Announcing The “Live Streaming Summit”: New Conference On The Live Video Ecosystem

lss_20150708-250Live streaming is one of the hottest topics in online video, and so we’re announcing the Live Streaming Summit—a brand new two-day event produced in conjunction with the Streaming Media West show, taking place November 17-18 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Live streaming has always been a big part of our program at each Streaming Media show, but now we’ll have two dedicated tracks to the subject and more speaking and presentation spots than before.

The Live Streaming Summit focuses entirely on the technologies and strategies required to take large-scale live event and live linear video and deliver it to viewers watching on all manner of devices—computers, tablets, mobile phones, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. This isn’t about cameras and video production, but rather all of the backend pieces that make up the live streaming workflow.

No matter what content area you might be working in—entertainment, news, sports, gaming, worship, or live linear channels—we’ve got you covered with two days of panel discussions and presentations focusing on best practices and insights in seven topic areas:

  • Best practices for backhaul, transmission, and ingest—satellite, fiber, cellular, and more
  • Encoding and transcoding—on-prem, cloud, and hybrid
  • Management—metadata, content protection, stream stitching, and preparation for syndication and post-event VOD viewing
  • User experience—video players, APIs, clip sharing, and social media integration
  • Monetization—advertising, subscription, and pay-per-view
  • Distribution—content delivery networks, real-time analytics, QoS, and QoE
  • Post-event evaluation—how to determine if your event was a success

We’ll also feature case studies from leading content publishers and service providers highlighting real-world success stories. If you are a technical or business decision-maker whose job depends on delivering successful large-scale live events, then the Live Streaming Summit is a must-attend conference.

If you’re interested in presenting or speaking on a panel in one of the above topic areas, submit a proposal via our Call for Speakers page before August 31. I’ve worked with’s Editor Eric to create an outline of what the show will cover and Eric is now organizing all of the speakers and chairing the program. So hit up the call for speakers page, or email Eric or myself with any ideas or questions.