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StreamingMedia Superguides
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Bitmovin


Today’s mobile market is exploding, and the demand for online media on mobile devices has never been greater. Users expect breakthrough levels of quality and service for live and on-demand media streaming to iOS, Android, and all other mobile platforms. This is the Superguide that educates readers in using the right tools and the right companies to meet and exceed those users’ mobile expectations.


MediaPlatform, Telestream, Harmonic, Videoguys, Hive


When it comes to corporate communications, both internal and external, nothing is more effective than video. As enterprise video tools and platforms continue to proliferate and mature though, corporations face more and more complex decisions about the best ways to manage and distribute their video, manage security, and integrate with other enterprise and social platforms—all while keeping down costs.


Gold: Verizon Digital Media Services Silver: Epiphan Video, Telestream, Harmonic, Matrox


There’s live streaming and there’s professional live streaming. How many organizations are sending a subpar live news feed to Facebook? Is that you? Because if it is, you need to read this Superguide. You’ll find solid solutions for handling live streams at scale, whether you deliver them on your own internal network or sending them out into the wild via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or any of the other leading live streaming platforms. The right tools and the right services— you’ll find them here. Let’s make sure you get the job done right before you start shooting with that lousy iPhone 5 again.


Platinum: Teradek Gold: Signiant, Silver: Akamai, Anvato, DVEO, Haivision, Kollective, Primestream, Videoguys


Learning From the Pros

Sometimes, doing is the best way to learn. This Superguide installment brings together several cool examples of successful deployments by leading industry companies that have helped a wide range of companies, from carriers to content creators. Learn about how the right tools and the right companies can make all the difference with online video infrastructure and strategy.


Silver Sponsors: Cleeng, THEOplayer, Bitmovin


MAXIMISING YOUR ASSETS:  Video now represents more than 60% of global data. Preserving, protecting and monetising your precious media is what it’s all about. How do you encourage consumption but still maintain full control; how do you leverage that content so that it works best for you and maximises your revenues?


Platinum Sponsor: Edgeware, Gold Sponsors: Cedexis, Silver Sponsors: MediaPlatform, DVEO


First impressions matter. How you enter a room is everything, and it’s the same for your video. You could have the best encoding and transcoding gear in the world and top-notch content, but if your road to the viewer has rocks in the path, it’s all for nothing. Delivery is complex. There are critical steps and checkpoints that you need to consider, no matter what your video is and who it’s for. With the help of leading companies, we’ll take a look at strategies and tools to ensure the delivery of your video is as good as the content itself. If you want your video to be consumed, you need to consider what’s being discussed in this Superguide.


Platinum Sponsor: Bitmovin. Gold Sponsor: Dash Industry Forum. Silver Sponsors: DVEO, MediaMelon, THEOplayer


As this latest DASH Superguide goes to print, the MPEG-DASH third edition is being finalized, and we expect the specification to be published in early 2017.

Key areas addressed include latency reduction, support for next generation immersive audio, reliability and fault tolerance, MPD chaining and virtual partitioning.

For anyone in the video industry, this is another must read installment in the DASH story.


Gold Sponsors: Limelight Networks, Vindica. Silver Sponsors: castLabs, DVEO


There’s more to delivering premium content than simply setting up a Roku channel. In addition to making sure you have great content, quality of experience and quality of service are both essential to developing and retaining an audience, whether it be subscription or ad-supported. The bottom line is, if it doesn’t load fast and look great, you’ll be updating your resume.

This Superguide delves deep into the technical and business challenges that you are facing, whether you realize it or not. We consider this installation mandatory reading for everyone working in the fastest-changing aspect of online video today. The solutions you’ll find in this Superguide are the ones to pay attention to.


Gold Sponsor: Wowza. Silver Sponsors: Imagen, Videoguys


THE ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE
Whether it’s a companywide meeting or new employee training, streaming it over your internal network saves on time, travel costs, and resources. These days, organizations are looking to support the complete live and on-demand video workflow, including content creation, distribution, management, and reporting. As many of these initiatives are now enterprise-wide, one of the critical questions facing organizations is whether to deploy on-premises, cloud/SAAS, or hybrid.

THE EDUCATION CHALLENGE
In attempts to facilitate new modes of teaching, including online and flipped classrooms, the behind-the-scenes process of building a course has rapidly changed. On-demand video portals, recording studios, and web conference sessions are working their way into many universities, and K–12 online video usage is growing, in addition to special needs and ESL programs.


Gold Sponsor: NeuLion Silver Sponsors: Ericsson, SeaChange, DVEO, Brightcove, BuyDRM


OTT is not going away, no matter what anyone tells you. It is, however, becoming extremely complicated. Every company under the sun says they can do it, but the reality is, they can’t. That’s where this Superguide comes in. You’ll learn from the experts who live, eat, and breathe this stuff. Want your strategy to deliver? The Advanced OTT Solutions Superguide is a must-read. In fact, your job just may depend on it.


Platinum Sponsor: BUYDRM Gold Sponsor: Verimatrix Silver Sponsors: Bitmovin, castLabs, EZDRM, vualto


Premium content requires protection. But how can you achieve this without compromising QoE/QoS, or creating unwanted barriers? How can you ensure that your chosen solutions work seamlessly on every platform, player, device, browser, server, and operating system? How can you integrate your content protection into your analytics and monetisation? This is the Superguide that addresses these important questions, and ensures that you’re using the right tools and the right companies to protect and monetize your content in the way that it deserves. 


Platinum Sponsor: Beamr Gold Sponsor: NeuLion Silver Sponsor: Videoguys, Vitec, DVEO


Encoding lies at the heart of the online video business. Each year brings new formats, new codecs, and new ways to squeeze greater efficiency and higher quality out of your encoding workflow. So how do you stay on top of the latest developments? Check out the Advanced Encoding & Formats Superguide, which includes deep dives into everything from encoding hardware and software to optimizing quality, as well as a deep dive into HEVC.


 
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