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

Learn The Best Practices For Adding Redundancy To Live Encoding & Delivery

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.19.55 PMAt the Streaming Media East show next week in NYC, we’ve got a great session that will take a deep dive into how some of the leading content owners address redundancy in their live encoding & delivery workflows. Hear what technical challenges keep these video broadcasters up at night and how some of the leading experts mitigate risk through their encoding stack, CDN delivery, scalable authentication methods, and more. Learn the best practices for reacting and responding in real time to issues in your encoding & delivery workflow to ensure a seamless experience for your viewers. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Dylan Armajani, Technical Account Manager, Conviva
  • Eric Black, VP, Technology, NBC Sports Group
  • Ivan Yang, Senior Director, Technology & Engineering, Vevo
  • Troy Causey, Director, Product Technology, March Madness, Turner Sports
  • Allen De La Cruz, SVP, Engineering, Major League Gaming

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

From the Classroom to the Athletic Fields: Streaming In Educational Institutions

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.19.55 PMWhen streaming is mentioned with regard to education, distance learning is often the only use case that comes to mind. However, there are numerous other uses for live and on-demand video streaming in educational institutions, including sporting events, commencements, concerts, debates, and flipped classrooms. At the Streaming Media East show next week, we’ve got a session entitled “From the Classroom to the Athletic Fields: Streaming In Educational Institutions” that will dive into detailed educational streaming workflows and give examples of how streaming can be used to engage students, athletes, fans, alumni, and donors. The top professionals from high school and college-level institutions will share their experiences, including successes and pitfalls. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Chris Knowlton, VP, Product Management, Wowza Media Systems
  • Imry Halevi, Director, Multimedia and Production, Department of Athletics, Harvard University
  • Dan Lantz, Director, Video Production, Fox School of Business, Temple University
  • Jermaine Wells, Coordinator, Learning Environments Services & Special Events, Union College
  • Michael Bair, CEO, The Bleachers

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: Learn How To Develop OTT Apps for Multiple Platforms

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.19.55 PMTime and cost are huge factors when media publishers consider which device platforms they need to support and at the Streaming Media East show next week, we’ll help you figure it all out. In a session titled “Developing OTT Apps for Multiple Platforms“, a mix of developers will discuss the strategic view of supporting multiple devices and the realistic cost for deploying across multiple platforms. Learn the logical operations that can easily be repurposed, and what must be unique to each platform. Using the context of existing Windows, iOS, and Android applications that the panelists have been involved with, the conversation will also cover the most recent Windows 10 announcements and outline what is required for content owners to deliver their services to connected devices. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Andy Beach, Technical Evangelist, Consumer Apps, Microsoft
  • Kirby Grines, VP, Business Development, Float Left Interactive
  • Mano Kulasingam, Co-CEO, Digiflare
  • Michael Her, Co-Founder, CTO, NeuLion

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: Implementing New Technologies With MPEG-DASH

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 4.19.55 PMThe DASH Industry Forum has organized a session at the Streaming Media East show next week entitled “Implementing New Technologies With MPEG-DASH“. This session explores some of the new technologies being brought to the table by the next version of MPEG-DASH to address these and other enhancements in OTT delivery. This session will cover Server and Network Assisted Streaming (SAND), improved DASH streaming Using HTTP 2.0, Websockets, and Tile Streaming using Spatial Relationship Descriptors. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Iraj Sodagar, Multimedia Architect, Microsoft
  • Vishy Swaminathan, Principal Scientist, Adobe Research
  • Stefan Lederer, CEO, Bitmovin
  • Alexander Giladi, Sr. Manager, Video Software Architect, InterDigital
  • David Agranoff, Lead Architect, Cable Labs

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