Video: Encoding efficiencies and techniques

Ed Silvester heads up video R&D at Perform Group, since rebranded to DAZN (pronounced ‘dah zone’) so he’s just the man to talk us through the business aspects of encoding. Anchoring the conversation in the times that black and white TV changed to colour, Ed looks at the challenges DAZN have in creating an innovative platform with backwards compatability.

Ed considers whether the industry should DIET, shedding some older technologies (watch the talk to find out what DIET stands for). And raises some questions about how the industry should deal with platforms ending, scaling and compatibility.

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For more detail on codecs, watch Ian Trow’s talk also from the Northern Waves conference.

Speaker

Ed Silvester Ed Silvester
Head of Video R&D,
DAZN (AKA Perform Group)

Video: Beyond Netflix: How specialist streaming services can compete against global players

From the IBC 2018 conference, a discussion on how to compete against Netflix and the other global players. We hear from Britbox, Filmstruck, DAZN, ErosNow their ways of differentiating. Exclusive content rights is a key element in the strategy, but innovating around technical challenges is necessary to make it in the fray.

When the global players have to be everything to everybody, what gaps in her need does this leave? DAZN’s Chief Product Officer Ben Lavender explains their sports rights strategy and how they ensure sustainability. DAZN are constantly fighting to reduce latency. Ben describes the work they’ve done over the years to reduce latency by a third.

Ali Hussein gives us the Indian perspective whilst Soumya Siraman explains why the British experience of Britbox is a hit with her US customers. Kerensa Samanidis makes the point that FilmStruck’s ‘quality cinema’ principle will mean different things in different countries.

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Speakers

Soumya Sriraman Soumya Sriraman
President
Britbox
Kerensa Samanidis Kerensa Samanidis
General Manager
Filmstruck (Turner)
Ben Lavender Ben Lavender
Chief Product Officer
DAZN
Ali Hussein Ali Hussein
COO
ErosNow

Chair

Maureen Kerr Maureen Kerr
Managing Director TMT Group, Corporate Finance
FTI Consulting