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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