There’s No Place Like Verizon Digital Media
For Your Content Delivery Needs

A Overview of Verizon’s Digital Media Services

Monday, December 12th

All I Want For Christmas Is…

Simplifying End-to-End
System Management and Monitoring

Tuesday, December 13th

The FCC Is Coming To Town

Assuring Compliance With Closed Captioning Quality Monitoring Requirements

Friday, December 16th

Let It OTT! Let It OTT! Let It OTT!

How To Launch OTT Offerings NOW!

Wednesday, December 14th

It’s The Most Wonderful Time
To Use Volicon

A Quick Discussion Of Some Interesting Volicon Use Cases

Thursday, December 15th

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Welcome to the 5th Annual Volicon Holiday Webinar Series 
Volicon is hosting 5 webinars in 5 days.

Listen in, learn, and be entered to win great prizes!
December 12-16, 11am to 11:45am EDT each day

Webinars

      Five 45-minute webinars in five days!

These short and informative webinars will give a 

quick overview of Volicon’s platform of solutions...

HOW TO WIN

Winning prizes for our “Happy Volidays”

webinar series is easy! Simply register for each

daily webinar and listen for your name at the end of each webinar.

PRIZES

We are giving away cool prizes every day.

Attend ALL FIVE WEBINARS and be entered to win a drone!

WEBINARS:

Please join us for our 4th annual holiday-themed five-part webinar series based on our Media Intelligence Platform. During these webinars we will demonstrate our valuable applications to include: content creation, repurposing, remote monitoring, competitive analysis, and compliance. These informative 45-minute webinars will run at 11 a.m. EST each day from Dec 12th – Dec 16th and prizes will be randomly drawn at the end of each webinar.

Although we cannot guarantee delivery of any prizes before the holidays, will make every effort to try! Please note prizes will only be shipped within the US and Canada. For All Other Countries: due to our inability to pre-determine international duties and customs regulations, an equivalent prize value will be awarded in the form of an Digital Amazon gift card.

You must be logged in within the first 8 minutes of the webinar’s start and still be online at the end to win. All webinars will start promptly at 11:00AM EST each day and last about 45 minutes. Watch all five webinars to be entered to win the grand prize, a DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone.

#1: Monday, December 12th

There’s No Place Like Verizon Digital Media For Your Content Delivery Needs

A Overview of Verizon’s Digital Media Services

Verizon’s digital media platform is the industry’s only single, end-to-end solution that can prepare, deliver, display and enable the monetization of your online content. With the ability to scale your reach with high-quality experiences to every viewer, on every device, everywhere in the world –  the Verizon Digital Media Services platform — and the products built upon it — support four primary solutions: our Web Acceleration,Commerce AccelerationLive Streaming and Broadcast/OTTsolutions. Each solution is purpose-built to transform content into world-class experiences.

During this 45 minute presentation, Gary Learner, CTO and Darren Lepke, Director of Marketing will discuss the primary solutions in detail.

*This Webinar’s Prize:

 

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iPad Air2 – 128GB

#2: Tuesday, December 13th

All I Want For Christmas Is…

Simplifying End-to-End System Management and Monitoring

Operations personnel who run broadcast systems at television stations and networks have an increasingly complex set of responsibilities to juggle, due to the effects of several trends. From the number of outbound streams that have grown substantially over the years in order to accommodate the proliferation of signal formats to multiple partner organizations that are often employed to distribute signals across a range of delivery platforms, including satellite, cable, over-the-air, and Internet channels. Managing this complex ecosystem without proper support tools can be an exercise in barely controlled chaos, particularly when things go wrong.

During this 45 minute presentation, Gary Learner, CTO will discuss how to prevent information overload for network technical staff members so that they can make decisions both quicker and more effective. During this presentation, listeners will learn about the use of  summary indicators along the path from signal source to destination, the importance of  detailed error reports for fault analysis or system restoration, and the importance of error analysis algorithms to uncover subtle system discrepancies so that the user can review the whole signal flow on a single screen and visually compare video signals that have been captured at different signal processing stages.  

Gary will conclude the session with a demo and Q&A.

*This Webinar’s Prize:

 

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Xbox One S 2TB Console – Launch edition

#3: Wednesday, December 14th

Let It OTT! Let It OTT! Let It OTT!

How To Launch OTT Offerings NOW!

The opportunity (and challenge) facing broadcasters is reaching evolving millennials who are cutting the cord and choosing to watch more online video. With the integration of Verizon’s Slicer application, an essential software element of the Uplynk Video Streaming service, into the Volicon Media Intelligence service, Volicon’s broadcast customers can immediately address the millennial opportunity by launching OTT offerings quickly and efficiently.

The addition of the Slicer application to the Volicon Media Intelligence service adds industry-leading compliance, monitoring and OTT delivery in a single footprint within a broadcaster’s facility.

During this 45 minute presentation, Gary Learner, CTO will discuss and show a demonstration of how the Slicer application gives broadcasters the ability to ingest video, encode it into multiple bitrate profiles, encrypt it and distribute it via OTT or VOD (video-on-demand) services, as well as through web and social media-sharing platforms. Gary will continue with a discussion of benefits and cost savings and conclude with a demo and a Q&A session.

*This Webinar’s Prize:

 

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Apple TV 64 GB + 250$ Apple Giftcard

#4: Thursday, December 15th

It’s The Most Wonderful Time To Use Volicon

A Quick Discussion Of Some Interesting Volicon Use Cases

Volicon’s Media Intelligence Service streams live and logged video, complemented by valuable metadata, to any device at any time. With this innovative solution, media companies can leverage video, audio, and data for critical applications in areas ranging from engineering to the executive suite.

But there are many different use cases for the Volicon solution. During this 45 minute presentation, Keith DesRosiers, Director of Solutions Engineering, will go over various ways you can use Volicon’s Media Intelligence Service as well as some interesting use cases:

  • Ensure ads ran properly
  • Ensure ads ran properly
  • Repurpose content for multiplicity of formats
  • Clip, edit, share content to social media platforms
  • Launch OTT services
  • Comply with loudness and cc regulations
  • Create promos quickly and efficiently
  • Compare newscasts with the competition
  • Know that NAVE codes are in the programming
  • Monitor transmissions proactively
  • Media monitoring to gauge messaging and reception
  • Know the audio quality is good
  • Comply with closed captioning requirements
  • Access logged content for verification of compliance
  • Get executive level overview with mobile solutions
  • OTT monitoring
  • Monitor NOC/headend and remote hubsites from a central location

Keith will conclude with a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

*This Webinar’s Prize:

 

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BOSE QuietComfors 35 Wireless Headphones

#5: Friday, December 16th

The FCC Is Coming To Town

Assuring Compliance With Closed Captioning Quality Monitoring Requirements

Whether to avoid regulatory entanglement or to improve customer experience, programmers and VPDs will have to implement closed caption best practices while also monitoring and correcting captioning delivery where possible.   While the final rules are still in flux, it is clear that programmer and VPDs not only need to pursue best practice arrangements with their captioning providers but also deploy automated monitoring and correction tools to ensure the final captioning experience.  Throwing people at the problem is not a scalable or cost effective option.

During this ¾ hour webinar presentation, you will hear from Gary Learner, CTO of Volicon regarding the recent closed captioning legislation, upcoming 2017 legislative deadlines for video clips and near-live TV programming, and their implications. Gary will conclude with an overview of solutions available for monitoring closed captioning quality, how networks can achieve compliance while improving customers’ experiences, and how to control costs.

Gary will conclude with a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

*This Webinar’s Prize:

 

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iRobot Roomaba 860 Robot Vacuum – Silver

GRAND PRIZE:

Attend all 5 webinars and be entered to win a DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone!

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CONTEST DETAILS:

  1. Eligibility: The Home for the Holidays Webinar (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to attendees of Volicon’s annual holiday webinar series, who are legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), Canada (excluding Quebec), and the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Volicon, Verizon Digital Media Services, AOL Inc., and companies involved in the design, implementation, or promotion of the Sweepstakes, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.  All U.S., federal, state and local and Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations, and UK laws apply. Void in Quebec, Puerto Rico, Northern Ireland, and where prohibited by law.
  2. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Volicon, 99 South Bedford Street, Burlington, MA 01803 (“Sponsor”).
  3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  4. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins at 11:00 am ET and ends at 11:45 am ET each day during the Sweepstakes which runs from December 12-16, 2016 (each day, a “Daily Entry Period”).  Entries received prior to or after a Daily Entry Period will be disqualified.
  5. How to Enter: Go to http://www.volicon.com/holidays2016/ and follow the instructions to dial-in to the daily webinars.  You must be logged in within the first 8 minutes of the webinar’s start and still be online at the end to be entered for a chance to win.  Attend all five (5) daily webinars to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.  Limit one (1) entry per person per daily webinar.  Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other Internet web site or email address, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited.

 

  1. Prize Drawings: At the conclusion of each Daily Entry Period, the Sponsor will select the name of one (1) potential winner in a random drawing of all eligible entries received during the applicable Daily Entry Period.  The odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received during the applicable Daily Entry Period.  At the conclusion of all five (5) Daily Entry Periods, the Sponsor will select the name of one (1) potential Grand Prize Winner in a random drawing of all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes (entrants must have attended all 5 webinars to be included in the Grand Prize Drawing).  If you are selected as a potential winner, you will be emailed and asked to provide your name, complete address, and date of birth.  If a potential winner does not respond within the timeframe stated in the winner notification correspondence, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all remaining eligible entries received.
  2. Requirements of the Potential Winners: Except where prohibited, the potential winners may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the “Affidavit/Release”) before receiving the prize.  If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, an alternate entrant may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all entries received.  Acceptance of a prize constitutes consent to use winner’s name and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.  In the event the potential winner of any prize is a Canadian resident, he/she will also be required to correctly answer a time-limited mathematical question to be administered by email, mail or phone to receive the prize.    
  3. Prizes: Daily Prizes (“ARV” = Approximate Retail Value in US dollars)
  • 12 – iPad Air2 – 128GB (ARV $499)
  • 13 – Xbox One S 2TB Console – Launch edition (ARV $399)
  • 14 – Apple TV 64 GB + US$250 Apple Gift card (total ARV $450)
  • 15 – BOSE QuietComfors 35 Wireless Headphones (ARV $349.95)
  • 16 – iRobot Roomaba 860 Robot Vacuum – Silver (ARV $499)

 

Grand Prize – DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone (ARV $499).

 

Gift cards are subject to issuer’s terms and conditions.  Prizes are nontransferable and non-refundable and must be accepted as awarded.  No cash or other substitution may be made, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize with another prize of greater or equal value in the event that a prize or portion of prize is unavailable.  Winners are solely responsible for any and all applicable fees and taxes associated with prize receipt and use.  Any and all warranties and guarantees with respect to any prize element are subject to the respective manufacturer’s terms.

 

  1. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.  The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address from which the entry is made.
  2. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes an entrant’s consent for the Sponsor and the Sponsor’s designees to use of entrant’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
  3. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Verizon Digital Media Services, AOL Inc., and their officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) printing errors; (c) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (e) injury, death or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt and use of any prize.  Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s  Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
  4. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  1. Sweepstakes Results:  To request a copy of the winners’ names, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Holiday Webinar Winners, c/o Volicon, 99 South Bedford Street, Burlington, MA 01803.  Requests must be received by January 31, 2017.  Canadian and UK residents may omit return postage.

ABOUT VOLICON

Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions for broadcasters, networks, cable and IPTV operators, and governments worldwide. Available with Volicon’s Capture, Share, Review, Comply, and Monitor applications, as well as a Multiviewer module, the company’s Observer Media Intelligence Platform® (MIP®) provides powerful tools that accelerate critical media workflows.

The platform facilitates efficient and cost-effective content creation and repurposing for the Web and social media, VOD/OTT content preparation, linear production, compliance monitoring (loudness, closed captioning), ad verification, competitive analysis, quality-of-service/experience monitoring (QoS/QoE), and archiving.

SOLUTIONS:

Media Intelligence Service:

The Volicon Media Intelligence Service suite of applications will transform the way you create, share and monitor your broadcast product. It will allow you to create and distribute high-quality content faster while enabling you to immediately respond to the competition, your advertisers and regulatory entities. Most importantly though, the Media Intelligence Platform™ enables you to provide an improved broadcast product that will increase approval from all your audiences.

SHARE

Search, clip and publish content for web, social media, and team collaboration. Integrate with CMSs and OVPs

WATCH: Share Product Overview

DELIVER

Volicon and Uplynk Video Streaming for fast, economical launch of OTT offerings.

WATCH: Deliver Product Overview

REVIEW

Increase ratings, gain insightful competitive analysis, and improve strategies for increased advertising revenues

WATCH: Share Product Overview

COMPLY

Ensure that compliance standards are met and exceeded with Volicon’s 24/7 Logging

WATCH: Comply Product Overview

MONITOR

Monitor broadcast quality, report faults, and use full recording to instantly evaluate the source of detected errors

WATCH: Monitor Product Overview

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