Learn How Live Streaming Is Changing Content Creation at #smeast show

At the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 10-11 in NYC, learn how content creators are using live streaming to create new formats, change production approaches and create more engaged interaction from fans. Hear first-hand success stories and pitfalls to avoid from content creators and platform enablers. The session, entitled “How Live Streaming Is Changing Content Creation” will also discuss how content owners can use live streaming to market their content, find new audiences, create more advocates and increase consumption. Learn which formats are ripe for live streaming and hear about the new opportunities beyond sports, breaking news and music concerts that are taking advantage of live streaming. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Natan Edelsburg, EVP, Sawhorse Media
  • Mario Armstrong, NBC TODAY show Digital Lifestyle Contributor
  • Drew Lesicko, GM, Product Director, AOL Alpha
  • Wayne Sieve, CEO, EverSport
  • Keith Zubchevich, Chief Strategy Officer, Conviva

Register online using the discount code of 200DR16 and get a #smeast Discovery Pass for free, or a Conference pass for $895. You can check out the entire program agenda here.

Workshop: Learn How To Build a Great Streaming Channel on the Roku Platform

At the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 10-11 in NYC, Chris Traganos, Director, of Developer Community at Roku will provided an overview of its proprietary OS, available on Roku streaming players, Roku TV models, and Roku Powered players. Chris will share tools and tactics, including an overview of the software developer kit, resources and services available to help manage channels and best practices. The session also discusses advanced topics, including integrated billing and the different ways to monetize content through advertising, on-device promotion, and other marketing opportunities.

Register online using the discount code of 200DR16 and get a #smeast Discovery Pass for free, or a Conference pass for $895. You can check out the entire program agenda here.

Video Goes Virtual: Business Challenges and Opportunities Around VR Video

Led by the popularity of video games, virtual reality (VR) will, over the next several years, become a pop cultural phenomenon. It has few rivals in terms of its potential to provide a low-cost, portable, and yet highly immersive experience. Of course, none of this means that VR’s future as a mainstream platform is certain. At the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 10-11 in NYC, we have a session entitled “Video Goes Virtual: Business Challenges and Opportunities Around VR Video“.

This session addresses key questions including: When will there be a meaningful market for VR video? How will marketers and advertisers influence this new medium? How should operators and networks (linear or on-demand) view the potential of VR? To what extent will VR impact the viewing of TV and movies? Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Joel Espelien, Senior Analyst, TDG Research
  • Cory Key, VP, Digital, Discovery Agency, VR, Discovery Communications
  • Josh Courtney, Chairman, Executive Producer, SkyVR
  • Kyle McDoniel, SVP Digital Strategy, FOX Sports
  • Jeff Jacobs, SVP, Production Planning, Strategies & Operations, Viacom Music & Entertainment Group

Register online using the discount code of 200DR16 and get a #smeast Discovery Pass for free, or a Conference pass for $895. You can check out the entire program agenda here.

Publishing Latest CDN, Storage and Transit Pricing May 9th, At CDN Summit

On May 9th, at the Content Delivery Summit in NYC, I will once again present the latest CDN pricing data that I have recently collected from customers. I will also give out storage pricing this year, something I haven’t done in quite a while and also cover the latest DIY trends, competitive landscape and potential market growth rates for the CDN industry. In addition, I will have a separate presentation on transit pricing as well, from the major carriers in the U.S. (AT&T, CenturyLink, Cogent, GTT, Hurricane Electric, Level 3, NTT, Sprint, Verizon, XO) and discuss where I think that pricing is headed.

You can register online using promo code 200DR16 and can get a discounted ticket for only $495. #cdnsummit

Cutting Through The 4K Hype: Standards, Deployments and The Future

Programming in UHD has gone up tenfold, although only a relatively small amount is still available. More media enterprises are coming online with UHD broadcasts and standards have arrived to a certain degree, with initial support for content and devices. But we are still far from pervasive UHD-ready facilities and end-to-end workflows. At the Streaming Media East show, taking place May 10-11 in NYC,we have a session entitled “Cutting Through The 4K Hype: Standards, Deployments and The Future“.

The session will look at what realistically can be accomplished in UHD today and experiences thus far in deploying UHD. The panelists also will cast an eye to the future, with discussion around topics such as live UHD event production and streaming and the potential for high dynamic range (HDR). Comfirmed speakers include:

  • Keith Wymbs, CMO, Elemental Technologies
  • Nick Colsey, VP, Business Development, Sony Electronics
  • Sara Poorsattar, Director of Product, Vimeo
  • Telly Koidis, Senior Manager, Video Hosting, Bell Media
  • Patrick Beaulieu, Business Development Manager, NVIDIA SHIELD Platform

Register online using the discount code of 200DR16 and get a #smeast Discovery Pass for free, or a Conference pass for $895. You can check out the entire program agenda here.