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Today's streaming productions scale from impromptu online broadcasts captured via webcam and delivered within a corporate firewall to massive professional multicam productions streamed worldwide. With tutorials,  reviews, and analysis from leading producers, the content on this page looks at preproduction, audio and video capture, encoding, and especially the gear and strategies essential for successful streaming.

Join us in person this November for Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, CA. Register now to save $100 off your pass!

Amazon To Talk Thursday Night Football at Streaming Media West

Streaming Media West returns to Huntington Beach November 15-16, with Streaming Media University Workshops on November 14. Registration is open now.

5 Great Reasons to Attend Streaming Media East

Jan Ozer will lead workshops, presentations, and panels covering advanced codecs, gear for remote productions, WebRTC, low latency, and reducing bandwidth and storage costs at Streaming Media East in Boston May 23-25.

Webcasting, Videoconferencing, and FFmpeg in the Spotlight at Streaming Media East

Robert Reinhardt's workshops will cover the latest tips and tricks for using FFmpeg and managing inputs and outputs for videoconferencing, while presentations and panel discussions will look at taking your webcasting and event streaming efforts to the next level.

Scale Up to the Future of Live Streaming at Streaming Media East 2022

To help you manage the current and emerging challenges of live streaming at scale, Streaming Media East 2022-May 24-25, live and in-person-features a jam-packed Live Streaming at Scale track, including how-to's and best practices to make sure your live events go off without a hitch, whether your audience is in the thousands or the millions.

What Does It Mean To Be 'Better Than Broadcast?'

"Better than broadcast" has been much discussed among those in the business of providing broadcast and streaming media technologies. It is a call to action that asks how we can improve over the traditional expectation of how broadcast looks, feels and operates. It is a redefinition of what—or who—even qualifies themselves as a broadcaster anymore. It is an effort to get creative, easy-to-use, "broadcast-quality" tools in the hands of more creators.

Where Are the Women in the Streaming Media Industry?

A look at any conference program—including our own—makes it clear: It's long past time for the streaming media industry to take the gender imbalance seriously, and to identify and address the root issues—not just the optics.

Why Content Creators Need to Embrace OTT

OTT has become a game-changer for content creators of all shapes, sizes, and industries. As technology continues to advance and evolve, it's only going to be an even greater boon for content creators.

Submit Your Nominations Now for the 2021 Streaming Media 50 List

Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on, and send in your nominations by August 27.

Enterprise Video Poised to Continue Growing Post-Pandemic

New research from Streaming Media, Help Me Stream, and Open Exchange reveals that the COVID-19 lockdowns not only highlighted enterprise video's strengths but also exposed its weaknesses.

How Will Streaming Services Monetize to Compete?

Streaming advertising took off in 2020, but research shows that users will pay to avoid ads, or just ignore them. So how can ad-based OTT services stay in the game?

Driven by the IP NOC, Video Operations Enter a New Age

The video industry is moving away from centralized studios and operation to remote production. The IP network operations center is a relatively new concept, but it's catching on fast.

Heralding a New Era of Broadcast Innovation with 5G and C-Band

The impact of 5G and C-band will bring a sea change in the production, distribution, and delivery of video

The 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

26 categories. 220 nominations. More than 25,000 votes. Who took home the big prizes in this year's Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards? Read on.

New Opportunities: 2020's Top 5 Shifts for Videoconferencing Consumption

The pandemic has put videoconferencing and webcasting platforms for distance learning, religious services, government video, and more, and they're likely to stay there permanently.

3 Ways to Accelerate Content Production and Delivery With AI

The sheer volume of video generated in many workflows is impossible to manage without artificial intelligence and machine learning. Here are examples of how to leverage it to make your video production workflow more efficient and productive.

Post-Pandemic Storytelling: The New Fault Tolerance

Using remote production, houses of worship, schools, concerts, and creative individuals can utilize their flexible, software-backed systems to keep their messages moving out to the world during the pandemic and beyond.

Streaming Media West is Going Virtual

We'll be bringing you 13 sessions, Streaming Media University Workshops, and the Content Delivery Summit during the last week of September and first week of October.

Become Your Own Broadcaster

IP-based media production takes down barriers to entry and opens the door to innovations in quality and creativity.

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend Nadine Krefetz' "Cloud Streaming Media Tools" Workshop

10 key reasons why you won't want to miss Nadine Krefetz' in-depth online workshop at Streaming Media East Connect, Tuesday, May 26, 3 pm ET/12 pm PT.

The 2020 Streaming Media 50 Coming in June

Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on.