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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:00am (PST)

As consumers watch more online video, they are turning ever increasingly to live streaming—sporting events, concerts, prime-time television, and more. But delivering live streaming, to huge audiences, is fraught with challenges and difficulties including controlling latency, dealing with scale (in a unicast environment), and multi-device consumption. In this panel, you’ll learn about some of these challenges and how they are currently being addressed by a variety of different players across the video ecosystem.

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Topics Covered

  1. What are some of the fundamental challenges associated with providing a great live streaming experience?
  2. What are some scale considerations that providers should keep in mind when delivering live streams?
  3. What role does edge computing play in the future of live streaming?
  4. How does mobile viewing complicate a provider’s ability to deliver a great live streaming experience?
  5. What is the impact of network congestion on latency of live stream delivery? How can new technologies like Multicast ABR help alleviate congestion?
  6. Are there any ways that providers can tune encoding profiles to improve live streaming experiences?
  7. Are there any ways in which the operational workflow can be improved to provide a better live streaming experience?
  8. What are some of the critical measurements that providers need to capture in order to optimize live stream delivery?
  9. What are going to be some of the big hurdles to overcome in the future as more operators and providers deliver live streams?

Panelists

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Alec Hendry (Director of Digital Media Operations & Development at ViacomCBS)

No bio available.

Chris Knowlton (Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at BlueFrame Technology)

No bio available.

Chris Wagner (Co-Founder/EVP, Marketplace Strategy at Endeavor Streaming)

No bio available.

James Kirby (Director, Content Delivery Solutions at Harmonic)

No bio available.

Matt Stock (Principal Architect, SMTS at Limelight Networks)

Matt likes solving interesting problems. Everything from reducing wait states in a hardware design, to scaling OTT video delivery, to writing scripts in python to analyze data, to proposing a design to a client. His specialties include: CDN, systems engineering, application development, embedded systems, service management, solutions consulting, OTT video delivery, IT planning and strategy.

Alec Hendry (Director of Digital Media Operations & Development at ViacomCBS)

No bio available.

Chris Knowlton (Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at BlueFrame Technology)

No bio available.

Chris Wagner (Co-Founder/EVP, Marketplace Strategy at Endeavor Streaming)

No bio available.

James Kirby (Director, Content Delivery Solutions at Harmonic)

No bio available.

Matt Stock (Principal Architect, SMTS at Limelight Networks)

Matt likes solving interesting problems. Everything from reducing wait states in a hardware design, to scaling OTT video delivery, to writing scripts in python to analyze data, to proposing a design to a client. His specialties include: CDN, systems engineering, application development, embedded systems, service management, solutions consulting, OTT video delivery, IT planning and strategy.

Moderated by Jason Thibeault

Executive Director

Jason Thibeault is the Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance, a global association of companies collaborating to solve critical challenges in delivering a better streaming video experience and increasing adoption. Prior to this role, Jason spent eight years at Limelight Networks, a leading CDN, where he held several roles including product manager and marketing strategist. Jason is an inventor on multiple technical patents in the streaming industry and a proven entrepreneur. He is also a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine.

About the Streaming Video Alliance

The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 75 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. You can find out more about membership here.

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