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.

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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”

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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

Webinar: Downloading and the Future of Video Consumption


Tuesday September 25th 2018, 18:00 BST / 10AM PT / 1PM ET

Continuing the Streaming Video Alliance’s great webinar series, Jason Thibeault is back to discuss the consumer demand to download video and how to implement it. Joining Jason to share his experience and opinions is Joshua Pressnell, CTO of Penthera.

One thing is clear about consumer behavior when it comes to watching video-on-demand: people want to watch it whenever and wherever they want. Unfortunately, especially as more consumers gravitate towards mobile devices on inconsistent Wi-Fi and cellular networks, achieving a high-quality experience is fraught with difficulties. Enter download-to-go. This functionality, pioneered by Netflix and Amazon, allows consumers to download content to their phones for off-line viewing, ensuring the highest quality viewing experience without having to worry about spotty network coverage. But how do you implement this solution? Is there a way this solution can be applied to connected storage in the home?

In this discussion, you’ll learn about the intricacies involved in implementing download-to-go functionality, how the feature is evolving to potentially make use of in-home storage, and many of the challenges associated with providing this kind of service to subscribers.

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Joshua Pressnell
Chief Technology Officer, Penthera
Joshua Pressnell joined Penthera after a long career as a military contractor developing integrated sensor systems and standards.  Pressnell brought extensive experience in embedded systems, signals intelligence, sensor data fusion, and real-time software to the mobile software development industry, and quickly built a stellar reputation as an independent developer of top-ranked and top-grossing iOS mobile apps. Pressnell joined Penthera in 2011 as the iOS Team Lead, eventually taking on the role of Director of Engineering, and now Chief Technical Officer.
Jason Thibeault
Jason Thibeault
Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance
The Streaming Video Alliance is a global consortium of companies working to create best practices to drive the adoption of online video. Prior to this role, Jason spent 8 years at Limelight Networks, a leading CDN, where he acted as principal technical evangelist, content marketing editor-in-chief, and marketing strategist. Jason is the co-author of the marketing thought-leadership book “Recommend This! Delivering Digital Experiences People Want to Share” (Wiley), author of the acclaimed novel “An Ordinary Magic” (Dime Novel Books), and an inventor on a number of technical patents.

Founded in 2014, the Streaming Video Alliance’s charter is to encourage deeper collaboration across the entire online video ecosystem, which will include the development of best practices for an open architecture that operates across the entire online video value chain. The Alliance is currently focused on identifying issues and solutions related to open architecture, quality of experience and interoperability.

Webinar: How to Build VOD Workflows for OTT Services on AWS

Date: Tuesday September 25, 2018.  Webinar available at multiple times

What are the best practices to get broadcast TV quality and reliability from your OTT video services? How do you scale for audience demand and evolve to keep up with changing technology?

This webcast provides prescriptive guidance for building video-on-demand workflows in the AWS Cloud, which provisions the services needed for a scalable, distributed architecture that ingests, stores, processes, and delivers video content. Highlights include:

  • Learn how to create file-based video on-demand workflow quickly and easily using AWS services
  • Get broadcast-quality video and a well-architected, scalable, and highly available solution
  • Best ways to customize, enhance, and continually improve your offerings
  • Video-on-demand use cases: Media workloads that traditional and new media companies are already building in the cloud

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Video: How the BBC Built a Massive Media Pipeline Using Microservices

The BBC iPlayer is the biggest audio and video-on-demand service in the UK. It receives 10 million video playback requests every day and the service publishes over 10,000 hours of media every week.

Moving iPlayer to the cloud has enabled the BBC to shorten the time-to-market of content from 10 hours to 15 minutes.

In this session, the BBC’s lead architect, Stephen Godwin, describes the approach behind creating iPlayer architecture, which uses Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS in several ways to improve elasticity, reliability, and maintainability. You see how BBC uses AWS messaging to choreograph the 200 microservices in the iPlayer pipeline, maintain data consistency as media traverses the pipeline, and refresh caches to ensure timely delivery of media to users.

This is a rare opportunity to see the internal workings and best practices of one of the largest on-demand content delivery systems operating today.
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Video: Frame-Accurate Functionality for Live-to-VOD workflows

Experts from Amazon Web Services and AWS Elemental highlight requirements to create a frame accurate live-to-VOD workflow with image recognition using AWS Elemental Delta and AWS cloud services. CTOs, engineering managers, product and program managers receive knowledge that can be applied to their own video workflows.

Recorded last year, this webinar is led by

  • Lionel Bringuier, Director, Product Management – Video Delivery Solutions, AWS Elemental

With speakers

  • Shawn Przybilla, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
  • Leah Siddall, Technical Marketing Engineer, AWS Elemental

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Webinar: AWS Innovate 2018 Online Conference


Tomorrow, Thursday 19th 2018, 11:00-15:00 BST

At AWS Innovate Online Conference hear the very latest from Dr Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon.com and Craig Stires, Head of Big Data and Analytics, AWS, APAC then dive deep into any of the 50+ business and technical sessions across ten tracks delivered by AWS experts. This free online conference is designed to inspire and educate you about AWS services and help you develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications.

Featuring multiple tracks including a ‘Step by Step Guide to Building your Own Video On-Demand Architecture’. This promises to be a really useful intro/refresher in cloud technology.

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Webinar: Winning the Battle for OTT Audiences


Date: 28th July 2018, 16:00 BST

This webinar brings examples from Leading OTT operators and providers describing how they drive audience growth through quality and user experience. Of course, great content alone is not enough to sustain a successful on-demand internet-delivered OTT service.

The speakers will reveal the risk factors that can destroy audience engagement, including poor streaming performance and data privacy and security fears and as OTT becomes inseparable from live broadcast, solutions for streaming time-sensitive, high-value live events and sports are assessed.

Whether it’s broadcaster catch-up, special-interest content or producers like HBO and Disney going direct, the pressure is on for platforms trying to compete with the big beasts Netflix and Amazon. With the announcement of Salto as a joint venture of broadcasters in France, and UK channels investing in updating Freeview Play, OTT is centre-stage once again.

Audiences have huge expectations of user experience, video image and quality-of-service – regardless of the network or device they are using. Delivering and managing a consistently-high quality of experience is crucial for media companies wanting to deliver a popular, engaging and profitable OTT service – whatever the content and business model.

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Speakers:
Guilherme Saraiva, CTO, Rede Telecine
Steve Miller-Jones, Senior Director of Product Management, Limelight Networks

Webinar: AWS Innovate2018 Online Conference

Starting today, 19th July 2018 at 11:00BST, there are all sorts of topics covered in this online conference from databases to AI to IoT. But of particular interest is a step-by-step guide to building your own VoD architecture. Teaching you how to:

  • Ingest your data
  • Schedule and Transcode
  • Deal with Content Delivery and Scaling
  • Do Search & Recommendations
  • Bring smarts to your media player including analytics
  • Understand best practices

See the whole agenda
Lots to see here so register quickly!

Video: The benefits of using CRF-capped VOD Encoding


In this presentation from Streaming Tech Sweden 2017, Carl Lindqvist from Bonnier Broadcasting and Johan Skaneby from Eyevinn Technology, describe the benefits and gains of using CRF-capped VOD encoding (constant rate factor).
With a thorough explanation of how this encoding works, Carl and Joahan show that CFR Based encoding can deliver

  • CDN savings,
  • Bandwidth savings,
  • Mobile dataplan savings and
  • User experience improvements.

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Great prep for AWS Elemental’s upcoming QVBR webcast on 26th April 2018 –

Video: Building a Scalable Next Generation TV Service


This panel from Streaming Media West dives into the technology landscape for scalable Next Generation TV deployments as well as how content owners can tackle scalable content distribution in a cost effective manner.

As operators and media companies navigate through the growing mix of technologies and the changing TV environment, content owners continue to experiment with new TV services and OTT solutions.

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Speakers:

Moderator: Daniel Webster, VP, Sales & Customer Success, Kaltura Strategic Solutions
Panelist: Will James, VP, APAC Sales, Massive
Panelist: Felix Gomez, VP, Western Region, YuMe
Panelist: Adam Diep, VP, Client Solutions, OWNZONES Media Network
Panelist: Titus Bicknell, CDO & EVP, Operations, RLJ Entertainment
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