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Wowza Adds Sub-Two Second Latency to Streaming Cloud Service

When seconds matter, even a little latency is too much. Wowza promises it can send a video stream around the globe in two seconds or less.
Online Video News, Posted 11 Sep 2017

Video: Will UHD and HDR Live Streaming Require Higher Frame Rates?

Harmonic's Ian Trow discusses the escalating frame rates associated with UHD/4K and HDR delivery as those tec
Short Cuts, Posted 11 Sep 2017

YouTube Lowers Live Video Latency to 'Just a Couple Seconds'

While it means a greater chance for viewer buffering, the new ultra-low latency setting makes live video interactions with fans more fluid.
Online Video News, Posted 06 Sep 2017

Video: The Problem With Streaming 4K Today

Limelight Networks' Charles Kraus describes the obstacles to real-world 4K delivery while the industry pushes 4K screens everywhere, in this clip from Streaming Media East 2017.
Short Cuts, Posted 04 Sep 2017

Twitch Embraces Ecommerce with Amazon Associates

The new Gear on Amazon extension lets viewers go directly from the stream to purchase their favorite gamers' gear and gives broadcasters a share of the revenue; Twitch also announced heatmaps and video overlays
Online Video News, Posted 31 Aug 2017

Video: How to Get Better Audio for Social Media Streaming

Epiphan's David Kirk offers tips and best practices for getting pro-quality audio for social media streaming, whether you're shooting with smartphones, webcams, or handheld cameras, in this clip from Streaming Media East 2017.
Short Cuts, Posted 31 Aug 2017

IBM Watson Media Takes Center Court at US Open

The tennis tournament is using an AI-based solution that IBM calls "cognitive highlights" to deliver the most important clips to fans
Online Video News, Posted 30 Aug 2017

AV1: A Status Update

Netflix and YouTube could start using AV1 as soon as early 2018, while hardware implementations will take much longer.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Aug 2017

AWS Elemental's Sam Blackman Dies at 41

Blackman led Elemental Technologies from a startup in 2006 to an acquisition by Amazon in 2015, inspiring the industry with his commitment to streaming technology and community service
Online Video News, Posted 28 Aug 2017

NASA Relies on Teradek for the Official Eclipse 2017 Multicast Live Streaming

During the historic solar eclipse of August 2017, NASA EDGE deployed 5 Teradek Cubes to make multiple telescope feeds available for live broadcast to multiple streaming platforms.
Featured Articles, Posted 25 Aug 2017

Video: Is Smartphone Streaming Good for Live Video?

Kathryn Jones from, Scott Grizzle from IBM Cloud Video, and Brent Hieggelke of Brandlive discuss the consequences of proliferating live cellphone video and the resurgent "good enough for the web" attitude at Live Streaming Summit
Short Cuts, Posted 24 Aug 2017

Video: How Important Are Fast Start Times in Keeping Viewers' Attention?

Panelists at Live Streaming Summit from JW Player, Daily Burn, and Live X discuss the challenges of meeting viewer and advertiser expectations vis a vis buffering and time-to-first frame, and the consequences for publishers.
Short Cuts, Posted 21 Aug 2017

NASA Offers 4K Stream of 2017 Eclipse on Multiple Platforms

No protective glasses? No problem. The space agency will produce multiple live video streams of the event from multiple locations.
Online Video News, Posted 21 Aug 2017

Video: Best Practices for Content Syndication

Panelists from The Washington Post, Take One, and NBC Today discuss strategies for increasing discoverability through content syndication to Facebook Live and beyond at Live Streaming Summit 2017.
Short Cuts, Posted 17 Aug 2017

Video: How to Reduce Latency for Mobile VR Streaming

Yahoo Director of Engineering Satender Saroha discusses latency issues particular to VR streaming to mobile and technical measures to address them.
Short Cuts, Posted 14 Aug 2017

Video: Technical Challenges of Monetizing and Selling Online Video

InPlayer CEO George Meek discusses the challenges of enabling and supporting online sales of video content, from transactions to localization to time-to-market and paywalls.
Short Cuts, Posted 10 Aug 2017

Video: Streams on a Plane: Why Gogo Chose HEVC/H.265 for In-Flight Streaming

Gogo's Prem Bangole discusses the cost/benefit analysis that led Gogo to migrate to HEVC/H.265 for in-flight live streaming, and how they implemented it with the airlines they serve.
Short Cuts, Posted 07 Aug 2017

Is Snapchat on the Way Out or Just Finding its Footing?

Snap's value tumbled quickly from its IPO high while Facebook continues to eat its lunch, but don't count the social video service out just yet.
Online Video News, Posted 06 Aug 2017

One to Many: Streaming Live Video to Multiple Platforms

If you're delivering a live video stream, you likely want to publish it on as many platforms as possible. Here's the best hardware and software to pull it off.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Aug 2017

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