Riding the Wave of Over The Top Video Streaming

Tag: OTT

Speaking at Google Cloud Next ’19 on April 10th

I’m honoured and very excited to have been asked to speak at the Google Next 2019 conference in San Francisco on April 10th. Where I’ll be jointly presenting a breakout session with Google and Harmonic on “Building a Next-Generation Streaming Platform with Sky” for live Sky Sports events.

The conference programme is available here and here’s the session of topics below.

  • Learn how Sky, Europe’s largest pay-TV broadcaster, pioneered a next-generation scalable, on-demand platform for processing and serving live television. Previously, processing and serving live TV required large up-front capital outlays, with a need to provision for peak demand. With Sky’s Software Defined Streaming platform, built in conjunction with Harmonic and delivered on the Google Cloud Platform, Sky is able to spin up all the infrastructure and services required for channels on demand, before a live sporting event, and spin them down when not required. In this session, we will walk through the end-to-end architecture, from the top of the application stack down to the GCP infrastructure that supports this use case. We will also discuss the cultural and operational challenges to overcome, in order to enable a move from the traditional on-premises world of broadcast engineering to the agile world of cloud.


Google Cloud Next ’19

Speaking at Streaming Forum on 26th February

I’m very grateful to have been asked to speak on two panels at the Streaming Forum conference in London, ExCel on the 26th February, where we’ll be discussing “OTT: Better than broadcast?” And “OTT moves towards microservices”.

The conference programme is available here and here’s a sample of topics below. Hope to see some of you there ?

  • Discussing the differences between Satellite and OTT services and the opportunities OTT brings.
  • Update on what we have learned with the transition from appliances to a micro services architecture.


Jeff’s OTT Projects

My passion is for Over The Top video streaming and I believe it is the future of TV consumerism, with customers increasingly using their smart phones and tablets to view content. In my role as Solutions Architect at Sky, I’ve had the opportunity to work on all of the key video products and continue to develop them for growth and security, including;


Now TVVery successful commercial OTT service available on mobile, desktop, games consoles and smart TV’s.
Supports HLS and Smooth Streaming.


Sky GoSky’s commercial OTT service available on mobile, desktop and games consoles.
Supports HLS and Smooth Streaming.


Sky Sports Mobile TVThe first commercial HLS Streaming service in Europe, launched in 2009.
Supports HLS Streaming.


Sky NewsLive and On Demand editorial video content.
Supports HLS Streaming.

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