Our Streaming Media West Connect 2021 program offers a week-long series of FREE online webinars that will provide practical advice and inspiring thought leadership from the world’s leading organizations. We're also offering Streaming Media University Workshops online on November 8. These 3-hour, in-depth workshops offer training from expert instructors that you can't get anywhere else.

In addition, we're also bringing you the next installment of Content Delivery Summit on November 8.

Monday, Nov 1

Streaming Media Connect Free Webinars


MON1. Research Keynote: State of the Streaming Industry Autumn 2021

10:00 AM2021-11-012021-11-01

Monday, November 1: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

In this special keynote presentation, Streaming Media's Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and Tim Siglin will be joined by our partner Millicast to present the findings of original research into the state of the streaming video market—including live vs. on-demand, scale, monetization, and technology trends, with a special emphasis on ultra-low latency and interactive streaming—followed by a provocative discussion about the results and a question-and-answer session with our audience.


, CMO, Norsk

, Founder, Help Me Stream Research Foundation

, Streaming Media Engineer, Millicast, Inc.


MON2. Subscription Fatigue: Are There Too Many OTT Services?

11:30 AM2021-11-012021-11-01

Monday, November 1: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

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, will 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—or take advantage of it?


, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media and Producers Guild of America (PGA), VR AR Association (VRARA)


, SVP Distribution Business Planning & Strategy, WarnerMedia Sales and Distribution

, President, ShortsTV

, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer, Struum

, VP, International Sales, Penthera


MON3. Think Big, Program Small: The Importance of Localized Content

01:00 PM2021-11-012021-11-01

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

As viewers cut the cord, they’re finding that (much to their chagrin) they’ve sometimes lost local news, weather, and sports, as well as scripted and unscripted content from their local country or region. Savvy OTT services are partnering with local stations and content creators to deliver the best of both worlds, to the delight of both viewers and advertisers.


, Principal Strategist, Dillon Media Ventures


, Vice President, Content and Programming, Evoca

, VP of Digital Distribution, USA Today/Gannett

, Vice President, Digital Element

, VP of Affiliate Relations and Content Development, VUit


MON4. Game on! Streamers, Broadcasters, & Pay TV Providers Compete for the Future as Live Sports Returns

02:30 PM2021-11-012021-11-01

Monday, November 1: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

After a strange year for sports, global streaming services are making a renewed push against the traditional sports TV titans of broadcasting and pay TV. The business of sports TV has never been more competitive, even with slumping ratings due to the lingering effects of COVID-19. Live sports is one of the only “appointment TV” staples left, but are that audience’s interest and loyalty ever fully coming back? And can streamers and pay TV find a way to become good teammates for their mutual benefit? Altman Solon analysts discuss the results of their 2021 Global Sports Survey, highlighting trends to watch and how the landscape will continue to change.


, Partner, Altman Solon

, Partner, Altman Solon


MON5. The Future of Monetization: FAST, SVOD, Hybrid, & More

04:00 PM2021-11-012021-11-01

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

The big monetization story of the last 18 months has been advertising, but the average household still has subscriptions to four or more SVOD services. Now, even the subscription services are jumping on the advertising train, using a hybrid approach to lower the cost to consumers while keeping their revenue streams flowing. So how can OTT services decide which models are best for their audience and content?


, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


, General Manager, Redbox On Demand

, Senior Vice President, Digital Enterprises, Shout! Factory

, CEO / Co-Founder, Revry

, SVP - Ad Products, Amagi

, SVP, Revenue, Cinedigm

, President, Parks Associates


MON6. Innovation Hour

05:30 PM2021-11-012021-11-01

Monday, November 1: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

Industry leaders discuss and present the latest cutting-edge solutions and strategies that will help you maximize efficiencies and minimize costs in your streaming video workflow.

The Future of Interactivity in Live Streaming & Broadcasting
The last year has proved just how much human beings crave interaction. That interaction leads to engagement, which we saw with the proliferation of virtual watch parties and virtual audiences at live events across the globe, and now hybrid events that try to bridge the gap between virtual and physical viewers. But for that engagement to be genuine, virtual fans must be watching a broadcast in real-time with less than a second of latency in order for their reactions to be synchronized with physical fans at a venue and other virtual fans. Traditional broadcasting and streaming technologies do not allow for the real-time latency that is required for truly interactive events. In this session we will show real-life use cases that are using WebRTC to enable the interactive streaming workflows of the future. These include remote post-production and broadcast workflows at top Hollywood Studios, live sport and event production, as well as innovative new products for video-enabled e-commerce, AR/VR, cloud gaming, remote fitness, education and more.

, Streaming Media Engineer, Millicast, Inc.

Dolby In The Cloud
Dolby delivers extraordinary experiences with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on movie screens, televisions, computers, gaming consoles, tablets and smartphones. Learn how companies like Sony Pictures Entertainment and WarnerMedia use Dolby’s cloud-based tools to create these amazing experiences. Dolby’s cloud services allow for rapid scaling, massive throughput, and major cost savings for media creation and distribution.

, Sr. Director for Enterprise Encoding, Dolby Laboratories

The Content Success Formula
The days of one-way broadcasting are coming to an end, and this is the new formula to dominate the streaming era: C (D x E) = M. What does that mean? Content personalization is the way to users' hearts. Distribute your content across devices and platforms to reach your audience. Engage with your users through UGC features, games, polls, and chat. Monetize with advanced segmentation and AI. Streann is  introducing new ground-breaking features for content providers, and a disruptive multicamera production app. Video production will never be the same!

, CEO, Streann Media

Tuesday, Nov 2

Streaming Media Connect Free Webinars


TUE1. Keynote

10:00 AM2021-11-022021-11-02

Tuesday, November 2: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)


, Chief Technology Officer and EVP, Pluto TV

Live Video Transcoding at Scale on Amazon VT1 EC2 Instances and Xilinx Media Accelerators

, Director of Product Marketing, Video Products, Xilinx

, Senior Product Manager, Amazon Web Services


TUE2. How to Move Your Workflow to the Cloud

11:30 AM2021-11-022021-11-02

Tuesday, November 2: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

Chances are, if you haven't moved most or all of your streaming and broadcast workflows to the cloud, you're planning on it. Benefits include lower total cost of ownership, faster time to market, quicker response times, and reduced delivery costs. But how do you get there, and what are the essential questions to ask your vendors? If you’ve already made the move to the cloud, this panel can help you find new efficiencies in your workflows. If you haven’t, this panel can help you make the right strategic and purchasing decisions.


, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology, Sweden


, Chief Strategy & Cloud Officer, TAG Video Systems

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

, Staff Engineer, TV 2 Danmark


TUE3. Hybrid/REMI Workflows for Hybrid Events: The New Normal?

01:00 PM2021-11-022021-11-02

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

As social distancing requirements mandated remote workflows for most streaming productions in 2020, remote production proved not only viable but, in many cases, greatly advantageous. It reduced the number of crew required on-site, cut down on lost travel time, limited in-venue expenses, and enabled outfits running large and concurrent events to work more efficiently. As large-scale in-person events from esports to entertainment return—most likely as hybrid events with co-equal off-site streaming audiences—will we also see hybrid workflows emerging, with master control, technical direction, graphics, or other production elements managed off-site?


, Owner, Streaming Learning Center


, Channel Sales Manager, LiveU

, Managing Director, Gigcasters

, Producer, Independant and Happily, LiveX

, Director Live Operations, Global Broadcast, Blizzard


TUE4. Large-Scale Live-Stream Monetization: What Have We Learned?

02:30 PM2021-11-022021-11-02

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

Even as social distancing regulations ease in some parts of the world and large-scale live events from sports to concerts return to larger in-venue crowds, streaming audiences remain an essential part of events’ monetization models, so the lessons of the last year, in which event profitability hinged largely on compelling streams, remain critical to future success. So, what did we learn about targeting and engaging streaming audiences, connecting them with brands, measuring engagement, and expanding reach? How will we apply and leverage those lessons going forward?


, CMO, Norsk


, CEO/Founder, Bulldog DM

, CEO, 7 Cinematics

, Co-Founder, Sessions/Next Live

, VP, Strategic Account Development, Zixi


TUE5. Streaming in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

04:00 PM2021-11-022021-11-02

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

COVID-19 radically altered the role of video at work, and for most organizations, the changes were considerably more involved than giving work-from-home employees webcams and microphones for meetings. For more involved video communications, cloud production became the norm, and there’s no going back to a time when all meetings and corporate events had to be in-person. We look at leading tools and best practices for business communications in the “new normal.”


, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Streaming, Cloud Engagement & Virtual Events, Wainhouse Research


, Associate Director, Global Lead Streaming Media Services, EY

, Senior Producer, IT, Airbnb

, Manager, Live Programming & Streaming, LinkedIn

, Chief Technology Officer, Qumu


TUE6. Innovation Hour

05:30 PM2021-11-022021-11-02

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

Industry leaders discuss and present the latest cutting-edge solutions and strategies that will help you maximize efficiencies and minimize costs in your streaming video workflow.

Streaming for Government and Military Applications
Government and military branches at every level utilize live streaming in unique ways. LiveU Channel Sales Manager Scott Sheehan sits down with Streaming Media to outline the different uses, production workflows, objectives, and organizational needs. Find out how government and military live streaming strategy aligns with other vertical markets such as corporate enterprise, using the technology to communicate internally and externally, as well as for training and quality assurance. Hear how the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Army, and other government entities are using LiveU and other technologies to effectively stream high-quality content.

, Channel Sales Manager, LiveU

The Business Case for IP Transport
We’ll cover the broader economics of IP and how the right platform and technologies more than pay for themselves with gains in network efficiency, platform throughput and root cause analysis savings with insights for predictive actions. Also, considerable cost reductions involved with reduced network operations centers, a single pane of glass, significantly reduced time to implement and resource savings against building a solution yourself. And lastly, insights on the required resources and savings to maintain the platform, along with benefits from industry driven innovations.

, VP, Strategic Account Development, Zixi

Implementing Modern Media Workflows with SaaS Building Blocks
Today, there is a huge imperative to quickly piece together new media workflows to accommodate remote work and reconfigured production processes. But is it better for media companies to buy the technology or build it themselves? Signiant believes it’s not a question of build vs. buy but rather which size blocks to build with. For many applications, multi-tenant SaaS offerings, connected using modern APIs, are emerging as a clear winner. Join Signiant’s Chief Solutions Officer, Mike Flathers, as he discusses this modern approach and the important role Signiant’s products play in it

, Chief Solutions Officer, Signiant

Wednesday, Nov 3

Streaming Media Connect Free Webinars


WED1. How to Choose a Content Delivery Network

10:00 AM2021-11-032021-11-03

Wednesday, November 3: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

Content delivery is rapidly changing, and the market is highly fragmented and complex. Multi-CDN has become the norm, and real-time measurements are vital for load balancing and CDN switching. Security, performance, QoS, and scale are top of mind, while edge compute and Open CDN standards are giving media companies more options than ever before to get their content to their customers. Streaming Media contributing editor Dom Robinson interviews leading OTT publishers and services to find out what they're looking for. Be sure to bring your questions, too!


, Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as and Contributing Editor,, UK


, Founder, Help Me Stream Research Foundation

, Chairman, CDN Alliance

, Executive Director, Disney Streaming

, Principal Solutions Engineer, Varnish Software


WED2. Delivering Reliable Live Streams at Scale

11:30 AM2021-11-032021-11-03

Wednesday, November 3: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

With all due respect to pristine production value, streamlined workflows, heightened interactivity, and killer content, it’s all for naught if you can’t deliver a resilient, reliable, high-quality stream. If your stream starts buffering as the ball sails toward the goal or the emcee announces, “The winner is …,” your audience (and your advertisers) won’t give you credit for trying. Having a robust CDN—or even multiple CDNs—as the backbone of your stream is key. This panel discusses the current state of streaming infrastructure and what you need to know to maintain five-nines streaming reliability when it matters most.


, CTO, innovation Consulting


, VP of Software Development, Hulu

, Senior Director, Software Engineering, Disney Streaming

, CDN Expert, Limelight Networks


WED3. Latency & Live Streaming at Scale

01:00 PM2021-11-032021-11-03

Wednesday, November 3: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

How low can your latency go? From entertainment to esports and online gaming, nearly every live stream can benefit from reducing latency. But how much you need to prioritize low latency to meet your audience’s expectations depends on who your audience is and what type of streaming you’re doing. And how much of it you can control depends on a number of factors. What are the factors you should consider to address streaming latency, and what practical steps can you take to reduce it? Our panel of experts discusses the key latency issues facing live streamers today, and how low you can—or need to—go.


, CEO, Streaming Video Technology Alliance


, CEO, Motoworlds

, Chief Scientist, Hollywood Scoring

, Founder and CEO, LiveSwitch


WED4. How Does “True Live” Programming Fit Into the OTT Ecosystem?

02:30 PM2021-11-032021-11-03

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

Streaming media has taken a permanent hold on viewers and advertisers. Linear channels like Samsung Plus, PLEX, Pluto TV, and others have been racking up hours of view time monthly. Is it time to open up the technology for true live channels? Besides the obvious sports and news, what other content categories may capture a live audience? This panel of industry experts gives you an insider’s view into the answers.


, Co-CEO, Best Ever Channels


, CEO/Chairman, ClixTV


, Co-CEO, Best Ever Channels


WED5. The Esports Revolution

04:00 PM2021-11-032021-11-03

Wednesday, November 3: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

If you think esports is just for kids, think again. Revenue in 2021 is expected to surpass $1 billion, the Olympics has added an esports event in Tokyo, and Netflix is even rumored to be getting gaming. What part will streaming video play in esports' explosive growth, and how can broadcasters, OTT services, and social video platforms work with esports leagues and players to deliver the best experiences to fans? And what can “traditional sports” broadcasters learn from the cutting-edge world of esports?


, CMO, Norsk


, Head of Digital, Esports GG

, Co-Founder and CEO, the*gameHERs

, Strategist, the*gameHERs

, Founder & CEO, Maestro


WED6. Innovation Hour

05:30 PM2021-11-032021-11-03

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

Industry leaders discuss and present the latest cutting-edge solutions and strategies that will help you maximize efficiencies and minimize costs in you streaming video workflow.
Encoding Innovations for Maximizing Quality
In this session, Katy and Andy from Bitmovin discuss the latest compression technologies from 3-pass to Per-Title Encoding, their use cases, and their business impact. Plus, why the next generation of video solutions like shot-based encoding is so important in the age of UHD, 4K, and 8K.

, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Bitmovin

, Technical Product Marketing Manager, Bitmovin

How Interactive Live Streaming is Driving Audience Engagement
Audience engagement and interaction creates new value for live streaming applications: Whether webcasts, town hall meetings with Q&A sessions, or monetized applications like live auctions, betting, and gaming or live retail: you need a reliable streaming platform with ultra-low latency to keep the interaction alive. There is more and more demand for hybrid events and setups with both physical and virtual participants, and for hybrid conferences or performances of art and music. The ‘lean-forward experience’ turns your audience into active participants and engages them with questions, polls, quizzes, bids, or other interactive elements to promote two-way communication. In this session we will discuss real use cases that use interactive live streaming to drive audience engagement. We will share our expertise to help you make strategic choices for your business.

, CEO, nanocosmos

Hardware AV1 Encoding Benchmarks
Based on NETINT Codensity ASIC technology, this talk will preview the performance benchmarks of our newest Quadra T1, T2, and T4 VPUs. Capable of reaching (10) 8Kp60, or (40) 4Kp60, or (160) 1080p60 live encodes on a single 1RU server, with even greater performance available on larger chassis, ASIC-based video encoders are unleashing a whole new standard of performance for live and ultra-low latency video streaming applications.

, Company Fellow, NETINT

Thursday, Nov 4

Streaming Media Connect Free Webinars


THU1. AV1: Accelerating the Adoption

10:00 AM2021-11-042021-11-04

Thursday, November 4: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

Since the completion of the AV1 Codec in 2018, substantial progress has been made to enable market adoption of the royalty free codec. This panel of experts will go through different efforts covering software decoding, hardware decoding, real-time software and hardware encoding, as well as other initiatives in the video ecosystem.


, Principal Video Specialist, Twitch


, Manager, Video and Image Encoding, Netflix

, Head, Video Strategy & Market Development, AECG, AMD

, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, Google Chrome

, Director, Video Encoding, Facebook

, Sr Manager, Audio/Video Coding, Amazon Chime


THU2. The Multi-Platform, Multi-Device Challenge

11:30 AM2021-11-042021-11-04

Thursday, November 4: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

It’s harder than ever to know with confidence what device and operating system your viewers will be watching your content on. The old adage “Assume they’re watching on the biggest screen available” isn’t even true anymore—it’s as much about convenience as it is screen size. You can’t even assume that viewers will finish a movie, show, or game on the same device they start watching it on. And, of course, device usage varies dramatically based on geography and age. How do these factors impact how OTT services conceive and deliver their content?


, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech Media and Producers Guild of America (PGA), VR AR Association (VRARA)


, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Conviva

, Former VP, WarnerMedia and Turner Broadcasting

, Vice President, Business Development, Sony Electronics Inc.

, Vice President, Software Engineering, Platform, Fandango, Vudu, and Rotten Tomatoes


THU3. That Skinny Bundle Isn’t So Skinny Anymore

01:00 PM2021-11-042021-11-04

Thursday, November 4: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Nobody likes the cable bundle. But it turns out that lots of people like the ability to access almost all the shows, movies, and events they want to watch in the same place rather than bouncing from one app to another and managing multiple bills and credentials. Is the once-skinny OTT bundle giving way to a fatter bundle? And how can vMVPDs avoid the mistakes the cable companies made that turned viewers away in the first place?


, CMO, Norsk


, Co-Founder & CMO, Frndly TV

, Head of the Roku Channel, SVOD, Roku

, Vice President, Interpret

, SVP Product, Media and Telecom, Kaltura


THU4. The Future of Ad Tech

02:30 PM2021-11-042021-11-04

Thursday, November 4: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

The past 18 months have seen an explosion in free ad-supported TV (FAST) and other advertising-based streaming services. As consumers reach their limit of SVOD services, they’ve become accustomed to paying with their attention rather than their wallets. That’s put an unprecedented amount of pressure on ad tech to deliver a seamless, relevant viewer experience, and content publishers have been forced to scale those ad tech solutions like never before. This panel examines the challenges that still remain for the ad tech industry and offers some solutions.


, Consultant, Reality Software and Contributing Editor, Streaming Media


, SVP Global Digital Ad Operations, Paramount

, Consultant, Friend Advising

, Director of Product Management, Roku

, Digital Ad Technology & Operations, Discovery

, CTO, VUit

, VP of Product Management, Advertising, Conviva


THU5. How to Optimize Your Live-Streaming Workflow

04:00 PM2021-11-042021-11-04

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

How reliable is your live-streaming production workflow, and how well is it adapted to today’s fluid production scenarios? Learn how to use and configure the essential components of a live-streaming system, including cameras, H.264 encoders/streamers, video switchers, video signal conversion, recorders, and more. You also learn how to best deploy live-event streams to your audience based on business requirements and adapt your production approach based on on-site safety and health regulations. 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.


, Owner, SLV Live


, Producer & Co-Founder, LiveX

, Streaming Solutions Architect, videoRx

, Executive Director/President, LiveSports, LLC


THU6. Innovation Hour

05:30 PM2021-11-042021-11-04

Thursday, November 4: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)

Solutions for Today’s Portable & 4K HDR Streaming Market
Cloud, 4K HDR, Portability, Reliability - live streaming requirements continue to evolve as competition for viewership grows. Whether your audience is looking for diverse and high quality content or platform accessibility, you need the technology to meet the demand. Join Tyler Riddle, Live Streaming Product Manager of Teradek, and David Galligan, Founder of Galligan Media, as they discuss how portable live streaming, 4K HDR workflows, and cloud solutions are shaping the future of our industry.

, Product Manager, Teradek Live

, Founder, Galligan Media

The Codec Marathon: How the Past is Influencing the Future

MPEG-2, AVC, HEVC, VVC – video codec technology has evolved dramatically in the past decades, and today we are on the cusp of the next transition. If the past is any indication, the coming evolution is shaping up to be more of a marathon than a sprint. Deacon will delve into where video codecs are heading by taking lessons from the past and sharing how those will shape the future of our industry.


, SVP Technology Licensing & Strategy, MainConcept

How To Encode 8 Concurrent 4Kp60 AV1 Live Streams on a Single Server in Software
Much has been written about next-gen codec complex and some believe that AV1 is not suitable for live and low-latency applications because of the computing power required. This presentation will show how AMD and Visionular deliver eight simultaneous live 4Kp60 AV1 video encodes on a single server with the flexibility and efficiency of software.

, Co-Founder, President, CTO, Visionular

Friday, Nov 5

Streaming Media Connect Free Webinars


FRI1. How Will the Hybrid Office Affect Enterprise Streaming?

10:00 AM2021-11-052021-11-05

Friday, November 5: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)

With COVID-19 changing the way organizations approach office space, what does this mean for enterprise streaming? With more users accessing the corporate network remotely, organizations need to ensure their networks are properly configured to support these users. Just as important, organizations need to ensure their networks can support the tremendous increase in video usage that will continue when people return to the office. This presentation considers newer networking capabilities such as VPN split tunneling, software defined networks (SDN), and secure access service edge (SASE), as well as the more familiar multicast, eCDN, and peer-to-peer. Case studies show how several enterprises have overcome issues as their environments changed.


, Founder & Managing Director, Howard & Associates


, Head of Media Engineering, LinkedIn

, NewTek Sales Engineer, NewTek

, Sr. Manager | Global VNOC and US Streaming Leader, Deloitte Services


FRI2. Build a Better Castle: Redefining the User Experience

11:30 AM2021-11-052021-11-05

Friday, November 5: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (PT)

If content is king, then the user experience is the castle. Every touchpoint in the viewer journey—search, recommendation, program guide, thumbnails, previews, and playback—must be designed and built with usability and functionality working hand in hand for an experience that doesn’t merely serve consumers, but delights them. Panelists from leading broadcasters and OTT platform give you the keys to the castle (and talk about what belongs in the dungeon).


, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology, Sweden


, Senior Director of Engineering, Google TV

, VP Design, Crackle Plus

, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder, Struum

, Senior Vice President, of Global Product & Design, Discovery

, Chief Architect, Bitmovin


FRI3. The Do’s & Don’ts of Virtual & Hybrid Events

01:00 PM2021-11-052021-11-05

Friday, November 5: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Live conferences and trade shows are back! But a funny thing happened during the pandemic: The streaming video industry was forced to “drink our own Kool-Aid” and deliver events virtually, only to find that all the virtual event platform bells and whistles didn’t matter if the video wasn’t reliable. This panel offers a no-holds barred discussion of what works, what doesn’t, and what the future of video-based event technology should look like.


, CMO, Norsk


, Head of Operations, 090 Media

, Head of Media Engineering, LinkedIn

, Creative Producer, Sage Event Management

, Sr. Director, Tech Consultant, Kaltura


FRI4. Overtime: What's Next for Esports & Sports Streaming

02:30 PM2021-11-052021-11-05

Friday, November 5: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (ET) / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

Wayne Gretzky famously said, "Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been." Our closing panel brings together disruptors to talk about where we are going to see the next round of innovation, from revolutionary viewing experiences, creative sponsorship and branding models to outside-the-box social media campaigns, to grab fans and keep them coming back for more.


, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Skyline New Media


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

, Founder & CEO, Init Esports & Init Sports and Entrepreneur / Motocross World Champion / #WomenSupportingWomen Advocate

, CEO and Co-Founder, SportsGrid

, Head of Content & Media, NBA 2K League


FRI5. How Normal Is the ‘New Normal?’

04:00 PM2021-11-052021-11-05

Friday, November 5: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (PT)

Conventional wisdom is that the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated changes that were already afoot in streaming, both within the industry and in consumer behavior. But are those changes really here to stay? This panel of leading industry experts and observers examines what’s changed, what hasn’t, and what we’ve learned since the beginning of 2020.


, Vice President, Interpret


, VP of Advanced Video Ad Sales & Brand Partnerships, Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Company

, Founder & CEO, White Label Productions

, Founding Partner and Head of Production, Culture House

Monday, Nov 8

Streaming Media University Workshops


Optimizing Content For Every Screen

11:00 AM2021-11-082021-11-08

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

Join Dolby to learn how companies like Sony Pictures, HBO, and Showtime use Dolby’s Cloud Media Processing to deliver the world’s most compelling content. Learn how you can scale your media workflow — and save money — with the most efficient transcoding engine and automated QC solution available. Don’t miss this chance to see a live demo and ask questions about how you can:

- Accelerate your media processing workflow
- Produce optimized content for every device
- Automate quality control so every file meets your standards
- Save more money


, Sr. Director for Enterprise Encoding, Dolby Laboratories


The Best Streaming Gear and How To Use it

03:00 PM2021-11-082021-11-08

Monday, November 8: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PT)

The streaming gear market is exploding! But how do you figure out which tools are right for you? This interactive session, moderator by Anthony Burokas, Head of Streaming, DHD Films, gives attendees an opportunity to see some of the latest and greatest streaming tools, with an emphasis on scalability, flexibility, reliability, and ease of use. We’ll have a hands-on up close look at remote and studio gear for production teams of any size—even if it’s a one-person show. Bring your questions and prepare to be blown away by this free, interactive workshop! As an added bonus, we'll be giving away FREE GEAR; attend for your chance to win!


, Head of Streaming, DHD Films

Simplifying Your Single Person Live Stream
Are you a livestreamer without a team? Do you want stellar results without employing a full production staff? Stephen will take viewers on a tour of his studio, while showing tips, tricks and the right tools to get the job done well. Attend for your chance to win a PTZOptics PT30X-NDI-GY Camera.

, Broadcast Engineer, PTZOptics

Epiphan Pearl Hardware Encoders: Product family overview
Which Epiphan Pearl system is best for your live streaming and recording needs? In this webinar, we overview Pearl-2, Pearl Mini, and the new Pearl Nano to help you decide which video production system best suits your AV ambitions. Attend for your chance to win an Epiphan 4K™ capture card.

, Senior Technical Specialist, Epiphan

Versatile Streaming Solutions for Diverse Protocols and Uses
Streaming and production professionals continue to be faced with a wide array of protocols and technologies – SRT, NDI, RTMP and more – each with its own merits for various use cases. This session will explore Magewell’s newest flexible solutions for applications ranging from live streaming and multi-site distribution to remote and on-site production. Attend for your chance to win an Ultra Encode Universal Live Media Encoder.

, Director, Product Development & Support, MVD (Exclusive Magewell Distributor)

Moving Video. Moving the World. And now the whole world is your studio...
Looking for the ultimate in media input-output flexibility to address the needs of digital media content producers beyond just broadcast video? The TriCaster 2 Elite is the most complete video production platform available today, and sets a new platinum standard for how much you can achieve with a single system. In this workshop, NewTek's Robert Brown will show you that no other Live Production system is built with the integrated flexibility of software and IP networks - opening a world of opportunities with the tightest integration of NDI available in any product. Attend for your chance to win a NewTek University course package -  NewTek Certified Operator (value $3000)!

, Sales Engineer, NewTek

, NewTek Sales Engineer, NewTek

Multi-Camera Video and Editing for a New Generation
Cinamaker is empowering a new generation of Creators with easy, powerful, and affordable, multi-camera video and editing tools. Built for Mac and iPad, Cinamaker users combine iPhones and all types of digital cameras, add media, share screens, include remote guests/cameras, and record and edit in playback from one simple app. Preferred for its ease of use, affordability, and powerful editing ability after the live stream, Cinamaker lets you create video like a Pro, no matter your experience level. Attend for your chance to win a 2-year Cinamaker Director Studio License for iOS and macOS!

, Founder & CEO, Cinamaker

Streaming Tools for Any Workflow and Budget
With so many different ways to approach live streaming, the choices can be overwhelming. What should you use for cameras, switching, encoding and other accessories? How can network video technologies like NDI and SRT help me streamline my workflow? US Broadcast will introduce you to several great products that all work together to make your live broadcast run flawlessly, including Switchblade integrated streaming systems, vMix live production software, Kiloview video encoders, and Skaarhoj hardware control panels. Attend for your chance to win a vMix 4K!

, CTO, US Broadcast

Introducing the NEW Teradek Wave: The 5-in-1 Smart Streaming Monitor
Introducing Wave: the 5-in-1 live streaming monitor. Wave is the only device that handles encoding, smart event creation, network bonding, multistreaming, and recording – all on a 7” daylight-viewable touchscreen display. Finally, with FlowOS, you can configure multiple event setups ahead of time and go live in a single tap. Join Tyler Riddle, Live Streaming Product Manager of Teradek, as he demonstrates the innovative features of Wave and how it revolutionizes every day streaming. Attend for your chance to win a Brand New Teradek Wave!

, Product Manager, Teradek Live

, President, Focal Point Productions