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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.

How Hulu Attracts Sports Fans to Build a Loyal Audience

Many pay TV customers don't believe they can get all the live sports they're used to from an OTT service. Hulu works with top sports talent to get its message out.

Review: Telestream Wirecast 12

If you missed the last few upgrades to Wirecast, Telestream's multicam live video production and streaming platform, you've missed a lot, as Wirecast has gained significant functionality while retaining its high degree of usability.

Akamai Looks to the Future of Broadcast at Edge World Conference

Broadcasters see a day coming when they won't use satellites at all, but can streaming handle the demand? Akamai explains how to beat the bottlenecks.

How to Stream With a Portable Encoder to Facebook Live

With a small piece of hardware and the right service, streaming to Facebook Live is a cinch. Here's a step-by-step guide that makes the whole process easy.

Buyers' Guide to Live Transcoding 2019

Whether it's enterprise, ecommerce, news, or gaming, it feels like everyone is rushing to go live. Here's a guide to services that will get any company streaming now.

SME '19: Tim Siglin Recaps Highlights of Streaming Media East

Tim Siglin of Streaming Media and Help Me! Stream hits the high points of two days of interviews and industry trends from Streaming Media East 2019.

SME '19: Notre Dame's Eric Nisly Talks University Social Streaming

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Notre Dame Studios Lead Streaming Engineer Eric Nisly discuss streaming operations at the University of Notre Dame at Streaming Media East.

SME '19: Colin Sandy Says Streaming and AV Are Converging and Clashing

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Colin Sandy of Sandy Audio-Visual discuss the convergence of Streaming and AV.

SME '19: RealEyes' David Hassoun Talks Troubleshooting Large-Scale Live Streams

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and RealEyes CEO David Hassoun discuss large-scale livestream monitoring and analysis on the show floor at Streaming Media East 2019.

The State of Enterprise Video 2019

Analytics, scale, quality, and artificial intelligence are top trends in enterprise video. And live streaming is catching on in a variety of new areas.

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.

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.

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.

SME '19: Liz Hart Talks Large-Scale Live Streaming

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and Liz Hart of Liz Hart Events discuss life inside the broadcast truck at high-profile events in this interview from the show floor at Streaming Media East 2019.

Tutorial: How to Build and Engage Your Online Community

Paul Schmutzler demonstrates how to stream to multiple social platforms simultaneously with the Teradek VidiU Go.

Tutorial: How to Stream Reliably from Anywhere with the Teradek VidiU Go

Paul Schmutzler demonstrates how to deliver a solid stream from any location with the Teradek VidiU Go.

NAB 2019: Twitch Talks VP9, AV1 and its Five-Year Encoding Roadmap

Twitch uses a head-and-tail encoding strategy where popular content (the head) is encoded one way and less popular content (the tail) another. In this interview, a Twitch engineer explains what's on the video gaming powerhouse's five-year roadmap.

The State of WebRTC and Low-Latency Streaming 2019

It's not a standard yet, but that will likely change. Here's a detailed look at the state of WebRTC, the project that could finally deliver instantaneous video streaming at scale.

The State of Live Video 2019

From the big games to corporate events, live video remains the cutting edge of streaming video. Will 2019 be the year that many decide to cut the cord and stream their live channels?

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.