Multicast ABR (May 22nd, 2018 at 10AM PDT)

When it comes to online streaming, we live in a unicast world. And that’s a problem. As more consumers gravitate towards anytime, anywhere video consumption, the capacity to serve single streams of high-quality video content to millions of viewers reaches its breaking point. The question is whether multicast ABR is the solution or just a technological unicorn. In this panel, you’ll learn about the differences between unicast and multicast, how multicast ABR might be achieved (and under what conditions) using a variety of technologies such as LTE-B, and the challenges that may keep this solution from ever coming to fruition.

This panel features the following speakers:

  • Philippe Carol (Anevia)
  • Neil Geary (Liberty Global)
  • Brian Stevenson (Nokia)
  • Mark Fisher (Qwilt)

This panel was moderated by Jason Thibeault, Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance. You can follow Jason on Twitter @_jasonthibeault.

About the Streaming Video Alliance

The Streaming Video Alliance is a global consortium of companies dedicated to helping shape the future of streaming video through the publication of best practices, guidelines, specifications, and requirements. The Alliance is the only streaming video industry forum representing a true cross-section of the value chain. Service providers, network operators, content owners, and technology providers are all collaborating together to build a future where streaming video is “broadcast quality.”