2019 Sports OTT Forum


9:00 – 9:45 a.m.: Registration

9:45 – 9:50 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks

9:50 – 10:30 a.m.: Traditional Broadcasters in an Age of Streaming Growth
With massive, legacy media conglomerates at their backs, many of the major traditional broadcasters in the sports media world have held their positions. From everything including streaming at scale and matching latencies of broadcast to offering new and unique streaming experiences to differentiate from broadcast, the challenges and opportunities are plentiful. Experts from many of the major broadcasters share their experiences and discuss where the future of the business is headed.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Sponsor Case Study

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.: SVG Digital Deep Dive: TBA
An in-depth fireside chat with a key influencer in the live-streaming sports-video industry.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.: Networking Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: The D2C Newcomers: The Challenges and Opportunities of Digital-Native Media Entities
As direct-to-consumer subscription streaming products gain favor with some sports fans, digital-native startups are quickly becoming full-fledged sports media companies. With that comes all of the challenges of delivering major live sports properties at scale for hungry fans across the country, and even across the world. Leaders from a few of these key organizations dissect their technological strategies and offer a peek into what makes their world so unique.

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.: League and Team Perspectives: The Global Impact of OTT Distribution
International outreach. Creating a deeper connection with fans. Tapping into the sports gambling market. Over-the-top streaming distribution of live games and other valuable content has been a part of the American sports business landscape for some time, but there are new opportunities arising that are changing the goals of major leagues and teams. How is technology playing a role in that innovation and what new strategies are being implemented to engage viewers more deeply in live video?

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Networking Lunch

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: CMAF, HLS, and DASH: What’s Next in Streaming Protocols
Streaming protocols continue to evolve as live sports video delivery reaches scale never before seen. As the industry pushes towards CMAF, experts in the field break down the challenges and opportunities surrounding everything from DRM to latency and reliability and share where they anticipate their delivery backbones to go.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.: Sponsor Case Study

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Networking Break

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: SVG Digital Deep Dive: TBA
An in-depth fireside chat with a key influencer in the live-streaming sports-video industry.

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Sponsor Case Study

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Data Visualization, User Experience, and Gaming: The Tech Behind Unique Live Streaming Experiences
Advanced analytics. Player tracking feeds. Gambling data. Biometrics. Sports leagues and broadcasters are going to great lengths to generate and distribute more data on players and sports than ever before, and that data is being pumped into streaming experiences to enhance their customization and overall appeal. It’s a space ripe for innovation in user experience (UX), artificial intelligence, and much more. Key minds pushing the boundaries in this side of the business discuss their work and offer tips for what makes a streaming experience truly special in today’s sports media world.

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