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The 2019 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The people have spoken. These are their choices for the best products and services in 28 categories from analytics to webcasting and everything in between.

Streaming Media West 19 Keynote: Amazon Launches Fire TV Blaster

Having a simple voice interface that transcend devices creates a magical experience, Amazon said, and that explains the strategy behind the Fire TV Blaster.

3 Takeaways From Moscow State University's 2019 Codec Comparison

In rigorous tests of video codecs, only one produced vastly different results during objective and subjective examinations. What could cause that discrepancy?

How the Online Video Industry Can Prepare for 5G and Win Viewers

When OTT providers invest in building a user experience-centric culture they will instinctively gravitate to the leading edge of technology and dominate 5G.

What Is VVC?

Advance testing shows the codec producing strong bitrate savings over its competitors, but a tiered licensing model could prevent all users from enjoying the best performance.

How to Create Company Videos People Will Want to Watch

Videos are a great way to connect with prospective buyers and turn casual customers into superfans. Here's how to create corporate videos people actually enjoy watching.

The State of CMAF: The Holy Grail or Just Another Format?

It's all the buzz on the conference circuit, but deployment challenges mean CMAF hasn't taken over the streaming world yet. Here's why it's getting so much attention.

Streaming Live From the Battlefield: Military Video in 2019

Metadata and low-latency video create a tactical advantage in intelligence-gathering and decision making. Discover why HEVC is gaining momentum in the armed forces, and Android is preferred over iOS.

Review: Panasonic LiveCTRL Multicamera Live-Switching PTZ iOS App

LiveCTRL makes the most of the broadcast-level video the Panasonic PTZ cameras deliver, in a simple, clean, and very easy-to-carry iPad interface.

7 Essential Tools for Every Creator's Streaming Toolbox

Stream live with low latency. Collaborate on edits. Distribute to multiple platforms. Analyze data to make better choices. Here are the innovation leaders every streamer needs to know about.

NewTek Unveils All-NDI, 4K-Capable TriCaster TC Mini

With today's announcement of the next-generation TriCaster TC Mini, NewTek delivered a host of new features to the Mini's target demographic of EDU and school sports producers, as well as in-house corporate production staff and pro AV crews by unleashing the first 4K/UHD-capable, all-NDI model in the popular Mini line.

How to Succeed on Patreon: A Guide for Video Publishers

Over 100,000 creators use Patreon to run their creative businesses, and brands can tap the platform's enthusiasm and resources. Here's how to succeed on Patreon.

The 2019 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Finalists

220 nominees. More than 28,000 votes. 84 finalists. Here's who made the shortlist of the top streaming video products and services in our annual reader poll.

The Future of OTT Is in Tailored Experiences, Says Android TV

Today's streaming TV providers don't know what tomorrow's viewers will want, which is why Android TV was created with a modular approach that allows for fast updates.

Review: Roku Ultra Adds Valuable, if Minor, Remote Features

TV time becomes a little more enjoyable thanks to an upgraded remote with mute and two programmable buttons. It's appreciated, but it's no reason to upgrade.

The Need for Speed: Demand for Low-Latency Streaming Is High

Low latency video streaming is on everyone's mind, but figuring out the latency your project needs—as well as how to get it—can be a slow process. Let this article be your guide.

Review: Roland V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer

The new, extremely compact Roland V-02HD can be used to mix multiple sources for live event streaming and/or to output audio/video to in-house projection systems.

Qosifire Review: Testing the Live Stream Monitor and Debugger

There's no wiggle room in live video, so insuring quality is paramount. Qosifire offers an affordable and customizable way to monitor and debug live streams.

How to Jump-Start Your Multi-CDN Strategy and Deliver Every Time

Ensure your viewers get the best experience possible. A multi-CDN strategy adds robustness that makes streams more successful. Here's what customers need to know when looking for providers.

7 Steps to Live Stream a Local Sporting Event Like a Pro

In the age of streaming video, as long as you have the right equipment you can live stream just about anything for the world to see. Here's how to make sure remote fans can enjoy every play of the game.