Streaming Vendor News Recap For The Week Of June 15th

Here’s a list of all the releases I saw from streaming media vendors for this week.

Conference Videos Now Online From SM East Show & CDN Summit

Screen Shot 2015-06-18 at 11.24.22 AMAll of the presentations from last month’s Streaming Media East and Content Delivery Summit are now available in video at You can download the presentations from the shows here: CDN Summit, SM East Day 1, SM East Day 2.

Wednesday Webinar: Mobile Apps & Poor Mobile Performance

Mobile is now the first screen of choice for most people, and user intent is highest on smartphones than any other computing device. However, many times our mobile experience is poor and can be as bad as content not even loading. For companies reliant on conducting business via mobile, slow B2C mobile apps hurt in multiple ways: poor user engagement leads to abandonment, a leaking user retention funnel and eventually revenues.

On Wednesday June 24th, at 4pm ET, I will be joining Kartik Chandrayana, CEO and Co-founder of Twin Prime to explore the challenges that are unique to mobile, the efficacy of current solutions and approaches to solving the mobile performance problem. It should be a lively discussion with allotted time for Q&A so bring your questions. The webinar is free and you can register here to attend.

Call For Speakers & Moderators Open For Streaming Media West Show

SMW15 mini-header-CFS2The call for speakers is open for the next Streaming Media West show, taking place November 17-18 in Huntington Beach California. For those that want to speak on a round-table panel, you can submit your request and ideas via the website. If you want to play a larger role in the conference and help organize and moderate a session, or do a stand-alone presentation, please email me directly. I have already started to place presenters in the program and we get more than 500 speaking requests, 5x what we have room for. So the earlier you contact me, the better chance you have of being considered. If you’d prefer to discuss a session with me directly instead of email, which tends to work best, you can reach me at 917-523-4562 with any ideas, proposals or questions.

Streaming Video Alliance Looking To Hire Executive Director

SVA2The Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), a newly formed industry forum composed of leading companies from the online video ecosystem is looking for a full-time, paid Executive Director. This person will work with the Alliance Board, Officers and staff to confirm the organization’s vision, set strategy, establish operational goals, and implement related board resolutions.

Established Working Groups focused on Open Caching, Android Client Ecosystem, Quality of Experience and Content Ingestion have already been started and we have more than 20 industry-leading content providers, network operators, content delivery networks and technology providers working together. For more details on what the Alliance is about, you can watch the keynote address that Joe Inzerillo, EVP and CTO at MLBAM gave last month at our member meeting in NYC.

As of June 1, the SVA opened up membership to all interested companies, organizations and individuals with more than 200 companies interested in the Alliance. Current members include Alcatel-Lucent, Charter Communications, Cisco, Comcast, EPIX, Fox Networks Group, Intel, Korea Telecom, Level 3 Communications, Liberty Global, Limelight Networks, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, NBC Universal, PeerApp, Qwilt, Telecom Italia, Telstra, Ustream, Verizon, Wowza Media Systems and Yahoo.

If you are interested in getting more details about the Executive Director position, you can contact me for more details.