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Open to all registered with the Streaming Summit Package.

Summit Schedule

Wednesday, October 17 - Thursday, October 18

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3D08, 3D09 and 3D10

The Jacob K. Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

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Make Video Matter

The two-day Streaming Summit will feature more than 75 speakers from the broadcast, media and publishing industries covering the technical and business challenges and opportunities in packaging, monetizing and distributing online video. From ingestion and transcoding, to media management and playback, you'll learn the best way to streamline your workflow and provide the best quality experience. Attendees will also hear about the business models for content packaging, receive the latest industry data, learn which platforms will win out, and discuss how OTT is changing the broadcast landscape.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 5 - 6 p.m. | Stage 1

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Session Schedule

9:00 am

Fireside Chat: NBC Sports Group/Playmaker Media

Wednesday, October 17 | 9:00 am9:30 am | 3D08

Streaming Summit Keynote: Delivering the Biggest Audiences for the Biggest Events

Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital's technology service providing end-to-end support for live streaming and VOD solutions, delivered 4.37... Read More

10:15 am

Track A: The Future of OTT and the Bundling of Content

Wednesday, October 17 | 10:15 am11:15 am | 3D08

The rise of OTT, skinny bundles, and other direct-to-consumer offerings have given consumers more choice than ever when it comes to what to watch. But how will companies, and consumers, find value in this increasingly fragmented world? In a world... Read More

Track B: Winning Strategies For Buying Advertising Across TV and Online Video

Wednesday, October 17 | 10:15 am11:15 am | 3D09

For over a decade, tech companies have tried but failed to converge online video and TV advertising. However, in the past year broadcasters and the programmatic industry have begun to seize this opportunity. As TV transitions from "programanual"... Read More

Track C: Using SRT for Low Latency Video Delivery Over the Internet

Wednesday, October 17 | 10:15 am11:15 am | 3D10

Since SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) became available as an open source technology in 2017, the low latency video transport protocol has been adopted by thousands of organizations globally in a number of applications and markets. This session... Read More

11:30 am

Track A: How Streaming Video Can Replace Cable TV at Scale and Quality

Wednesday, October 17 | 11:30 am12:30 pm | 3D08

TV viewing habits are clearly shifting from legacy cable TV infrastructure to online, but can online streaming truly replace linear TV at scale and quality? This panel will debate the limitations of today's internet infrastructure and what must... Read More

Track B: News Journalism: Local Broadcasting Into the Future

Wednesday, October 17 | 11:30 am12:30 pm | 3D09

Local broadcasters are the largest creators of local news in the U.S. - they are also the most trusted sources and the source of local news which is most engaged by local communities. Given the rapidly changing local broadcasting ecosystem, how... Read More

Track C: Fireside Chat: Cheddar

Wednesday, October 17 | 11:30 am12:00 pm | 3D10

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12:00 pm

Track C: Fireside Chat: AT&T Mobility and Entertainment

Wednesday, October 17 | 12:00 pm12:30 pm | 3D10

Details coming soon.

1:30 pm

Track A: Video Advertising: What's Working and What Needs to be Fixed

Wednesday, October 17 | 1:30 pm2:15 pm | 3D08

Video consumption over IP continues to grow as does the comfort of media buyers with running ads across new devices and services. Is the flow of ad spend keeping pace? Does the user experience? In this session, the experts weigh in on at what has... Read More

Track B: Best Practices For Live Webcasting Production

Wednesday, October 17 | 1:30 pm2:15 pm | 3D09

You can get the same result from a well-produced mobile phone stream as you can get from a production truck, satellite backhaul and encoding in a NOC. So how do you decide on which equipment and workflow pieces to use for different situations?... Read More

Track C: How Brands in the Travel and Hospitality Sector are Using Video To Connect With Consumers

Wednesday, October 17 | 1:30 pm2:15 pm | 3D10

For hotel, travel and destination companies, video is a critical part of their online marketing strategy. These brands have an incredibly small window of opportunity to grab web visitors and video content allows them to say more about their brand... Read More

2:30 pm

Track A: Fireside Chat: Google

Wednesday, October 17 | 2:30 pm3:00 pm | 3D08

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Track B: The Impact of the Consolidating Media Landscape on Content Owners and MVPDs

Wednesday, October 17 | 2:30 pm3:00 pm | 3D09

As the streaming media revolution continues, content producers and distributors must learn to adapt to very different preferences and expectations of baby boomers, generation X-ers and millennial's. That includes incumbent providers, already... Read More

Track C: Best Practices For Managing AVOD With Multiple Ad Partners

Wednesday, October 17 | 2:30 pm3:00 pm | 3D10

This presentation will detail how Crunchyroll, with over one million subscribers, VRV, and Roosterteeth handle the technical and business challenges in supporting AVOD and SVOD at the same time. Learn how they found the sweet spot for ad revenue... Read More

3:15 pm

Track A: HEVC, AV1 and The Future Of Video Codecs

Wednesday, October 17 | 3:15 pm4:00 pm | 3D08

With H.264 ubiquitous and HEVC moving into deployment, particularly for UHD, do we really need AV1? Questions persist relating to the various, differing, published results of comparisons between HEVC and AV1 performance and complexity not to... Read More

Track B: Best Practices for Deploying Server Side Ad Insertion

Wednesday, October 17 | 3:15 pm4:00 pm | 3D09

At first glance, server-side ad insertion (SSAI) appears easy, but managing the edge cases and executing at scale actually make it extraordinarily difficult. During this session, Abid Dar and Kevin Flanagan, both Video Solutions Consultants at... Read More

4:15 pm

Track A: Winning Ways for Sports OTT: League and Network Perspectives

Wednesday, October 17 | 4:15 pm5:00 pm | 3D08

Sports leagues and networks increasingly turn to OTT to make sure they can reach sports fans anytime, anywhere. But what does it take to create a compelling OTT experience for a sports fan? Can a single experience meet the needs of hardcore and... Read More

Track B: Best Practices for Reaching and Engaging the New TV Viewer

Wednesday, October 17 | 4:15 pm5:00 pm | 3D09

This session will tackle how to engage with the new TV viewer on streaming, specifically how to reach and connect with consumers who have more content choices than ever before and expect a more relevant targeted ad experience. The discussion will... Read More

Track C: Using CMAF to Reduce Packaging, Storage and Delivery Costs

Wednesday, October 17 | 4:15 pm5:00 pm | 3D10

The introduction of the CMAF standard brings the industry closer to the single format for OTT distribution and playback support on all consumer electronics devices. With the ultimate goal to reduce complexity and cost of delivering video online.... Read More

9:00 am

Fireside Chat: Sling TV

Thursday, October 18 | 9:00 am9:30 am | 3D08

Details coming soon.

9:30 am

Fireside Chat: Comcast "Building an Aggregator of Aggregators"

Thursday, October 18 | 9:30 am10:00 am | 3D08

Comcast's Technology, Product and Experience team is executing on a compelling strategy to bring the MVPD customer everything they want in one place. In addition to offering traditional linear channels and VOD content, Comcast's X1 platform now... Read More

10:15 am

Track A: Monetizing Video Content Direct-to-Consumer

Thursday, October 18 | 10:15 am11:15 am | 3D08

Creating and distributing high quality TV content is getting more expensive and complicated. Monetizing that content seems simple (subscriptions and/or ads), but is far from it. Every viewer is unique and deciding on what value exchange is most... Read More

Track C: Blockchain And The Media Industry: New Business Models and New Challenges

Thursday, October 18 | 10:15 am11:15 am | 3D10

The media industry faces challenges in content monetization and is seeking new revenue models and bundling options that can help them win market share. Blockchain technology has the potential to improve these issues but blockchain-based systems... Read More

11:30 am

Track A: Using OTT Consumer Data to Determine What, How and Why Viewers Want to Watch

Thursday, October 18 | 11:30 am12:30 pm | 3D08

We have reached the era of peak data for the OTT industry. While this is a good thing, it can be difficult to transform reams of raw information into a workable content development strategy. This session will feature OTT experts discussing real... Read More

Track B: Advertising Strategies for Embracing and Spending on OTT

Thursday, October 18 | 11:30 am12:30 pm | 3D09

As viewer adoption of OTT continues to accelerate, advertisers are tasked with embracing new video platforms that feel unpredictable and unsettled. Ad spend on OTT lags behind viewer demand as advertisers face real challenges adopting to the new... Read More

Track C: Fireside Chat: Playstation Vue

Thursday, October 18 | 11:30 am12:00 pm | 3D10

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12:00 pm

Track C: Fireside Chat: Facebook

Thursday, October 18 | 12:00 pm12:30 pm | 3D10

Details coming soon.

1:30 pm

Track A: Success and Challenges With Cross-Screen Video Ad Campaigns

Thursday, October 18 | 1:30 pm2:15 pm | 3D08

Digital video ad spending continues to climb, fueled by growth in key areas, including mobile and OTT advertising. But will this rising tide lift all boats? Hear from executives from leading brands and agencies to learn their real-world... Read More

Track B: Future Scenarios for OTT Services in a Converging Media Market

Thursday, October 18 | 1:30 pm2:15 pm | 3D09

The markets for TV and OTT services are evolving rapidly, with most industry participants anticipating a dramatically different U.S. media market in the next few years. As penetration of some services matures and new services gain traction, how... Read More

Track C: AV1 Benchmarks, 6 Months Post-Launch

Thursday, October 18 | 1:30 pm2:15 pm | 3D10

Launched in late March 2018 by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), AV1 marks a significant shift in the balance of power in online entertainment. While HEVC and VP9 offer the best compatibility across devices and platforms, the newest standard... Read More

2:30 pm

Track B: Optimizing Streaming Performance and Video Workflows With SRT

Thursday, October 18 | 2:30 pm3:00 pm | 3D09

This presentation will show you how to improve your live video workflow with open source SRT for broadcast and streaming applications. SRT (Secure Reliable Transport), enables the delivery of high-quality and secure, low-latency video across... Read More

Track C: Fireside Chat: FuboTV "Building a Live TV Streaming Service"

Thursday, October 18 | 2:30 pm3:00 pm | 3D10

David Gandler, fuboTV's CEO and co-founder, will talk about fuboTV's niche startup beginnings to its status today as a full-service sports, entertainment and news platform competing head-to-head with the world's biggest satellite and technology... Read More

3:15 pm

Track A: The Direct To Consumer Playbook For Content Owners

Thursday, October 18 | 3:15 pm4:00 pm | 3D08

This panel will give insight into content owner strategies for getting a larger slice of the revenue pie by going direct to consumers. Learn the pros and cons of using D2C to monetize older content versus reserving the best and the latest content... Read More

Track B: Social Streaming Strategies for Audience and Social Engagement

Thursday, October 18 | 3:15 pm4:00 pm | 3D09

Today, the nature of social media audience engagement has changed the game for delivering to the masses – especially with the rise of new entrants like Instagram TV, Snapchat Live, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and many more. Yet, with so many viable... Read More

Track C: Comparing Five Blockchain Startups And Their Potential Role In OTT

Thursday, October 18 | 3:15 pm4:00 pm | 3D10

More than half a dozen blockchain-based video startups are promising to disrupt the OTT video market with even more decentralized peer-to-peer distribution. Some startups have pushed the limits, by replacing the entire video delivery chain --... Read More

4:15 pm

Track A: Reinventing Ad Ops for the Content Everywhere World

Thursday, October 18 | 4:15 pm5:00 pm | 3D08

Monetizing content everywhere requires we get ads everywhere. But the workflows created for broadcast TV can't stand up to the rigors of the multi-channel distribution paradigm. In this session attendees will learn how ad op teams from top... Read More

Call For Speakers

The call for speakers is now open and we’re looking for technical presentations, best practices, moderators for round-table panels and those who have compelling industry data. Contact Conference Chairman Dan Rayburn with your ideas. Come be a part of the show!

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