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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.

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 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.

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.

How to Build a Scalable Low-Latency Streaming Solution

How do you reduce latency while syncing interactions between a live streamer and viewers, while scaling to meet demand across multiple platforms? Mux Founder & Head of Product Steve Heffernan examines the pros and cons both WebRTC-based approaches and HTTP-based approaches and shows how to develop a scalable low-latency solution to meet your streaming needs.

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.

SMW '19: RealEyes Talks Cross-Platform Streaming Challenges

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews RealEyes Media CTO Jun Heider 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.

The Streaming Toolbox: Valossa, Signiant, and Red5 Pro

This month, we look at tools for content recognition, file transfer, and low-latency WebRTC streaming

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.