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Streaming Sites Crunch the Numbers on Interactive Video

Creating an interactive online experience, such as Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, takes a lot of extra footage and budget. Viewers like it so far, but do the economics add up?

Review: Telestream Wirecast 12

If you missed the last few upgrades to Wirecast, Telestream's multicam live video production and streaming platform, you've missed a lot, as Wirecast has gained significant functionality while retaining its high degree of usability.

Streaming Innovation in Manufacturing: Building the Future

The assembly line has changed. Streaming video and audio, as well as machine learning and computer vision, are helping manufacturing become smarter and leaner.

Akamai Looks to the Future of Broadcast at Edge World Conference

Broadcasters see a day coming when they won't use satellites at all, but can streaming handle the demand? Akamai explains how to beat the bottlenecks.

Star-Gazing at the Ever-Changing Streaming Video Universe

The galaxies that make up the "Streamerse" look far different today than they did 10 years ago. Some companies went supernova and others collapsed into black holes.

How to Stream With a Portable Encoder to Facebook Live

With a small piece of hardware and the right service, streaming to Facebook Live is a cinch. Here's a step-by-step guide that makes the whole process easy.

How to Protect Your Content With DRM

Lock it down. If you're streaming proprietary or premium online video, it's time to take the step up to true digital rights management protection. Here's how to get started.

Buyers' Guide to Live Transcoding 2019

Whether it's enterprise, ecommerce, news, or gaming, it feels like everyone is rushing to go live. Here's a guide to services that will get any company streaming now.

Buyers' Guide to Streaming Playback Testing Tools 2019

The CEO of RealEyes shares his personal video engineering toolbox, which contains solutions for diagnosing, fixing, analyzing, and interpreting problems with streaming video.

Buyers' Guide to On-Prem Encoding 2019

Despite all the hype around the cloud, plenty of use cases still call for on-prem video encoding. Here's what to look for when choosing a solution.

Game of Phones: 5 Game-Changers for Short-Form Mobile Video

Content needs to be built from the ground up for smartphone viewing. Here are five best practices artists should keep in mind when shooting video for mobile devices.

SME '19: Tim Siglin Recaps Highlights of Streaming Media East

Tim Siglin of Streaming Media and Help Me! Stream hits the high points of two days of interviews and industry trends from Streaming Media East 2019.

SME '19: Twitch's Tarek Amara Talks Multi-Codec Streaming

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Twitch's Tarek Amara discuss Twitch's developing the emerging codec landscape and Twitch's multi-codec content delivery strategy on the show floor at Streaming Media East 2019.

Grabbing Views With Thumbnails: The Overlooked Key to Engagement

Presenting six proven rules of thumb for optimizing video thumbnails and attracting an audience. This is a video's first impression, so make it a good one.

SME '19: fuboTV's Geir Magnusson Talks Server-Side Ad Insertion

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and fuboTV CTO Geir Magnusson discuss SSAI and ad personalization on the show floor at Streaming Media East 2019.

The State of Machine Learning and AI 2019

For events like the royal wedding and the World Cup, machine learning and AI are taking center stage.

SME '19: Notre Dame's Eric Nisly Talks University Social Streaming

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Notre Dame Studios Lead Streaming Engineer Eric Nisly discuss streaming operations at the University of Notre Dame at Streaming Media East.

SME '19: Colin Sandy Says Streaming and AV Are Converging and Clashing

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Colin Sandy of Sandy Audio-Visual discuss the convergence of Streaming and AV.

SME '19: RealEyes' David Hassoun Talks Troubleshooting Large-Scale Live Streams

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and RealEyes CEO David Hassoun discuss large-scale livestream monitoring and analysis on the show floor at Streaming Media East 2019.

The State of Enterprise Video 2019

Analytics, scale, quality, and artificial intelligence are top trends in enterprise video. And live streaming is catching on in a variety of new areas.