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Encoding & Transcoding Focus at Streaming Forum 2013

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Streaming Forum 2013, the new cutting-edge event by the team behind Streaming Media Europe, will focus on the streaming media game-changers that will continue to drive our industry to new heights in the coming years, with a special emphasis on key hot spots. Here we take a closer look at the Encoding and Transcoding track.

This is where the rubber meets the road, where the video captured becomes the video that gets delivered to viewers on their PCs, mobile phones, tablets, game consoles, and televisions. In Streaming Forum’s Encoding & Transcoding track, encoding expert Jan Ozer, author of multiple books on encoding & transcoding including Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screens, gives you expert tips, tricks, and advice for making sure your video looks its best while being delivered efficiently and cost-effectively. The track includes the following sessions:

  • How to Encode for Multiple Screens
  • How to Choose an Enterprise-Class Encoder
  • How to Choose a Cloud Encoder
  • How (and When) to Incorporate H.265 into Your Publishing Workflows

Read more about the Encoding and Transcoding track.

 

Bird imageAbout Streaming Forum 2013

A new, cutting edge Conference for innovators, practitioners and decision makers (18-19 June in London)

      •  30 panel sessions, how-to sessions and presentations in 3 tracks
      • Case studies and success stories from Bayer Benelux, BBC, Channel 4, Google, HBO Europe, London Olympics, Major League Baseball, Manchester City FC, NHS, Royal College of Surgeons, Topshop, UBS and more
      • Sponsor Showcase, Party, Networking, and Streaming Media’s European Readers’ Choice Awards!

Read more about Streaming  Forum here 

Register here

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Meet our Streaming Forum Speaker: Brendan Carney

Brendan Carney

Business Development Manager, YuMe

Tell us a little about you, your background and your current role. 

I joined YuMe in January 2013 to support business development on the publisher side. My role has been to educate publishers on the multi-device opportunity while adding to the company’s portfolio of premium inventory, focusing on mobile, tablets and connected TV. I’m a digital marketer at heart, starting my career at ValueClick and from there, holding publisher-centric roles at Specific Media and Microsoft, working with some of the world’s largest publishers to monetize their inventory through all digital channels.

What will you be talking about at Streaming Forum? Why have you chosen this subject?

I’ll be talking about whether screen size really matters when it comes to users engaging with video content. Does it really matter what device you’re on or is it the type of content that drives brand engagement the most? We have reached a significant milestone in web and mobile advertising, driven mainly by the consumers relentless acquisition of new devices. With the addition of tablets in the mix, the distinctions in behaviour between devices have blurred and new forces have come into play.

Name some key challenges faced by your clients, and tell us how you are overcoming them?

A key challenge for most publishers is how to effectively deliver video advertising across the multitude of devices. YuMe has developed a device agnostic video platform. Through our SDK we can ensure maximum fill rates of video inventory across all devices by returning the correct format, every time.

What do you see as major trends in streaming media?

The obvious one is the change in consumer behaviour concerning devices. With 3G/4G speeds increasing and data tariffs becoming cheaper, video content is being consumed more and more through mobile devices. The emergence of tablets is another interesting one and many publishers I speak to are already at a 50/50 split between traffic from PC and Mobile/Tablet devices.

What’s the do you enjoy the most about your job in this industry?

I love the fact that because technology develops so fast, there is always something to learn. The dynamics between publisher, technology and advertiser are becoming more and more complex, so it’s tough to predict which way the market will go but nice when you get it right!

 

Brendan’s session, Online Video Advertising: Does Size Matter?, takes place on Tuesday 18 June 13.45 – 14.30.

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Video Infrastructure Focus at Streaming Forum 2013

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Streaming Forum 2013, the new cutting-edge event by the team behind Streaming Media Europe, will focus on the streaming media game-changers that will continue to drive our industry to new heights in the coming years, with a special emphasis on key hot spots. Here we take a closer look at the Video Infrastructure track

Behind every great piece of content that a viewer watches, there are myriad infrastructure decisions. The Video Infrastructure track at Streaming Forum offers nine sessions that explore everything from streaming servers to CDN options, all with the same goal in mind: managing and delivering the bits and bytes seamlessly to viewers while paying attention to quality of service and efficiency for the rightsholders and content publishers.

  • Case Study: HBO Europe – A Broadcaster’s Guide to the TV Everywhere Universe
  • Case Study: How The BBC Ensured Live Streaming Resilience For The Olympics
  • Practicalities of Putting Captions on IP-Delivered Video Content
  • The Future of CDNs
  • Enhancing the Second Screen Experience with Multiscreen Streaming
  • Media Server Application Trends
  • Integrating TV Everywhere Services
  • HEVC and OTT: Challenges and Perspectives
  • Multiscreen Services for Live Sport

Read more about the Video Infrastructure Track here

 

Bird imageAbout Streaming Forum 2013

A new, cutting edge Conference for innovators, practitioners and decision makers (18-19 June in London)

      •  30 panel sessions, how-to sessions and presentations in 3 tracks
      • Case studies and success stories from Bayer Benelux, BBC, Channel 4, Google, HBO Europe, London Olympics, Major League Baseball, Manchester City FC, NHS, Royal College of Surgeons, Topshop, UBS and more
      • Sponsor Showcase, Party, Networking, and Streaming Media’s European Readers’ Choice Awards!

Read more about Streaming  Forum here 

Register here

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Live Event Webcasting Focus at Streaming Forum 2013

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Streaming Forum 2013, the new cutting-edge event by the team behind Streaming Media Europe, will focus on the streaming media game-changers that will continue to drive our industry to new heights in the coming years, with a special emphasis on key hot spots. Here we take a closer look at the Live Event Webcasting track.

Once the realm of big broadcasters and producers, live event webcasts are now a crucial component of every vertical that uses online video—media & entertainment, corporate communications, education, and sport. Via case studies, panel discussions, and presentations, the Live Event Webcasting track at Streaming Forum offers a comprehensive look at the wide array of challenges and opportunities that face all webcasts, including interactivity, social media integration, brand identity, and signal acquisition:

  •  Viewer Interaction for Live Event Webcasting
  • Case Study: The Future of the Fashion Show – The Live Streaming Social Networking Experience
  • Successful Models for Webcasts and Webinars for Education and Training
  • Using Video to Strengthen Brand Identity and Corporate Culture
  • Learn the latest in corporate video technology and strategy, as well as gain insights into webcasting trends and best practices.
  • A Sporting Chance: Cellular Uplink and Sports Coverage

Read more about our Live Event Webcasting track here

 

About Streaming Forum 2013

Bird imageA new, cutting edge Conference for innovators, practitioners and decision makers (18-19 June in London)

      • 30 panel sessions, how-to sessions and presentations in 3 tracks
      • Case studies and success stories from Bayer Benelux, BBC, Channel 4, Google, HBO Europe, London Olympics, Major League Baseball, Manchester City FC, NHS, Royal College of Surgeons, Topshop, UBS and more
      • Sponsor Showcase, Party, Networking, and Streaming Media’s European Readers’ Choice Awards!

Read more about Streaming  Forum here

Register here

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Formats, Protocols and Standards Focus at Streaming Forum 2013

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Streaming Forum 2013, the new cutting-edge event by the team behind Streaming Media Europe, will focus on the streaming media game-changers that will continue to drive our industry to new heights in the coming years, with a special emphasis on key hot spots. Here we take a closer look at the Formats, Protocols and Standards track.

If you’ve paid any attention to the technical discussions surrounding online video in the last year, you know that MPEG-DASH and HEVC/H.265 are the buzzwords of the day. But are they just buzzwords, or do they really represent a sea change in how video is delivered via IP? This track will devote several sessions exclusively to MPEG-DASH and HEVC/H.265, along with exploring related topics such as encoding for multiple screens, closed captioning, and choosing enterprise-class and cloud encoders:

  • How to Encode for Multiple Screens
  • Case Study: How The BBC Ensured Live Streaming Resilience For The Olympics
  • Case Study: HBO Europe – A Broadcaster’s Guide to the TV Everywhere Universe
  • Practicalities of Putting Captions on IP-Delivered Video Content
  • How to Choose an Enterprise-Class Encoder
  • How to Choose a Cloud Encoder
  • DASH and HEVC: New Standards Enabling Ultra- High Quality Video Services
  • Media Server Application Trends
  • Leveraging MPEG-DASH for Enhanced Revenue Security
  • MPEG DASH & HEVC: Seeing Through the Hype
  • HEVC and OTT: Challenges and Perspectives
  • How (and When) to Incorporate H.265 into Your Publishing Workflows

More about the Formats, Protocols and Standards track.

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Bird imageAbout Streaming Forum 2013

A new, cutting edge Conference for innovators, practitioners and decision makers 18-19 June in London

      • 30 panel sessions, how-to sessions and presentations in 3 tracks
      • Case studies and success stories from Bayer Benelux, BBC, Channel 4, Google, HBO Europe, London Olympics, Major League Baseball, Manchester City FC, NHS, Royal College of Surgeons, Topshop, UBS and more
      • Sponsor Showcase, Party, Networking, and Streaming Media’s European Readers’ Choice Awards!

Read more about Streaming  Forum here

Register here

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Sport Focus at Streaming Forum 2013

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Streaming Forum 2013, the new cutting-edge event by the team behind Streaming Media Europe,  will focus on the streaming media game-changers that will continue to drive our industry to new heights in the coming years, with a special emphasis on key hot spots. Here we take a closer look at the sport track.

The title of one of the sessions in our Sport track says it all: “Watching Sport Online: Better Than TV?” Online sport video offers fans a unique opportunity to experience the games in ways not possible via traditional television, and new technologies are giving rightsholders unprecedented opportunities to deliver multi-platform, multi-media experiences in ways unheard of only a few years ago. The Sport track also includes the following sessions:

  • Online Video Advertising: Does Size Matter?
  • Case Study: Viral Video – Myth or Magic?
  • Watching Sport Online: Better Than TV?
  • A Sporting Chance: Cellular Uplink and Sports Coverage
  • Multiscreen Services for Live Sport

 

About Streaming Forum 2013

Bird imageA new, cutting edge Conference for innovators, practitioners and decision makers (18-19 June in London)

      • 30 panel sessions, how-to sessions and presentations in 3 tracks
      • Case studies and success stories from Bayer Benelux, BBC, Channel 4, Google, HBO Europe, London Olympics, Major League Baseball, Manchester City FC, NHS, Royal College of Surgeons, Topshop, UBS and more
      • Sponsor Showcase, Party, Networking, and Streaming Media’s European Readers’ Choice Awards!

Read more about Streaming  Forum here

Register here

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Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards – Finalists announced

RCA logoThe Finalists are announced for this year’s Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards and it’s been a banner year for both established names and up-and-comers with over 12,000 votes.

Below is the list of finalists in the 16 categories — the top three vote-getters in each category, in alphabetical order. The winners will be announced at the Streaming Forum drinks reception in London on 18 June.

 

Analytics/QOS solution

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Five Cool
  • Seachange Intl

Best Live Webcast 2013

  • Groovy Gecko
  • Showcaster
  • Vualto

Best Streaming Innovation 2012

  • Haivision
  • Ustream
  • Wowza

Cloud Video Service

  • Haivision HyperStream Live Cloud Transcoding
  • Ustream
  • Xstream MediaMaker

Delivery Network

  • Broadpeak
  • CDN.net
  • StreamZilla

Media Asset Management

  • Planet Enterprises
  • Simplestream
  • StreamUK

Mobile Video app or solution

  • Kaltura
  • LiveU
  • Realnetworks

Music & Audio Delivery solution

  • Grooveshark
  • Soundcloud
  • Wavestreaming

Online Video Platform

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Haivision
  • Sorenson

Server hardware/software

  • Thomson Video Networks
  • Wowza
  • Xstream

Streaming Services Provider

  • Haivision HyperStream Concierge – Live Event Transcoding & Internet Streaming Services
  • Livestream
  • Vimond Streaming Services

Transcoding solution

  • Haivision
  • Sorenson
  • Thomson Video Networks

TV over IP solution

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Wowza
  • Xstream

Video Advertising platform

  • Accedo Broadband
  • Gorillabox
  • Videoplaza

Video Discovery Service

  • Gravity
  • Redbee Media
  • Think Analytics

Webcast platform

  • Telestream
  • Vimond
  • Workcast
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Streaming Forum 2013: The Keynote Sessions

We are delighted to announce our two keynote sessions for Streaming Forum, the new cutting edge conference for innovators, practitioners and decision makers (18-19 June at Park Plaza Victoria London).

Christopher Fetner small18 June: Forging the Links for a Strong Digital Supply Chain (Chris Fetner, Netflix)

In this keynote panel presentation, Christopher Fetner will share the lessons Netflix has learned after going through two major European launches, providing a unique perspective on digital supply chains in Europe. The panel will discuss how service and content providers are evolving their supply chain processes and infrastructure to support growth in services and the globalisation of media content.

 

038_thibeault19 June: The Power of Storyshowing (Jason Thibeault, Limelight)

The digital world is transforming storytelling. It’s not just words anymore (or just video). Magical combinations of mediums can come together to create vibrant and interactive experiences. When you bring that to the business world you realise that everyone, even organisations, are trying to tell a story. And when stories incorporate video, you get a fast track to digital intimacy and making a real connection with your audience .  In this keynote, The Power of Storyshowing, Thibeault will teach you the 9 “killer things” you need to tell amazing stories with video. He will show examples of business stories that make you want to take action.   .

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 Bird imageWhat else is happening at Streaming Forum?

•30 panel sessions, how-to sessions and presentations in 3 tracks

Case studies and success stories from Bayer Benelux, BBC, Channel 4, Google, HBO Europe, London Olympics, Major League Baseball, Manchester City FC, NHS, Royal College of Surgeons, Topshop, UBS and more

Sponsor Showcase, Party, Networking, and Streaming Media’s European Readers’ Choice Awards!

Read more about Streaming Forum here.

Register here.

 

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Corporate Communication Focus at Streaming Forum 2013

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Streaming Forum 2013, the new cutting-edge event by the team behind Streaming Media Europe,  will focus on the streaming media game-changers that will continue to drive our industry to new heights in the coming years, with a special
emphasis on key hot spots. Here we take a closer look at the Corporate Communication track.

It used to be that corporate video meant infrequent messages from the CEO or MD. No more. Successful corporations are now utilising online video as a crucial element of all of their communications efforts, whether one-to-many webcasts, video collaboration, marketing, branding, or chasing the elusive viral video success. Streaming Forum’s Corporate Communication track digs deep into all of these topics and more:

  • Case Study: Internal and External Video at Bayer Benelux
  • Case Studies: Droplet and AGCO–Successful Video Distribution and ROI
  • Successful Models for Webcasts and Webinars for Education and Training
  • Using Video to Strengthen Brand Identity and Corporate Culture
  • What Higher Education Can Teach the Enterprise
  • Case Study: Viral Video – Myth or Magic?

 

About Streaming Forum 2013

Bird imageA new, cutting edge Conference for innovators, practitioners and decision makers (18-19 June in London)

      • 30 panel sessions, how-to sessions and presentations in 3 tracks
      • Case studies and success stories from Bayer Benelux, BBC, Channel 4, Google, HBO Europe, London Olympics, Major League Baseball, Manchester City FC, NHS, Royal College of Surgeons, Topshop, UBS and more
      • Sponsor Showcase, Party, Networking, and Streaming Media’s European Readers’ Choice Awards!

Read more about Streaming  Forum here

Register here

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Media & Entertainment Focus at Streaming Forum 2013

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Streaming Forum 2103, the new cutting-edge event by the team behind Streaming Media Europe, will focus on the streaming media game-changers that will continue to drive our industry to new heights in the coming years, with a special emphasis on key hot spots. Here we take a closer look at the Media & Entertainment track.

Traditional media and entertainment brands and new media outlets alike are all pursuing the holy grail of multi-screen, “TV Everywhere” solutions that give viewers what they want, where and when they want it, and give brands and advertisers maximum opportunities for monetisation.  The Media & Entertainment track, presents a series of case studies, presentations, and panel discussions that key in on the most important opportunities and challenges facing the market today, from advertising and social media to second screen and DRM solutions:

  • Viewer Interaction for Live Event Webcasting
  • Case Study: HBO Europe – A Broadcaster’s Guide to the  TV Everywhere Universe
  • Case Study: The Future of  the Fashion Show – The  Live Streaming Social  Networking Experience
  • Online Video Advertising: Does Size Matter?
  • Monetisation in the  Multiscreen Universe
  • Enhancing the Second  Screen Experience with  Multiscreen Streaming
  • Case Study: Viral Video – Myth or Magic?
  • Leveraging MPEG-DASH for  Enhanced Revenue Security
  • Integrating TV Everywhere  Services
  • A Sporting Chance: Cellular  Uplink and Sports Coverage
  • Multiscreen Services for Live Sport

More information on the sessions on Media & Entertainment here.

 

Bird imageAbout Streaming Forum 2013

A new, cutting edge Conference for innovators, practitioners and decision makers (18-19 June in London)

      •  30 panel sessions, how-to sessions and presentations in 3 tracks
      • Case studies and success stories from Bayer Benelux, BBC, Channel 4, Google, HBO Europe, London Olympics, Major League Baseball, Manchester City FC, NHS, Royal College of Surgeons, Topshop, UBS and more
      • Sponsor Showcase, Party, Networking, and Streaming Media’s European Readers’ Choice Awards!

Read more about Streaming  Forum here

Register here

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