Back to our usual program

Sydney Startup Hub

11 York St · Sydney

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"The Studio" Level 6 (Upstairs from Wynyard Station York St entrance)

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The response from our last content event was overwhelming (4.8 out of 5 stars), thank you to everyone we are glad you enjoyed it.
In October we return to our usual program with more technical industry experts presenting their experiences in delivering video online.

Also we are excited to announce the first ever event in Melbourne - keep reading for details.

Tonight's line up of speakers includes:
*Optus Sport - Live Streaming Journey*
Nathan Taylor, Director Media Technology at Optus
Optus Sport launched in 2016 after Optus acquired the rights to the Premier League. At the time Optus was one the few Premier League broadcasters exclusively delivering content using OTT technologies.

The Optus Sport Live Streaming journey has not been without its well-publicised issues but over the last 12 months Optus has heavily invested to rebuild its live streaming infrastructure from the ground up.

Optus discusses the approach taken to rebuild the video pipeline and some of the challenges encountered.

*Tradeoffs in OTT Video Content Delivery. From VoD to Live*
Mark Reed, Senior Director at Dolby Laboratories
As with all engineering designs there are natural trade-offs in performance vs. cost. This talk will discuss some of the trade-offs in OTT Video delivery, trading off client buffer size (latency) for re-buffering, trading off players that pre-fetch content that is never played (at the expense of CDN Egress cost). We will discuss some recent results also which look at the overall performance of bits played on the Client vs. the CDN Egress and highlight the significant inefficiency that results. Finally, the trade-offs settings are different for VoD and Live and we will discuss these differences too.

*Using Snowplow to consolidate analytics across multiple platforms*
Luke Lewandowski, Head of Development and Quality Assurance - Product and Technology, Seven West Media
Seven's video on demand & live TV product 7plus runs on a wide range of devices: desktop, native mobile and connected TVs. In order to minimise tracking implementation while staying flexible they use Snowplow to collect once and then fan out to multiple analytics platforms in a structured manner. Luke will talk through challenges and how they managed to achieve it.

*Frame-accuracy in the browser is possible!*
Peter Howard, Digital Strategist, Brightcove
How close we are to browser based video editing? Frame-accuracy in the browser really is possible! Peter will demonstrate how, and where or why it won't work.

Food and drink at this event will be provided Brightcove

After event social drinks will be sponsored by Fastly
(Location to be announced during the event)

Back at our regular venue thanks to our hosts (media technologies incubator)

We are excited to announce the first ever mel event on the same night at AWS office, strictly limited to 50 RSVPs so grab a spot.

Sydney Video Technology is a volunteer group, as part of many groups independently run around the world. Tonight's hosts will be:

Amy Prosser, Senior Engagement Director at Brightcove
Jeremy Brown, Head of Video & Advertising Architecture at Seven West Media
Damian McNamara, Head of Digital Video Infrastructure & Operations at Seven West Media

syd[video] changed in 2019:
- Monthly event
- Regular venue
- Fewer talks, earlier finish (8pm)
- Social drinks and a chat after