Webinar: See it Differently: IBC2019 Preview

IBC is a culmination of the conference plus the exhibition. While the curation and themes of the conference are evident, the exhibition floor is the result of market forces which are harder to predict.

This panel brings together innovative exhibitors and experienced industry experts to explore what’s new this year, and find out which cutting-edge trends there will be to seek out, including:
• Controlling and monitoring more efficient, automated media supply chains.
• Mapping the rise of cloud and software-defined hyperconverged infrastructure.
• Delivering compelling user experiences for staff and consumers alike.
• Emerging business and technology models for broadcast and digital media.

The editor of the IBC Daily, George Bevir, brings in the people you need to help you navigate the exhibition, conference including IBC hacks: essential tips and tricks for getting the most out of IBC, the RAI and your time in Amsterdam.

Speakers

George Bevir George Bevir
Editor,
IBC365 & IBC Daily
Mathieu Yerle Mathieu Yerle
Director of Sales & Product Strategy,
Connect
Ruben Spruijt Ruben Spruijt
Senior Technologist,
Nutanix Xi Frame
Mary Ann Halford Mary Ann Halford
Senior Independent Consultant
Ciaran Doran Ciaran Doran
EVP International Sales & Marketing,
Pixel Power

Webinar: Automated media workflows in the cloud

Date: September 3rd 2019 Time: 15:30 BST, 10am EDT

Across the media and entertainment industry, more organisations are moving to modern, cloud-based applications to meet growing demands for scale and flexibility.

As a complement to the scale and efficiency of high-volume cloud-based IT operations, process automation can greatly streamline media workflows.

In this webinar, James Wilson from IBM Aspera on Cloud shows its impact on routine processes whilst BASE Media Cloud joins to describe purpose-built cloud workflows for digital media companies, including automated quality control and content distribution.

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Speakers

James Wilson James Wilson
Director of Engineering,
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Ben Foakes Ben Foakes
Managing Director,
BASE Media Cloud

Video: Broadcast and OTT monitoring: The challenge of multiple platforms


Is it possible to monitor OTT services to the same standard as traditional broadcast services? How can they be visualised, what are the challenges and what makes monitoring streaming services different?

As with traditional broadcast, some broadcasters outsource the distribution of streaming services to third parties. Whilst this can work well in broadcast, there any channel would be missing out on a huge opportunity if they didn’t also monitor some analytics of the viewer using their streaming service. So, to some extent, a broadcaster always wants to look at the whole chain. Even when the distribution is not outsourced and the OTT system has been developed and is run by the broadcaster, at some point a third party will have to be involved and this is typically the CDN and/or Edge network. A broadcaster would do well to monitor the video provided at all points through the chain including right up to the edge.

The reason for monitoring is to keep viewers happy and, by doing so, reduce churn. When you have analytics from a player telling you something isn’t right, it’s only natural to want too find out what went wrong and to know that, you will need monitoring in your distribution chain. When you have that monitoring, you can be much more pro-active in resolving issues and improve your service overall.

Jeff Herzog from Verizon Digital Media Services explains ways to achieve this and the benefits it can bring. After a primer on HLS streaming, he explains ways to monitor the video itself and also how to monitor everything but the video as a light-touch monitoring solution.

Jeff explains that because HLS is based on playlists and files being available, you can learn a lot about your service just by monitoring these small text files, parsing them and checking that all the files it mentions are available with minimal wait times. By doing this and other tricks, you can successfully gauge how well your service is working without the difficulty of dealing with large volumes of video data. The talk finishes with some examples of what this monitoring can look like in action.

This talk was given at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference 2018.
For more OTT videos, check out The Broadcast Knowledge’s Youtube OTT playlist.
Speakers

Jeff Herzog Jeff Herzog
Senior Product Manger, Video Monitoring & Compliance,
Verizon Digital Media Services

Webinar: Building Tomorrow’s OTT Platforms

Discover the critical success factors the Broadcasters and platform owners, investing millions in building and upgrading OTT platforms, need to achieve to ensure they can compete successfully with a growing array of digital competitors and deliver compelling user experiences.

Many of these broadcasters are beginning to move from their initial OTT offerings to more mature services that can scale for the future, and answer the requirements of demanding viewers and regulators.

This webinar uncovers the essential parts of a flourishing OTT service, including:
– Delivering content at scale as more viewing and live events move to OTT
– Ensuring a class-leading user experience and quality
– Using analytics to maximise revenue and engagement
– Ensuring cost efficiency in the OTT workflow
– Securing platforms and content against piracy and malicious attacks

Register now!

Speakers

Natalie Billingham Natalie Billingham
Vice President, Media & Carrier EMEA,
Akamai
Raphaël Goldwaser Raphaël Goldwaser
Lead Video Architect,
France Télévisions
Chris Wood Chris Wood
Chief Technology Officer,
Spicy Mango