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Today's streaming productions scale from impromptu online broadcasts captured via webcam and delivered within a corporate firewall to massive professional multicam productions streamed worldwide. With tutorials,  reviews, and analysis from leading producers, the content on this page looks at preproduction, audio and video capture, encoding, and especially the gear and strategies essential for successful streaming.

L.A. Stories: Facebook and Verizon Bring Video Production In-House

Nestled in Los Angeles' Playa Vista neighborhood, Facebook and Verizon Media's RYOT 5G Studio are using the latest social strategies and technologies to create innovative content that connects with viewers in unpredictable ways

8K and Beyond: How Much is Too Much?

With higher-quality source material, new forms of content can take shape, from top-shelf VR to immersive live event viewing, as home TVs morph into giant, modular, wall-sized viewing platforms.

How to Leverage Opportunities in eSports Streaming

The latest innovations and growing affordability of livestreaming technology have opened the esports livestreaming market to the average consumers, allowing anyone to become a live streamer with the right tools. Learn how the latest technology developments have enabled esports fans to join YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, or other livestreaming services.

SMW '19: Tim Siglin and Friends Wrap Up Streaming Media West

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin is joined by fellow contributing editor Robert Reinhardt and Editor-in-Chief and VP Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen as he wraps up 2 days of interviews at Streaming Media West 2019.

SMW '19: Peyote Perryman Talks Bonded Streaming and Bass Fishing

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Digital P Media's Peyote Perryman at Streaming Media West 2019.

Building a Streaming Workstation? Here's What You Need to Know

We take a look under the hood and explore the four main hardware components that directly affect performance when building or configuring a streaming workstation.

SMW '19: Teradek Talks End-to-End Encryption and 4K HEVC

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Teradek VP of Sales Jon Landman at Streaming Media West 2019.

Best Practices for Live Audio Mixing

When it comes to live audio for streaming, there are a few additional wrinkles to consider that don't come into play with audio recording when you aren't streaming live.

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.

SMW '19: Wowza Talks ClearCaster Expansion

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Wowza Media Systems Director of Sales Engineering Tim Dougherty at Streaming Media West 2019.

SMW '19: Telestream Talks Wirecast Now and Future

Telestream Senior Product Manager Lynn Elliott and Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin discuss current and upcoming developments for Telestream's Wirecast live production solution in this interview from Streaming Media West 2019.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.