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Apex Legends Game Play

Monday, April 8 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to All Attendees to free play

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Mon 8

Open VFX Software Standard Comes of Age

Monday, April 8 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am | N243

Open Effects is a standard widely used in the VFX industry to interface between host applications and plug-ins. The Open Effects Association promotes open standards in the visual effects community to improve interoperability, reliable development and user experience. Join us and find out how we...

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Mon 8

Attendees play Apex Legends on stage to qualify for the tournament vs the Pros.

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Allowing the top 2-3 Attendees with most points play in the tournament vs the Pros.

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Mon 8

Game On: How 5G and eSports will Radically Change the Playing Field for Service Providers

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N1522: Esports Experience

4G’s latency and connection issues restricted uptake of mobile, on-the-go gaming for high fidelity AAA games. However, 5G will eliminate the current pain points of cloud gaming, creating an opportunity to reimagine the end-to-end service journey for players and viewers. The panel explores how 5G...

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Mon 8

Making Advertising Work on the Web: The Need for Standards

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

With the Web being the predominant application platform that consumers are using to drive the consumption of content, the need to define a way for advertising to be a part of that experience has become increasingly more of an issue. This panel will discuss the challenges that the technology and...

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Mon 8

Mobility Stories for the Passenger Economy of Today and Tomorrow: A Panel Discussion with Waze and Broadcasters

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

With the emergence of autonomous vehicles and other new modes of transportation, there is an opportunity for news broadcasters to create new content and tailored experiences for their audience on the road. The Waze for Broadcasters program provides Waze data to supercharge traffic news reporting...

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Mon 8

Transforming Television with Artificial Intelligence

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Consumers are finding TV content with voice commands. They choose what to watch using recommendation engines. They read news stories composed entirely by machines. They control their TVs using digital assistants.

Overnight, artificial intelligence has become an indispensable feature of the...

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Mon 8

Cisco Keynote: Adopting IP/IT in the Media Supply Chain.

Monday, April 8 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

IP in media is ever-evolving with new ways to capture, edit, source content, and certainly collaborate with others within the media supply chain. The process by which companies are leveraging IP to do this work is where cool innovation is happening with some of the leading media companies in the...

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Mon 8

True QoE Delivered on Digital Services

Monday, April 8 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

In the same way that a consumer report tests a product and publishes an analysis of its overall quality, Witbe QoE Snapshots tests digital services to share information with the market on the true quality of experience delivered on different devices and networks internationally. The goal is to...

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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

5G and Media: A Powerful, Unique Combination to Create and Deliver Immersive Experiences

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

As the proportion of video traffic in networks across the world continues to rise, the emergence of 5G wireless presents a unique opportunity to modernize workflows. From enabling highly flexible contribution from mobile/wireless attached cameras to advanced, live-like experiences, this session...

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Mon 8

College Esports: Competition, Education, Lifestyle

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

The current Collegiate Esports infrastructure is rapidly taking shape. As this dynamic landscape evolves two distinct organizations are deploying unique approaches to create fulfilling experiences for the gaming community. Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company and Full Sail University intend to...

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Mon 8

The Artist & The Engineer: Two Perspectives on the Creative Considerations of Addressable Advertising

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

There’s more than one way to build a riveting video creative that reimagines the commercial break and captures audiences everywhere. Hear different perspectives on how to build a successful linear addressable creative strategy from two experts—one from a video producer post production...

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Mon 8

The Power of Machine Learning Within the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

 Interest in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) continues to grow. As a result, many companies are implementing the use of ML to help uncover and optimize their content for production and delivery. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has teamed up with GrayMeta to make years of...

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Mon 8

Today’s In-Car Digital Radio Experience

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 am - 12:15 pm | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

Since the introduction of HD Radio technology over 50 million vehicles have been shipped with digital receivers.  Wonder how these radios have changed the listener experience?  Join Xperi for a visual walkthrough of today’s dash.  We will explore the implementations from...

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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

Game changing IP video: Affordable cloud DVR and Ultra Low Latency.

Monday, April 8 | 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Although live viewing has decreased markedly, it is still extremely important for live sports content. The most critical quality factor for live content is low latency. Vecima is utilising unique, market-leading technology, known as TruLive, to enable maximum quality delivery of the next generation...

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Mon 8

Panel Debate 1: Winning Hearts and Minds to Compete in the TV Battleground

Monday, April 8 | 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

With the rise in demand for VoD and the Internet breaking down distribution boundaries, there has never been more content available across both pay and free-to-air TV. With new cultural trends such as binge viewing sitting alongside more diverse forms of interactive entertainment, TV operators are...

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Mon 8

Redefining Deliverable and Preservation Standards for Digital Times

Monday, April 8 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | N243

The move to digital has created major challenges for content creators and owners. An all-star panel discusses work being done by key industry working groups to define future digital deliverable and archive standards. Share your opinions about how these standards efforts can be more mutually...

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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

ATSC 3.0 and Friends: Update from the Global Hybrid TV Frontlines.

Monday, April 8 | 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Hybrid TV, the seamless merger of broadcast and IP signals, continues its march to widespread adoption. Whether ATSC 3.0 in the US and South Korea, HbbTV in Europe or regional variants like Hybridcast and Ginga, the use cases and benefits are clear. This presentation gives an update on hybrid TV...

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Mon 8

Cloud-Based Playout - the Future of Broadcast By Evrideo

Monday, April 8 | 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

This presentation will look at: how TV is produced today; business drivers for the Cloud; the market – now and what next; key trends; constraints of traditional playout; cloud-based playout vs on-premise playout pros and cons; various cloud-based playout architectures; and transition to the cloud...

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Mon 8

Benefits of the New Self-Learning Brains for Media Companies

Monday, April 8 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Elisenda Bou-Balust, co-founder and CTO of Vilynx, reveals how Vilynx's unique self-learning brain is transforming media AI and fueling an innovative 'Great Leap Forward' for the industry.
Sponsored by Vilynx.

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Mon 8

FACEIT: Designing Products for the Next Generation of Esports Entertainment

Monday, April 8 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Join one of the esports industry leaders FACEIT in understanding how the biggest esports events are produced and how broadcasting companies can adapt and develop products to help esports companies create new unique experiences and aid the growth of the market.

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Mon 8

Harnessing the Power of 5G to Transform the Future

Monday, April 8 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

AT&T is actively laying the foundation to deliver a network that will open the door to experiences we never believed were possible. To thrive in this new landscape, businesses need to start preparing today. What’s the first step? Discovering the full potential of a 5G network and the...

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Mon 8

Players Free play for Apex Legends tournament

Monday, April 8 | 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Players Free play for Apex Legends tournament

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Mon 8

Tomorrow's Advertising is Immersive

Monday, April 8 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

Immersive content formats like 360° VR, AR, and 3D have added a powerful new tool to marketing. As brands and agencies look to better engage their audiences and get performance from their media spend, immersive marketing has emerged as a proven way to combine innovative brand storytelling and...

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Mon 8

Collaboration Station: Market Leaders Unite for Breakthrough Newsroom in the Cloud

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

The move to the cloud to capitalize on the ability to scale up at peak times, improve collaboration, streamline workflows, and improve operational efficiency while moving to an op-ex model is dominating discussions in the media industry. While some production, post and distribution tasks are moving...

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Mon 8

Driving Innovation in a Shifting Media Landscape.

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Virtually every aspect of the media industry value chain (other than the story telling) is changing. Software is displacing hardware, renting is replacing buying, AI systems are augmenting people, business to consumer is supplanting business to business distribution. But change itself is not new...

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Mon 8

Opportunities in Esports: How Brands Can Take the Game To the Next Level

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Esports is one of the fastest growing segments of media and entertainment, and its popularity among millennials and Gen Z is undeniable. Esports touches a variety of industries and appeals to one of the most sought after demographics, which is why mainstream brands are looking to get involved in...

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Mon 8

Panel Debate 2: Planes, Trains and Automobiles- Delivering Media Services Within Transport Enviornments.

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Since the first in-seat entertainment systems appeared on airlines in the 1980s, these systems have spread to other modes of transport including cars, trains and coaches and today offer a multi-billion dollar opportunity for operators. However, what are the challenges of deploying live and on-...

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Mon 8

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Fixing Post with Communication

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | N243

Filmmaking is a team sport and communication is everything, yet departments within post tend to exist in “silos” with little effort spent or time permitted to understand the needs of others downstream. In this panel-turned-discussion, Payton List, workflow producer, Sim; Ozzie...

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Mon 8

Turning the Car Into a Tailored Entertainment Hub

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

In-car connectivity is rising, with electric vehicles and connected cars making their ways into consumers’ daily lives. Despite these feats of engineering, in-car services have struggled to catch-up with the home environment consumers have got accustomed to: voice assistants supporting our...

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Mon 8

Understanding & Planning for 5G, ATSC 3.0 & the Hyper Convergence: End of an Era or Dawn of the Digital Media Super Competitor?

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

Video streaming is projected to comprise +70% of traffic to be carried over future Internet, 5G, IoT & Smartcities networks. In anticipation, we are nearing a transition to a next generation of Hyper Converged infrastructure that has the potential to reinvent, extend and reinvigorate broadcast...

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Mon 8

A New Generation of Content Delivery: How WebRTC-based Peer-to-Peer Technologies can Guarantee Quality in the Zettabyte Era.

Monday, April 8 | 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

By 2021, global Internet traffic is expected to triple to reach 3.3 zettabytes a year. With viewer numbers skyrocketing and 4K streaming becoming increasingly standard, yesterday’s CDN infrastructures are simply not sufficient to power the next generation of video. WebRTC-based peer-to-peer...

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Mon 8

Apex Legend Match Schedule

Monday, April 8 | 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

2:30pm - Apex Legends Game Play: Heat 1/Round 1

Each match approx. 20 minutes
See Set Rules

2:55pm – Apex Legends Game Play: Round 2/Match 2
 
3:25pm - Apex Legends Game Play: Round 3/Match 3
 
4:25pm - Apex Legends Game Play: Heat 2/Round 1
 
4:50pm - Apex Legends Game Play...

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Mon 8

Improving the economics of OTT video

Monday, April 8 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

To achieve commercial success in the highly competitive OTT landscape, operators must be able to deliver a high-quality video experience to their subscribers in the most cost-effective way. The adaptive bit rate (ABR) workflows currently used by OTT operators can be enhanced to improve the video...

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Mon 8

Next Generation Automatic Closed Captioning

Monday, April 8 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

VoiceInteraction is a global software company with proprietary technology that provides speech recognition-based solutions for the broadcast industry. Based on machine learning, knowledge discovery/extraction and deep neural network techniques, the company’s automatic closed captioning solution has...

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Mon 8

ATSC 3.0 v. 5G: The Council for Research Excellence Looks into the Future of Advertising

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

Video distribution, and the advertising models that help underwrite the media industry, are changing – there is no argument. But, are we in the midst of a revolution that will transform media, or simply an evolution that will tweak current industry norms? Will either ATSC 3.0 or 5G become the...

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Mon 8

CASTUS Connects Broadcast

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

This presentation will demonstrate how CASTUS connects broadcast by providing video playout, streaming/OTT and live closed captioning solutions to broadcasters in public, education, government, cable, newsrooms, and more. The easy to use web interface provides cutting edge features like video...

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Mon 8

Connected Cars and Next Gen TV: Infrastructure Decisions Could Be Key to ATSC 3.0 Adoption

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

Broadcasters and CE companies rightly see the market for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV’s) as a huge opportunity for Next Generation Television (ATSC 3.0). They are approaching original equipment makers and aftermarket suppliers with strong use cases for Next Gen, including in-vehicle...

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Mon 8

Considerations for Delivering Low Latency Live Stream Experiences.

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Offering immersive and interactive live experiences such as live sports, betting, social casting, and second-screen experiences requires close-to-the-live-edge playback. Other considerations for broadcasters and streaming service providers include managed low latency, ensuring that each user is...

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Mon 8

Managing Your Content for the Global Audience

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

In today’s competitive esports marketplace, producers need to find ways to cost-effectively produce and deliver their domestic and international live events, to both linear and digital audiences – while assuring the quality and latency of the gaming experience is maintained.  The...

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Mon 8

Revolutionizing Media Workflows with Intelligent Content

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Media organizations are producing more content than ever before. But as volume increases, so does the complexity of producing, editing and repackaging content. Organizations seeking out more efficient ways to streamline their workflows are leveraging advances in machine learning to add intelligence...

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Mon 8

Failure is not an option: Winning Strategies for Executing Large Scale Live Streams.

Monday, April 8 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

The immediate, dynamic and sometimes unpredictable nature of live streams is more compelling for audiences than on-demand content. While your content can be unpredictable your stream should not. In this presentation, James Broberg will take you through StreamShark’s platform and operator friendly...

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Mon 8

What are the Best Ways to Manage Color for HDR and Multiple Deliverables?

Monday, April 8 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | N243

An interactive discussion about best practices for color management and color workflows from cinematography to color grading for live action, animation and VFX footage in a world of HDR and multiple format deliverables. Speakers include colorists Robbie Carman, Andrea Chlebak, Alexis Van Hurkman...

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Mon 8

Protecting Premium Content: Combining the Latest Anti-Piracy Technology with Tight Subscriber Management.

Monday, April 8 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

This presentation will explain how pay TV platforms achieve the highest levels of content and revenue protection by combining the latest anti-piracy technologies with tightly controlled subscriber management processes. Critical security technologies include watermarking, broadband analytics,...

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Mon 8

The $100 Billion Opportunity: Sports Betting and Real-Time Streaming.

Monday, April 8 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

With sports betting now legal in the US, analysts project betting revenues exceeding $100 billion by 2022. Real-time video streaming will play a fundamental role in maximising betting opportunities. Today's conventional streaming often delays video by 30-90 seconds behind the live event, preventing...

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Mon 8

5G Meets Immersive Media - Part I

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

VR is on the precipice of change. With advent of 5G, the creative and business potential of cinematic VR is ready to be unlocked. At 100 times the bandwidth of 4G LTE, 5G can deliver the high definition, high fidelity audio and video that VR is made for. Join industry experts Rob Koenen and other...

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Mon 8

AI x Cloud: Enhancing Content Value with AI at Scale

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Finding that perfect soundbite or that ideal image from mountains of untagged content used to be a monumental task. Technologies like speech-to-text and machine vision enable faster decision making and better creative selections. Sony’s David Rosen explores how applications of AI coupled with...

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Mon 8

Hybrid TV: Next Gen TV User Experience Converges OTT and Broadcast TV.

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

With the disruption in linear broadcast and pay TV, OTT services are rising dramatically. However, there is a convergence of broadcast TV and OTT, called Hybrid TV, that is now seeing audiences engage and interact with televisions in a way never seen before. With examples of success from Hybrid TV...

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Mon 8

Panel Debate 3: From the Camera to the Computer- Best Practice Advice for Securing Content in an OTT World

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

This year, global IP traffic is expected to pass a zettabyte per month with IP-based video making up at least 70% of this total. Whilst the delivery of video moves increasingly to the Internet, content piracy is still a major problem with a detrimental impact on artists, studios and, ultimately,...

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Mon 8

The ESA Project: Bringing The Largest North American Esports Facility to Life

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Esports Stadium Arlington (Texas) is the largest, most robust example of esports architecture in North America, representing a major step in the growth of the esports industry. Comprised of a large-scale competition event space, public gaming center, retail, high-performance team training areas,...

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Mon 8

The Power of Influence: Creating Compelling Personal Brands

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

With so many content options available today, content creation and cutting through the noise & clutter on social media and online is a crucial task to nail. When setting the tone for your own personal brand, the stakes are even higher: staying true to your brand, authenticity and connecting...

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Mon 8

Using Smartphones to Make Smart Television.

Monday, April 8 | 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Video smartphone production is changing production economics, making it possible to leverage the world’s billions of smartphones to expand reach and lower costs of live remotes. Fox Sports SW enhances high school football recaps using VCC to conduct interviews with coaches/players from across Texas...

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Mon 8

Evolving Linear TV in an OTT World.

Monday, April 8 | 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

The DVB Project is delivering new specifications to enable a standards-based approach to OTT, whether in the context of hybrid broadcast platforms or as a standalone proposition.

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Mon 8

ACESNext...The Road to ACES v2.0

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:30 am - 11:00 am | N243

Join ACES leadership, ACES product partners and members of the ACES community for a discussion of current work-in-progress on the ACESNext development efforts. This will include a forward-looking discussion on upcoming versions of this industry-standard color and file management. Refreshments...

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Tue 9

Fun Fact: You Can Find New Revenues with Security. Really, You Can!

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Did you know that by 2021, credentials sharing will cost the US pay-TV industry nearly $10 billion, according to Parks Associates? That might be the challenge, but the answer is security. And having the right security solution will help operators drive new, incremental revenues. This session will...

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Tue 9

Women in Broadcast Panel: Equality and Diversity - All Talk, No Action?

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Gender equality, equal pay, ethnic diversity, and inclusion are hot topics in the media right now. But is it all just PR hype? Do companies really value the impact of diversity or is it a cynical concession to appease the voice of the equality debate and tick the right boxes? A report by Deloitte...

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Tue 9

Introduction of the Day: eSports Today, an Evolution

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am | N1522: Esports Experience

eSports has come a long way since it first began to rise in popularity in the early 2000s. Today, eSports is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment industry. It’s capturing more viewers than many traditional sports and this especially holds true in the coveted 18-34 demographic....

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Tue 9

Opening Remarks Presented by MediaKind

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am | SU13306: Destination 5G

More information coming soon.

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Tue 9

Enhancing Media Workflows with Private, On-Demand, Flexible IP Delivery Utilizing Automated Networks.

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:20 am - 10:40 am | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

This presentation will discuss a case study of PCCW Global’s Console Connect platform being utilized by event organizers during live production. Console Connect is a software defined interconnection platform that allows media producers to have on-demand, flexible, private interconnections to the...

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Tue 9

Avis Budget Group on Connected Car, Future Mobility, and New Media Models

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

More Information coming soon.
 

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Tue 9

Blockchain: Next-Gen Security Standard for the M&E Value Chain?

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

With the potential to disrupt existing business models and transform digital transactions, blockchain is one of the most widely discussed technologies across industries. As a foundation for building trust networks and supporting standards for the secure exchange of data, blockchain could be the key...

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Tue 9

Esports 101: An Industry Insider’s Guide to Navigating the Complex Landscape

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N1522: Esports Experience

Although esports is well past its infancy, the landscape is constantly evolving. As the industry continues to grow and offer more opportunities across media and entertainment, even esports’ most unlikely fans and brand partners are joining in on what is proving to be an exciting new stage of...

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Tue 9

Inside the Podcast Ad Space

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

Discover what’s powering the upward momentum in the podcast ad market, how the medium is positioning itself for further growth and what insiders believe are the secrets to sustained success.
Produced in Partnership with Interactive Advertisers Bureau (IAB).

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Tue 9

Satellite - The Future of 5G

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU13306: Destination 5G

The terrestrial mobile industry is working hard to complete the 5G specification and begin deployment of a network promising blazing speeds. That network will also depend on much greater density of cell sites to support high-bandwidth, low-latency service. To keep deployment costs manageable, 5G...

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Tue 9

Making Live Streaming More "Live".

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

Latency is a major challenge for the online video industry. To tackle it, many video providers have taken steps to optimise their live streaming workflows by rolling out new streaming standards like the Common Media Application Format (CMAF) and making changes to encoding, content delivery network...

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Tue 9

Cisco Keynote: Straight Talk About the IP Transition in Media: Current State, Future State, and Handy Pro Tips.

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

The IP transition has already unfolded in adjacent sectors - music and cable/broadband are two examples. Media and entertainment is the next logical step. It’s happening, and like everything else in the IP landscape, it’s happening fast. In a technological sense, it’s happening because IP is a more...

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Tue 9

Open Source in Media Workflow.

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

In its 20 years of existence, open source has produced many ground-breaking applications and is now at the core of much of the technology we use today. During this presentation, Karthik Sivaram will share his deep knowledge and expertise around the current and future state of open source...

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Tue 9

Beyond IP: Securing and Streaming Your Content

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Join some of the industry’s brightest engineers for a roundtable discussion on what it means to transport broadcast content securely in 2019.  In the past, linear broadcast was inherently secure, with the transport and distribution tightly controlled.  Encryption was layered on top...

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Tue 9

In-car Entertainment Perspectives: Piloted driving ON! Radio OFF?

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

The automotive industry faces disruptive changes. Electric mobility and autonomous driving are transforming the way we use our cars and what we expect from them. Martin Koch gives an overview on particular stages of autonomous driving and what their implications on the in-vehicle experience are....

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Tue 9

Linear Addressable TV: Global Trends and Opportunities

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

Learn how distributors and programmers are innovating their commercial breaks with the evolution of linear addressable TV globally. As new capabilities emerge for linear addressable TV, new opportunities are unlocked to deliver personalized ad experiences, implement new monetization strategies, and...

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Tue 9

Put(ting) AI at the Center of Digital Sports Experiences

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

As the landscape for media consumption continues to evolve, sports broadcasters are exploring new ways to enhance the viewer and advertiser experience with AI — be it through contextually relevant advertising or backend search and discovery capabilities. Today’s broadcasters can use AI to get more...

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Tue 9

The Cinematographic Imaging Process: Where Does it Begin and End?

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | N243

With the advent of previz, on-set compositing, virtual production, photoreal VFX, and DI finishing for multiple output formats, a project’s “look” is often manipulated far from the set. Join Jim Berney, visual effects supervisor; Andrea Chelbak, senior colorist, Deluxe; Ryan McCoy...

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Tue 9

How to Erase the Latency Gap Between Broadcast and Live HTTP Video Streams.

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

While video streaming is growing in popularity, especially for live sports events, latency remains a real issue. This presentation will examine how operators can decrease the latency for multiscreen video streaming down to only two seconds compared with the norm today of 30 seconds in order to...

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Tue 9

Maintaining EAS in an OTT World.

Tuesday, April 9 | 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

How do you keep EAS relevant today when a substantial portion of the public is tuning in to non-traditional forms of media? Adam will discuss how EAS is evolving to keep all content consumers informed, exciting changes on the horizon, and how hardware in the field today will continue to keep you in...

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Tue 9

Panel Debate 4: How Do We Monetise the Connected Subscriber?

Tuesday, April 9 | 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

With MSOs typically spending up to a whole year of APRU to win new customers and SVOD providers engaged in costly advertising campaigns, the importance of customer monetisation is the difference between success and failure for a whole swathe of the TV industry. In this CM|IP Panel we bring together...

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Tue 9

International video Transport for Live Sports: Where We Are and Where We Are Going?

Tuesday, April 9 | 12:20 pm - 12:40 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

As consumers around the world are watching more live sports on second screens such as mobile or tablet devices, and increasingly at home on UHD/4K big screen televisions, there is remarkable pressure on the video production and distribution ecosystem. What this means for companies like Aldea is a...

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Tue 9

CMAF: How to Reduce Live Latency and Use a Single Stream to Address Multiple Devices.

Tuesday, April 9 | 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

CMAF is defining a standardized protocol to offer two major OTT-specific improvements. On one hand, a single stream can be used to deliver encrypted content to all connected devices, while on the other, live latency between IPTV and OTT devices can be dramatically reduced from a typical 40+ seconds...

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Tue 9

Real AI Use Cases in Media Companies- From Business to Technology

Tuesday, April 9 | 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Artificial intelligence is being applied across all industries including media and entertainment. It’s a technology that learns to work by itself so it is perfect for the automation of processes and operations, allowing professionals to concentrate on supervising the decision-making. But it also...

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Tue 9

Before the Games Begin: A Behind-the-Screens Look at Building Amazing Esports Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Gain insights about how broadcast technology can be used for esporting events and hear firsthand why broadcast equipment manufacturers are increasing their involvement in esports engagement. Take a deep dive into some of the most recent installations and learn more about control room and in-venue...

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Tue 9

Broadcast and IP in the Car – How Will These Converge?

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

Digital Radio is proliferating across North America, IP Connectivity is becoming standard in vehicles, and consumers are expecting more!  How will the broadcast industry take advantage and what can the industry do to remain the leading source of entertainment in the vehicle.
Sponsored by Xperi.

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Tue 9

How AI Can Help Broadcasters Manage the Shifting Content Cosmos

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Today, anyone can be a content creator: smartphone cameras can film high quality content and are everywhere. For broadcasters and streaming services, this rise in new contributors is an opportunity to radically change storytelling. The responsibility to channel user-generated content and keep...

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Tue 9

TV's Turning Point: Change the Game with Proof of Performance

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

Attribution has increasingly gained prominence in the advanced TV realm for both national and local TV sectors. Panelists from across the industry – including a TV group owner, a cable system operator and a global TV attribution company – will discuss their experiences with deploying...

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Tue 9

Blurring the Lines Between Games, Film and Television: Epic Games Case Study

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Over the past several years we have seen the convergence of media technology between games, film, and television. At the core of this convergence is high-end real-time rendering technology. Today’s AAA level video games employ a level of realism that is attractive to not only games but now, film...

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Tue 9

How Satellite and the Cloud can work together for video

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

This presentation will explore how satellite-based delivery solutions can help broadcasters meet increasing customer expectations for a flexible, seamless content experience across multiple screens, with analytics to better monetize content.

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Tue 9

In Millions of Hours of Video Content, Where is the Money?

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

Between online streams, live broadcasts and on-demand libraries—distributed via a constantly evolving network of devices and screens—content and video providers must oversee millions of hours of content. Key to this management and organization is creating a sustainable monetization strategy - how...

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Tue 9

Let the 5G Games Begin: Pathways to Immersive Experiences

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

When it comes to live sports, there’s no end to the growing demand for greater realism and clearer picture quality by passionate fans. This session will look at how today’s media players can differentiate themselves by offering immersive, complementary experiences to consumers through a...

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Tue 9

Panel Debate 5: CDNs, Cloud-Playout and Edge Caching Innovations to Improve Content Distribution Strategies.

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Audiences across the globe are developing voracious appetites for content, especially video-on-demand which, unlike traditional broadcast TV, requires substantial IP bandwidth and a more complex distribution infrastructure. As traditional pay-TV operators start to compete on both price and content...

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Tue 9

Revolutionizing Filmmaking with Real-Time Virtual Production Techniques

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | N243

The advent of real-time rendering and virtual production techniques are revolutionizing how films and TV are made, unlocking new iterative workflows and empowering filmmakers to realize their creative vision. Don’t be left in the dust. Come to our meeting to learn from Ramy Katrib, Digital...

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Tue 9

Why Targeted Video User Experiences Are the Key to Unlocking OTT Growth.

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

In this presentation, Massive will share insights into the opportunities faced by operators worldwide who are looking to maximize OTT growth, including: unlocking the power of UX - how the front-end can be used to open new revenue opportunities in a crowded marketplace; joining the data dots - the...

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Tue 9

Niche Finds its Niche: The D2C Direct-to-Consumer Revolution.

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

With more than a thousand OTT services delivering video content to users around the world, many audiences are beginning to find things confusing - and this is leading to the rise of more tailored content based on niche interests. This coincides with the rise of direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming...

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Tue 9

Quality of Experience Drives Customer Adoption.

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU11621: CM|IP Presentation Theater

The most successful companies in OTT and IPTV also deliver the best user experiences - it's not a coincidence. Excellence in video delivery is key, and VisualOn has worked with the top global companies to enable the best media platforms. Delivering advanced technologies like low latency has little...

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Tue 9

Ways to Monetize Your Content

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

The rise of OTT platforms from telcos, broadcasters and studios proves OTT is here to stay and the battle for your money is heating up. AVOD, SVOD, nPVR, UGC - monetisation is key and the drive to monetise content requires technology vendors to keep up and keep innovating. How do companies monetise...

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Tue 9

A Classic Economic Theory That Can End the Digital Media Crisis.

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

The digial media business is in the thick of a perfect storm, marked by dramatic restructuring, mass layoffs, fragmented audiences, and technological disruption that continues to send shockwaves across every corner of the industry. Chris Pavlovski from Rumble will speak on what’s causing this mess...

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Tue 9

AI is NOT Technology. It's Strategy.

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Jon Klein, President of Vilynx, explains why AI has become an essential driver for media companies even more profound than social media and the Web before it. Klein will explore fascinating “behind-the-brain” aspects of AI and address how media companies are using it to drive engagement...

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Tue 9

Distribution and Monetization Beyond the Main Screen: How Sports Organizations Are Innovating With Video Across Screens

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

Learn how sports organizations are reimagining the commercial break with innovative and unique viewing experiences across screens that transform the way viewers enjoy video content. From second-screen viewing experiences on mobile to live sporting events on CTV to new ways to watch video on the go...

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Tue 9

Shifting the Paradigm in Esports Content

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Esports and the media that surrounds it has undergone substantial evolution within the last two decades. With the industry having shed the stigma of being only for gamers, esports is one of the most accessible and sellable business ventures in the world. But how do you create sellable content to...

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Tue 9

The Future of 5G in Entertainment

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

The lines are blurring between services, platforms, content and offerings. It’s a reflection of the ubiquity and speed of connectivity along with the fluid nature of the consumption model. 5G will play a significant role in the transformation of the industry as new business models emerge and...

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Tue 9

The Future of Content Delivery: Personalisation, User Engagement and Monetisation.

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm | SU11621

Low latency streaming has enabled new web production tools that provide huge monetisation possibilities. The same graphic overlays that you see on television are now available on web enabled devices but unlike broadcast, these elements can be interactive and personalised. HTML platforms like...

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Tue 9

The Personalized Future of In-Vehicle Entertainment

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

Since the 1950s, entertainment technology has been an integral part of the automobile experience. Now with Bluetooth, smartphone integrations like CarPlay and Android Auto, and voice assistants, the in-car entertainment game is on a completely different level. While there are all sorts of gadgets...

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Tue 9

OTT TV Beyond Broadcast: Unbundling, Dynamic Channels and the Death of Prime Time.

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

It is now more than two decades since digital web technology, IP and HTTP, started to be used for TV distribution. Lately, digitalisation and adoption of web technologies have also started to change playout and production. What can we expect when the TV pipeline is all digital and how can 20 years...

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Tue 9

Solve your Grievances at the Prod/Post Festivus

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | N243

Join cinematographer Dana Gonzales, ASC; DIT, Chris Cavanaugh; Jesse Korosi of Sim Digital and DIT Michael Romano in a discussion about aspects of the business that -ahem- need improvement. Goal will be to identify issues and discuss ways to improve communications, working environment and the end...

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Tue 9

OTT Market: Is There Room for You?

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Join Joe Pascual to learn about successfully launching net-new properties on OTT. He will discuss the global market and see where there is still an opportunity to carve out a loyal audience. During this session, he will explore what monetisation models make the most sense for you, discuss direct-to...

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Tue 9

Solutions for Content Distribution and Distributed Storage.

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | SU11621

Anexia operates a growing world-wide cloud (WWC) covering over 100 locations around the globe providing IP connectivity, storage, computing, and co-location resources catering to organisations that benefit from a multi-national and localised presence. This presentation will review some distributed...

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Tue 9

5G Meets Immersive Media - Part II

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

VR is on the precipice of change. With advent of 5G, the creative and business potential of cinematic VR is ready to be unlocked. At 100 times the bandwidth of 4G LTE, 5G can deliver the high definition, high fidelity audio and video that VR is made for. Join industry experts Rob Koenen and other...

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Tue 9

Enabling Multi-Cloud Strategies Through Cloud Management Platforms.

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | SU11621

The cloud boasts tremendous opportunities - for single services or project deployments it signifies no less than a decisive turn toward a new technology paradigm. Yet, it poses a vastly underestimated challenge - effective management of largescale enterprise deployments requires multi-cloud...

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Tue 9

Get in the Game: How New Tech Gives eSports Viewers Control

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

eSports is a multi-billion dollar industry, and while viewership continues to increase, the experience of watching hasn’t substantially improved. Audiences want agency and control over what they are viewing, to make the experience more interactive and engaging. New technologies are finally making...

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Tue 9

Panel Debate 6: Is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Ready for its TV Debut?

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Artificial intelligence is probably the hottest topic within technology and the wider society. Linked with everything from energy efficiency, fighting crime and autonomous cars, AI and its sibling Machine Learning are buzzwords across multiple industries. However, what do AI and ML mean today for...

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Tue 9

What You Have To Know About Automated Advertising in 2019

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

By removing friction for agencies interested in buying local TV advertising, automated advertising promises greater efficiency, increased transparency into data – and better results for media companies.
How should media executives prepare themselves for the impact of this technology; what...

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Tue 9

Maximising your Profitability with the Most Complete Hybrid TV Back-End Solution.

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm | SU11621

The way we watch TV is more and more hybrid, personalised and interactive. To meet evolving consumption habits, and at the same time to cope with legacy systems integration, the service providers need to rely on flexible solutions based on proven and deployed products from best players in their...

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Tue 9

AI/Machine Learning: The Future of Local News

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Netflix, Hulu and Amazon have data in their DNA. These OTT disruptors changed television by answering not just who is watching their programs but how. Can this same comprehensive analysis be applied to local news stations? With the advancement of AI/machine learning, utilizing content metadata has...

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Tue 9

The Evolution of OTT: Interactive OTT and 5G

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm | SU11621

This presentation will discuss a new era for OTT, looking at the growth of interactive OTT platforms and the impact 5G will have on the OTT eco-system. Pushing new untested content to viewers can be a challenge for many broadcasters. George will explore how broadcasters can use interactive OTT...

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Tue 9

Frictionless Trading: Connecting Advertisers and Publishers with Transparency and Integrity.

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | SU11621

As media organisations continue to ride the wave of technology and consumer demand to fragmented content distribution, it’s becoming clear that programmatic trading alone can’t support true cross-platform advertising. Limited to digital distribution platforms, and plagued with fraud, brand safety...

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Wed 10

Super Smash Free play and Tournament

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Booth N1520- North Hall

Play Super Smash and Compete for Prizes
10:00am – 5:00pm - All attendees can play Super Smash, Apex, and Fortnite.
 
11:00 – 1130am – Play Super Smash for Prizes!
 
11:30am-1:00pm - Pro Player warm up
 
1:00 – 5:00pm - Super Smash Tournament live on twitch.tv/...

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Wed 10

Building an Open Architecture on Hybrid Satellite/Terrestrial Networks.

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:20 am - 10:40 am | SU11621

KenCast will present/demonstrate its Fazzt Content Delivery Networking platform with highly-reliable, secure delivery on High Throughput (HTP) hybrid networks. This includes HTP delivery of files and live video on LEO, MEO, GEO satellites, coaxial and fibre networks, and next-generation LTE. For...

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Wed 10

Connected Cars Will Run on Satellite

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

There are already millions of connected cars on the road relying on the same cellular networks we use for phones to deliver internet access, streaming audio and roadside assistance. But try streaming a Netflix show for your kids and the limits become apparent. Cellular does not go everywhere –...

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Wed 10

Level-Up: How Video Gaming is Driving the Future of TV

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N1522: Esports Experience

With over 300MM people regularly watching gaming video content online, this is no longer a niche audience but the shape of things to come. Gamer audiences have historically been the “canary in the coal mine” in terms of predicting new consumer behaviors and preferences. What gamers do today will be...

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Wed 10

Making Meaning Out of 5G

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU13306: Destination 5G

This session explores 5G’s value beyond speed, shifting the conversation from what 5G is capable of to what it enables us to do. It will offer tangible examples of how 5G can deliver real value to both customers and brands alike.It will look at 5G enabled experiences through the lenses of content,...

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Wed 10

Realizing the Promise of AI: Our Experience with 3 Different Vendors

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

WGBH has explored 3 different commercial methods for extracting metadata with Artificial Intelligence tools. This session will look at each of the tools:
• Amazon Web Services directly
• Sony Ci using AWS
• Box using Watson and Microsoft.
The session will provide a step by step method for...

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Wed 10

The Future of Advertising: New Reality for TV Publishers

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

Consumers continue to gravitate towards “frictionless” or “advertising free” experiences, advertisers continue to demand more targeting and efficiency, but data restrictions make this more challenging, and publishers need to drive more value as ratings decline. If the print story is a proxy for TV...

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Wed 10

Metadata is Hard Work and We Know It: Automating Flawless Entertainment for a One-to-One Connection Between Your Brand and Your Audience.

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | SU11621

Personalization of the user experience in the video entertainment industry is now a strategic imperative. In this context, rich metadata plays a fundamental role: if the data delivered does not satisfy the user then the benefits of a personalized experience are lost. Knowledge Factory is...

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Wed 10

Achieving Broadcast Scale Through OTT with Cloud Native Technologies.

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | SU11621

With OTT services increasingly serving large scale audiences, this presentation will show how the use of native cloud services for true multi-tenancy are enabling the OTT services of the future with the economies of scale.

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Wed 10

Cisco Keynote: So It’s Time to go IP: A Primer on Media Data Centers and How They Make Your Life Better.

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Look at your phone. All of those things are in it, plus a travel agent, television, mirror, document scanner, cookbook, pager, and whatever other handy apps you carry with you, every day, that used to be standalone things. The same thing is happening in broadcast video facilities, to single out one...

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Wed 10

AI & XR to Transform Broadcasting

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

The acceleration of innovations in the fields of Artificial Intelligence ("AI") and Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR...

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Wed 10

Case Study: Grass Valley Solution Implementation at the Esports Stadium Arlington

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Designed to address the dynamic and complex needs introduced by the Esports community, the City of Arlington, Texas has created the largest dedicated sports facility in North America.  Throughout the build, lessons were learned on how to design and implement solutions unique to Esports...

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Wed 10

Control Your Destiny Or Someone Else Will: Business Agility In The Shift To Digital Ad Revenue

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

We all know the shift to digital is already behind us: According to AdAge(1), overall Advertising spend is growing at a 3.3% clip with spending reaching $204b last year(1). The dollars aren’t gone – they jumped from the left pocket to the right pocket. While digital advertising grew at...

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Wed 10

Content Security for Creators and Distributors Leveraging Public Clouds.

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | SU11621

As the media and entertainment industry transforms, content security is a major concern, with threats like piracy continuing to impact all content and digital media (CDM) companies. To help overcome these content security concerns, CDM companies are leveraging multiple clouds to construct, deliver...

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Wed 10

Dynamic Multi-Carrier Routing- A Reliable Solution for Moving Full-Time Channel Distribution from Satellite to IP.

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm | SU11621

Technology development and changes in consumer behaviour have led to increased content customisation, putting pressure on traditional ‘one to many’ programme delivery via satellite. This presentation will examine the content delivery problem and describe a public-Internet solution based on the...

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Wed 10

Panel Debate 7: How Can Big Data and Analytics Improve the TV Experience?

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

TV has progressed from general broadcast to a subscriber focused experience with the growth of on-demand content. The first iteration of subscriber centric content, however, is still failing to meet its potential through lack of insight into subscribers, and a lack of systems able to capitalise on...

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Wed 10

Redefining the Sports Video Experience: Innovating Through AR, VR, Voice Control and Machine Learning.

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:20 pm - 12:40 pm | SU11621

Sports is one of the most popular types of entertainment. With a strong following and massive competition for the broadcast of sporting events, rights holders are looking for ways to make their coverage generate as much consumer worth as possible, which in turn maximizes revenue. Innovation and...

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Wed 10

How to Set-Up Your Live Streams for Minimal Latency.

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm | SU11621

Do you want to reduce your latency to the sub-second mark? It can be hard to track down the reason your latency is high, and even harder to reduce it once you do know what the problem is.
In this talk, MistServer's Erik Zandvliet will cover all the causes of latency in live streams and discuss how...

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Wed 10

Secure Content Delivery-Everywhere

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

This presentation will tackle the subject of secure streaming on traditional cloud-based platforms for video on demand and live streaming. It will also cover offline deployment of secure streaming servers for the delivery of content in the transportation industry, such as aircraft and autonomous...

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Wed 10

Artificial Intelligence: Creating and Augmenting Models with Human in the Loop Workflows

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

In this session see a demonstration of all of the areas where human-in-the-loop workflows can help streamline, automate and even augment machine learning. With model creation becoming more and more automated, creating good data sets is still a problem. We cover the creation, labeling...

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Wed 10

Beyond Audio: Radio’s Opportunity In Autonomous Vehicles, IoT, and Other Services

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

Over the years, traditional analog Radio broadcasting has transitioned into a digital broadcast system.  Through a digital broadcast system broadcasters can deliver much more than just over-the-air audio services.  Today, with HD Radio, stations are delivering weather, traffic, and fuel...

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Wed 10

Cross Platform Addressable Advertising - Today's Opportunity

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | SU6524: Advanced Advertising Demo Theater

With today’s expanding distribution options, Programmers, Networks and Station Groups have the opportunity to maximize the revenue potential of their advertising inventory. New technology unlocks additional revenue opportunities from addressable advertising. Today, this full activation of...

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Wed 10

Evolving Asset Management and Content Distribution to Meet Esports Requirements

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

Presenters Drew S. Martin, Product Owner for Media Orchestration for Grass Valley and Robert Erickson, Advanced Technology Director for Grass Valley will be discussing how asset management and content distribution must evolve to meet Esports needs.  Esports productions are required to scale...

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Wed 10

ATSC 3.0 and 5G as Complementary, Not Competitive, Technologies

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

Much of the current conversation surrounding 5G has centered around its impact on the wireless industry and how carriers are preparing their networks for the next generation of wireless technology. Far fewer discussions have taken place on the impact 5G will have on broadcast technology and the...

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Wed 10

ATSC 3.0 and its implications for Public Broadcasting - An Automotive Case Study

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

Sponsored by Gaian Solutions.

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Wed 10

Esports in the Future – New Business Models and Technology Innovation

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N1522: Esports Experience

In this session, Nelson Rodriguez will unpack the old and the new of eSports, and explore where genuine innovation may come from in the future. Many of the existing monetization models of eSports follow tried and true formats from traditional sports. We’ve met with eSports leaders all over...

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Wed 10

Panel Debate 8: How Can Innovation Help Build Brilliant TV Experiences... on a Budget?

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Although international SVoD services may grab all the headlines, there is a quiet underground revolution taking place where IP technology is allowing non-traditional broadcasters to launch professional TV services. From sports leagues such as MLB and WWE to community groups, churches and colleges,...

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Wed 10

State of Cognitive Technology: A Fireside Chat

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SL8224: AI+Cloud Campus

Join us for this fireside chat between Deloitte and an executive from a leading Media...

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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

The Path Forward for Digital Video Dollars

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm | SU11621

Believe it or not, digital video monetisation is still in the early stages. Errors, buffering and unnecessary middlemen have kept broadcasters and media companies from fully recognising the full amount of revenue they can create. Join Brian Rifkin as he discusses how investment in video tech can...

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Wed 10

The Future of Digital Video and Broadcasting

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm | SU11621

This presentation will take a look at the latest innovations set to change the broadcasting landscape in 2019. It will examine all the new innovations coming in delivery, video compression, multi-cloud offerings, edge computing, and blockchain.

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Wed 10

Affordable and Secure - An End to End OTT Solution.

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU11621

In many countries watching of TV content is shifting to OTT from broadcast. During this shift, securing the content is as important on OTT as it is on broadcast. Today, most deployments are using Widevine and Fairplay for protection of the OTT content. Often its heard that such platforms are secure...

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Wed 10

How to Beat the Quality of Netflix and Youtube (or at Least Give Them a Fight).

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU1024: CM|IP Debate Theater

Users are accustomed to amazing quality and expect it from every OTT service. Competition is intense and viewers cancel their subscriptions when quality is sub-par. The most proactive companies no longer rely on a single CDN. Instead, they’re adopting a much more data-driven optimization process...

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Wed 10

Creating a Seamless Entertainment UX in the Connected Car

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N3811: In-Vehicle Experience

It’s estimated that by 2020, nine out of ten new cars will be connected to the Internet opening up all new entertainment experiences which bridge terrestrial and satellite radio, streaming services and other sources. This makes necessary intuitive yet powerful search, discovery and personalization...

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Wed 10

ENCORE- Game On: How 5G and eSports will Radically Change the Playing Field for Service Providers

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

4G’s latency and connection issues restricted uptake of mobile, on-the-go gaming for high fidelity AAA games. However, 5G will eliminate the current pain points of cloud gaming, creating an opportunity to reimagine the end-to-end service journey for players and viewers. The panel explores how 5G...

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Wed 10

From Silicon Valley to Hollywood: tech giants’ pay TV strategies and what it means for operators.

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm | SU11621

The operator’s pay TV territory is under threat again. But this time it’s Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple who are looking to make their mark in the video entertainment world. And if that wasn’t enough, operators are already fighting to satisfy ever-changing user habits. If only there was a...

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Wed 10

How Comcast, CBSi and YouTube Acquire Loyal Customers

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm | SU10114

Retention is the Achilles heel of the subscription economy and churn is rampant. Consumers have been conditioned to discount hop unless brands can lock in their loyalties early. Learn how YouTube, CBSi, Comcast, and other streaming media companies are meeting this challenge head on to successfully...

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Wed 10

Enhancing Performance, Quality and Bitrate Efficiency with Current AVC Workflows.

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | SU10114

Although the next generation codec debate is getting a lot of industry attention, AVC is expected to continue to dominate the streaming market for the next five years. But despite being a mature and proven technology, there are significant improvements and innovations around AVC that enable further...

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Wed 10

5 Steps to App Success in the Emerging Connection Economy.

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | SU10114

The velocity of technological change and audience expectations aren’t slowing down anytime soon. Join Applicaster’s CPO for a strategic session on building a future-proofed app strategy to connect with your most valuable audiences while maximising your current and future tech investments. Devra...

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Wed 10

The End of the Set Top Box Era?

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | SU11621

With Smart Tvs, casting devices and other 'bring your own' smart devices now readily available in the home, surely we can now finally saw goodbye to the set top box. Or is there more to consider...?

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Wed 10

5G: Revolutionizing the Sports Fan Experience

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | SU13306: Destination 5G

The commercial launch of 5G is expected next year, promising faster, more reliable connections for mobile devices, with download speeds expected to approach 1Gb/s, and the promise of high-speed wireless LANs. 5G networks will help power the Internet of Things, allowing for an even smarter and more...

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Wed 10

BR vs VBR? Solving Live Stream Challenges from Encoder to Distribution Channels.

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | SU11621

In the current landscape of live streaming solutions, customers are faced with challenges of marrying increasingly sophisticated hardware configurations with different distribution channels and live stream requirements. Customers need robust hardware-based encoding to support complex and...

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Wed 10

Panel Debate 9: TV Innovation and Future Trends: a 2020 Vision.

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 4:40 pm | SU10114

Media and entertainment as a broad category is experiencing a renaissance of innovation fuelled, in part, by the Internet and an opening up of markets. This CM|IP Panel looks at innovation in all its forms across the broadcast and pay-TV industry including inspiring business models, technologies,...

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Wed 10

Viewer-Assisted Streaming, Present and Future - an R&D Perspective.

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm | SU11621

This presentation will look at how viewer-assisted streaming improves the video streaming quality of experience and reduce its costs. The presentation will give an R...

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Wed 10

Live TV in Global OTT Platforms.

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm | SU11621

Are you considering expanding your OTT services to a global market? Or looking to enrich your offering with live content coming from a variety of different sources? If yes, then this presentation will explore the system requirements and the complexities involved in adding these functionalities to...

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Wed 10

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