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Streaming Forum 2013: Chairman’s Picks


Eric Schumacher

Eric Schumacher, Programme Director, Streaming Forum
Editor, Streaming Media Magazine


The thing I like best about the Streaming Forum is that we’ve tagged each of our 30 sessions with one of eight “Focus Areas,” so attendees can easily identify the panels and presentations that are most relevant to them and their business.

But I have to admit that I’m especially excited about a few sessions in particular:

HBO Europe—A Broadcaster’s Guide to the TV Everywhere Universe

HBO GO has been one of the biggest success stories in the emerging OTT market, but that doesn’t mean that the deployment in Europe was an easy one. This session will offer great lessons for any organisation hoping to launch or expand its OTT offering in the European market.

The Future of the Fashion Show—The Live Streaming Social Networking Experience

2013 is shaping up to be the year that live webcasting really comes into its own, with interactivity and social network integration a crucial part of that success. In this case study, attendees will find out how Topshop, Google, and Streaming Tank put together a multi-platform, interactive live web event to create “the world’s most viewed catwalk.”

How to Choose a Cloud Encoder

Jan Ozer’s how-to sessions on encoding are always some of our best -attended, and this year we’ve got four of them. In this one, he’ll walk attendees through the pros and cons of choosing a cloud encoding service and present case studies of companies that have made the switch.

MPEG-DASH & HEVC: New Standards Enabling Ultra-High Quality Video Services

We’ve got three sessions relating to MPEG-DASH, but this one is especially exciting because it brings together engineers and researchers who’ve helped build and advance the standards, from bitmovin, Qualcomm, CISCO, Fraunhofer/HHI, and Orange.

Watching Sport Online: Better Than TV?

In a discussion featuring companies that have worked with major sport organisations including Manchester City FC and the Women’s Tennis Association, panellists will discuss and debate the important role of data and viewer interaction to create truly immersive fan experiences.

Successful Models for Webcasts and Webinars for Education and Training

There are plenty of technologies that make it easy to create webcasts and webinars—but simply having the right technology is only one piece of the puzzle. What’s interesting about this presentation is that it digs deeper into helping attendees learn what makes for successful online learning events in both academic and corporate environments.

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Hello, World!

Welcome to the Streaming Media Europe Conference 2008 Blog…

While you’re probably thinking that the last thing any of us needs is yet another blog, at least we can promise you that this one has a limited life span — and direct applicability to our upcoming event. We’ve started this blog as a place to focus on what’s happening within or affecting Europe in the world of streaming media as we plan, organise and prepare for our annual Streaming Media Conference, taking place this year on 16-17 October 2008 (with pre-conference workshops on 15 October) at Novotel London West, UK.

Basically, we wanted to start a dialogue with you for gathering and bouncing off ideas, comments, and thoughts as we start building off of our Advance Programme and getting details finalised for the conference.

But first things first — Introductions! “We” are Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and Eileen Broch. Eric is based in the States and is editor of Streaming Media Global, and Eileen is based in London, where she is investment director for Ambient Sound Investments, non-executive director (board member) technology & innovation for The National Archives, and likes to stay on top of all high-tech, including streaming of course. Between the two of us, we hope we can cover what’s of interest to you and address all of your areas of interest across multiple time zones. For example, we look forward to giving you sneak peeks and early notices about our session announcements, speaker confirmations and other events related to the show.

More importantly, however, we want to hear ideas and comments — either positive or otherwise — from you regarding what you’d like to have covered at the conference, which speakers you want to hear from, and what you think are the most pressing topics to raise and address.

We look forward to getting to know you over these coming months and, of course, seeing you at the show. (Matter of fact, you can register right now here in order to save your spot right away). Watch this space, as there’s much more to come!

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