2018 SVG Sports OTT Forum

Over-the-top distribution and direct-to-consumer live streaming packages are poised to dramatically change the world of live sports video. While the entire media ecosystem is approaching this new era of consumer behavior, the sports media industry faces its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. In response to the SVG community’s need to collaborate on these new technologies and business opportunities, SVG debuted its first-annual SVG Sports OTT Forum on July 26th in New York City.

The inaugural SVG Sports OTT Forum brought in-depth conversation and networking to the live–sports-streaming industry. More than 200 attendees discussed such topics as OTT product offerings, direct-to-consumer business strategies, latency, security, and much more.


9:25 – 9:30 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks presented by AWS Elemental
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.: State of Sports Streaming: Fireside Chat with Industry Expert Dan Rayburn
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: All-Stars of Multiplatform Sports Content Distribution: What Does the Future Hold?
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.: OTT Experience Case Study: B/R Live: The Future of Sports OTT Offerings
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.: Akamai Case Study: Loving Live When the CFO is Watching
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: League Perspectives: Going Global, Thinking Local
12:35 – 1:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.: OTT Experience Case Study: Streaming Live Sports with Facebook
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.: OTT Experience Case Study: The Digital Transformation at Formula 1: Making OTT a Priority
2:20 – 2:35 p.m.: NeuLion Case Study: Using Digital to Reach Poker Fans Around the World
2:35 – 3:00 p.m.: Networking Break
3:00 – 3:40 p.m.: Latency and Quality of Service: The Pressing Issues (Sponsored by: Aspera, an IBM company)
3:40 – 3:55 p.m.: Sony Case Study: Sony New Media Solutions & the National Hot Rod Association OTT Experience
3:55 – 4:30 p.m.: Security: Protecting Live Sports Streams and the Users Who Watch Them
4:30 – 5:00 p.m.: OTT Experience Case Study: OTT At Scale: NBC Sports Group/Playmaker Media Delivering The Largest Events Worldwide
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Networking Reception

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