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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.

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.

Akamai Offers Best Practices for Troubleshooting Live Streams

Providing flawless live streaming quality has never been more complex—or essential. However, relying on performance monitoring, real-time communications, and AI can ensure satisfied end-users.

Instructional Video in the Academy: In the Can or On-the-Fly?

The use of both asynchronous and synchronous video by colleges and universities has skyrocketed. But which approach is better for learning?

Take Two Streams: Streaming Video on the Rise in Modern Medicine

From training to remote observations, the use of streaming video in the medical and pharmaceutical markets is growing.

Addressable Television: The Holy Grail of Personalization

From the beginning of the online video revolution, personalized advertising has been one of our loftiest and hardest-to-achieve goals. Are we there yet?

IBC '19: Facebook Shows Live and Interactive Tools for Publishers

The social network outlined how it grows partnerships with broadcasters and content owners, then unveiled new tools and a route to audiences and monetization.

IBC '19: Harmonic Aims to Reinvent Live Sports on Android TV

Partnering with Google and 3SS, Harmonic promises personalized sports viewing experiences that bridge the gap between broadcast and OTT.

Hardware-Based Transcoding Solutions Roundup: Testing Performance

We put hardware-based solutions from NVIDIA, Intel, and NGCodec to the test to see which offers the strongest performance and the highest quality.

Achieving Zero Latency for Video and Audio Is a Zero-Sum Game

In the AV world, zero-frame latency isn't just a pipe dream—it's a requirement. Here's why the streaming industry would do well to pay attention.

The 2019 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2019

Our exclusive industry-defining list is back for 2019. Here are the 50 companies every Streaming Media reader must know, the ones leading us into the future. These are the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video universe.

Video Compression for Machines: The Next Frontier

Self-driving cars will see the road for you, and MPEG is working on standards for machine-to-machine video creation and consumption for the AI-powered neural networks that will make it happen.

Announcing the State of Streaming 2019 Survey: We Need Your Help

StreamingMedia.com is undertaking the first-ever survey calculating the size and health of the entire streaming industry. Take a few minutes to answer our questions and you just might win a prize!

Now Streaming: Video for the Government and Public Sectors

The online video revolution isn't just changing how we watch our favorite shows. Learn how video is informing and entertaining government and public sector employees.

The List of the 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video in 2019

Our panel of streaming media experts has spoken, and these are the 50 companies doing the most important and innovative work in online video today.

Advertisers See Need to Work Collaboratively to Drive Growth

The holy grail of being able to insert targeted ads into linear broadcast feeds for any spot is almost here, but first agencies need to learn how to work together.

3 Innovative Technologies for Improving OTT QoE

To create high-quality, broadcast-like streaming for the home, the solutions are already here. Discover what content-aware encoding, CMAF for low latency, and edge scaling can offer.

How to Convert Live Video Viewers Into Customers

In today's mobile-first world, live video lets brands connect directly and instantly with their social media followers. This article explains how to increase the ROI of live video, turning viewers into customers.

What the Dawn of the 5G Era Means for Immersive Technologies

Believe the hype: 5G will change the game for immersive technologies, such as VR and AR, allowing us to do things which are impossible today.

YouTube Announces Money-Makers for Creators and Charities

Creators who can make a good living on YouTube are less likely to stray, so the company's VidCon address again focused on rewards for top channels.

LinkedIn at VidCon? Yes, LinkedIn Works and Plays With Video

When LinkedIn added live video streaming it instantly transformed from a destination members visited occasionally to one with real-time appeal.