Webinar: Enabling intelligent media and entertainment

This webinar brings together Support Partners and Microsoft to explain the term ‘intelligent cloud’ and how this can help creative teams produce higher quality, more innovative content by augmenting human ingenuity, manage content better and grow audiences while increasing advertising and subscription revenue.

The panel will cover:
– Haivision’s SRT Hub, intelligent media routing and cloud-based workflows
– Highlights from partners such as Avid, Telestream and Wowza.
– New production workflows for remote live production, sports and breaking news.
– Connected production: A process that helps with production collaboration and management, removing traditional information and creative silos which exist today, while driving savings and efficiencies from script to screen.

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Speakers

Jennifer Cooper Jennifer Cooper
Global Head, Media Industry Strategy,
Microsoft
Trent Collie Trent Collie
Senior Partner Development Manager,
Microsoft
Harry Grinling Harry Grinling
Chief Executive Office,
Support Partners
Lutful Khandker Lutful Khandker
Principal SDE Lead,
Microsoft

Video: WAVE (Web Application Video Ecosystem) Update

With wide membership including Apple, Comcast, Google, Disney, Bitmovin, Akamai and many others, the WAVE interoperability effort is tackling the difficulties web media encoding, playback and platform issues utilising global standards.

John Simmons from Microsoft takes us through the history of WAVE, looking at the changes in the industry since 2008 and WAVE’s involvement. CMAF represents an important milestone in technology recently which is entwined with WAVE’s activity backed by over 60 major companies.

The WAVE Content Specification is derived from the ISO/IEC standard, “Common media application format (CMAF) for segmented media”. CMAF is the container for the audio, video and other content. It’s not a protocol like DASH, HLS or RTMP, rather it’s more like an MPEG 2 transport stream. CMAF nowadays has a lot of interest in it due to its ability to delivery very low latency streaming of less than 4 seconds, but it’s also important because it represents a standardisation of fMP4 (fragmented MP4) practices.

The idea of standardising on CMAF allows for media profiles to be defined which specify how to encapsulate certain codecs (AV1, HEVC etc.) into the stream. Given it’s a published specification, other vendors will be able to inter-operate. Proof of the value of the WAVE project are the 3 amendments that John mentions issued from MPEG on the CMAF standard which have come directly from WAVE’s work in validating user requirements.

Whilst defining streaming is important in terms of helping in-cloud vendors work together and in allowing broadcasters to more easily build systems, its vital the decoder devices are on board too, and much work goes into the decoder-device side of things.

On top of having to deal with encoding and distribution, WAVE also specifies an HTML5 APIs interoperability with the aim of defining baseline web APIs to support media web apps and creating guidelines for media web app developers.

This talk was given at the Seattle Video Tech meetup.

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Speaker

John Simmons John Simmons
Media Platform Architect,
Microsoft

Video: SRT – Achieving Low Latency, Reliable Video Streaming Over Unpredictable Networks

The NFL, ESPN, Microsoft, Collabora, Azzurro came together this year at NAB with Haivision to share their real-world successes using SRT, the open source Secure, Reliable Transport protocol.

Use cases

  • NFL outline their use of SRT in live contribution from UK to the US, centralised replay and more.
  • ESPN explains how SRT enables a high volume of college sports by reducing costs.
  • Azzurro describes the way they use SRT to offer broadcast quality contribution over the public internet.
  • Microsoft gives the lowdown on how they distribute internal live events globally to Microsoft employees with SRT.
  • And finally Collabora underline SRT’s part in their 4K streaming demo..

This is a great insight into what can be achieved when companies embrace the public internet and using technologies like SRT put it to real use.

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Speakers

Greg Scanlon Greg Scanlon
Senior Director – Transmission,
ESPN
John Cave John Cave
VP Information Technology,
NFL
Jeff Tyler Jeff Tyler
Digital Media Experience Lead,
Microsoft
Olivier Crête Olivier Crête
Multimedia Domain Lead,
Collabora
Dave Lanton Dave Lanton
VP Technology,
Azzurro Group
Peter Maag Moderator: Peter Maag
Chief Marketing Officer,
Haivision

Video: SRT – Achieving Low-Latency, Reliable, Video Streaming over Public Networks

Real-life use cases on this innovative Open Source technology from the SRT Alliance recorded at IBC 2018.

SRT, Secure Reliable Transport, is an open source video transport protocol and technology stack that optimises streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks.

The SRT Open Source project, driven by the SRT Alliance, is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport by continuously improving open-source SRT.

At the end of the day, a technology is only as good as what it can actually do rather than what people promise and, in this talk, there are only real-world case studies from major companies. Including some brief words from Microsoft Azure’s Satish Annapureddy discussing Microsoft’s recent membership of the SRT alliance.

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Speakers:

Glenn Goldstein, Chief Technology Convergence Officer, Viacom
Marc Cymontkowski, Senior Director, Core Technology, Haivision
Tony Jones, Principal Technologist, MediaKind
Miljenko Logozar, Director of Technology Solutions & Integrations, Al Jazeera
Chris Smith, Development Executive, News Technology, Sky News