It's Showtime: Spotlight on OTT

28 February - 1 March 2017 | ExCeL London


Streaming Forum is once again co-located with BVE (London, 28 February - 2 March 2017).

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 Programme Director, Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, has built a programme of free-to-attend seminars taking place at BVE, ExCeL London on 2 March, the day after Streaming Forum, and featuring some of Streaming Forum's expert speakers. With OTT dominating broadcast industry headlines currently, Eric chairs panel sessions that debate OTT quality and where OTT is headed in the future.

The Screen @ BVE
12:00-13:00, 02 March 2017

The growth of OTT is undisputed, but if it’s ever going to truly compete with traditional linear television, OTT needs to offer improved quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE). This panel will address key questions in the quality conundrum, including:

- Decreasing latency
- Improving video quality at resolutions from SD to HD to 4K
- Seamless viewing experience across devices, including mobile, set-top box, and smart TV
- Quality monitoring and analytics
- Network optimisation
- Content search and recommendation
- Ad insertion

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Streaming Forum Programme Director and Editor, Streaming Media

Stephen Clee, Director Media & Entertainment Sales EMEA, Verizon Digital Media Services, UK
Alex Oldfield, Solutions Architect EMEA, Caringo, USA
Brenton Ough, CEO & Co-founder, Touchstream, Australia
Ernest Russell, Streaming Solutions Architect, 100TB, UK
Pieter-Jan Speelmans, CTO, THEOplayer, Belgium

The Screen @ BVE
14:15-15:15, 02 March 2017

Consumers today can view more content on more devices than ever before, and the OTT revolution shows no signs of slowing down. What will OTT content and delivery look like in 5 or 10 years? This panel discussion will look at OTT today and tomorrow, focusing on the following challenges and opportunities:

- Multiplatform viewing: mobile, connected device, and smart TV
- Rights acquisition and DRM
- Monetisation models: SVOD, AVOD, and TVOD
- 4K and HDR
- Data-driven advertising
- Live events
- The impact of VR and AR

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Streaming Forum Programme Director & Editor, Streaming Media

Hillary Henderson, Sr. Director, Product & Strategy, IBM Cloud Video, USA
Dom Robinson, Director and Creative Firestarter, id3as & Contributing Editor,, UK
Jason George, CEO, Telescope, USA
Jeff Webb, Principal Streaming Architect, Sky, UK


BVE is the UK’s leading entertainment and media tech event, with a 20-year history dedicated to the broadcast, production and post-production sectors. In recent years, the show has evolved into an all-encompassing event that also covers the connected media, AV systems integration, live production, VR and creative sectors. It attracts more than 15,000 visitors who attend to discover and learn about the latest products, services and trends from more than 300 leading manufacturers and distributors.


The media, broadcast and content ecosystem has been redefined by the rise of multi-device experiences. An increasingly connected ecosystem opens up competition, shaping a new age in how consumers perceive, experience, and interact with content. With the rise of OTT and evolving viewership, BVE 2017 is proud to partner Streaming Forum to debate and demystify the up-to-the-minute developments affecting the future of broadcast and its connected infrastructures.


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