April 22 - 27, 2017 | Exhibits April 24 - 27 Las Vegas Convention Center




Mobile and The M.E.T. Effect℠

Access to the world at your fingertips.

We live on the go, but technology allows us to stay closely connected to our friends, family and community. Phones and tablets make it possible to capture, watch and share videos of breaking news, live events, favorite programing and much more. As computing power increases, content providers and consumers will look to capitalize on mobile video's ability to inform and engage, anytime anywhere. 

Join the Advertising Agencies, Network Executives, Creative Professionals, Wireline/Wireless Carriers and allied professionals progressing the quality of media and entertainment at our fingertips.

From the Floor to the Session Rooms, explore this year's offerings below.

Attractions and Pavilions

Spotlight Sessions

The new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard will provide new transmission capabilities. Broadcasters will have options and flexibility to best serve populations with defined, high data rate services. In order to increase the probability that indoor, pedestrian and mobile users will receive reliable service, the ATSC 3.0 network will need to saturate the intended coverage area with a signal level above the required target level. In previous work, boosting the signal strength with the addition of high null fill to the main antenna as well as adding a single frequency network (SFN), have been investigated. Various hypothetical situation were used to analysis the impact of performance of these methods on different services. In this paper, the use of diversity at the transit locations will be considered. Specifically, different modes of polarization diversity will be compared.

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A drastic evolution of public mobile network enables even a smartphone to plays a crucial role for the mobile news gathering. In addition, an appearance of a drone further accelerates the mobility at shooting. In such a situation, a use of ancillary information items such as those obtained from the GPS unit and/or a gyro sensor attached to a camera during acquisition has become a common practice and various proprietary solutions have been spreading. Now, the time has come when to seriously consider its interoperability to maximize synergy effects among products from multiple vendors. There are activities ongoing in SMPTE for it. A SMPTE UMID (Unique Material IDentifier) attached to each frame in a live media stream is evolving to describe not only "When/Where/Who has created each frame" but also its camera shooting direction (including 360 degrees view) for the frame even over the IP network. In addition, A SMPTE MXF (Material eXchange Format) file is also evolving to embrace the latest media compression technology or, H.265/HEVC, for the best use of the mobile network resources, together with the ancillary info per frame contained in the file. In this paper, the latest SMPTE activities to maximize the interoperability in mobile news gathering are introduced with an emphasis on their future-proof applications.

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Cisco is forecasting that 78% of all mobile data in 2021 will be video, as a perfect storm of high-quality mobile-first video apps, proliferating smartphone usage, faster wireless networks and expansive mobile data plans are fueling massive adoption of mobile video. What does all of this mean for the video ecosystem and how will video providers succeed in the when everyone has a personal TV in their pocket?

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Online and mobile video are re-writing the rules of how fans engage with their favorite sports and teams. Accessing online broadcasts, digging into player statistics and experiencing new angles are just the tip of the iceberg for how fans can now get closer to the action. Explore some of the compelling ways sports are delivering new value to fans and what's ahead.

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In this class, mobile journalists will learn how to invoke a live stream from their mobile devices. We'll explore options from social networks such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook as well as robust platforms like Periscope, LiveStream, and Ustream. Creators will also learn how to tap into the DJIGO app for streaming from drones and the Oslo camera system. We'll also tackle hardware suggestions to improve video and audio quality.

What software, products or technologies will be used in this session?

Facebook, YouTube, DJI, LiveStream, Ustream, Periscope and Twitter.

After this session, attendees will know how to…

  • Stream live video via popular social networks.
  • Set up a dedicated stream using a streaming media provider
  • Improve the audio and video quality for remote productions

What Professionals will benefit most from attending this session?

Mobile Journalists, Production Professionals, Directors & Producers

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