Streaming Forum 2013

Focus Areas

Each of the Streaming Forum’s 30 panel discussions, how-to sessions and presentations is labelled with the business and technology categories it represents, offering attendees a clear vision of which sessions will best suit their particular areas of interest and expertise. We’ve broken the conference content into eight key ‘Focus Areas’:


Media & Entertainment
Viewer Interaction for Live Event Webcasting
Tuesday 18 June • Track B • 10.30 - 11.30
Will Neale, CEO, ShowCaster

Live is more expensive and risky to produce than on-demand. In many genres (such as celebrity interviews) there is no point in running live unless the audience is involved – through questions, polls, social media and more. You’ll learn to create engaging live events via examples from The Sun, Yahoo!, Channel 4, Sky, and others.

Case Study: HBO Europe – A Broadcaster’s Guide to the TV Everywhere Universe
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 11.45 - 12.30
Péter Dikházi, CTO, Digital Media Experience LLC
Péter Riz, Head of HBO GO Technical Deployment, HBO Europe

This case study reveals how a successful traditional broadcaster entered into the diverse TV Everywhere market. Hear about how HBO Europe solved real-time challenges – including DRM, delivery formats, content delivery, and licensing issues – with the creation of the HBO GO service. The session will include a demonstration and will share some business-related figures.

Case Study: The Future of the Fashion Show – The Live Streaming Social Networking Experience
Tuesday 18 June • Track B • 11.45 - 12.30
Chris Dabbs, CEO, Streaming Tank Ltd

Learn how Topshop, Google and Streaming Tank created the world’s most tech-savvy fashion show as part of London Fashion Week. Get the end-to-end explanation on how it was done, including pre-event Google Hangouts featuring multi-presenter red carpet and backstage access, advanced streaming of the live event, synchronised hidden model cameras, and a live social networking ‘shoot the show’ news feed to create the world’s most viewed catwalk.

Online Video Advertising: Does Size Matter?
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 13.45 - 14.30
Brendan Carney, UK Business Development Manager

By size we mean screen size. YuMe and Decipher launched a UK multi-screen study to help media planners and publishers better understand consumer media consumption. What matters more: screen size, location, or content? This session will provide the answers.

Monetisation in the Multiscreen Universe
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 14.45 - 15.30
Moderator: Troy Dreier, Senior Associate Editor, StreamingMedia.com and OnlineVideo.net
Stephen Byrne, Commercial Director UK & NL, Videoplaza
Barry G John, Ad Ops and Inventory Controller, Channel 4
Charlie Muirhead, CEO, Rightster
Frans Vermeulen, Senior Vice President, Revenue and Strategy, FreeWheel

Consumers are demanding access to their favourite content anywhere, at any time and on any device, but that comes at a cost to broadcasters, content owners, and everyone else in the online video value chain. This panel will explore different strategies for monetisation, and offer a glimpse into the future of multiscreen video.

Enhancing the Second Screen Experience with Multiscreen Streaming
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 10.30 - 11.30
Chris Knowlton, Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, BlueFrame Technology

Increasingly, users are complementing their viewing experience by accessing content on multiple screens. This session will outline how content providers can deliver optimal second-screen experiences by combining their existing streaming media capabilities with the provision of over-the-top content. It will also look at viewing trends where users are interacting in real time with the content they consume. 

Case Study: Viral Video – Myth or Magic?
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 11.45 - 12.30
Jeremy Stinton, ST16 Ltd

How accurately can you measure the impact of viral films, and why do 90% of commercial viral films fail? As agencies are increasingly tasked with creating engaging content, the viral film has become a significant tactic and one which most agencies have discussed with the brands they work with. This session will focus on ST16’s NHS case study which created an incredible increase in young people visiting the dentist and saved the client over £1 million, and will explore how to produce content that an audience will want to engage with and react to.

Leveraging MPEG-DASH for Enhanced Revenue Security
Wednesday 19 June • Track A • 13.30 - 14.15
Niels Thorwith, Executive Director Advanced Technology, Verimatrix

This session will explore how a unified security strategy based on an open DRM scheme, such as MPEG-DASH, can help operators address the requirements of different device types, open up the universe of multi-network, multi-screen delivery, and accelerate the growth of new revenue streams.

Integrating TV Everywhere Services
Wednesday 19 June • Track C • 14.30 - 15.15
Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo

TV consumption is changing. Pay TV operators and media companies compete for digital viewership, new revenue opportunities and improved brand and service loyalty. But delivering and maintaining a premium TV Everywhere offering is time-consuming, costly and complex in a world of ever-changing devices. This session explores how to integrate TV Everywhere services for fast and efficient roll out of multiplatform offerings.

A Sporting Chance: Cellular Uplink and Sports Coverage
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 14.30 - 15.15
Scott Robinson, Director, 3xScreen Media Ltd
Ronen Artman, VP of Marketing, LiveU

What value can cellular-based video transmission bring to sporting events such as the Olympics, Super Bowl, Ironman and lesser-known sports? This session focuses on how the extension of bonded cellular technology to devices beyond backpack and belt-clip units can extend the live coverage of niche sport – with lessons for those outside the world of sport as well.

Multiscreen Services for Live Sport
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 15.45 - 16.30
Michael Martinez, Director, Sales Engineering, QuickPlay Media

Live sport is a primary driver for multiscreen services. Explore the delivery of live multiscreen TV based on the experiences of operators who have streamed sporting events including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics and Major League Baseball. The session covers rights management, cost, authentication and business models.

Corporate Communications
Case Study: Internal and External Video at Bayer Benelux
Tuesday 18 June • Track B • 13.45 - 14.30
Ron Mukherjee, Managing Director, RichCast

For three years, Bayer Benelux has utilised live and on-demand video internally and externally, using webcasts and webinars for e-learning, commercial presentations, live expert webcasts, and CEO/CFO messages to staff, viewable on desktops and mobile devices. How were challenges overcome, and what were the benefits of this comprehensive strategy?

Case Studies: Droplet and AGCO–Successful Video Distribution and ROI
Tuesday 18 June • Track B • 14.45 - 15.30
Steffan Aquarone, Founder, Droplet
Lee Kemp, MD, Vermillion Films

Discover from these two case studies how a startup and an established global brand used online video to achieve measurable objectives by joining up their strategy across the creative production, seeding and measurement.

Successful Models for Webcasts and Webinars for Education and Training
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 14.45 - 15.30
Mike Saville Howarth, eLearning Consultant, Director Mike Howarth Associates

This session offers a context for effective webinars from the perspectives of a higher education institution, and the corporate training setting, drawing on elements from both elearning and marketing.

Using Video to Strengthen Brand Identity and Corporate Culture
Tuesday 18 June • Track B • 16.00 - 17.00
Moderator: Simon Frusher, Director of EMEA Operations, TalkPoint
Nevil Bounds, Sales Director, Feltech
Chris Lloyd, Technical Director, 27partners
Matthew Misik, Head of Audio Visual, The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Peter Rugg, AV Consultant
Hareesh Vazhaparampil, Vice President Products

Learn the latest in corporate video technology and strategy, as well as gain insights into webcasting trends and best practices.

What Higher Education Can Teach the Enterprise
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 16.00 - 17.00
Eric Burns, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Panopto

This session will explore the similarities between video in the enterprise and education and discusses how organisations can overcome their biggest challenges – from pervasive recording and broadcasting to simplified deployment and discovery – by looking at best practices from universities like Newcastle, Southampton, Carnegie Mellon, and others.

Case Study: Viral Video – Myth or Magic?
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 11.45 - 12.30
Jeremy Stinton, ST16 Ltd

How accurately can you measure the impact of viral films, and why do 90% of commercial viral films fail? As agencies are increasingly tasked with creating engaging content, the viral film has become a significant tactic and one which most agencies have discussed with the brands they work with. This session will focus on ST16’s NHS case study which created an incredible increase in young people visiting the dentist and saved the client over £1 million, and will explore how to produce content that an audience will want to engage with and react to.

Education & Training
Viewer Interaction for Live Event Webcasting
Tuesday 18 June • Track B • 10.30 - 11.30
Will Neale, CEO, ShowCaster

Live is more expensive and risky to produce than on-demand. In many genres (such as celebrity interviews) there is no point in running live unless the audience is involved – through questions, polls, social media and more. You’ll learn to create engaging live events via examples from The Sun, Yahoo!, Channel 4, Sky, and others.

Video and the Future of Education
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 13.45 - 14.30
Moderator: Ben Kittow, CEO, The Streaming Company
Jeffrey Newman, Education Account Executive - EMEA, Kaltura
Mike Saville Howarth, eLearning Consultant, Director Mike Howarth Associates
Philip Tubman, Learning Technologist, Lancaster University
Bob van den Brand, Adjunct Associate Professor Accounting & Innovator in Education & I-STAR-Learning, Tilburg University

For academic institutions and corporates, video offers opportunities to expand education and training, from lecture capture to MOOCs to mobile elearning. This panel discusses the challenges of delivering video learning, and the impact it has on educational effectiveness and the bottom line.

Successful Models for Webcasts and Webinars for Education and Training
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 14.45 - 15.30
Mike Saville Howarth, eLearning Consultant, Director Mike Howarth Associates

This session offers a context for effective webinars from the perspectives of a higher education institution, and the corporate training setting, drawing on elements from both elearning and marketing.

What Higher Education Can Teach the Enterprise
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 16.00 - 17.00
Eric Burns, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Panopto

This session will explore the similarities between video in the enterprise and education and discusses how organisations can overcome their biggest challenges – from pervasive recording and broadcasting to simplified deployment and discovery – by looking at best practices from universities like Newcastle, Southampton, Carnegie Mellon, and others.

Sport
Online Video Advertising: Does Size Matter?
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 13.45 - 14.30
Brendan Carney, UK Business Development Manager

By size we mean screen size. YuMe and Decipher launched a UK multi-screen study to help media planners and publishers better understand consumer media consumption. What matters more: screen size, location, or content? This session will provide the answers.

Case Study: Viral Video – Myth or Magic?
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 11.45 - 12.30
Jeremy Stinton, ST16 Ltd

How accurately can you measure the impact of viral films, and why do 90% of commercial viral films fail? As agencies are increasingly tasked with creating engaging content, the viral film has become a significant tactic and one which most agencies have discussed with the brands they work with. This session will focus on ST16’s NHS case study which created an incredible increase in young people visiting the dentist and saved the client over £1 million, and will explore how to produce content that an audience will want to engage with and react to.

Watching Sport Online: Better Than TV?
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 13.30 - 14.15
Moderator: Duncan Burbidge, CEO, StreamAMG, UK
Simon Banoub, Marketing Director, Opta Sports
Howard Kitto, Group Chief Technology Officer, Perform Group
Ray Mia, Streamworks
Simon Nixon, Client Services Director, Aqueduct

Sport is special, and digital media that satisfies fans must be special too – richer, more interactive, and more immersive than almost any other type of video experience. Data has huge value, and so does the ability to channel viewer expertise. Do hard core fans prefer the current online experience to TV? This session analyses best practices including Manchester City FC and the Women’s Tennis Association.

A Sporting Chance: Cellular Uplink and Sports Coverage
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 14.30 - 15.15
Scott Robinson, Director, 3xScreen Media Ltd
Ronen Artman, VP of Marketing, LiveU

What value can cellular-based video transmission bring to sporting events such as the Olympics, Super Bowl, Ironman and lesser-known sports? This session focuses on how the extension of bonded cellular technology to devices beyond backpack and belt-clip units can extend the live coverage of niche sport – with lessons for those outside the world of sport as well.

Multiscreen Services for Live Sport
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 15.45 - 16.30
Michael Martinez, Director, Sales Engineering, QuickPlay Media

Live sport is a primary driver for multiscreen services. Explore the delivery of live multiscreen TV based on the experiences of operators who have streamed sporting events including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics and Major League Baseball. The session covers rights management, cost, authentication and business models.

Live Event Webcasting
Viewer Interaction for Live Event Webcasting
Tuesday 18 June • Track B • 10.30 - 11.30
Will Neale, CEO, ShowCaster

Live is more expensive and risky to produce than on-demand. In many genres (such as celebrity interviews) there is no point in running live unless the audience is involved – through questions, polls, social media and more. You’ll learn to create engaging live events via examples from The Sun, Yahoo!, Channel 4, Sky, and others.

Case Study: The Future of the Fashion Show – The Live Streaming Social Networking Experience
Tuesday 18 June • Track B • 11.45 - 12.30
Chris Dabbs, CEO, Streaming Tank Ltd

Learn how Topshop, Google and Streaming Tank created the world’s most tech-savvy fashion show as part of London Fashion Week. Get the end-to-end explanation on how it was done, including pre-event Google Hangouts featuring multi-presenter red carpet and backstage access, advanced streaming of the live event, synchronised hidden model cameras, and a live social networking ‘shoot the show’ news feed to create the world’s most viewed catwalk.

Successful Models for Webcasts and Webinars for Education and Training
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 14.45 - 15.30
Mike Saville Howarth, eLearning Consultant, Director Mike Howarth Associates

This session offers a context for effective webinars from the perspectives of a higher education institution, and the corporate training setting, drawing on elements from both elearning and marketing.

Using Video to Strengthen Brand Identity and Corporate Culture
Tuesday 18 June • Track B • 16.00 - 17.00
Moderator: Simon Frusher, Director of EMEA Operations, TalkPoint
Nevil Bounds, Sales Director, Feltech
Chris Lloyd, Technical Director, 27partners
Matthew Misik, Head of Audio Visual, The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Peter Rugg, AV Consultant
Hareesh Vazhaparampil, Vice President Products

Learn the latest in corporate video technology and strategy, as well as gain insights into webcasting trends and best practices.

A Sporting Chance: Cellular Uplink and Sports Coverage
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 14.30 - 15.15
Scott Robinson, Director, 3xScreen Media Ltd
Ronen Artman, VP of Marketing, LiveU

What value can cellular-based video transmission bring to sporting events such as the Olympics, Super Bowl, Ironman and lesser-known sports? This session focuses on how the extension of bonded cellular technology to devices beyond backpack and belt-clip units can extend the live coverage of niche sport – with lessons for those outside the world of sport as well.

Encoding & Transcoding
How to Encode for Multiple Screens
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 10.30 - 11.30
Jan Ozer, Principal, Streaming Learning Center

Most publishers today have to distribute to three sets of screens; desktop, mobile and OTT. This session will start by detailing the playback capabilities and technology compatibilities of all three platforms. Then it will explore the technical issues and feasibility of producing one set of streams for all platforms, including how technologies like transmuxing can simplify the overall distribution workflow.

How to Choose an Enterprise-Class Encoder
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 16.00 - 17.00
Jan Ozer, Principal, Streaming Learning Center

This session will discuss factors to consider when choosing an enterprise video encoding system from the likes of ATEME, Envivio, MainConcept, Thomson, AmberFin, Elemental and others. Factors include performance, output quality, quality control options, format support, expansion options, programmability, and other variables.

How to Choose a Cloud Encoder
Wednesday 19 June • Track A • 10.30 - 11.30
Jan Ozer, Principal, Streaming Learning Center

Cloud encoding has benefits like reduced CAPEX and instant scalability, but also some downsides. Jan Ozer discusses the types of encoding applications that suit cloud encoding, using case studies of companies who have switched. He covers considerations when choosing a cloud encoder, including qualitative and performance results from recent reviews.

How (and When) to Incorporate H.265 into Your Publishing Workflows
Wednesday 19 June • Track A • 15.45 - 16.30
Jan Ozer, Principal, Streaming Learning Center

Reports say that H.265 gives equivalent quality to H.264 at 50% of the data rate, reduces bandwidth costs, and enables higher quality streams and 4K videos. But an H.265 infrastructure must be established, and there is a royalty issue. This session reviews the current state of H.265 – how should it be incorporated into publishing workflows?

Formats, Protocols, & Standards
How to Encode for Multiple Screens
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 10.30 - 11.30
Jan Ozer, Principal, Streaming Learning Center

Most publishers today have to distribute to three sets of screens; desktop, mobile and OTT. This session will start by detailing the playback capabilities and technology compatibilities of all three platforms. Then it will explore the technical issues and feasibility of producing one set of streams for all platforms, including how technologies like transmuxing can simplify the overall distribution workflow.

Case Study: How The BBC Ensured Live Streaming Resilience For The Olympics
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 10.30 - 11.30
Kiran Patel, Senior Product Manager, Video Media Services, BBC Future Media

Live video streams were key to the ambitious online user proposition for the London 2012 Olympics, and coverage had to mirror high quality broadcast standards. Hear the challenges the BBC faced when designing a resilient HTTP streaming infrastructure designed to cope with huge volumes. Learn about the solution used and what methodology changes were required to build resilience into a cloud-based infrastructure.

Case Study: HBO Europe – A Broadcaster’s Guide to the TV Everywhere Universe
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 11.45 - 12.30
Péter Dikházi, CTO, Digital Media Experience LLC
Péter Riz, Head of HBO GO Technical Deployment, HBO Europe

This case study reveals how a successful traditional broadcaster entered into the diverse TV Everywhere market. Hear about how HBO Europe solved real-time challenges – including DRM, delivery formats, content delivery, and licensing issues – with the creation of the HBO GO service. The session will include a demonstration and will share some business-related figures.

Practicalities of Putting Captions on IP-Delivered Video Content
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 11.45 - 12.30
Kevin Louden, Product Manager, Telestream

With the huge growth of internet-delivered video content, there is an increased need to provide captioning or subtitling on the web, and this is required by legislation in many countries. This session reviews various methods for IP video delivery, and discusses techniques for providing subtitles or captions. This includes delivery to traditional browsers and mobile devices as well as captioning and subtitling for adaptive bit rate content.

How to Choose an Enterprise-Class Encoder
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 16.00 - 17.00
Jan Ozer, Principal, Streaming Learning Center

This session will discuss factors to consider when choosing an enterprise video encoding system from the likes of ATEME, Envivio, MainConcept, Thomson, AmberFin, Elemental and others. Factors include performance, output quality, quality control options, format support, expansion options, programmability, and other variables.

How to Choose a Cloud Encoder
Wednesday 19 June • Track A • 10.30 - 11.30
Jan Ozer, Principal, Streaming Learning Center

Cloud encoding has benefits like reduced CAPEX and instant scalability, but also some downsides. Jan Ozer discusses the types of encoding applications that suit cloud encoding, using case studies of companies who have switched. He covers considerations when choosing a cloud encoder, including qualitative and performance results from recent reviews.

DASH and HEVC: New Standards Enabling Ultra- High Quality Video Services
Wednesday 19 June • Track A • 11.45 - 12.30
Moderator: Christian Timmerer, CIO & Head of Research and Standardisation, bitmovin
Thomas Stockhammer, Consultant, Technical Standards, Qualcomm
Ali C. Begen, Lead Engineer, Video and Content Platforms Research and Advanced Development Group, CISCO
Thomas Schierl, Head of Multimedia Communications Group, Fraunhofer/HHI
Gilles Teniou, Senior Standardisation Manager - Content & TV Services, Orange
Bram Tullemans, Project Manager, Software Platforms & Broadband Networks, EBU Technology & Innovation Department

The first versions of the DASH and HEVC standards have recently been approved and the first services will soon be deployed. This panel will identify issues and possible solutions for the successful deployment of DASH and HEVC from the content, service, and network providers’ point of view and from that of device and equipment manufacturers.

Media Server Application Trends
Wednesday 19 June • Track C • 11.45 - 12.30
Moderator: Tim Siglin, Co-Founder, Braintrust Digital
Steve Allison, Technical Evangelist, Strategic Alliances, Adobe Systems
Chris Knowlton, Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, BlueFrame Technology
Xavier Pouyat, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Media Services, Microsoft Corporation
David J Smith, Director Global Partner Platform, Real Networks Ltd
Arjen Wagenaar, CTO, Unified Streaming

What’s coming next in server technologies from Adobe, CodeShop, Microsoft, RealNetworks, and Wowza? A rare chance to see where vendors are diverging and converging on new technologies from DASH and HEVC to DRM, plus a look ahead.

Leveraging MPEG-DASH for Enhanced Revenue Security
Wednesday 19 June • Track A • 13.30 - 14.15
Niels Thorwith, Executive Director Advanced Technology, Verimatrix

This session will explore how a unified security strategy based on an open DRM scheme, such as MPEG-DASH, can help operators address the requirements of different device types, open up the universe of multi-network, multi-screen delivery, and accelerate the growth of new revenue streams.

MPEG DASH & HEVC: Seeing Through the Hype
Wednesday 19 June • Track A • 14.30 - 15.15
Moderator: Dom Robinson, Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as
Rémi Beaudouin, Director of Product Marketing, ATEME
Boris Felts, VP, Products, Envivio, Inc.
Thomas Kramer, Vice President of Product Management, MainConcept GmbH/Rovi
Marc Risby, CTO, Boxer Systems
Eric Rosier, Head of Telco Segment, TV Compression, Ericsson

This session explores the implications MPEG DASH and HEVC for content owners, network operators, and service providers. How long will widespread adoption take?

HEVC and OTT: Challenges and Perspectives
Wednesday 19 June • Track C • 13.30 - 14.15
Alain Pellen, Marketing Director, OTT & Web TV Solutions

Operators face a range of bandwidth constraints as they seek to deliver more and more services as part of a bundled offering; HEVC comes with high performance promises. This session will help operators assess which difficulties will have to be overcome, and which advantages can be expected from this new technology.

How (and When) to Incorporate H.265 into Your Publishing Workflows
Wednesday 19 June • Track A • 15.45 - 16.30
Jan Ozer, Principal, Streaming Learning Center

Reports say that H.265 gives equivalent quality to H.264 at 50% of the data rate, reduces bandwidth costs, and enables higher quality streams and 4K videos. But an H.265 infrastructure must be established, and there is a royalty issue. This session reviews the current state of H.265 – how should it be incorporated into publishing workflows?

Video Infrastructure
Case Study: HBO Europe – A Broadcaster’s Guide to the TV Everywhere Universe
Tuesday 18 June • Track A • 11.45 - 12.30
Péter Dikházi, CTO, Digital Media Experience LLC
Péter Riz, Head of HBO GO Technical Deployment, HBO Europe

This case study reveals how a successful traditional broadcaster entered into the diverse TV Everywhere market. Hear about how HBO Europe solved real-time challenges – including DRM, delivery formats, content delivery, and licensing issues – with the creation of the HBO GO service. The session will include a demonstration and will share some business-related figures.

Case Study: How The BBC Ensured Live Streaming Resilience For The Olympics
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 10.30 - 11.30
Kiran Patel, Senior Product Manager, Video Media Services, BBC Future Media

Live video streams were key to the ambitious online user proposition for the London 2012 Olympics, and coverage had to mirror high quality broadcast standards. Hear the challenges the BBC faced when designing a resilient HTTP streaming infrastructure designed to cope with huge volumes. Learn about the solution used and what methodology changes were required to build resilience into a cloud-based infrastructure.

Practicalities of Putting Captions on IP-Delivered Video Content
Tuesday 18 June • Track C • 11.45 - 12.30
Kevin Louden, Product Manager, Telestream

With the huge growth of internet-delivered video content, there is an increased need to provide captioning or subtitling on the web, and this is required by legislation in many countries. This session reviews various methods for IP video delivery, and discusses techniques for providing subtitles or captions. This includes delivery to traditional browsers and mobile devices as well as captioning and subtitling for adaptive bit rate content.

The Future of CDNs
Wednesday 19 June • Track C • 10.30 - 11.30
Moderator: Dom Robinson, Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as
Jason Thibeault, Sr. Director, Content Marketing, Limelight Networks
Stef van der Ziel, CEO, Jet-Stream
Miles McWilliams, Head of Sales, Internet & Content, Deutsche Telekom North America
Mike Smith, Director of Solutions Engineering
James Fletcher, Commercial Director, CDN.net

Our annual roundup of the new developments in the CDN industry, focusing on the delivery of Streaming Audio and Video. Streaming Forum asks leaders in the sector about CDN technology developments and for their views on the growth of the streaming market both globally, and with deeper focus on Europe.

Enhancing the Second Screen Experience with Multiscreen Streaming
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 10.30 - 11.30
Chris Knowlton, Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, BlueFrame Technology

Increasingly, users are complementing their viewing experience by accessing content on multiple screens. This session will outline how content providers can deliver optimal second-screen experiences by combining their existing streaming media capabilities with the provision of over-the-top content. It will also look at viewing trends where users are interacting in real time with the content they consume. 

Media Server Application Trends
Wednesday 19 June • Track C • 11.45 - 12.30
Moderator: Tim Siglin, Co-Founder, Braintrust Digital
Steve Allison, Technical Evangelist, Strategic Alliances, Adobe Systems
Chris Knowlton, Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, BlueFrame Technology
Xavier Pouyat, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Media Services, Microsoft Corporation
David J Smith, Director Global Partner Platform, Real Networks Ltd
Arjen Wagenaar, CTO, Unified Streaming

What’s coming next in server technologies from Adobe, CodeShop, Microsoft, RealNetworks, and Wowza? A rare chance to see where vendors are diverging and converging on new technologies from DASH and HEVC to DRM, plus a look ahead.

Integrating TV Everywhere Services
Wednesday 19 June • Track C • 14.30 - 15.15
Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo

TV consumption is changing. Pay TV operators and media companies compete for digital viewership, new revenue opportunities and improved brand and service loyalty. But delivering and maintaining a premium TV Everywhere offering is time-consuming, costly and complex in a world of ever-changing devices. This session explores how to integrate TV Everywhere services for fast and efficient roll out of multiplatform offerings.

HEVC and OTT: Challenges and Perspectives
Wednesday 19 June • Track C • 13.30 - 14.15
Alain Pellen, Marketing Director, OTT & Web TV Solutions

Operators face a range of bandwidth constraints as they seek to deliver more and more services as part of a bundled offering; HEVC comes with high performance promises. This session will help operators assess which difficulties will have to be overcome, and which advantages can be expected from this new technology.

Multiscreen Services for Live Sport
Wednesday 19 June • Track B • 15.45 - 16.30
Michael Martinez, Director, Sales Engineering, QuickPlay Media

Live sport is a primary driver for multiscreen services. Explore the delivery of live multiscreen TV based on the experiences of operators who have streamed sporting events including the Stanley Cup Playoffs, 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 Summer Olympics and Major League Baseball. The session covers rights management, cost, authentication and business models.

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Netflix
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