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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.

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.

The Streaming Media Producer 25

The inaugural Streaming Media Producer 25 highlights companies that make gear that not only demonstrates promise or prowess in a single stage in the process, but fits well in a kit that makes your live production workflow work.

Phish: 4 Nights in 4K

The relentlessly creative and adventurous band took the leap to 4K for its Halloween run in Las Vegas last year.

JW Player Engineer Offers an Update on LHLS Development

Relying on chunks instead of larger video segments, LHLS brings latency down to two to seven seconds. Now the open source project is looking for publisher support.

Limelight Answers 5 Questions About Super Bowl LVIII. Yes, LVIII

8K football is coming, streamed with sub-second latency. Fans will bet on a variety of small outcomes as they watch, such as how long the National Anthem will last. Limelight gazes into its crystal ball to predict what the 2024 Super Bowl will look like.

Review: Cinamaker 2.0 iOS Live-Switched Streaming Solution

Cinamaker 2.0 is really coming together to a solid iOS-based production solution. Standout features include loading and saving projects, the built-in editor, and dedicated chroma key on each channel.

Review: Teradek VidiU Go

I found the VidiU Go to be up to the Teradek standard of professional production gear, now for the mobile, bonded streaming audience.

Livestreaming Video with NDI and PTZ

NDI connectivity and PTZ cameras let producers minimize cable requirements while enhancing opportunities for creativity in camera placement and use. A setup like this can do more with less, and it gives a glimpse into the future of live production.

ATSC 3.0 and the Future of Broadcast Television: OTA Meets OTT

A new television standard, expected to debut in live broadcasts by 2020, brings the best of streaming—such as 4K video—to over-the-air delivery.

iOS Multicam Streaming Recording Video Quality Showdown

With the addition of Cinamaker to the field of contestants I discussed in my July 2018 iOS Head to Head article-Switcher Studio and Teradek Live:Air Action—I set out to determine which app would deliver the best video quality for live streaming and live recording.

Speak at Streaming Media East 2019

Executives and engineers from companies like Facebook, Google, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney have presented at Streaming Media East in the past. This year, we'll be featuring the OTT Leadership Summit, Video Engineering Summit, and Live Streaming Summit, and it could be your turn.

SMW '18: Tim Siglin Recaps Highlights of Streaming Media West

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin discusses key topics of Streaming Media West 2018, including microservices, interactive streaming, eSports, MR/AR (but not VR), low latency, and Women in Streaming Media.

SMW '18: nanocosmos' Oliver Lietz Talks Interactive Streaming and H5Live

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews nanocosmos CEO Oliver Lietz at Streaming Media West 2018.

Review: Teradek Link Pro Backpack and Core

Teradek's Link Pro Backpack offers enhanced MIMO cellular connectivity, plus the reliability of bonded cellular, connected to Teradek's powerful Link WiFi Access Point, and all rolled together in a backpack powered by your choice of V-Lock or 3-stud battery.

LiveU Lends a Hand With The Ocean Cleanup's San Francisco Launch

The Ocean Cleanup has begun the final phase of plan to clear away the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and many saw it live thanks to a collaboration with LiveU.

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.

SMW '18: VideoLink's Kevin McCarthy Talks ReadyCam Studios

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews VideoLink Director of Production Kevin McCarthy at Streaming Media West 2018.

SMW '18: Twitch's Tarek Amara Talks Multi-Codec Streaming

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Twitch's Tarek Amara at Streaming Media West 2018.

SMW '18: THEO Technologies' Pieter-Jan Speelmans Talks Modular Player APIs

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews THEO Technologies CTO Pieter-Jan Speelmans at Streaming Media West 2018.

SMW '18: Mobeon's Mark Alamares Talks Mixed Reality Storytelling

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Mobeon CEO Mark Alamares at Streaming Media West 2018.