The Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), a global technical association developing solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, is hosting the first East Coast STREAMup, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm EDT. Under the theme of Avengers: Endgame, this virtual meetup is available to both members and non-members. The event is specifically scheduled to accommodate the streaming community on the East Coast, but open to all who would like to join.
“We had a strong turnout for the inaugural STREAMup last month where we focused on best practices in device fragmentation for streaming video,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Alliance. “This time we’re tackling content challenges, which is a broad topic, but at the same time, content is at the heart of any streaming platform and can present a myriad of challenges, particularly at scale. Our presenters have some great insights to share based on their real world experiences.”
The East Coast STREAMup is sponsored by member companies CommScope (Video Advertising Solutions), Interra Systems, Stackpath and TAG Video Systems. There will be two technical presentations about challenges with handling, monitoring, or moving content within a major OTT platform, followed by trivia and a social hour.
The East Coast STREAMup presentations will feature:
Eric Black, SVP U.S. Operations & Video at Peacock, will explore the technical challenges of content acquisition into an OTT platform.
Eric Klein, Director, Content Distribution at Disney Streaming Services, will examine content distribution in a COVID-19 world: how the pandemic has changed in-home consumption of OTT content and ways that solutions such as Open Caching can have an impact on the end user experience.
For more information on East Coast STREAMup 2020: https://www.streamingvideoalliance.org/meetup/east-coast-2020/
Q3/Q4 2020 Member Meeting: Cyberspace Redux
The Alliance’s third and final member meeting of the year is scheduled for October 12 – 15, 2020. The meeting will take place online and will follow a similar format to the Q2 virtual event. For more information and to register:
Members of the Alliance include companies from across the streaming video ecosystem such as network operators, technology providers, service providers, and content owners. Current members are: Adobe, Allt, Anevia, ATEME, Broadpeak, CBC, CenturyLink, Charter Communications, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Comcast, CommScope, Compira Labs, ContentArmor, Conviva, Datazoom, DidjaTV, Digital Element, Disney Streaming Services, Dolby, Eluvio, Equus Compute Solutions, Ericsson, Espial Group, Fastly, Friend MTS, Globo, Harmonic, HellaStorm, Hughes Satellite Systems, INKA Entworks, Interra Systems, Irdeto, Kioxa, Liberty Global, Limelight Networks, Nagra, NCTA, NetInsight, Neustar, Nice People at Work, NS1, NTT East, Optus, Orange, Peer5, Penthera, Plex, Quibi, Qwilt, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Sky, SSIMWAVE, Stackpath, Streaming Global, Synamedia, TAG Video Systems, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telekom Malaysia, Telestream, Touchstream, Vecima Networks, Verimatrix, Veriskope, Verizon, ViacomCBS, Viasat Inc., Western Digital Corp., and Wowza Media Systems.
The Alliance also sees participation from other brands owned by, or associated with, member companies that include Walt Disney Television, FandangoNow, Hulu, NBCSports, Paramount, Peacock, PlutoTV, Verizon Media, Viaccess-Orca, and Virgin Media.
For more information on the Alliance, the Working Groups, or to inquire about becoming a member, visit www.streamingvideoalliance.org.
About the Streaming Video Alliance
The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 75 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. For more information, please visit www.streamingvideoalliance.org.