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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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How 5G Will Impact the Media Supply Chain

After a case of too much hype too early, 5G is having real impact on consumer experiences and, more importantly for the streaming media industry, video acquisition and delivery.

Enterprise Video Networks Need to Optimize for Increased IPTV Traffic

The use of enterprise video technology picked up significantly in the wake of COVID-19 and is projected to gain momentum through 2021 and beyond. That calls for more robust enterprise network infrastructure to support growing end-user demand for video applications, including IPTV content and digital signage.

Closer to the Edge: How Broadcasters Are Using Edge Computing to Reimagine the Viewing Experience

Edge computing isn't new, but it's finally transforming how data—including video—is delivered to millions of devices worldwide. Savvy service providers are using it to reimagine the viewing experience.

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.

The Greening of Streaming, One Year On

From an article in Streaming Media a year ago has grown a brand-new organization devoted to meeting the sustainability challenge in the streaming industry.

Cloud QC and Monitoring Solutions Drive Superior Streaming Experiences

In today's video-streaming-centric world, cloud OTT monitoring solutions are vital to staying competitive and meeting the demand for high-quality video content on every screen.

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.

Wowza Takes "Significant Investment" from Boston-Based Private Equity Firm

CEO David Stubenvoll says the investment from Clearhaven Partners will let Wowza accelerate innovation and growth, and possibly even open new offices, without the "restrictions and hassle of being a listed company."

OTT Sports Opportunities and Challenges

Sports OTT services look to enhanced user experiences, more customization, and streamlined workflows to stand out from the competition

That Jungle Shirt Guy: Remembering Les Zoltan

More than a longtime customer and colleague, Les passed away earlier this year at the age of 73 due of complications from COVID-19.

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.

How Media Brands Can Harness Standalone OTT Apps to Grow Their Audiences

Setting up independent apps can be challenging for smaller media brands, but the rewards are worth the effort.

Simplifying Live Streaming at Scale with DASH-IF

As competition for viewer attention increases, features that rely on timed metadata and low latency will become more important. Underpinning these features will be a need for better reliability and the new DASH-IF ingest specification should go a long way to addressing that.

The Greening Of Streaming: Akamai Achieves Renewable Energy Goals Despite Pandemic Surge

The content delivery network used only renewable energy for its east coast U.S. data center in 2020, a year marked by notable traffic spikes for video, online gaming, and software downloads

Why Video Streaming Issues Aren’t Going Anywhere

The explosive growth in OTT viewing is good news, right? Only if the industry keeps innovating to make sure quality of experience issues don't send people back to pay TV.

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.

Don't Believe the 5G Streaming Video Hype

5G holds promise for smart cities, smart vehicles, and industrial automation. For video streaming? Not so much.

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.