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NAB Show Opening

Monday, April 8 | 9:00 am - 10:15 am | N4

Join us as NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith kicks off the 2019 NAB Show, the world's largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.

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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 | N419

Information coming soon.


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Mon 8

Making Streaming Advertising Work on the Web: The Need for Standards.

Monday, April 8 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU6624

Produced in Partnership with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).


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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 | N5306

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

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.


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Mon 8

True OoE Delivered on Digital Services

Monday, April 8 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | SU11621

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.

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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

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

Media is Evolving And It's Changing the Game. Are You Prepared to Keep Pace and To Lead?

Monday, April 8 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | N4

It’s no surprise that Media is going through a rapid evolution.

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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 | SU6624

Sponsored by Google.


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Mon 8

Minimizing Latency: Whats Next?

Monday, April 8 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | SU11621

Current streaming protocols such as HLS and MPEG-DASH achieve a 10-30 second latency and, even when optimised (ie Chunked CMAF), they cannot reach a latency lower than 3 seconds. Splitting the stream into segments is not enough to reduce latency and this could often be an issue for those...

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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 | SU10114

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...

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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

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

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 Ploayout- the Future of Broadcast By Evrideo

Monday, April 8 | 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm | SU10114

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...

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Mon 8

Media Creation & Coverage in Today's Evolving Industry

Monday, April 8 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | N4

As the #MeToo movement continues to shape the social dialogue of nearly all aspects of society, it’s undeniable that it has impacted the entertainment industry in ways we’ve still yet to understand. The shift and need for an overall culture change is evident as organizations grapple with how to...

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Mon 8

Beyond Traditional: OpenAP Evolves TV for the Future

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SU6624

With more ways than ever to reach consumers, the importance of simplifying audience-based media buying has never been more critical. As the TV industry’s first open platform for cross-publisher audience targeting, OpenAP ensures that advertisers can seamlessly identify audiences through a...

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Mon 8

Driving Innovation in a Shifting Media Landscape.

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm | SU11621

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 | N419

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 | SU10114

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

Presented by ACCESS

Monday, April 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | N5306

Sponsored by ACCESS.


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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

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...

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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

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.

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Mon 8

Improving the economics of OTT video

Monday, April 8 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU10114

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.

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Mon 8

Next Generation Automatic Closed Captioning

Monday, April 8 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU11621

VoiceInteraction is a global software company with proprietary technology that provides speech recognition-based solutions for the broadcast industry.

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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 | SU6624

Produced in Partnership with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).


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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 | N5306

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

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

Presented by Google

Monday, April 8 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SL8224

Presented by Google


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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 | SU10114

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.

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Mon 8

Autonomous Cars and Amazing Experiences: Safety, Content & Connectivity

Monday, April 8 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | N4

With the next wave of autonomous vehicles just around corner (literally, in some cases), the topics of connected car, passenger economy and in-vehicle experience have become very top-of-mind for the broadcast and media industries.


 


 

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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

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 Bilion Opportunity: Sports Betting and Real-Time Streaming.

Monday, April 8 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | SU10114

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,...

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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

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.

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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 | SU10114

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 Power of Influence: Creating Compelling Personal Brands

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | SU6624

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

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...

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Mon 8

Evolving Linear TV in an OTT World.

Monday, April 8 | 4:40 pm - 5:00 pm | SU11621

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

Beyond the Briefing Room: Tales from the White House Beat

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am | N4

A panel of prominent White House correspondents from ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS will discuss the unique challenges reporters face covering an unconventional White House, the evolution of what were once daily press briefings, pressures and strains related to a 24/7 news cycle, and how they deal with...

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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

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.

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Tue 9

Women in Broadcast Panel

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | SU10114

Women in Broadcast Panel - Details to follow.


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Tue 9

Opening Remarks Sponsored by The Switch

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:15 am - 10:30 am | N419

Produced in Partnership with the Switch.


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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

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

Inside the Podcast Ad Space

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU6624

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

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.

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Tue 9

Making Live Streaming More "Live".

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | SU11621

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...

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Tue 9

Open Source in Media Workflow.

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | SU11621

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

New Opportunities for Operators in Linear Addressable TV.

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | SU6624

Sponsored by Google.


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Tue 9

Presented by The Switch

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm | N419

Sponsored by The Switch.


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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

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

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...

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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 | SU10114

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.

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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

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.

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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

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+...

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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 | SU10114

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

How Satellite and the Cloud can work together for video

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SL8224

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 | SU6624

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.

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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 | SU10114

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.

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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

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 -...

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Tue 9

A Presentation by 24i.

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm | SU11621

A presentation by 24i - details to follow soon.


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Tue 9

Quality of Experience Drives Customer Adoption.

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU11621

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...

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Tue 9

Ways to Monetize Your Content

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm | SU10114

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...

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Tue 9

A Presentation by Rumble

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm | SU10114

A Presentation by Rumble - details to follow.


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Tue 9

Monetizing Beyond the Main Screen: How Broadcasters are Innovating with Video Across Screens

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | SU6624

Sponsored by Google.


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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.

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Tue 9

We Are Broadcasters

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm | N4

Every day of the year, local radio and broadcasters inform their communities, help neighbors in need, provide a lifeline during emergencies and deliver the most trusted news and favorite entertainment.

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Tue 9

A Presentation by Anexia

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

A presentation by Anexia - details to follow soon.


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Tue 9

OTT Market: Is There Room for You?

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | SU10114

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.

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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 | N419

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.

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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 | SU10114

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...

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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 | SU6624

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.



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Tue 9

Maximing 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

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.

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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.

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Wed 10

Connected Cars Will Run on Satellite

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N5306

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 | N419

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...

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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

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.

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Wed 10

The Future of Advertising: New Reality for TV Publishers

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU6624

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...

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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

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | SU10114

Cisco Daily Keynote


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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,...

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Wed 10

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

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm | SU10114

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...

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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.

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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...

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Wed 10

Secure Content Delivery-Everywhere

Wednesday, April 10 | 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm | SU10114

This presentation will tackle the subject of secure streaming on traditional cloud-based platforms for video on demand and live streaming.

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Wed 10

Sponsored by Xperi.

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm | N5306

Sponsored by Xperi.


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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 | SU10114

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...

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Wed 10

State of Cognitive Technology: A Fireside Chat

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm | SL8224

Join us for this fireside chat between Deloitte and an executive from a leading Media & Entertainment company. The session will highlight applications of cognitive technologies and artificial intelligence for the M&E industry, challenges, and the future of what’s possible based on first...

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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 | SU6624

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.

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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

A Presentation by Cryptoguard

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

A presentation by Cryptoguard - details to follow soon.


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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 | SU10114

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.

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Wed 10

Creating a Seamless Entertainment UX in the Connected Car

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm | N5306

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.

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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...

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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

Brands in the Age of Assistance

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | SL8224

As we usher in a new era of digital assistance, we have a unique opportunity to define the future of our brands. This starts with understanding where opportunities lie and knowing how to capitalize on them. In this talk, Jamie Hirschhorn from Google will share insights about the age of digital...

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Wed 10

Changing the Game: Rethinking the Sports Sponsorship

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | N419

The sports industry, whether it’s esports or traditional sports, has been plagued with age-old philosophy that the sole measure of success for sports sponsorship deals is a high dollar amount. That way of approaching partnerships isn’t working in today’s sports sphere.

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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

A Presentation by Easy Broadcast

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

A Presentation by Easy Broadcast - details to follow.


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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...

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Wed 10

Storytelling through Games: How Creators and Developers Co-Create New Stories for Entertainment IP

Thursday, April 11 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | N419

Hollywood and videogames have a storied history, whether it be games based on movies or movies based on games. But, the best game experiences have taken a co-creation approach involving both game developer and original storyteller resulting in authentic extensions of these worlds into a new...

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Thu 11

Tomorrow's Advertising is Immersive

Thursday, April 11 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SU6624

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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Thu 11

Voice Control and AI: Pushing the TV Experience Forward

Thursday, April 11 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am | SL8224

As voice realizes its awesome potential to become the go-to way TV viewers find and watch content, machine learning and AI play an increasingly critical role. For voice-activated search, discovery and navigation to take the next big step, it must work across queries from basic to complicated....

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Thu 11

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