Streaming Vendor News Recap For The Week Of May 4th

Learn How To Develop Universal Windows Applications for Xbox and Beyond

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.19.55 PMWith the announcement of Windows 10, Microsoft enables the ability to deploy applications to multiple Windows platforms from single code base. At the Streaming Media East show next week, Andy Beach, Technical Evangelist for Consumer Apps at Microsoft, will show developers how to set up their Visual Studio projects for development and deployment to Xbox, Windows, and Windows Phone.

Online registration for the event is still open and using the discount code of DR100 will get you a two days pass to all of the keynotes and sessions for only $695. #smeast

4K/UHD Streaming: Definitions, Challenges, and Champions

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.19.55 PMFor the past few years the manufacturers and content producers have been championing 4K as the latest and greatest technology. At the Streaming Media East show next week, will cut through the 4K hype and discuss what real-world impact 4K could have and what the requirements really are to stream in 4K. The session will also tackle the 4K/UHD definition division, physical media versus streaming, and bandwidth requirements to make 4K possible. Hear from experts from various corners of the industry on what you need to know about 4K, when it will become adopted and what you should plan for. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Tim Albright, Founder, AVNation TV
  • Malissa Dillman, Director of Training and Education, Kramer USA
  • Joel Woodruff, Senior Sales Manager, Evertz
  • Justin Kennington, TM, Digital Media, Crestron Electronics
  • Thomas Edwards, VP, Engineering & Development, FOX Networks

Online registration for the event is still open and using the discount code of DR100 will get you a two days pass to all of the keynotes and sessions for only $695. #smeast

#smeast Session: The Transformation of News Reporting Using Digital Video

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.19.55 PMVideo has literally transformed the consumer experience for news and demand will continue to increase. News organizations have to adapt or risk becoming irrelevant. At the Streaming Media East show next week, attendees will hear from start-ups to industry leaders about how news organizations are differentiating their offerings by integrating video into their content to meet this demand. The panel will cover a variety of topics important to creating and delivering content to broad and niche audiences including reliance on UGC to inform breaking stories or create features for broad appeal and how business models are adapting and responding to evolving audience consumption patterns. It will conclude by looking ahead to what’s next in video for the newsroom. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Abby Muraskin, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Associated Press
  • Doug Vance, VP, Product Development, ABC News
  • Andy Regal, Senior Executive Producer, Wall Street Journal Digital Network
  • Stephen Bach, VP, Business Development, News Distribution Network

Online registration for the event is still open and using the discount code of DR100 will get you a two days pass to all of the keynotes and sessions for only $695. #smeast

UHD Codec Update: Legitimate Challengers to HEVC

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.19.55 PMIf you thought HEVC was the only UHD codec in town, you’ve got it wrong. At the Streaming Media East show next week, encoding guru Jan Ozer will be doing a presentation on “UHD Codec Update: Legitimate Challengers to HEVC”. In addition to VP9, which has been in use by YouTube for over 12 months, we have the open source Daala, from Xiph.org, RMVB from RealNetworks, and the new PERSEUS codec from V-Nova. In this session, you’ll get an update on where these codecs are in their development life cycle, their comparative performance, where they’re being used and their potential for use in streaming to desktops, mobile and OTT.

Online registration for the event is still open and using the discount code of DR100 will get you a two days pass to all of the keynotes and sessions for only $695. #smeast