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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.

Global Streaming Up More Than 20% in March, Says Conviva

Viewing in the U.S. is up almost 27%, and daytime viewing is up most of all—a massive 39% rise since the first week of March.

News Streaming Views Are Up 31%, According to Brightcove Report

Other findings of the Q4 Brightcove Global Video Index include a staggering growth in connected TV viewing time.

Tulix, Zoom, and Others Offer Free Services for K-12 Schools

Tulix is giving K-12 schools 30Gbps of bandwidth for free, while Zoom is making its videoconferencing service available to K-12 teachers as well. Other companies are working to make the transition to work-from-home easier.

NAB Decides "Not to Move Forward" with Vegas Show

The organization said it is working with partners on potential alternatives to the broadcast industry's largest annual gathering

Sports Fans Care More About Picture Quality Than Latency, Says Verizon Report

Viewers would rather have 4K than lower latency, according to a new study by the streaming platform and CDN that delivered the Super Bowl

Facebook Releases Mobile Version of Creator Studio

Mobile app lets creators stay on top of data insights, make edits to titles and descriptions, and respond to viewers

Kaltura Expands Enterprise Capabilities with Newrow Acquisition

Newrow gives Kaltura's Meeting Solution increased collaborative features like group white board, synchronized viewing, and real-time quizzes and polls

What You Might Have Missed at CES 2020

CES isn't just about the biggest and best TVs. Here are a few new products that floated under the radar but are worth your attention.

Brightcove’s Latest Global Video Index Sees Streaming Sports Scoring Big

Sports streaming views are way up, especially on connected TVs and smartphones, and the longer the content, the more likely viewers are to finish it on the big screen

Streaming Media East Is Shipping Up to Boston

The 2020 Streaming Media East conference moves to a new location: The Westin Copley Place in Boston.

ENGINE Media Forms News, Sports, and Esports Triple Threat

Torque Esports, Frankly Media, and WinView are combining to form a company that looks to bring sports, esports, and news to consumers while creating new revenue opportunities for media companies

Live Channels Not Part of Many Households' Streaming Strategies

Streaming video entertainment grows more popular each quarter, but will live channels be a part of it? "Live is dead," declares senior analyst Craig Moffett.

Study Sees a Generational Shift in How Fans Watch Sports

The streaming era is bringing big changes to sports viewing, finds a study by Imagen, which sees young people watching different sports and watching them in new ways.

Streaming Video Quality Way Up But Not for Ads, Says Conviva

Even as streaming quality goes up, video ad performance is suffering. The report also looks at the connected device market and finds Roku still king.

Average Viewing for Streamed Video and Broadcast Video Now Equal

Have we reached a tipping point? Hardly! We've already reached it—young adults watch much more online video than broadcast, says Limelight.

TiVo Eyes Cord-Cutters With Hardware and Streaming Service

The company announced set-top boxes and an ad-supported streaming service today, and both show it paying attention to the growing number of cord-cutters.

Harmonic, Google, and 3SS Partner on Next-Gen Sports Platform

The offering streams to broadcast and OTT, and keeps fans tuned in with picture-in-picture viewing, multi-views, and personalized mosaics.

Haivision Creates SRT Hub Partner Program and Launches SDK

Building off its NAB news, Haivision is creating a third-party vendor partner program for its SRT Hub platform, just in time for IBC.

With Content Fabric, Eluvio Might Transform Online Video Delivery

Startup Eluvio has announced its first product, and it aims at nothing less than transforming how video and other large files are distributed online.

Global Sports Fans Prefer Smart Phones, Not Into in Cord-Cutting

In a sign that video streaming is now expected even by sports-loving pay TV customers, Grabyo found that 65% prefer phone viewing.