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Live streaming services are pushing the limits of online video and OTT, and live events are still the standards by which the success of the industry are judged. Look here for the latest news on live streaming trends, as well as how-to and technical articles on everything from live production to live linear channels.

Game On! With Traditional Live Sports on Hiatus, Will Esports Fill the Void?

The current spike in organized, competitive online gaming--driven in part by social changes brought on by COVID-19--lands on top of a widely reported 2019 esports boom, and already-high expectations for 2020 growth.

Tutorial: Remote Live Production in the Age of COVID-19

With social distancing making in-person live production difficult-to-impossible, Anthony Burokas demonstrates how to produce a professional live show using multiple remote video feeds using vMix Call.

All In On NDI

Many people have gone all in on NDI. But how they use it can be very different from how you might want to use it.

How to Master the Art of Digital Audio Mixing for Hybrid Events

Mixing audio for a video recording or live stream involves many of the same techniques and equipment, but each has different production standards and you don't have to worry with live sound reinforcement using loudspeakers. In this article, I explain my approach to mixing audio for both of these environments at the same time.

The 2020 Streaming Media Producer 25

The second annual StreamingMediaProducer 25 is here! We chose the most innovative companies that enabled, enhanced, and streamlined the workflows of live video producers—particularly those who need the mobility, agility, and versatility to deliver great work, regardless of the venue or production conditions.

Announcing Streaming Media East Connect

Streaming Media East and the Content Delivery Summit are going virtual with a week full of free webinars as well as five deep-dive workshops. Here's how to attend, speak, and sponsor.

The State of Streaming 2020 Research Report

Live or VOD? Cloud or on-prem? The 2020 State of Streaming report reveals exclusive insights into the workflows behind the screens—download your copy now.

The State of Enterprise Video 2020

Even before the COVID-19 crisis hit, enterprise video was moving into a new phase, and organizations face more options than ever to address security and pricing concerns and solve the age-old CapEx vs. OpEx challenge

Video Capture Dongles Buyers' Guide

When live streaming using video mixers like OBS, vMix, or Wirecast a capture dongle is the missing link between the camera and a notebook, providing access to titling, transitions, and effects. Dongles can run anywhere from $40 to $700; here's a look at how to pick the one that's right for you.

The State of Media & Entertainment Streaming 2020

Competition in live-streaming services has intensified, but there are warnings that consumers are nearing their limit. We look back on the last 12 months in our annual industry update.

7 Rules for Mobile Multicam Success

As mobile devices have become more powerful and deliver higher-quality stills and video, it was inevitable that companies would emerge that leveraged these new technologies to produce multicam live-switched media production. So let's establish some ground rules for mobile multicam media production success.

Buyers' Guide to Live Streaming Platforms

Looking for live streaming services? Whether you're streaming church services, school events, enterprise meetings, entertainment content, or just about anything else, this buyers' guide has you covered.

Buyers' Guide to Low-Latency Solutions

If you need low latency, here's how to pick the technology solution that's right for you. But it's not a one-size-fits-all affair.

Buyer's Guide to Live Webcasting Hardware

Software-based webcasting tools are ubiquitous, but there are times when only hardware will do. Here's a look from single-button hardware all the way up to portable vision mixers.

Can Virtual Events Match the Real Thing?

As conferences around the world are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, it's time to give virtual event platforms a closer look. You might be surprised at how immersive they've become.

How to Get the Most Out of Vimeo Enterprise

Vimeo's corporate video platform offers a wealth of features, including control over the branded viewing experience, distribution to Roku and Amazon Fire, and powerful live streaming tools

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.

How to Build Live Linear OTT Channels in the Cloud

Rather than building a schedule and expensively re-encoding assets in real time for broadcast, this article explains how how to decouple the monolith of playout software into discrete components on top of AWS services. The approach discussed will open new possibilities of channel customization, personalization, and end-user quality, while also dramatically reducing running costs.

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: Flavor Inc.'s Jose Castillo Talks Streaming Media Past and Future

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Flavor Inc. President Jose Castillo at Streaming Media West 2019.