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Government video faces special requirements, from archiving to closed captioning, that require specialized tools and platforms to deliver it effectively and in compliance.

Here you'll find our coverage of the technologies, tools, and platforms that enable streaming for government agencies.

Tutorial: How to Leverage IBM Watson Media’s Latest Interactive Webcasting Features

The live-streaming platform formerly known as Ustream now lets users add slides and captions to their videos. We take a deep dive into these features and also discuss ongoing issues with its polls and registration gate.

Huawei Chairman Has a Message for Trump: There Are No Back Doors

Despite the White House's accusations, Huawei tells an MWC audience it doesn't plant back doors—but that's not true for its U.S. competition.

MWC 19: 5G Operators Promise the Moon But Won’t Shoulder the Cost

"Don't get short-term greedy to kill the long-term goose," mobile operators warn governments. They want governments to ease up on regulations and spectrum costs.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners

The winners were announced today at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, California. Click through to see who took home this year's prizes.

AV1: A First Look

FFmpeg 4.0 gives many video engineers their first chance to test the new AV1 codec against H.264, HEVC, and VP9. The results? In our tests, quality was impressive, but glacially slow encoding times make AV1 a non-starter for most publishers until hardware acceleration becomes available.

The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

281 nominees. More than 25,000 votes. 90 finalists. Here's who made the shortlist of the top streaming video products and services in our annual reader poll.

NASA Channel Lands on Roku, Streaming Video From the ISS

Roku owners can now enjoy a live view of the solar system, and Harmonic technology is behind the UHD HDR service, which it claims is a world first.

Jury Levels $7.7 Million Judgment Against Huawei for H.264 Patent Infringement

The settlement says that H.264-related charges are not limited by FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) requirements, and may have implications for all users of H.264 encode and decode capabilities, especially Android devices.

2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards: Vote Now!

Voting opens today in the only awards program in our industry where the winners are selected by you, the end users.

Streaming Media West Call for Speakers Deadline Extended

Didn't get your speaking submission in by the original deadline? Don't fret—you've got until July 6 to submit proposals to speak at Streaming Media West, including the Video Engineering Summit, the OTT Leadership Summit, the Sports Streaming Summit, and of course the Live Streaming Summit.

Streaming Media West Call for Speakers Now Open

At this year's Streaming Media West in beautiful Huntington Beach, we'll be introducing three new summits focusing on OTT, video engineering, and sports streaming. The deadline for submitting speaking proposals is June 29.

SME 2018: Blockchain 101 for Media and Entertainment

Blockchain's distributed ledger offers new opportunities for combatting privacy, securing financial transactions, and finding new approaches to monetization and royalty payment. This presentation from Streaming Media East offered a high-level view of the possibilities for the video industry.

The State of Video and AI 2018

The machines aren't taking over; they're just helping video publishers achieve their goals more efficiently and effectively.

How to Create a Live HLS Feed With HEVC

It's not easy, but it can be done, as long as you have the right tool and know the tricks. Here are eight steps to success using Softvelum Nimble Streamer.

Tutorial: How to Add Interactivity to Your YouTube Videos

It's important for YouTube publishers to create a great user experience for our viewers, and interactivity can help. Here's a walk-through of how to use YouTube's interactive features.

Tutorial: Previewing and Reviewing Client Videos

This tutorial will look at online previewing and reviewing client videos with Frame.io through the lens of a 29-video series produced with a remotely located editor and a client reviewing the videos in development.

The State of WebRTC and Streaming Media 2018

WebRTC holds tremendous promise for adding interactivity and reducing latency in streaming video. Here's a look at where it fits today, and what we should expect of it in the future.

Facebook, Netflix, and Google Lead Streaming Media East Speaker Lineup

It's the only event that covers the entire online video ecosystem, from live streaming to OTT and video marketing and advertising. We're celebrating our 20th anniversary with our best lineup of speakers and content yet—and a giveaway you won't want to miss.

Facebook Introduces New 360°/VR Video Quality Metric

VR and 360° video has all of the compression-related issues of flat video, and then some. Facebook's new metrics, called SSIM360 and 360QVM, might simplify quality analysis for developers in the future, particularly if Facebook open sources the metrics.

New Streaming Media Blog Coming in 2018

New blog will be the go-to destination for opinion, analysis, and insights into the entire online video ecosystem, from glass to glass.