Webinar: State of the Broadcast Industry 2019

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

There’s a lot here so download the report and register for the webinar!

Speakers

Jim O'Neill Jim O’Neill
Principal Analyst
Ooyala

Video: OTT Moves Toward Microservices


 

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
    • How microservices reduce complexity
    • Benefits of continuous deployment

plus much more!

Watch now!

Moderator: Dom Robinson, Director and Creative Firestarter – id3as, UK & Contributing Editor, StreamingMedia.com, UK
Stefan Lederer, CEO & Co-Founder – Bitmovin, USA
Steve Miller-Jones, Vice President of Product Strategy – Limelight Networks, UK
Xiaomei Lio, Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
Mark Russell, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer, MediaKind
Olivier Karra, Directory of OTT & IPTV Solutions, Marketing, Harmonic Inc.

Webinar: The Power of Now: Enriching TV with sub-second latency for live streaming


Date: Today, Jan 30th, 2019 15:00 GMT / 10am EST

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
  • Browser compatibility
  • Compression, DRM & ad insertion
  • Redundancy
  • 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

Register now!

Speakers

Steve Miller Jones Steve Miller Jones
VP Product Strategy
Limelight Networks
Jason Thibeault Jason Thibeault
Executive Director
Streaming Video Alliance
John Moulding John Moulding
Editor-in-Chief
Videonet

Webinar: Low Latency – Fast and Furious with SRT

Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019                  
Time: 10 AM PST / 18:00 GMT

In the third and final low latency webinar from Wowza, they look at SRT, Secure Reliable Transport, which brings the best-quality live video over even the most unpredictable networks.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Proper application of the SRT protocol
  • General use cases for low latency
  • Changes adopted by the SRT alliance
    and more

Register now!

Speakers

Barry Owen Barry Owen
Vice President of Engineering,
Wowza
Ghislain Collette Ghislain Collette
Vice President, Product Management,
Haivision

Video: Overview of SRT Streaming – Secure, Reliable Transport

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.

Watch now!

Speaker

Chris Michaels Chris Michaels
SRT Evangelist

Video: Integrating Machine Learning with ABR streaming at YouTube

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.

Watch now!

Video: Lessons learned from streaming the World Cup live in UHD with HDR

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!

Speakers

Billy Romero Billy Romero
Video Operations Manager,
fuboTV
Thomas Symborski Thomas Symborski
Research & Innovation Tech. Lead

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.

Watch now!

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

Webinar: AWS Insights Conference


Date: 15th November from 7AM PT / 15:00 GMT

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.

Read for full details

Highlights:
“Production in the Cloud: Trends, Challenges and Solutions”
“3 Strategies: Achieving Great Video Quality Without Breaking the Bank”
“How to Build and Benfit from Live VOD Workflows”

Register now!

Speakers

Kiran Patel Kiran Patel
Solutions Marketing Manager, AWS Elemental
Jack Wenzinger Jack Wenzinger
Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Mark Stephens Mark Stephens
Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Usman Shakeel Usman Shakeel
World Wide Tech Lead for Media &Entertainment, Amazon Web Services