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

Mobile

Mobile

Mobile

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

Social, mobile & OTT have opened oceans of opportunity for TV, and Live Sports has an economic scaffolding like no other genre. Youth sports, game attendance fandom, social media relationships, and well-run teams and leagues stacked with high-performers means that sports media properties can be an endless source of cultural touchstones creating video value. The only thing needed is the ability to ingest, tag, edit, re-purpose, process and publish the best moments on the best platforms with the right business models in nearly real-time. This panel features executives that know how to do it.

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ATSC 3.0 allows service providers to deliver hyper-local content apps that unite FM radio, TV broadcast and on-demand clips into themed content experiences. End-users stay engaged wherever they are, either on the move or as they approach their own in-home television, the mobile apps can "transfer" the streaming content to the TV. In addition to creating hyper-local customizable content streams, the apps can take advantage of the computing power of the mobile device and offer even deeper experiences like augmented reality overlays or rich media emergency alerts.

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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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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.

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As a premium provider of Connected TV App Development Services, our clients constantly ask us: what platform should we be building for next? With so many connected TV platforms available, companies need to create a strategy for not only what to build, but how to build it. Should you build for Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Tizen? Should you develop native applications or focus on cross-platform development solutions? This presentation strives to answer these questions using the following approach: - An overview of platforms available and the issue of platform fragmentation with respect to Connected TV apps - An overview of the capabilities and development considerations for these platforms (what features/capabilities can be achieved on Apple TV vs. Roku vs. Android TV vs. Tizen, etc?) - A demo Apple TV app showcasing some of the unique UI/UX customizations possible - Native development vs. cross-platform deployment: pros and cons Multimedia: - Presentation deck - Demo of Apple TV app, showcasing dual screen feature and other customization possibilities

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Media delivery requirements are continually changing, driven by accelerating mobile, tablet, smart TV, and set-top technology advances. Broadcasters need agile solutions to the changing media and entertainment landscape that don't require multiyear projects with large upfront investments. In this session, we walk through Discovery Communications' migration of its broadcast playout and channel origination to AWS. Discovery Communications is a leader in nonfiction media, reaching more than 3 billion cumulative viewers in 220 countries and territories. Traditionally, broadcast origination for content delivered to telecommunications companies, cable TV, and satellite has existed only in on-premises data centers. In this session, we walk through Discovery's migration of broadcast playout supporting hundreds of channels worldwide to AWS. We show how Discovery has not only reduced their TCO but also has improved their agility by launching new channels on demand. We also walk through how channel origination is being deployed in a secure, automated fashion, and with a level of high availability that exceeds what is possible in a traditional data center.

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This session will take a look at current virtual reality workflows as it applies to the fields of news and journalism . We will explore real world case studies within the ever adapting space and how you can become better equipped to navigate through it.

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The shift to mobile video has occurred. As a result, people are expecting, if not demanding, that communication be more immediate, expressive and immersive. Join Carly Goodwin, Industry Manager, Tech/Telco at Facebook, as she leads a discussion around the latest mobile video trends, where mobile video is headed and how companies can leverage this knowledge to build their brand and drive sales. During this session, panelists will share tips and best practices that the audience can learn from and apply to their own mobile video strategies.

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The advantage of using satellite for mobile communications has always been relatively simple: satellites can go where terrestrial circuits cannot. For maritime and aeronautical connectivity, satellites have provided a range of solutions for decades. But because of technical limitations in space and on the ground, those solutions have been slow to meet the performance requirements that are increasingly expected while "on the move". Whether in flight, on the water, or in a land-based vehicle, satellites have offered relatively limited and often expensive solutions. How is the satellite industry overcoming the technical challenges of delivering broadband from space to meet the demand to provide terrestrial-based Wi-Fi performance to mobile customers at 40,000 feet as well as on the ground or at sea? How will the satellite industry respond to the needs of the connected vehicle and what are the engineering achievements required to close gaps in connectivity? This panel of experts will discuss the innovations that are making it possible to not only compete with terrestrial and wireless technology, but to create new markets and applications that can offer sustaining growth for the satellite industry for decades to come.

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Most of the devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) reside outside of your security wall. Some, such as mobile point-of-sale terminals and other publicly accessible devices, are outside because they could be a gateway for malicious attacks. Others, such as sensors and remote monitors, may be too distant to include inside. And some, such as medical devices and other specialized tools, may be outside of IT's sphere. However, all of these devices still need to be protected. With little or no local storage, IoT devices are heavily dependent on communications, so securing the communications path is as important as hardening the device. Protecting the IoT is not like protecting a data center. Securing the IoT requires looking at the whole ecosystem, not just individual points and devices. From silicon to software and from platforms to management, industry specialists must be able to incorporate these tools into their unique solutions, addressing the specific needs of their target markets. Best practices demand that we not only harden the devices, but also secure the communications and monitor and manage the security state. Most important, we need to remember that by protecting the data, we are protecting the privacy of our customers, colleagues, neighbors, friends, and families.

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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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The rise of internet bandwidth, OTT set-top boxes, and premium content, from traditional cable channels such as HBO to OTT providers like Netflix and Amazon, have brought on greater opportunities for pirates looking to steal content. Add on the increased consumption of premium content across mobile devices, tablets, retail set-top boxes and smart TVs, better known in the industry as Consumer Owned and Managed IP devices (COAM), service providers today are faced with a growing number of business and technical challenges. The upcoming FCC ruling on set-top boxes will also pose a new set of technical challenges for the industry as the device ecosystem expands. In this session, we will present the implications of COAM devices as consumers increasingly rely on them to watch premium content, and discuss the technical challenges they pose to service providers in ensuring service security, reliability and performance. We will introduce innovative approaches that video service providers can deploy to meet the robust requirements on COAM IP devices set-forth by content owners. We will conclude by presenting real use cases of successful commercial deployments and discuss the lessons learned.

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For many, reading on the mobile web is a slow, clunky and frustrating experience - but it doesn't have to be that way. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative co-developed by tech companies and publishers that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere. With 150 million pages indexed, and 4 million new ones added every week, AMP has been adopted by media, e-commerce, entertainment, and travel, making mobile experiences more useful to users. Join Rudy as he discusses expanded AMP support across the web and what lies ahead for the AMP Project to which each of you can contribute.

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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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Shooting thousands of photos and videos on long-term projects? Using multiple cameras and different formats? Working of a laptop and portable hard drives? Then you can greatly benefit by this session with an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who after traveling around the world for the past year knows a thing or two on this very relevant subject.

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