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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.

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.

Social Video is Everyone's Front-Row Seat to Sports

Leagues like the NBA and MLB are seizing the opportunity to reach fans wherever they are. Increasingly, that's on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch.

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.

Preview: Content Delivery Summit 2020

Content Delivery Summit Chair Dom Robinson previews Content Delivery Summit 2020, the leading conference for CDN, edge delivery, and distributed computing, which Streaming Media is hosting as a free full-day webinar on June 1.

Announcing Robert Reinhardt's FFmpeg Workshops at Streaming Media East Connect

Robert Reinhardt will be presenting two in-depth FFmpeg workshops--the first for novice and the second for advanced users-May 27 & 29 at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Video Publishers’ New Normal: Booming Audiences and Spiralling Costs

News and media video publishers are facing exorbitant video delivery fees and plummeting ad revenues as a result of stay-at-home orders. Now is the time for them to consider alternative revenue streams and affiliate businesses.

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.

Announcing Jan Ozer Encoding Workshops at Streaming Media East Connect

Jan Ozer will be presenting two in-depth workshops on encoding for streaming and on-demand video, the first for novices and the second for advanced users, May 26-27 at Streaming Media East Connect 2020.

Online Gaming's Need for Speed

Online gaming and esports require both performance and speed, and a robust multi-CDN strategy is essential for their future success.