Video: Streaming Live Events: When it must be alright on the night

Live Streaming is an important part of not only online viewing, but increasingly of broadcast in general. It’s well documented that live programming is key to keeping linear broadcast’s tradition of ‘everyone watching at once’ which has been diluted – for both pros and cons – by non-linear viewing in recent years.

This panel, as part of IBC’s Content Everywhere, looks at the drivers behind live streaming, how it’s evolving and its future. Bringing together ultra-low-latency platform nanocosmos with managed service provider M2A Media and video player specialists Visual On , Editor of The Broadcast Knowledge, Russell Trafford-Jones starts the conversation asking what gamification is and how this plays in to live streaming.

nanocosmos’s Oliver Lietz explains how gamification is an increasing trend in terms of not only monetising existing content but is a genre in of itself providing content which is either entirely a game or has a significant interactive element. With such services, it’s clear that latency needs to be almost zero so his company’s ability to deliver one second latency is why he has experience in these projects.

We hear also from VisualOn’s Michael Jones who explains the low-latency service they were involved in delivering. Here, low-latency CMAF was used in conjunction with local synced-screen technology to ensure that not only was latency low, but second screen devices were not showing video any earlier/later than the main screen. The panel then discussed the importance of latency compared to synchronised viewing and where ultra-low latency was unnecessary.

Valentijn Siebrands from M2A talks about the ability to use live streaming and production in the cloud to deliver lower cost sports events but also deliver new types of programming. Valentijn then takes us into the topic of analytics, underlining the importance of streaming analytics which reveal the health of your platform/infrastructure as much as the analytics which are most usually talked about; those which tell you the quality of experience your viewers are having and their activities on your app.

The talk concludes with a look to the future, talking about the key evolving technologies of the moment and how they will help us move forward between now and IBC’s Content Everywhere Hub in 2021.

Watch now!

Speakers

Oliver Lietz Oliver Lietz
CEO & Founder,
nanocosmos
Michael Jones Michael Jones
SVP and Head of Business Development,
VisualOn Inc
Valentijn Siebrands Valentijn Siebrands
Solutions Architect,
M2A Media
Russell Trafford-Jones Russell Trafford-Jones – Moderator
Manager, Support & Services – Techex
Executive Member – IET Media Technical Network

Webinar: Latency Still Sucks – So What Can You Do About It Today?

[Update]
An more recent panel event on this topic from Streaming Media is available on-demand

Date: Thursday 6th December, 2018. 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 19:00 GMT

Nobody wants to find out about a big play or major news event on Twitter before they see it in their video stream, so reducing latency is crucial for OTT services’ success. Likewise, ultra-low latency is crucial for interactive streaming applications. Depending on your use case, a few seconds of latency might be fine, or you might need to try to hit that sub-second target.

Learn which technologies and solutions are best for your business, and make sure your viewers get their video on time, every time. In this webinar, you’ll learn the following:

  • Why it’s important to evaluate and improve latency end-to-end, including software and services, encoder, platform, and player
  • How to decide which technology and solution is best for your use case (e.g. CMAF, HLS/DASH, WebRTC, Websocket)
  • How chunked CMAF offers a standards-based approach that allows latency to be decoupled from segment duration
  • How chunked CMAF leverages existing CDN HTTP capacity to provide low-latency solutions at high scale
  • How WebRTC can be used to deliver live video sub-second latency at scale, and provide rich, interactive experiences for live streaming applications
  • How a single misconfigured component can undo any other effort to achieve low latency
  • How integrated solutions create new business opportunities for low latency interactive use cases
  • How to achieve low latency across all platforms and devices

Register now!

Speakers

Will Law Will Law
Chief Architect,
Akamai Technologies
Oliver Lietz Oliver Lietz
CEO,
nanocosmos GMBH
Pieter-Jan Speelmans Pieter-Jan Speelmans
CTO,
THEOplayer
Steve Miller-Jones Steve Miller-Jones
VP of Product Strategy,
Limelight
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen Moderator: Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Editor-in-Chief,
Streaming Media

Webinar: Content Delivery Challenges in a New Era


Streaming Media discusses moving away from Flash and the alternatives. Viewers want better viewing experiences than ever, meaning CDNs have to stay one step ahead. This prompts a move to HTML5 delivery, an emphasis on live streaming, and a commitment to lower latency than ever before – with all this on any device.
This webinar will bring you up to date on the cutting edge of content delivery, with a focus on the following topics:

  • Why enterprise streaming professionals need to develop a strategy for transitioning away from Flash
  • From Flash-free to plugin-free: live encoding and playback on any device
  • Interactive live streaming: Live video and audio has turned away from broadcast towards two-way or multi-directional communication
  • Why an agnostic content delivery strategy is a must for live streaming inside the enterprise
  • Scalable distribution of ultra-low-latency live streams worldwide
  • The importance of utilizing solutions that can analyze the quality of the live streaming viewing experience

REGISTER NOW to attend the webinar “Content Delivery Challenges in a New Era.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22 – 16:00 GMT / 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 8 PM CET

Speakers:
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, VP/Editor, Streaming Media
Jared Hawkins, VP Product, MediaPlatform
Oliver Lietz, CEO, Nanocosmos
Nivedita Nouvel, VP Marketing, Broadpeak
Tom Racca, CEO, Ramp