Another keynote will be given by Neill A. Kipp who’s a Distinguished Engineer at Comcast VIPER and he will talk about
Ten Thousand Channels to Ten Million Viewers: Technologies for Scaling Video Delivery over IP [Slides]
Abstract: Comcast’s Video IP Engineering and Research (VIPER) team is responsible for delivering tens of thousands of IP linear television channels and thousands of hours of on-demand content to tens of millions of users using a highly scalable, multi-tier software and network architecture. Adaptive bitrate (ABR) technologies such as DASH (ISO 23009-1) let us originate and deliver video segments as internet objects that are conveniently retrieved, stored, and forwarded using HTTP. With an ABR platform, we can experiment with encoding technologies such as H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC), H.265 (HEVC), and high dynamic range (HDR). We use multimedia presentation technologies to implement an interactive and compelling user experience to our customers, while our alternate content systems require metadata, signaling, splicing, scaling, and reporting that is an order of magnitude more complex than primary video delivery. Comcast continues to solicit, utilize, and share contributions from open source communities, standards bodies, and especially academic researchers for the technologies that make our IP video system possible.
Biography: Neill A. Kipp is a Distinguished Engineer for Comcast VIPER. Kipp developed VIPER’s Super8 packager that serves IP video to Xfinity apps. Kipp was Honorarium Instructor in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Denver where he taught graduate-level courses including Object Design, User Experience Design, and Ubiquitous Computing. No stranger to the podium, Kipp is an charismatic speaker who has engaged audiences at dozens of technical conferences, including ApacheCon, ACM, Java, Seybold, and SCTE.