The relaunch of the new OSN Streaming app – a case study
Presented by Peter Riz, CTO of OSN; and Zahra Zayat, Senior VP – OTT Digital and Telco
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM (UAE TIME)
Solving the challenges of connection management in an IP world
A Pebble Presentation
Speakers: Alison Pavitt, Director of Sales and Marketing and Miroslav Jeras, CTO, Pebble
Gone are the days of plugging in some SDI cables and seeing the picture from your camera on the monitor. IP flows between a sender and a receiver need to be first initiated and then maintained and monitored at all times. Meanwhile, endpoints need to be configured and provisioned with IP addresses, multicast addresses, and port numbers. And other considerations need to be addressed too, such as security. In an SDI-based system, security effectively started and stopped with locking the door to the apparatus room. With an IP-based system, security is paramount as the attack surface to hacking becomes much larger. That means that authentication and identity checking, as well as action authorization, need to be enforced. In other words, while there are many noted benefits to the wholesale move to IP, it also comes along with the unwelcome spectre of increased complexity. So, how do we navigate from one state to the other?
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (UAE TIME)
Cloud and its Many Facets for an Efficient Broadcast Setup
How has Covid-19 accelerated the move to cloud and in what areas?
How can we best leverage the cloud for operational efficiency, greater elasticity and still ensure it remains budget-friendly?
Challenges to cloud adoption in the MENA region and wherein lies the solution?
Addressing cloud security in the region
How do businesses move to the cloud and also address the total cost of ownership?
Moderator Nicolas Hans – Partner, Middle East – Broadcast Solutions
Chris Fellows, Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering, Zixi
Faraz Arshad – VP of Technology & Infrastructure, StarzPlay
Manish Kapoor – VP of IT and Broadcast MENA, Zee Entertainment ME
Jared Timmins – Senior Vice President of Solutions at TVU Networks
1:25 PM – 1:30 PM (UAE TIME)
Introduction & Welcome
Vijaya Cherian, Editor, BroadcastPro Middle East
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM (UAE TIME)
Cloud Playout & Streaming – from SaaS to a customized cloud infrastructure
Speaker: Hans Baumgaertner, Senior Solutions Architect Cloud, qibb made by Techtriq
The market for playout solutions is increasingly shifting to the cloud. The reasons are obvious: speed, scalability and cost efficiency for launching pop-up channels and for distributing content across social media, broadcast systems, OTT or IPTV are clear advantages of doing cloud playout and streaming. Hans Baumgaertner explains how this can be achieved with out-of-the-box SaaS solutions on the one hand, and how an individual cloud playout architecture can be built with a vendor- and infrastructure-agnostic cloud application management and orchestration platform on the other.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (UAE TIME)
OTT – The Technical Journey to Enhance the User experience
Data and Tech – An Important Union
Personalisation – Content Search, Recommendation, Discoverability – Where are we at and where should we be heading?
How can various technologies help us reach this goal?
Payment gateways, CDNs and how to deliver a broadcast-quality experience to viewers
The telco partnership – How can it be leveraged to give subscribers a better experience?
Moderator Suhail Ahmed, CEO, One Diversified FZ LLC.
Bachir Boumediene, Director Streaming & IPTV – Telecom Partnerships MENA, OSN
Barry Mehdizadeh, CTO, Mawarid Media & Communications Group
Salloum El Dahdaah, CEO, White Peaks Solutions
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM (UAE TIME)
Covid- 19 – Accelerating the move to IP, remote production, and cloud solutions for MENA broadcasters
With remote being the new normal for broadcast, production and post, how are companies adapting?
Is remote production really being adopted or just remote access to on-premises production and broadcasting networks?
The move to cloud services– What can be moved, and wherein lies the challenge of migration?
Architecture and control: the keys to aligning local and long-distance media
A look at the benefits of cloud or hybrid cloud over on-premises solutions?
Designing an IP-based production and broadcasting network – what does it entail?
The challenges and costs of converting SDI infrastructures to IP
Moderator Hasan Sayed Hasan, Managing Director, Master Media
Raad Haddadin – Head of Engineering & IT – Roya TV
Jean Claude Rahme – Head of OB Engineers, Abu Dhabi Media Company – LIVE HD production and facilities
Deepraj Sandhar, Regional Manager – Middle East, Ross Video
Peter Van Dam, Founder, Audio Video consulting LLC