2018 SVG Sports OTT Forum

Program

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Kings and Queens of Multiplatform Sports Content Distribution: What Does the Future Hold?
Over-the-top and direct-to-consumer live sports streaming products are taking the sports video industry into a new age. Executives from traditional and digital-native media companies discuss the business future of sports and how technology is playing a key role in its growth and development.
Confirmed Panelists:
Zach Leonsis, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, SVP of Strategic Initiatives

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.: OTT Experience Case Study
A top media company shares an in-depth look at its latest streaming/OTT experience with a look at the strategy and technology behind it.

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.: Tech Case Study

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.: League Perspectives: Going Global, Thinking Local
OTT services from leagues are a major way to build global popularity as well as meet the demands for out-of-market fans and in-market fans alike. And new innovations, like the NBA’s decision to allow fans to pay for only part of a game, show that the evolution of league-based OTT services is still ongoing. Execs from across the spectrum of top sports leagues discuss their current offerings, future plans, and challenges in the marketplace.

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.: Case Study

12:15 – 12:35 p.m.: OTT Experience Case Study
A top media company shares an in-depth look at its latest streaming/OTT experience with a look at the strategy and technology behind it.

12:35 – 1:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Keynote Conversation: TBA

2:00 – 2:20 p.m.: State of Sports Streaming
Fireside chat with industry expert Dan Rayburn.

2:20 – 2:35 p.m.: Case Study

2:35 – 2:50 p.m.: Networking Break

2:50 – 3:30 p.m.: Latency and Quality of Service: The Pressing Issues (Sponsored by: Aspera, an IBM company)
How can you deliver an OTT experience with minimum latency and maximum quality? That is one of the key challenges facing the live sports distribution world. Major influencers on the content and technology sides discuss the steps they take to make sports content as timely as possible without impacting the experience.
Confirmed Panelists:
Jason Hofmann, Limelight Networks, VP, Architecture

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: OTT Experience Case Study
A top media company shares an in-depth look at its latest streaming/OTT experience with a look at the strategy and technology behind it.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Security: Protecting Live Sports Streams and the Users Who Watch Them
Protecting content from piracy and hackers is an on-going challenge while also guarding users from data theft, malware attacks, and more. Experienced professionals from content distributors and technology vendors discuss the state of security in the live sports business and what steps need to be taken.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: OTT Experience Case Study
A top media company shares an in-depth look at its latest streaming/OTT experience with a look at the strategy and technology behind it.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Networking Reception