The advance program for the Streaming Media West conference , taking place November 17-18 in Huntington Beach, CA is now live. Speaker placement has started and 35+ speakers have already been placed. Review the full program and contact me if you are interested in speaking or placing someone on a session. We have sessions being organized by CableLabs, Ultra HD Forum, OATC (Open Authentication Technology Committee) and GOVA (Global Online Video Association).
Live streaming is one of the hottest topics in online video, and so we’re announcing the Live Streaming Summit —a brand new two-day event produced in conjunction with the Streaming Media West show, taking place November 17-18 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Live streaming has always been a big part of our program at each Streaming Media show, but now we’ll have two dedicated tracks to the subject and more speaking and presentation spots than before. The Live Streaming Summit focuses entirely on the technologies and strategies required to take large-scale live event and live linear video and deliver it to viewers watching on all manner of devices—computers, tablets, mobile phones, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. This isn’t about cameras and video production, but rather all of the backend pieces that make up the live streaming workflow
All of the presentations from last month’s Streaming Media East and Content Delivery Summit are now available in video at www.streamingmedia.com/videos . You can download the presentations from the shows here: CDN Summit , SM East Day 1 , SM East Day 2 .
The 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 .
Thanks to all the speakers and attendees for helping make the Content Delivery Summit and Streaming Media East shows such a success. Save the date for the 2016 shows, with the CDN Summit taking place Monday May 9th and SM East taking place Tues/Wed May 10-11. Presentations from the CDN Summit can be found here . Streaming Media East presentations are still being uploaded and can be found here ( day 1 ) and here ( day 2 ). More will be going online each day, including the keynote presentations
The case for H.265, like most new video technologies, is compelling: better compression and faster/cheaper delivery over lower bitrates. However, the reality of real-world choices can quickly deflate any optimistic plans. At the Streaming Media East show next week in NYC, we’ve got encoding expert Robert Reinhardt comparing H.265 to H.264.
With 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.
For 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.
Video 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
If 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