Best Practices In Scaling Live Streaming Where 1M Is The New 100K

Over the past several years, live streaming has gone from optional to critical, from a revenue opportunity to a revenue stream, from a possibility to a practicality. As viewers continue to shift their consumption habits from traditional television to OTT, media companies continue to look for new ways to reach audiences across all devices. At the NAB Streaming Summit, taking place next week on April 11th in Vegas, we have a session entitled “Best Practices In Scaling Live Streaming Where 1M Is The New 100K“. Use discount code DAN18 and you can register at a special rate.

This session will discuss the critical issues affecting the end-to-end live streaming architecture: acquisition, content protection, monetization, delivery, playback, redundancy, latency and discuss best practices in achieving quality at scale. Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Chris Knowlton, Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, BlueFrame Technology
  • Alper Turgut, Head of Video Engineering and Anvato, Google Cloud
  • Rob Dillon, Digital Operations Manager, Tribune Media
  • John O’Neil, Technical Manager, TA Productions, Tennis Australia
  • Albert Lai, CTO Media, Brightcove

For a complete list of all the sessions taking place at the #streamingsummit, check out this page on the NAB website. #NABShow

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Low Latency Live Streaming A Big Focus At NAB Streaming Summit

One of the hottest topics in the industry right now is being able to deliver low latency live streaming solutions. At the NAB Streaming Summit, taking place next week on April 11th in Vegas, we will have three sessions on this topic. Use discount code DAN18 and you can register at a special rate.

Case Study: How Twitch Achieves Low Latency Live Streaming At Scale
Every day, more than 15 million users around the world visit Twitch to watch a variety of live professionally-generated and user-generated content. As a critical architectural upgrade to improve QoS and support large viewership, Twitch abandoned RTMP and adopted HLS as its live video format in 2013. In this presentation, Twitch will talk about a number of innovations in their streaming architecture design, algorithmic research, and QoS-metrics-based tuning, for deploying Twitch’s low-latency broadcast solution to production. The combination of these efforts eventually brought the end-to-end broadcast latency down to 5s, with acceptable impacts on the QoS and cost.

  • Presenter: Yueshi Shen, Principal Research Engineer, Video, Twitch
  • Presenter: Nikhil Purushe, Senior Software Engineer, Video Playback, Twitch

Creating New Opportunities With Low Latency Live Streaming
This session explores how low latency streaming creates new opportunities and business value by focusing on actual formats, apps and best practices. Topics include an analysis of the success of HQ Trivia, bringing traditional formats over to live streaming, the role of established live platforms like Facebook, Twitch and YouTube as well as discussing the tools used by interactive live stream front runners. Hear how low latency streaming allows for a truly ‘live’ experience on the internet and how you can scale to millions of users without adding complexity and significantly increasing your cost.

  • Moderator: Geert Faber, VP, Americas, Ex Machina
  • Panelist: Benjamin Vallat, VP, Business Development, Twitch
  • Panelist: Erik Schwartz, Head of Platform, The Alliance of American Football
  • Panelist: Sumit Gupta, Founder, CEO, Boom.tv

Best Practices For Deploying And Distributing Real Time Low Latency Live Video
In this session you will learn the pros and cons of various technologies for the delivery of low latency streaming, including small chunk size HLS/DASH, WebRTC, QUIC, SRT, and CMAF. Hear about new revenue opportunities for sub-second live video streaming options including online sports events, gaming, video surveillance, live auctions, and drone piloting. Speakers will also discuss the ecosystem for low latency applications including device and browser support and debate which new protocols and technologies are the future for delivering live video with sub-second latency.

  • Moderator: Charley Thomas, Senior Engineer, Limelight Networks
  • Panelist: Gabriele Ubertini, Head of Research and Engineering, Sky Italia
  • Panelist: Adam Diep, Founder, Principal, WhDiYo Digital

For a complete list of all the sessions taking place at the #streamingsummit, check out this page on the NAB website. #NABShow

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NAB Streaming Summit Program Now Live: Speaking Spots Open

I’m pleased to announce the program for the NAB Streaming Summit is now live on the website at www.nabstreamingsummit.com. Some of my moderators are currently looking for more speakers on the broadcast and OTT side, so check out the program and let me know if you’re going to NAB and are interested in speaking. Here are some open sessions:

We have a few spots left for broadcasters, Pay TV and OTT providers and those that distribute and syndicate content. Spots will go fast, you can also call me at 917-523-4562 if you are interested in any of the sessions.

Save The Date! NYC Streaming Meetup Tuesday March 27th

Back by popular demand the next NYC Streaming Meetup will take place on Tuesday March 27th, starting at 6pm at Lillie’s, located in Union Square at 13 East 17th Street (map). There is no RSVP list, just show up and walk to the back of the venue, bring a friend and spread the word! We will have free drinks thanks to sponsors Bitmovin, Piksel, Priority PR, CDNetworks and I’ll be giving away a few passes for my new NAB Streaming Summit.

[If your company would like to sponsor the meetup and cover $500 of the bar tab, please let me know]

These meetups are a great way to network with others tied to the online video ecosystem. We get a great mix of attendees from companies including AOL, NFL, Showtime, Omnicom, NBC, NBA, Time, HBO, Viacom, CBS, Twitter, WPP, Google, Nielsen, Facebook, FOX, R/GA, Twitch, Riot Games, American Express, Comcast, wall street money managers, government agencies, VR production companies and vendors from all facets of the video ecosystem.

I’ll keep organizing these every month so if you want to be notified via email when the next one is taking place, send me an email and I’ll add you to the list.

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Save The Date: Big NAB Beer Garden Mixer Tuesday April 10th

If you going to the NAB Show next month, I’m having a big Beer Garden mixer on Tuesday April 10th from 5-6pm, right outside the convention center in the Silver Lot. Just look for the big tents, food trucks and beer. No special tickets are needed, just show your NAB Show badge. If you are interested in sponsoring the mixer, please contact me. Look forward to seeing you there!

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