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Thursday | August 17, 2023 | 11 am - 2:15 pm EST

Building Your Own Live Streaming Cloud

Online Symposium

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Mark Donnigan
Head of Strategic Marketing
NETINT Technologies

11:00 am – 11:10 am EST

Mark Donnigan, Head of Strategic Marketing at NETINT Technologies

Welcome, overview, and what you will learn.

Kenneth Robinson
FAE Manager
NETINT Technologies

11:10 am – 11:40 am EST

Choosing transcoding hardware:
Kenneth Robinson
, Manager of Field Application Engineers at NETINT Technologies

You have three basic approaches to transcoding, CPU-only, GPU, and ASICs. Kenneth outlines the pros and cons of each approach with extensive throughput and CAPEX and OPEX examples for each

Ilya Mikhaelis
Streaming Backend
Tech Lead

11:40 am – 12:00 pm EST

From CPU to GPU to ASIC: Our Transcoding Journey:
Ilya Mikhaelis, Streaming Backend Tech Lead at Mayflower

Charged with supporting very high-volume live transcoding operations, Ilya started with libx264 software transcoding, which consumed massive power but yielded low stream density per server. Then he experimented with GPUs and other hardware and ultimately transitioned to an ASIC-based solution with much lower power consumption and much higher stream density per server. Ilya will detail the costs, power consumption, and density of all options, providing both data and an invaluable evaluation framework.

Jan Ozer
Senior Video Director
NETINT Technologies

2:00 pm – 12:10 pm EST

Choosing your Live Production Software: 
Jan Ozer
, Senior Director of Video Technology at NETINT Technologies

The core of every live streaming system is transcoding and packaging software. This comes in many shapes and sizes, from open-source software like FFmpeg and GPAC, to streaming servers like Wowza, and production systems like Norsk. Jan discusses these multiple options so you can cohesively and affordably build your own live-streaming ecosystem.

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm EST

Speed Round
20-minute presentations from GPAC, Wowza, and NORSK

Speakers from GPAC, Wowza, and NORSK discussing the features, functions, operational paradigms, and cost structure of their live software offering.

Adrian Roe

12:10 pm – 12:30 pm EST

  • Adrian Roe, CEO at id3as
    Make Live Easy with NORSK SDK

Norsk is a low-code SDK that enables developers to easily create amazing, dynamic live video workflows and deploy them at any scale.

Unlike the open-source projects and streaming servers, Norsk easily and elegantly manages a comprehensive range of production functions, from ingest to program creation and management (including multiple camera inputs, P-i-Ps, transitions, text, overlays, and other product elements) and, of course, transcoding, packaging, and delivery to a CDN.

Romain Bouqueau
Founder and CEO
Motion Spell
(home for GPAC Licensing)

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm EST

  • Romain Bouqueau, CEO, Motion Spell 
    Deploying GPAC for Transcoding and Packaging

GPAC is an all-in-one solution for processing, inspecting, packaging, streaming, playback, and interaction with media content.

With a focus on modularity, standards compliance, and groundbreaking capabilities, GPAC has emerged as an open-source powerhouse that offers unparalleled flexibility and performance in the video streaming ecosystem. It was recently deployed by Netflix as the packaging solution for its worldwide content operations. While GPAC is licensed under LGPLv2, Motion Spell provides consulting, custom integrations, developments, training and support based on GPAC, and is GPAC’s exclusive commercial licensor.

Barry Owen
Chief Solutions Architect

12:50 pm – 1:10 pm EST

  • Barry Owen, Chief Solutions Architect, Wowza
    Start Streaming in Minutes with Wowza Streaming Engine

Wowza Streaming Engine (WSE) offers a range of robust and customizable features designed for video engineers, making it the ideal choice for video engineers building self-managed infrastructures.

For starters, WSE can stream from any source to any screen with multi-codec and multi-protocol support, as well as features like captioning, ad insertion, DRM, and encryption. WSE supports Low-Latency HLS and low-latency DASH for low-latency streaming at scale and WebRTC for browser-based real-time communications.

Finally, we offer a hybrid option to WSE customers that allows them to take advantage of certain cloud-based features, including our global CDN, advanced analytics, and best-in-class video player.

Overall, WSE is a highly versatile software, enabling builders to leverage our API to create custom modules that support almost any unique workflow. As such, it’s suitable for a wide range of use cases, including but not limited to live, interactive video, large-scale broadcasting, and video-on-demand (VOD).

Kyle Faber
Senior Director
Product Management

1:10 pm – 1:40 pm EST

Choosing a Co-Location Facility 
Kyle Faber
, Senior Director of Product Management at Edgio

Once you’ve chosen your hardware and software, you need a place to install them. If you don’t have your own connected data center, you may consider a colocation facility. In his talk, Kyle addresses the key factors to consider when choosing a co-location facility for your live streaming infrastructure.

Barbara Lange
Greening of Streaming

1:40 pm – 1:55 pm EST

Empowering a Greener Tomorrow: The LESS Accord and its Energy Savings Drive
Barbara Lange,
Secretariat of Greening of Streaming Principal and CEO, Kibo121, Inc.

Learn how video streaming companies are collaborating on what it takes to significantly reduce the energy footprint of content distribution.  From CDN to end-user device, the LESS Accord study projects provide a transparent platform from which decisions can be made that can have a marked impact on energy consumption, thus contributing to a greener streaming industry.

Stef van der Ziel

1:55 pm – 2:15 pm EST

Closing Keynote
Stef van der Ziel,
Founder Jet-Stream

Jet-Stream has delivered streaming solutions since its launch in 1994 and offers its own live streaming platform. One focus has been creating custom transcoding solutions for customers seeking to create their own private cloud for various applications. In his closing talk, Stef will demystify the process of choosing hardware, software, and a hosting facility and wrap a pretty bow around all previous presentations.

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