last but not least, we cover the details around protecting your CMAF content with DRM, including what you need to know about CENC, CBCS, CTR, and working toward truly fulfilling the vision for unified common encryption DRM on the horizon.

Speaker:

, CEO, RealEyes Media

 

W3. Off-the-Shelf Streaming Tools

09:00 AM2019-11-182019-11-18

Monday, November 18: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The build vs. buy debate will never go away, but sometimes the perfect tool for content development and distribution already exists, is easy to learn and use, and fits within your budget. This workshop covers the latest developments in a number of tools that will help you at virtually every step of the streaming video workflow, from editing to analytics. This workshop is open to product owners, engineering staff, or others involved with delivering media—you don’t need a development background, just an interest in finding out how the latest tools can optimize your workflow. Nadine Krefetz and co-presenters cover the following types of tools: cloud-based switching products for multi-playout management; collaborative editing; UX prototyping; churn-busting analytics; artificial intelligence and machine learning; live and ondemand video libraries.

Speaker:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

 

W4. Objective Quality Metrics 2D & 3D: What They Are, How to Compute Them, & How to Use Them

01:30 PM2019-11-182019-11-18

Monday, November 18: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Every compression practitioner should understand what objective quality metrics do, how to compute them, and how to use them. This workshop guides attendees through the following steps: an introduction to metrics like PSNR, SSIM, SSIMplus, and VMAF, plus several 3D metrics; how to compute metrics with open source tools like FFmpeg and VMAFMaster, as well as third-party tools like the Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement tool and SSIMWave Quality of Experience Monitor; how to interpret the results; how to use these tools to choose a preset, choose the top rate for video files, and build an encoding ladder.

Speaker:

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

 

W5. Video Machine Learning: Customizing Solutions & Training Models

01:30 PM2019-11-182019-11-18

Monday, November 18: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Do you want to realize maximum business value from video machine learning solutions? To do so requires customization and model training. During this workshop, we go over core concepts that will help you in your customization and model training efforts. We also take a look at various options that are in the wild and ready for you to realize value from machine learning applications for video. We wrap things up with some hands-on demonstrations and customization and training tips and tricks. You walk away from this workshop armed with knowledge on how to get started providing your business value in this exciting area of video machine learning.

Speaker:

, CTOO, RealEyes Media

 

W6. Discovering the Power of FFmpeg

01:30 PM2019-11-182019-11-18

Monday, November 18: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

One of the most widely used tools with 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, Nov 19

Welcome & Opening Keynote

 

Opening Keynote - Fireside Chat: Amazon Fire TV

09:00 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Streaming Media editor-in-chief Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen sits down with Sandeep Gupta, VP of Fire TV and Devices, Amazon, to discuss the challenges and opportunities the company is addressing in the connected device market.

Speaker:

, Vice President, Fire TV Devices and Experience, Amazon Fire TV

 

Industrializing Broadcast-Quality Streaming

09:45 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

We all dream of broadcast-quality streaming of live TV. Flexibility and video quality—once considered trade-offs—have both become uncompromisable table stakes. As we enter more seasoned stages of cloud native-architecture and low-latency ABR streaming, content and services providers see the true promise of the ability to augment and scale video headends, optimize infrastructure, and enable fast and seamless delivery across multiple networks. So how close are we to going all-in on flexibility without compromising quality? And what potential could fully leveraging Kubernetes container orchestration unlock for the media industry?

Speaker:

, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, MediaKind

 

Tuesday, Nov 19

Track B: Business & Strategy Track

 

B101. Launching Original TV Content When It’s Not on TV

10:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

With “television” content being more multi-platform than ever, what does an original television launch look like for a streaming service? Meet marketing and insights gurus at YouTube who help inform the launch of YouTube’s original content. Learn how they identified key themes of their series, potential audiences with which to best amplify a series’ relevance, and positionings to differentiate it in the market. Attendees learn what audiences want from original television, how this differs (if at all) for linear vs. streaming, and how to turn cultural insights into go-to-market strategy. Case studies/examples of this type of insight and marketing in action at YouTube are also shared.

 

B102. Risk & Decision: The Insider’s Guide to Avoiding Disaster When Building a Video Service

11:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Launching an OTT service or creating a video delivery platform isn’t a simple undertaking. There are myriad considerations regarding technology, business model, content licensing, and more. But nothing can derail a promising video offering more than not knowing what’s waiting around the next corner to challenge getting to market. In this presentation, you learn about some of the critical challenges facing streaming services today. Aggregating survey responses from across the Streaming Video Alliance membership, this presentation shares some of these challenges, how to address them, and the risk they pose to undermining your efforts to provide viewers a great video experience.

Speaker:

, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance, USA

5 Steps to Media App Success in the Emerging Connection Economy
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The velocity of technological change and audience expectations aren’t slowing down and launching an OTT service isn't a simple undertaking. Join this strategic session on building a future-proofed media app strategy to launch and connect with your most valuable audiences while maximizing your current and future tech investments. Jim Bennette will share the key steps from the important but often overlooked step of defining your goals, then examine the process from devising a holistic app strategy to successfully connecting with your most valuable viewers.

Speaker:

, VP Sales, US, Applicaster

 

B103. LinkedIn Live: A Producer’s Journey

01:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

LinkedIn Live has quickly become one of the most valuable streaming platforms, reaching more than 600 million professionals worldwide. In this discussion you will not only learn about the value and engagement that LinkedIn Live is driving for key publishers, companies, and influencers, but also how you can become a part of the LinkedIn Live beta program as well. Join LinkedIn’s Streaming Producer, Chris Packard, on a journey into the world’s largest professional streaming network. 

Speaker:

, Streaming Producer, LinkedIn Media Productions

 

B104. Fireside Chat: The State of the CDN Market

02:45 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Content delivery networks (CDNs) deliver vast quantities of data to an ever-growing, media-hungry audience. The sheer scale of operations and consumer adoption of these services is daunting. Forgotten when they work, yet in the spotlight if they fail, the CDNs have a thankless but critical role in our industry. In this session, Dom Robinson, chair of Content Delivery Summit and 25-year veteran in the CDN space, talks to executives from the leading CDNs about the state of the sector, the challenges being faced, new technology strategies, and which services are rising and falling in demand. If a CDN is a part of your ecosystem, then this broad discussion should touch on a variety of high-level topics that directly affect your business.

Moderator:

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


Speakers:

, Principal Architect, Akamai Technologies

, Senior Director of Content Delivery and Edge Compute, Limelight Networks

, CEO, Tulix

, Sr. Product Manager - CDN, Comcast Technology Solutions

 

B105. Optimizing Corporate Communications

04:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

From delivery to improving end-user experiences, this covers how enterprises can support internal video activities at scale without harming the network. Focus is then placed on developing a secure-rich process for accessing and hosting video assets to be accessed by employees and stakeholders. This also includes covering value adds for end users, including using artificial intelligence to make content more accessible and discoverable through automated processes.

Moderator:

, Senior Solutions Engineer, Watson Media & Weather, IBM


Speakers:

, VP Global Marketing, Hive Streaming

, VP of Encoding & Digital Strategy, BC Live

, Global Director of Sales Engineering, Intrado Digital Media

, Founder & Managing Director, Howard & Associates

 

Tuesday, Nov 19

Track T: Technical & How-to Track

 

T101. HOW-TO: Fine-Tuning Your Encoding With Objective Quality Metrics

10:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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 VMAF, SSIMPlus, and others, 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, teaching how to apply them using commercial and open source tools and how to use them to fine-tune your adaptive bitrate ladders and encoding settings.

Speaker:

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

 

T102. Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Graphics and Digital Overlays

11:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

If content is king, then graphics are one of the most important technologies in streaming media. While sharp producers have been using graphical overlays forever, the Chromium Embedded Format and the rapidly growing esports market have thrust cloud graphics—which don’t require expensive on-prem server—into the view of major broadcasters and OTT streamers globally. This workshop will feature a live technical demo, viewer research, and an overview of the vendors in the cloud graphics space.

Speaker:

, Principal Analyst, Ring Digital

 

T103. Microservices in Action

01:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

The discussion around microservices has moved from theory and planning to looking at optimization for deployment for streaming within a microservices/services-oriented architecture. A year ago many were thinking about deployment in this new highly available, scalable and agile way; today, it has emerged as common practice, or at the least as a common strategy. This session examines some examples of microservices in action in a discussion with leading content publishers and goes deep into some realworld microservices architectures, exploring introspection, orchestration, containerization, and wider virtualization strategies.

Moderator:

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


Speakers:

, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

, Director of Engineering of Video Platform, Twitch

, Director of Performance Engineering Platform,, StackPath

, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, EZDRM

, Director of Engineering, Android TV

 

T104. Open Source Streaming

02:45 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

In this session, we review every stage of the live- and on-demand streaming workflow and explore how open source options can be used in real-world implementations. We’ll examine tools such as FFmpeg, VLC, and NGINX, as well as open source codecs, and discuss our panelists favorites for solving specific challenges, the pros and cons of each, and compare them to some commercial offerings. While this session is of use for technicians and developers, the emphasis is on higher-level strategic questions about where and when open source tools can replace commercial offerings and thus reduce costs.

Moderator:

, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance, USA


Speakers:

, Founder & Head of Product, Mux and Creator of Video.js

, Principal Strategist, Dillon Media Ventures

 

T105. ATSC 3.0: What You Need to Know

04:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

The promise of ATSC 3.0 is the ability to multicast not only audio and video, but data as well. If ATSC 3.0 can achieve this, plus allow for targeted personalized advertising, the broadcast world will have combined the digital promise of targeting with the scale of broadcast, essentially changing the broadcast vs. streaming playing field. How will this work with legacy CDNs and new 5G pipes? What does broadcast-as-a service mean? How do converged OTT-OTA apps work in the future? How does this help deliver the right content to the right audience?

Speakers:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media

, Vice President of Technology Strategy, ONE Media—a division of Sinclair Broadcast Group

 

Tuesday, Nov 19

Track OTT: OTT Leadership Summit

 

OTT101. Subscription Fatigue: Too Much of a Good Thing?

10:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

More than 60% of U.S. households subscribe to at least one SVOD service, according to Parks & Associates; Deloitte says that the average subscriber pays for three services. As the total cost of those services approaches the cost of a cable TV bundle, might we see a reduction in subscriptions? Should we expect more bundling of SVOD services, with or without cable subscriptions? How can SVOD services prevent customer churn? Join our panel of industry experts as they discuss the implications of an increasingly crowded market.

Moderator:

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


Speakers:

, VP, Content Partnerships & Programming, Xumo

, Chief Business Officer, Fandango

, CEO, Cinedigm

, Vice President, Emerging Platform Content, Sinclair Broadcast Group

 

OTT102. Fireside Chats: Finding New Audiences

11:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Reaching Generation Z
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Consumers’ video consumption habits are changing dramatically. Generation Z watches video in a completely different way than older generations, and it’s imperative that we reach them on their terms, with the type of content they want, in the formats that speak to them, on the devices they prefer. In this fireside chat, we talk with executives from Awesomeness about what works— and what doesn’t—with the next generation of consumers.

Speakers:

, Co-Head, Awesomeness

, Co-Head, Awesomeness

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media, USA

Ad-Supported VOD as an Alternative to Broadcast & SVOD
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Many consumers are looking for alternatives to traditional cable and SVOD services, as well as skinny bundles that aren’t so skinny after all. Enter free, ad-supported services that offer premium content without the premium price tag. We talk about the challenges and opportunities facing AVOD services in today’s market.

Speakers:

, Chief Content Officer, Tubi

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media, USA

 

OTT103. Understanding the DRM Lifecycle

01:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

As DRM becomes a global standard for content creators and consumers, the DRM lifecycle becomes more and more important. Implementing DRM into a complex video workflow can be a daunting task. That combined with the mandatory use of DRM for premium content leaves an OTT Operator with a lot of questions. In this session, we explore the “DRM Lifecycle” from content creation to editing to digital dailies to post to screeners and, ultimately, to consumer distribution.

Moderator:

, CEO and Founder, BuyDRM


Speakers:

, SVP Product & Technology, Sony Pictures Entertainment

, Director Live Operations, Global Broadcast, Blizzard

, CEO, 5th Kind

 

OTT104. Fireside Chat: TV Everywhere at Cox Media

02:45 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cox Media is the third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider in the U.S. In this fireside chat, we talk with Cox’s senior manager of product management and development about the business and technical challenges of launching a TV Everywhere/OTT service, and how traditional media companies are positioned to succeed in the space.

Speakers:

, Sr. Manager, Product Management & Development, Cox Media

, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media, USA

 

OTT105. Who Cares About Sports & News?

04:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

As video offers proliferate, many have purely on-demand content while others include live programming. Understanding the nuances of consumer interest in live video, especially sports and news, is critical to securing content rights, designing offers, and targeting subscribers. For many consumers, interest in a favorite team or athlete is the primary driver for their live video subscription, while other consumers have virtually no interest in sports or traditional news and often find little value in live TV. This session explores findings from a new consumer survey from Altman Vilandrie & Co., including a deep dive into reasons for consumer adoption of live TV offers, and a panel discussion featuring top executives from the TV industry.

Moderator:

, Director, Altman Vilandrie & Co.


Speakers:

, Vice President, Business Operations and Insights, Disney DTCI / ABC News

, Chief of Staff, Newsy

, Principal Strategist, Dillon Media Ventures

 

Tuesday, Nov 19

Track VES: Video Engineering Summit

 

VES101. The Video Engineer’s Toolbox

10:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Having the right tools for the job allows you to work smarter, not just harder. When developing for and supporting some of the biggest live streaming events such as the Super Bowl, Olympics, and the World Cup, we have beefed up and refined the arsenal of tools we bring. This session covers some of the tools to monitor, debug, and identify to solve problems quickly and effectively for live and on-demand streaming content, then dives deeper into some key, often overlooked use cases.

Speaker:

, CEO, RealEyes Media

 

VES102. Low Latency Live Streaming at Scale

11:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Many streaming producers are attempting to enable viewers to interact with live streamers in relative real time through chat, Q&A, betting, bidding, and more. They all encounter the same challenge: reducing latency while syncing interactions between the live streamer and viewers. There’s currently a race between WebRTCbased approaches, which are very low in latency but hard to scale, and HTTP-based approaches, which are easy to scale but higher in latency. Neither is ideal. This session details approaches to achieving interactivity at scale using existing technologies.

Speaker:

, Founder & Head of Product, Mux and Creator of Video.js

 

VES103. Integrating CMAF Into a VOD Workflow

01:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

This presentation details how to implement CMAF into a VOD workflow, and how CMAF saves storage space, reduces latency, and improves cache efficiency, which leads to better performance and the simplification of content encryption.

Speaker:

, VP of Product Development, CDN77

 

VES104. Evaluating & Testing CDN Suppliers for Performance & Unit Economics

02:45 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This discussion details how video engineers should set up their CDNs for optimal delivery around the world. From multi-CDN to optimizing encoding and transcoding efforts, we provide actionable recommendations based on real, unbiased testing. Attendees walk away with insights regarding how to optimize their CDN(s) for media delivery.

Speaker:

, Platform Solutions Architect, Zype

 

VES105. Applications of Per-Title Encoding

04:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Per-title encoding techniques have progressed from theory to reality with real-world statistics to verify effectiveness. In this roundtable, panelists discuss how their technologies work and the overall impact on their encoding ecosystem and share case studies about how per-title encoding has saved bandwidth and/or improved quality of experience.

Moderator:

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


Speakers:

, Director of Technical Services, Kaltura

, CEO, Mux

, Solutions Director of Americas, Bitmovin

 

Tuesday, Nov 19

Track ESS: ESports & Sports Streaming Summit

 

ESS101. Big Moves From the Big Leagues

10:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Some of the most interesting innovations are coming from the biggest names in traditional sports. The major sports leagues see the writing on the wall, which is why they’re creating new experiences for fans, doing more with live video, and betting heavily on esports. As we begin the conference, we’ll let the big dogs take the lead.

 

ESS102. Focus on Fans

11:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Increasing Fan Engagement
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Streaming live video is just the beginning. To succeed today, it’s crucial to engage fans and keep them tuning in. Putting out a tune-in message isn’t enough anymore. You’ve got to get fans invested in the next match, engaging them on multiple platforms. Here’s how some leagues cater to their fans to create all-new experiences and lifelong engagement.

Speaker:

, Chief Corporate Officer, Anthem Sports & Entertainment, President of Fight Media Group, (Fight Network and Impact Wrestling)

The Next Generation
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Don’t assume that young people today are going to watch the same sports that their parents follow. Young viewers are up for grabs, as the traditional sports world undergoes massive changes. Will today’s young viewers grow up loving basketball and football, or will esports eventually dominate? Here’s how leagues are securing the next generation.

Speakers:

, Global Head of Business Development, Nitro Circus

, founder and CEO, Maestro.io

, President and Co-founder, GlobeStream Media LLC

, Managing Director of Communications, USA Softball

 

ESS103. A More Perfect Workflow: Getting Live Sports Right

01:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

There isn't just one perfect workflow for live sports; it all depends on the organization's needs and budget. This panel will take a good/better/best approach in recommending workflows for different purposes. What's the best way to handle a one-camera setup? What's the best way to cover non-traditional sports? Our experts will guide the audience through the options.

Speaker:

, Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy, Comcast Technology Solutions

 

ESS104. Women, Games, and the Streaming Community

02:45 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Women now account for nearly half of all video game enthusiasts, and they’re turning their passion into successful careers—and vibrant communities—on Twitch. In this fireside chat, Vice President of Sales Katherine Bowe will lead a discussion with one of Twitch’s leading female content creators. Find the secrets to working with brands as a female broadcaster, building a community by streaming what you love, and more in this lively session.

Speaker:

, Vice President of Sales, Southwest, Twitch

 

ESS105. The New Athletes: Stars of Esports

04:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

What’s it really like to play video games for a living? What do esports stars think of their fans, colleagues, and sponsors? How on earth is this a real job? Can you make a lot of money? Like, a whole lot? In this panel, esports pros pull back the curtain and tell the truth about their profession.

 

Tuesday, Nov 19

Track LSS: Live Streaming Summit

 

LS101. Bringing Convenience to Corporate Streaming

10:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

While social media and entertainment get most of the attention when it comes to live streaming, it’s just as crucial to B2B and internal corporate communications. This panel of experts discusses how to effectively and efficiently connect to all of your internal viewers while also being able to scale for an external audience, as well as the myriad technologies that can be used from capture to distribution.

Speakers:

, Head of Live Production and Streaming, LinkedIn

, VP of Encoding & Digital Strategy, BC Live

 

LS102. Live-Streaming Best Practices

11:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

How reliable is your live-streaming production workflow? Learn how to use and configure the essential (and purposely redundant) 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 utilize 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 the budget you have.

Speaker:

, CTO, videoRx

 

LS103. Fireside Chat With Industry Leaders

01:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Join us as we discuss the massive increase in live streaming viewership and the importance of your audience with one of the industry leaders in the tech space.

 

LS104. Real-Time Remote Production for the FIFA Women’s World Cup

02:45 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Millions of people around the world tuned in for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals in France between the USA and Norway. After the huge success of FOX Sports’ innovative broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, our panelists collaborated with FOX Sports to deliver new remote production capabilities and greater efficiencies for this year’s women’s final. Boasting more than twice as many streams as the 2018 World Cup, these panelists discuss how they enabled production teams in Los Angeles to begin editing multiple camera feeds within less than 10 seconds of the live action for highlights, playback, and bridge programming and employed new capabilities such as real-time direct-to-cloud archiving and more extensive—yet consolidated—monitoring.

Speakers:

, Chief Technology Officer, IBM Aspera

, Senior VP, Production Operations, Fox Sports

, Telestream

, Senior Solutions Architect, Levels Beyond

 

LS105. Scaling for the Demands of a Growing Live Audience

04:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

As more people are turning to streaming as their main source of content, companies are dealing with the necessity of scaling quickly. On top of this, everyone is viewing from many devices, each with a specific set of quality specifications. With many viewers now getting their live events and sports coverage almost exclusively from streaming services this panel discusses the necessary tools to ensure a successful viewing experience.

Speakers:

, Director of Product, Zixi

, Executive Producer, Jukin Media

, Director Live Operations, Global Broadcast, Blizzard

, VP of Engineering, LiveU

 

Tuesday, Nov 19

Track DT: Discovery Track

 

DT101. Discovery Track Session: SSIMWAVE, Xilinx

10:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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Stop Bad Video in its Tracks
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Not all content is created equal. Gate and switch content to avoid getting trapped into expending resources needlessly. Reject or send the content to the appropriate encoder to optimize storage & transmission costs while ensuring video quality thresholds. Attend this session for your chance to win: 10 gift cards for streaming services ($25 value each)

Speaker:

, CEO, SSIMWAVE

 

DT102. Discovery Track Session: Interra Systems, EdgeConneX

11:30 AM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Monitoring Live OTT Services Is Critical for Service Assurance
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Around the globe, OTT video consumption is rising steadily, with live streaming, in particular, attracting large audiences. This necessitates that operators adopt a holistic methodology to service assurance, for better visibility into what is happening with the live OTT workflow, decrease the chance for churn and maximize monetization. Monitoring solutions are a fundamental requirement today for both VOD and live OTT applications. This presentation will highlight challenges of live streaming and how monitoring can help by providing a centralized service assurance view, validation of where the issue is located, and increased flexibility via a software-based and cloud-deployable approach. Attend this session for your chance to win: Google Nest Hub ($129 Value)

Speaker:

, VP of Product Management, Interra Systems

Content and Eyeballs- The Perfect Match at the Edge
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Latency is one of the most important factors in delivering content to their users. There is a growing trend in the community of partners, customers, providers to meet the eyeball providers away from carrier hotels. The high density environments require a greater amount of power, cooling, redundancy that EdgeConneX has built for our customers since inception. We’ll discuss trends in key markets, and why EdgeConneX is recognized as the leader in this space.

Speaker:

, VP Global Sales & Business Development, EdgeConneX

 

DT103. Discovery Track Session: UI Centric, Wowza

01:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

OTT: Where to Invest your UX and Design Budget
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Designing great digital products -- because digital is always evolving -- is a never-ending proposition. Identifying what users really want is only the beginning. How can you make the UX definition and design process run more smoothly and deliver products which are both compelling, effective and technically efficient? We discuss latest practices for OTT products which will make everyone involved in the product life-cycle through to end-consumers happy with what you’re creating. Attend this session for your chance to win: A 1.5 day UX audit

Speaker:

, Head of User Experience, UI Centric

Low Latency Live Streaming Delivery: What’s Next?
1:55 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

At the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple announced the specs for a brand-new extension of their HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol: Low-Latency HLS. While reducing latency for live streaming is a valiant goal (and one that we can get behind), this news interrupted an industry-wide effort to do so via chunked transfer encoding. With more viewers ditching traditional satellite and cable services each year, the race for speedier live-stream delivery is in full force. Apple Low-Latency HLS is an emerging standard that could very well lead the pack, but what are the pros and cons? The standard’s real-world appeal and long-term benefits are still playing out. Join our discussion and learn where the industry is heading, the overall adoption, ideal use cases, and what can be expected of low-latency HLS next. Attend this session for your chance to win:$250 Amazon gift card

Speaker:

, Director of Sales Engineering, Wowza Media Systems

 

DT104. Discovery Track Session: PacketFabric, DLVR

02:45 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Upgrade Your Network, Upgrade Your Stream
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

As streaming media continues to take over the entertainment world, content creators and providers will require advanced infrastructure to keep up with production schedules and consumer demands. This session will examine how private networks can play a critical role in the life cycle of streaming content, from its creation, distribution and through consumption. We’ll discuss how PacketFabric enable powerful new workflows to quickly go from the camera to the cloud to the screen, by delivering reliable, flexible and high-capacity connectivity from production locations to cloud providers to CDNs, and beyond. Attend this session for your chance to win:Amazon gift card ($200 value)

Speaker:

, President and CEO, PacketFabric

Configuring robust Multi-CDN in Azure, Powered by DLVR
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Reliable, high-quality video viewing experiences are critical to video publishers. This presentation discusses how DLVR's integration on Azure offers a highly scalable, measured, optimized, and simplified multi-CDN service for large and medium-size Azure customers running video workloads. Attend this session for your chance to win: 3 Hydro Flasks ($35 value each)

Speakers:

, CEO, DLVR

, Lead Product Manager, Azure Cloud CDN and Azure Front Door, Microsoft

 

DT105. Discovery Track Session

04:30 PM2019-11-192019-11-19

Tuesday, November 19: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

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Wednesday, Nov 20

Readers' Choice Awards & Keynote

 

Streaming Media Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards Breakfast

08:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Celebrate the winners of the 12th annual Streaming Media Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards.

 

Keynote: The Next Generation of Sports Streaming

09:00 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Advanced TV has opened up a new world of possibilities when it comes to the sports viewing experience. This includes new direct-to-consumer (DTC) platforms that let fans watch anytime or anywhere, second-screen experiences that complement the TV and in-person viewing experience, and more personalized content and ads that are relevant to the viewer. Whether you’re watching from the stands, from the couch, or on-the-go, new technology is delivering a heightened sports viewing experience for fans everywhere. In this session, Kiran Paranjpe moderates a roundtable of digital executives from sports organizations to discuss their successes and strategies launching and growing DTC platforms. Topics include streaming technology decisions, subscription vs. advertising revenue models, regional vs. global distribution models, and marketing DTC services effectively.

Moderator:

, Head of Sports & Entertainment/Global Partnerships, Google, Inc.


Speakers:

, Director, Revenue Operations, NASCAR

, Senior Vice President, Digital, World Surf League

, Senior Vice President of Digital Products, WWE

 

Wednesday, Nov 20

Track B: Business & Strategy Track

 

B201. UX: Keep Viewers Happy

10:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

What delights viewers and keeps them engaged when it comes to the video user experience (UX)? This panel discusses the trends media companies are following when it comes to creating a oneclick environment, moving customers through a registration or transaction process, or simply structuring navigation so content can be more easily found. Are text-based navigation systems a bad idea? What about removing the program guide? If customers churn early and often when they’re not happy, what will keep viewers happy?

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Vice President Business Development, TiVo

, Chief of Staff, Newsy

, Director, Software Engineering, FandangoNOW

, Head of User Experience, UI Centric

 

B202. Connecting the Dots for Connected TV Advertising

11:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Study after study shows increased viewing for all OTT services on the TV screen, and not just SVOD services. In fact, ad-supported services are growing in number, leading to an increase in connected TV ad inventory. If you’re an ad buyer, how do you take advantage of this growing source of addressable ad inventory? If you’re a provider with inventory, how do you connect with the buyers? What are the issues with connected TV advertising, and how are they being addressed? Join this panel representing both the supply and demand sides, as well as content services and platforms, for answers.

Moderator:

, Sr. Research Analyst, Media & Communications, S&P Global Market Intelligence


Speakers:

, SVP, Advanced Solutions Group, SpotX

, Chief Strategy & Business Officer, VideoAmp

, Chief Technology Officer, Ampersand

, CEO, Wurl

 

B203. Video Machine Learning Demystified

01:30 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Do vendor machine learning models not get the gist of your video? If so, it’s time to create a custom model. Don’t worry if you’re not a data scientist. These days, there is a growing number of solutions available for everyone. During this session, we take a look at some of these solutions, talk through what it takes to use them, and discuss some tips and tricks to keep in mind as you do. By the end of this session, you should feel empowered to start tinkering even without contemplating a data science degree.

Speaker:

, CTOO, RealEyes Media

 

B204. Mixed Realities: VR, AR, & XR

03:00 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Consumers were supposed to pioneer “extended reality” (XR), the umbrella term for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Instead, things took an unexpected turn: Corporations and universities are leading the way for training, learning, and conferencing use cases. These experiences entail streaming a wide range of large media assets including video, images, audio, and 3D objects. This session features a discussion with one of the leading XR labs in the United States.

Speakers:

, XR Evangelist, Kaltura

, Documentary Filmmaker & Director of XRLabS, Houston Community College

 

Wednesday, Nov 20

Track T: Technical & How-to Track

 

T201. HOW-TO: Playout in the Cloud

10:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

This presentation will fundamentally shift the way attendees think of playout in the cloud. Rather than building a schedule and expensively re-encoding assets in real time for broadcast, learn how to decouple the monolith of playout software into discrete components on top of AWS services. The approach discussed will open new possibilities of channel customization, personalization, and end-user quality, while also dramatically reducing running costs.

Speaker:

, Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services

 

T202. Multicast: Has Its Time Finally Arrived?

11:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

IP multicast is 31 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.

Speaker:

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

 

T203. Tackling the Latency Problem

01:30 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

HOW-TO: Latency, Real-Time Streaming, & WebRTC
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Is latency impacting your customers’ experiences and your business? The good news is sub-second latency is within reach. In this session, you learn about WebRTC, what it takes to support it and the available APIs from MediaStream to RTCDataChannel and more, as well as the protocols that make it real time such as UDP, DTLS, SCTP and everything in-between. This session also addresses workflow best practices and implementation options.

Speaker:

, Lead Engineer, Limelight Networks

High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP)
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Ultra-low latency for live is the most important challenge that ABR streaming faces. THEO Technologies' HESP is a new streaming protocol, an alternative to HLS and DASH and streams over HTTP, that enables streaming services to be delivered with sub second latency, with a significantly reduced streaming bandwidth, at scale. Join the conversation to get the latest straight out of the THEO Innovation Lab.

Speakers:

, Lead Solution Architect, North America, THEO Technologies

, North-America Sales Director, THEO Technologies

 

T204. 5G & the Future of Streaming

03:00 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

5G marks a new era of cellular network connectivity. In this presentation, Jon Landman, VP of sales at Teradek, describes how 5G will make a difference for live streaming. Learn how you can use 5G to optimize your connectivity for more reliable broadcasts. Explore what exactly is 5G and how it differs from our current 4G LTE networks. Discover how you can combine 5G connectivity and HEVC compression to deliver higher-quality video while using less bandwidth.

Speaker:

, Vice President of Sales, Teradek

 

Wednesday, Nov 20

Track OTT: OTT Leadership Summit

 

OTT201. How Niche Video Services Can Find Success

10:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Netflix, 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.

Moderator:

, Office of the CEO, Best Ever Channels


Speakers:

, Senior Vice President, Digital Enterprises, Shout! Factory

, Founder & CEO, TV4 Entertainment, Inc.

, CEO, Cinedigm

, Co-Founder and President, Gunpowder & Sky

 

OTT202. 2019—The Year of Direct-to- Consumer Video Services?

11:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

As Disney, WarnerMedia, Apple, and NBCUniversal prepare to launch direct-to-consumer (DTC) services—joining existing ventures like ESPN+, CBS All Access, and DC Universe—will existing SVOD and live-linear services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime be able to compete? Or will the DTC offerings falter against the incumbents? This session examines the pros and cons of DTC services and evaluates the likelihood of success in the crowded OTT landscape.

Moderator:

, Principal Strategist, Dillon Media Ventures


Speakers:

, Managing Director, Digital Media Strategies and USC

, VP Marketing and Audience Development, Poker TV

, CEO, Didja

 

OTT203. Harness SSAI's Superpowers

01:30 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Server-side ad insertion (SSIA) claims to have superpowers: the ability to replace broadcast ads with or without SCTE markers, avoidance of viewer ad blockers, more standardized integration into each platform and better targeting and personalization are the superpowers SSAI brings to the streaming environment. The evil lurking in the wings is ad server ability to dynamically scale, mistaking true scale for fraud and getting standardized measurements to your partners. We also touch on reach, frequency and wholistic ad strategy to arm you with information for talking to business colleagues.

Moderator:

, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


Speakers:

, Director of Ad Technology Systems, Disney

, Executive VP, Media & Entertainment, Crunchyroll/Ellation

, VP of Video and Connected Devices, Warner Media

 

OTT204. Addressable TV: How Close Are We to Finding the Holy Grail?

03:00 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

From the beginning of the online video revolution, personalized video has been one of our loftiest and hardest-to-achieve goals. This session examines the state of addressable television for both content distributors and advertisers today, as well as what we can expect in the near future and what sort of privacy and data collection issues pose challenges to truly personalized video delivery.

Speakers:

, Senior Vice President, Product, Inscape

, General Manager, Data & Analytics, DISH Media

, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Comscore

, CEO, Wurl

, Head of Product Marketing, Synamedia

 

Wednesday, Nov 20

Track VES: Video Engineering Summit

 

VES201. Controlling QoE With Better Data

10:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Quality of experience (QoE) is critical to all successful streaming services. Using worldwide benchmark data, this talk identifies the most important QoE KPIs for VOD services and discusses their regional impact. For example, in the U.S., buffering issues drive user churn, while in Asia, managing device fragmentation is key. It also reviews a number of metrics, explores benchmark data, and details how to best understand and leverage the relationship between QoE and data.

Speaker:

, VP of Product Solutions, Product, Nice People at Work

 

VES202. Hardware Transcoding Solutions for the Cloud

11:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hardware codecs in FFmpeg, like those from Intel and NVIDIA, deliver significant performance gains over x264/x265, but have a reputation for lower quality and use a completely different command set. This session benchmarks the performance and quality of these codecs and details the FFmpeg command syntax. Attendees learn when and how to use these hardware codecs in VOD and live encoding workflows.

Speaker:

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

 

VES203. How to Customize Encoding, Packaging, & DRM for All Target Formats

01:30 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Consumer devices have many different operating systems, firmware, and chipsets, which often require different codecs, packaging formats, and DRM schemes. To achieve optimal QoE for all viewers, distributors should customize delivery for each device. This session details how companies can leverage intelligence built into technology to understand the differences between platforms and automatically modify content as it’s delivered to achieve optimal QoE while minimizing encoding, packaging, and storage costs.

Speaker:

, Video Technology Fellow, Brightcove

 

VES204. LCEVC: The Latest MPEG Standard

03:00 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Heard of MPEG-5 part 2 (LCEVC)? And EVC? VVC, AV1, AVS2? Anyone getting an acronym headache? Alongside VP9 and HEVC, these next-generation standards are vying to be the successor to H.264, but will there ever be a single leader again? With the single-standard, single-resolution media delivery chain broken, operators and service providers are looking for the best tool for the job in every part of their ecosystem. Compression experts from Facebook and V-Nova discuss the reasons why and reveal some of the secrets of the latest standard in the MPEG family, LCEVC—a low-complexity enhancement for all codecs, even non-MPEG ones.

Speakers:

, CEO & Co-Founder, V-Nova

, Principal Video Specialist, Twitch

 

Wednesday, Nov 20

Track ESS: ESports & Sports Streaming Summit

 

ESS201. Live Streaming in Challenging Conditions

10:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Not long ago, going live from a remote location meant driving up with a satellite truck. Well, those days are over. Today’s publishers are delivering live streams from challenging remote locations that a truck could never reach. These producers make it look easy, but it’s not. Learn how to overcome any obstacle.

Speakers:

, Founder and Creative Director, Digital P Media

, CEO & Co-founder, Lightstream

, LiveU Sales Manager, Sports ESS

, Assistant AD, Broadcasting, University of Oklahoma

 

ESS202. Moneyball: Monetizing Your Assets

11:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Betting on the Future
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wagering and interactivity are about to become big parts of the streaming sports experience, whether that means adding onscreen trivia quizzes to keep fans engaged or betting for real money on a game’s outcome. Hear from the architects of our gambling future as they chart out a path for integrating bets and sports viewing.

Speakers:

, Partner, Dickinson Wright

, Senior Vice President, Digital, World Surf League

, Founder & Head of Product, Mux and Creator of Video.js

Doing Sponsor Integrations Right
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In the days of ad skipping, sponsors want to create unskippable moments that put their products in a good light. As plenty of brands have found, viewers will welcome branded integrations when they’re done the right way. Here’s how to create authentic moments that fit in with the action, pleasing sponsors and viewers alike.

Speakers:

, Founder & CEO, unitedesports.com

, Chief Global Partnerships Officer, LA Clippers

, Cofounder and Chief Design Officer, Unreel Entertainment

, Torque Esports

 

ESS203. Overtime: Here’s What’s Next

01:30 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat: Navigating OTT vs. Linear Sports Production with DAZN’s Jamie Horowitz
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

In these early days of sports streaming, executives are realizing that the production approach for OTT sports differs vastly from traditional linear television. One of those executives making the transition is DAZN EVP of Content Jamie Horowitz. In this fireside chat, Horowitz will discuss early learnings on how to produce a compelling experience for the OTT generation, what specific strategies DAZN is implementing to separate itself, and how the fan viewing experience on direct-to-consumer services will continue to evolve.

Speakers:

, EVP Content, DAZN

, Host, ChangeUp and DAZN Boxing

Case Study: Activating the San Francisco Giants' 60-Year Media Archive With AI
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

AI is now accelerating content discovery within the San Francisco Giants' vast media archive. Using AI solutions, the SF Giants can now bring its 60-year media archive to life and drive an advanced fan engagement strategy. AI enables rapid content search and accelerated asset sharing with media, global partners, internal stakeholders (including web and social media teams), and fans during live games in the ballpark.

Speakers:

, VP, SFG Productions, San Francisco Giants

, Manager, Media Systems & Workflow, San Francisco Giants

, President, Veritone Inc

 

ESS204. Niche Sports Find a Home

03:00 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

In the online video world, there’s no such thing as niche. Formerly remote events are now as close as a cellphone. Viewers are discovering a range of unusual events like they haven’t seen since The Wide World of Sports, and they can’t get enough. Here’s how several niche sports used online video to tap into a worldwide audience.

Speakers:

, Head of Growth, Unreel.me

, Director, Ad Sales and Distribution, The World Poker Tour and Allied Esports

, Director of Rights Acquisition, FloSports

 

Wednesday, Nov 20

Track DT: Discovery Track

 

DT201. Discovery Track Session: AWS, Applicaster

10:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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Amazon Web Services
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Cross-Device Media Apps: Build or Buy? Why not both!
10:55 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

In this session Idan Maron from Applicaster will highlight how leading media companies like Zee5, ProSiebenSat.1, DirecTV and others are maximizing their pre-existing workflows and resources, combined with best-of-breed third party tech, to build user-loved apps with Applicaster's app lifecycle management platform Zapp.

Speaker:

, VP Business Development, Applicaster

 

DT202. Discovery Track Session: Bitmovin, Signiant

11:30 AM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Data-Driven Video: Using Analytics to Determine When and Where to Optimize Your Video Pipeline by Steve Geiger, Solutions Director of Americas
11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Streaming video is easy, right? However, delivering a seamless, enjoyable, and consistent video experience to users can be difficult - especially across a range of markets and platforms. Address the biggest and most common challenges in the video streaming market by measuring your viewers' Quality of Experience and video pipeline performance and using that data to derive actionable insights and make smart choices about how to optimize video encoding and playback. Attend this session for your chance to win: Notebooks for all attendees ($8 value each)

Speaker:

, Solutions Director of Americas, Bitmovin

Cloud Ingest Portals: Strategies for Acquiring Content from Providers Around the Globe
11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

While there are plenty of tools for getting data into public and private clouds, professional media requirements are unique: File sizes are enormous and only getting bigger, video file specifications vary widely so file validation against exact specifications is critical, and metadata is core to unlocking business value so custom metadata entry is key. This session will discuss strategies to make it fast, easy, and secure to ingest content from around the globe. Attend this session for your chance to win: Roku Ultra ($99 value)

Speaker:

, Chief Marketing Officer, Signiant

 

DT203. Discovery Track Session: THEO Technologies, MediaKind

01:30 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Low Latency Reality Check
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

As an industry, we have latency on the mind. It’s a hot topic, and we hear big promises surrounding Low Latency being made throughout the industry. So, how can you move from promise to production? We will share our wealth of industry experience, being at the forefront of low latency development, and experience working together with different partners in the ecosystem. Attend this session for your chance to win: Notebooks for all attendees ($10 value each)

Speakers:

, Lead Solution Architect, North America, THEO Technologies

, North-America Sales Director, THEO Technologies

Delivering Innovative Consumer Experiences to end-users through DTC and OTT Aggregated Services
1:55 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Today’s consumers watch hours of content, from different networks across a range of different devices. With so much content available at the push of a button and the opportunity to tailor it to individual user preferences, the industry is pushing to deliver high quality, highly personalized offerings directly to consumer screens. Although traditional broadcasters and other established content owners have access to some of the most valuable premium content, new entrants have used OTT to reach a wider audience. They are using cloud technology to scale and quickly introduce new functionality, allowing delivery over all networks to all devices and to introduce improved consumer viewing experiences (e.g. UHD and HDR content).However, the increasingly fractured user experience caused by separate applications leads to the question: what is the best way to deliver content to the consumer? This presentation explores how DTC and OTT aggregated services are enabling operators to deliver innovative consumer experiences directly to the end user, as well as outlining the opportunities and challenges for services a result of this competition.

Speaker:

, MediaKind

 

DT204. Discovery Track Session

03:00 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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Wednesday, Nov 20

Closing Session

 

Closing Session: Low-Latency HTTP Live Streaming Update

04:00 PM2019-11-202019-11-20

Wednesday, November 20: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Earlier this year Apple announced Low-Latency HTTP Live Streaming which can deliver broadcast-level latency using industry-standard protocols such as HTTP/2. The specification is evolving towards release and incorporating feedback from the streaming community. Join Roger Pantos from Apple who will give an update on LL-HLS and answer common questions about it.

Speaker:

, Media Streaming Engineer, Apple