Ooyala heroically compile a report and webinar discussing the state of the media and broadcast industry each year and Jim O’Neill is here to talk us through it for 2019. The report itself discusses penetration of 4K screens, the demographics of online streaming, 5G, ATSC and much more and this webinar looks at:
The surge of major streaming services into the market
The multi-billion dollar expansion of original content creation
The acceleration of M&E and M&A activity as broadcasters look to build content empires
Using microservices is a way of architecting your software platform to be nimble, simple and is just as applicable to on-premise platforms as cloud. As scaling is important for OTT providers, it’s not surprising that much work is being done in the OTT sector to utilise microservice architectures.
Even companies that are not yet actively operating on a microservices architecture are looking for vendors who at least have a strategy to cater to it for the future. This session will examine the core benefits (including redundancy, dev ops, scalability, and self-healing), the different approaches (including containerisation and orchestration via Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos, as well as native microservices models like Erlang), and the complexities of migrating a generic architecture to a microservices architecture.
This panel covers:
Why is OTT so suited to microservices?
How microservices enable companies to be flexible to changing customer demands
Limelight, Streaming Video Alliance and Videonet come together to discuss the introduction of WebRTC’s sub-second latency for live streaming which is opening the way for a ‘better-than-broadcast’ experience – enabling new ways to engage viewers and monetise them.
WebRTC provides real-time video delivery and can now be implemented in a CDN environment for large-scale distribution and has extremely low latency.
This webinar covers:
Making WebRTC part of your workflow
Compression, DRM & ad insertion
Innovation opportunities for broadcasters and challenger OTT providers
Special focus on increasing viewer engagement
creating new revenue streams.
New business partnerships
Optimisation for multiscreen television & connected TV devices
Date: Wednesday 12th December, 2018. 11:30am ET / 16:30 GMT
Data gives information. Metadata gives the context. TV and video service providers are struggling to manage all the content and metadata required to meet consumer’s growing demand for more relevant and personalised content on any screen, anytime-anywhere. Join the upcoming webinar on AI for Content Management and Metadata Enrichment and learn how you can use AI-powered metadata to drive revenues and increase user engagement.
Presented by SeaChange, DiveTV, OTT Executive Summit & Magazine, and Trender Research.
OTT Video Executive Magazine,
Senior Director, Solutions Architecture
The open source protocol SRT allows for encrypted, reliable streaming on the public internet for distribution as well as high bitrate contribution video. Chris Michaels tells us that it’s free, explains how it works and gives real world examples in this video from Roadway Media.
Chris explains how the protocol delivers reliability over bad networks, shows example videos, explains how it encrypts the streams to make them secure.
In another great talk from Demuxed 2018, Steve Robertson from YouTube sheds light on trials they have been running, some with Machine Learning, to understand viewer’s appreciation of quality. Tests involve profiling the ways – and hence environments – users watch in, using different UIs, occasionally resetting a quality level preference and others. Some had big effects, whilst others didn’t.
The end-game here is acknowledging that mobile data costs money for consumers, but clearly YouTube would like to reduce their bandwidth costs too. So when quality is not needed, don’t supply it.
The talk starts with a brief AV1 update, YouTube being an early adopter of it in production.
A step by walk through fuboTV’s FIFA World Cup streaming system. Delivering to FOX, Billy Romero and Thomas Symborski explain the challenges and the successes streaming from Russia to the US in UHD HDR.
This talk from Demuxed 2018 shows examples of how social media can help get reports back of problems and the real life usage stats. Billy and Thomas explain their system from commissioning through vendor choice and all the way to CMAF delivery.
A refreshingly transparent talk which is well worth watching!
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.
Amazon Web Services is back with another free conference, this time looking at video tech innovation, content distribution and more! From business to tech, there are free sessions for whatever angle you look at broadcasting from.