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On the go or in the living room, sports and esports video viewers are some of the most demanding and passionate audiences out there, and streaming is enabling delivery of the biggest games and the smallest leagues alike.

Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of the technology and business behind the growing sports and esports streaming market.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From Contribution to AR, 5G Is the Future

5G's commercial rollout is faster than expected with video-intense applications including VR and AR lined up for later releases

SMW '19: Torque's Darcy Lorincz Talks Motor Esports

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Torque Esports' Darcy Lorincz at Streaming Media West 2019.

Streaming Media West 2019 Keynote: Sports Streaming for the Win!

Google and three of its sports partners—WWE, World Surf League, and NASCAR—explained how they're using streaming tech to create direct relationships and compelling experiences.

The Need for Speed: Demand for Low-Latency Streaming Is High

Low latency video streaming is on everyone's mind, but figuring out the latency your project needs—as well as how to get it—can be a slow process. Let this article be your guide.

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.

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.

For ESPN, it Takes a Army of Producers to Engage Online Fans

The ideal social media producer is a writer, photographer, and videographer all-in-one. ESPN has a team of them working onsite and off for major events.

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.

SME '19: fuboTV's Geir Magnusson Talks Server-Side Ad Insertion

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin and fuboTV CTO Geir Magnusson discuss SSAI and ad personalization on the show floor at Streaming Media East 2019.

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.

DAZN CTO: OTT Will Replace Broadcast TV

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, DAZN Group CTO Florian Diederichsen talks about the future of OTT and the sport SVOD service's rapid growth: "Our vision is to do for sport what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for TV."

SMW '18: JD Fox Talks Making Small-Market Sports Streaming Look Big League

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews JD Fox, Director of Partnerships and Product Management at PrestoSports, at Sports Streaming Summit and Streaming Media West 2018.

SMW '18: Cisco's Sangeeta Ramakrishnan Talks Machine Learning and eSports

Streaming Media's Tim Siglin interviews Cisco Distinguished Engineer Sangeeta Ramakrishnan at Streaming Media West 2018.