Streaming Media

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Take a look into the future of streaming media and find solutions to unlock the value of anytime anywhere content.

  • AI
  • Building Quality Experiences
  • Media Management
  • OTT and Broadcasting
  • Streamline Workflows
  • Transcoding

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SL8224, South Hall Lower

Advancements in AI and cloud technologies continue to shape content and media in new and exciting ways from production workflows to improved delivery methods.

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Session Highlights

Maximizing live workflows by streaming broadcast-quality video over commodity Internet networks

Saturday, April 6 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - C

With commodity internet available everywhere, we’ve witnessed an explosion in internet content delivery. But for broadcasters – who need to deliver content with the highest levels of quality and reliability, and with negligible delay – achieving both cost-effective streaming and the best-quality...

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Sat 6

Ensuring End-to-End Video Quality at Facebook

Saturday, April 6 | 11:25 am - 11:45 am | N262/N264

The world's largest social network is also one of the world's top distributors of video, both premium and user-generated. We offer live and OTT distribution, utilizing top-of-the-line solutions that leverage our unique datacenter infrastructure to ensure viewers receive the highest possible video...

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Sat 6

Collaborating with Global Teams

Saturday, April 6 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm | S225

With the convergence of media across industries and the abundance of strong telecommunication infrastructures worldwide, it is easier than ever to collaborate on projects with team members located around the globe. In this presentation, veteran NAB Trainer Rod Harlan will dive deep into real world...

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Sat 6

Web Video - Best Practices for Effective Online Content

Saturday, April 6 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm | S226

The need for creative and well-executed online videos is growing exponentially, with every brand and company constantly needing to churn out content. In this session, you will learn how to create an online video that works best for your particular audience and platform.

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Sat 6

The Future of Storytelling

Saturday, April 6 | 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm | S226

This session covers a variety of software applications and digital platforms, as well as new approaches to present multimedia content.

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Sat 6

Business Models for Local OTT

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N262/N264

Part A: Fireside chat with Adam Wiener about CBSN Local (10:40 a.m.)
Part B: Panel Discussion (11:15 a.m.)
Daniel Barreto: Haystack TV
Rebekah Dopp: Google
Sam Matheny, NAB (Moderator)

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Sun 7

Implementation and test results for ATSC 3.0 hybrid services at “Chicago 3.0”

Sunday, April 7 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | N256

ATSC 3.0 native IP transport is heralded as the bridge that can connect broadcasters to the Internet and bring local channels to the viewers with the same streaming experience that they have come to expect, using a broadcaster-controlled distribution platform. ATSC 3.0 receivers with connection to...

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Sun 7

Digital Radio Roll Out Around the World

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N258

It’s been over 20 years since the first digital radio broadcasts aired. Digital radio offered the promise of improved audio quality, more efficient use of spectrum and a multitude of additional services, and around the world these promises are being fulfilled today by a number of different digital...

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Sun 7

Playing with the Platforms

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N262/N264

Part A: A Deep Diving in PEW’s recent study on Local News: Galen Stocking
Part B: A discussion of working with platforms by the Local Media Consortium
Christian Hendricks: Local Media Consortium
Tobias Bennett: Local Media Consortium
Anthony Katsur: Nexstar
James Green: Lee Enterprises
Tom...

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Sun 7

NextGen Broadcast is OTT Over-the-Air... Converged Broadcast/Broadband Platform

Sunday, April 7 | 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm | N256

Enormous changes to 'broadcast TV of old' are underway. ATSC 3.0, when married together with OTT in today's growing and flexible application environment, brings a new platform paradigm to an industry much in need of an overhaul. The enabling tools that have been used to drive our users and viewers...

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Sun 7

The Brave New World of Application Television (Dynamic Content Replacement Techniques and Implementations for Broadcast, Broadband and Beyond)

Sunday, April 7 | 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N256

ATSC 3.0 leverages the best of Broadcast and Broadband delivery systems allowing consumers to experience live and VOD content via applications commonly used in over the top streaming services. Advanced signaling techniques offer new ways to provide a “broadcast quality” streaming experience...

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Sun 7

Data-driven QUIC Protocol Optimizations for Improving Online Video Streaming Quality at Scale

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 5:30 pm | N260 - A

Quick UDP Internet Connection (QUIC) is a new, multiplexed and secure transport protocol optimized for HTTP/2 on top of UDP, being standardized within IETF's Working Group. The QUIC architecture allows implementers to rapidly iterate and tune the protocol’s algorithms to achieve higher throughput...

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Sun 7

Optimizing mass-scale multi-screen video delivery

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 5:30 pm | N260 - B

We discuss a combination of tools and techniques that Brightcove has developed for improving OTT delivery to devices with different decoding, rendering, and connection capabilities. These tools and techniques include:
-Dynamic packaging – on-the-fly mux...

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Sun 7

OTT Live streaming for thousands of viewers: techniques to keep your audience (and your wallet) happy.

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 5:30 pm | N260 - C

OTT Live streaming is a challenging task. Even with the best infrastructure, there are many factors that cannot be controlled.

Luckily, most of these factors can be identified and measured. Would it be possible to mitigate their influence or, even better, use them in our own benefit?

Using...

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Sun 7

A Crash Course on Video Streaming

Monday, April 8 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am | S226

Thanks to mobile devices and accessible social media platforms, live streaming for consumers is easier than ever. But when it comes to integrating professional camera sources and sound, a mindset for television production is required.

In this session, Dudley Digital Works and DC Webcasting founder...

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Mon 8

Ultra-Low-Latency Live Streaming with nanoStream Cloud and H5Live Player.

Monday, April 8 | 11:20 am - 11:40 am | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Interactive live streaming requires ultra-low-latency live playback on any device for true audience engagement. In this presentation Oliver Lietz will talk about the biggest challenges of new interactive use cases and how nanoStream Cloud with the unique integrated nanoStream H5Live Player helps...

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Mon 8

The Next Generation Streaming Protocol - Delivering Ultra-Low Latency at Scale with Reduced Bandwidth.

Monday, April 8 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Since the World Cup last year there has been a lot of talk about reducing latency. Proposed solutions such as CMAF-CTE or LHLS can indeed help getting from 20 to 4s but have some significant drawbacks. Leveraging the THEO High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP), sub second latency at scale...

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Mon 8

Best Practices for End-to-End OTT Live Stream Monitoring

Monday, April 8 | 12:20 pm - 12:40 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

With the rapid adoption of OTT, live streaming providers and content distributors need to consider new approaches to monitoring. Workflows are complex and have many components and are increasingly including cloud providers. This siloed structure of monitoring tools leads to a fragmented...

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Mon 8

Video Compression Essesntials for Social Media Delivery

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm | S226

"Why does my video look so good on my computer, but looks horrible after I upload it?”

This session will show you how to get great looking online videos. We’ll help you understand key compression basics such as file formats and CODECs. What are bitrates and how they affect video playback on the...

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Mon 8

DFX Engage! - MyMelo Opportunities and Demonstrations

Monday, April 8 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260 - B

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Mon 8

Evolving OTT Operations from Linear to On Demand

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:00 am - 9:20 am | N260

As operators migrate to a fully OTT-ABR content-oriented world, the seemingly endless number of programs on linear services will need to align with the migration from static live viewing to video and television everywhere consumption. This places a demand on operators to seamlessly manage linear to...

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Tue 9

Multi-CDN: Everything you need to know to make the right switch

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:20 am - 9:40 am | N260

In an age of abundant online video services and rapidly growing competition, content owners vie for audience attention and loyalty. To engage viewers and prevent churn, QoE is key to broadcasters' strategy. Many content providers turn to the use of multiple CDNs for better ISP and regional coverage...

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Tue 9

Live-Streaming is Dead, Long Live Live-Streaming

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:40 am - 10:00 am | N260

While network engineers have long-feared the equivalent of a network apocalypse, delivering a personalized VOD stream to every screen, the reality is consumers still expect their most popular live-streams on all their home devices at the highest QoE. To reach these devices, Video Service Providers...

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Tue 9

Using Voice to Enhance the Video Experience

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | N260

The power of today’s Voice Assistants are opening up opportunities to interact with the TV experience. This voice-driven channel then has the potential to make on-boarding and introduction of new apps and experiences significantly easier by establishing a near-immediate trusted relationship between...

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Tue 9

CBS ALL ACCESS – Broadcast TV Services for Mobile and Over-The-Top Devices

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N260

Many mobile TV services that have been offered via the traditional broadcast signal and transmission tower have been unsuccessful due to the high startup costs and challenging business hurdles.
After studying these unsuccessful attempts, CBS chose to develop the CBS ALL ACCESS system, which...

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Tue 9

How OTT services can match the quality of broadcast

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N260

Recent events such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup demonstrated that live OTT experiences have some serious limitations, including low quality on TV sets and a delay of more than 30 seconds compared with broadcast services. If the industry does not solve those problems, they could halt the development...

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Tue 9

Video Storytelling as a Service: How Cloud Helps Broadcasters Streamline and Become Go-to Digital Destinations

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:20 am - 12:00 pm | N260

Broadcast leaders share how cloud-based technology can streamline newsroom workflow, quickly deliver and distribute digital content, and capture bigger audiences.

Today's media landscape demands TV broadcasters invest in a strong digital presence, extending the reach of their video content and...

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Tue 9

4k HDR Live Streaming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N260

Globosat took on the challenge of supporting
a special joint venture with Samsung as an important piece of our soccer tournament
coverage.
In conjunction with the linear channel match coverage and streaming services
delivery, Globosat delivered a high-end 4K HDR stream to a dedicated SporTV 4K...

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Wed 10

The Challenges and Innovations of SSAI in a Fragmented Landscape

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

This panel will discuss the challenges and innovations around SSAI and how the industry as a whole can better work together. Perspectives will be offered in a panel format moderated by Brightcove, with participants from Digital Trends, the IAB Tech Lab, and SpotX. Topics that will be addressed...

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Wed 10

Delivering Low Latency Live Media Experiences through Common Media Application

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | N260

The consumption of media via adaptive bitrate delivered content is rapidly evolving from mobile and smart device usage to a viable main screen experience. Current adaptive bitrate methods typically add a significant end-to-end latency (upwards of 30 seconds). Whilst this has little impact on on-...

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Wed 10

Effective automation of IMF workflows through EIDR unique IDs: ITV, the DPP, and the next phase of file-based delivery for broadcast and on-line

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | N260

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is a membership-based, not-for-profit company in the UK, founded by ITV, BBC, and Channel 4, which represents the whole media supply chain. The DPP has released a new technical specification for IMF (Interoperable Master Format) in broadcast applications,...

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Wed 10

New Methodologies in Real-Time Data Aggregation and Management for Broadcast Presentation and Distribution

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | N260

Live data and its management have become an integral part of the broadcast workflow. Whether it is used in a fast-moving dynamic presentation such as elections, sports or finance or used to populate and control on-air branding, effective live data aggregation and management drives efficiencies and...

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Wed 10

Why the Cable Box Needs to Die

Thursday, April 11 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260

The set-top box was once a valuable tool in the entertainment world, giving people not only access to a wider range of content, but also allowing them to record shows, skip commercials, and rewind live TV. Today, with the arrival of streaming services such as Roku and Fire TV, what was once an...

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Thu 11

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