On Sunday, Interxion, iStreamPlanet and Microsoft brought together thirty industry thought leaders in a conversation about challenges and opportunities faced when producing large-scale live events. Broadcast heavyweights such as the BBC, CTV, NRK and Turner were represented, while infrastructure providers were represented by the likes of Akamai, AT&T and Level 3.
After some brief introductions by Vincent in’t Veld of Interxion, Mio Babic of iStreamPlanet and Jason Suess of Microsoft, we got down to the business at hand: a highly interactive 90 minute session, moderated by analyst and journalist Tim Siglin who kept the conversation focused and flowing.
Some great information and ideas were exchanged, including different approaches to handling live events, viewer traffic distribution and targeting multiple platforms and devices.
At the end of the discussion, everyone was very enthusiastic and we hope to run similar events in the future.