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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.

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The Algorithm Series: Digital Rights Management (DRM)

The math behind the magic of protecting live and on-demand streaming video content

How Can Direct-to-Consumer Platforms Better Protect Their Exclusive Regional Content?

Staggered release schedules, the explosion of direct-to-consumer offerings, the cost of multiple subscriptions, and the ease of finding illegal or unlicensed content online is resulting in growing amounts of piracy. A multi-pronged approach to combating piracy is necessary to prevent lost revenue, job cuts, and poor brand association.

5G's Future Is Broken. Here's Why We Need 6G

InterDigital, one of the chief architects of generational telecoms developments, says true immersive video experiences are a bust at 5G

Review: Epiphan LiveScrypt

LiveScrypt combines a hardware appliance for audio input and a cloud application for transcription to deliver a polished, inexpensive, easy-to-use real-time transcription solution

Riding the 5G Wave

Carriers are moving to standalone networks to fulfill 5G's true potential, but it remains a work in progress

The Algorithm Series: Live Event Scaling

There are four key delivery methods for live content, and understanding the math behind them can help decision makers determine which is the best for their applications.

ATSC 3.0: The Future Is Now

The broadcast industry has been looking for ways to compete with OTT, and ATSC 3.0 gives it its last, best chance.

Adventures in Remote Production

In the time of COVID-19, remote production has become a necessity. Here's a look at how four live streaming operations have dealt with the changes

Sky: "It's All Digital Now"

It's time to get beyond the notion that it's pay TV vs OTT, argued executives from Sky, ViacomCBS, YouTube, and Roku at a "virtual IBC" event hosted by Bitmovin

The Algorithm Series: Video Player Performance

Multiple algorithms for encoding, transfer, and playback intersect in the end user's player. So how can you make the numbers work in your favor?

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.

The 2020 Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video

Who made our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and just plain most interesting companies in the online video space? Read on ...

First Look: BirdDog Flex 4K NDI Converters

An exclusive first-look review of the new BirdDog Flex NDI Converter, a tiny device that delivers tally, audio, video, PTZ control, audio intercom, and power via a single Ethernet cable.

5 Tips for Live Retail Streaming from Be.Live

It's more important than ever to meet your customers where they want to be, and since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, that's online. Be.Live CEO Daniel Mayer offers tips on how to provide the best live shopping experience possible.

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.

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.