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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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The 2022 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 1,600 readers voted in 22 categories. We'll announce the winners at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach on November 16, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.

AV1 Hardware Solutions at IBC

Aims to lower overhead, raise performance, diminish power for open-source codec

Warner Bros. Discovery Talks Synergies, Scale, and Live in IBC Keynote

"We want to be whatever we wish to be in the content landscape," said Warner Bros. Discovery CIO Dave Duvall in a keynote at the IBC media and entertainment technology trade show in Amsterdam. "Our ambition is not limited by resource. Now it's about product market fit with our D2C business and scale is a big driver." 

Real-Time Streaming Business Value Report Launched

Report delves into ways to deliver, monetize real-time streaming

Encoding.com Talks Telestream Acquisition and Powering M&E VOD and Broadcast Workflows

"Now the same tools that power Vantage on prem are being incorporated into Encoding.com cloud," says Telestream VP Cloud Revenue Jeff Malkin (formerly president of Encoding.com). "We will leverage the framework to add new tools and make an unrivaled cloud solution." 

Vote in the 2022 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

Voting is open until September 26 in 22 categories. Cast your vote today!

Nominate Now for the 2022 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? What is the year's biggest innovation? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.

Survey: Enterprise Video

Annual survey of enterprise video asks readers to update us on use of video in the workplace

State of Streaming Spring 2022 Report Launches

New report expands on trends revealed during Streaming Media East 2022 Research Keynote

Survey: The Business Value of Real-Time Streaming

Real-time streaming at global scale has long been the holy grail for live delivery, and a new Streaming Media survey looks to gain insight into both the current state of real-time streaming and where it's headed in the near future, particularly for sports and betting.

Bitmovin Introduces Stream Lab, an Automated Streaming Testing Platform

Bitmovin's Stream Lab allows for easy testing of streaming experiences across multiple devices and platforms; will debut at NAB

Haivision Report Shows Broadcasters Embracing HEVC and 4K

Third annual Broadcast IP Transformation Report highlights how broadcasters are rapidly adopting 4K and HEVC, IP networking, cloud services, and hybrid workflows

Haivision to Acquire AVIWEST for $22.9 Million

The deal will bring cellular bonding and 5G mobile technology to Haivision's stable of streaming, networking, and encoding solutions

Dolby Acquires Low-Latency Streaming Platform Millicast

Millicast becomes the third video-related acquisition in 4 years, and will be available immediately as part of the Dolby.io suite of APIs.

Mux Acquires Stream Club for Live Streaming

Acquisition deepens Mux's commitment to simplifying the live stream creation process for developers from broadcast to playback

Interactive Video on the Rise: The State of Streaming Autumn 2021

The fourth State of Streaming Survey explored the use of ultra-low latency solutions for real-time communication and interactivity, as well as revealing significant changes in the mix of live and on-demand video delivered to viewers.

H.264 Usage Drops for First Time in Bitmovin Video Developer Report

HEVC and AV1 usage are on the rise, while H.264 is beginning to fade, according to Bitmovin's annual survey of video developers and engineers. That's not the only surprise in the report.

NewTek Introduces TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster 2 Elite

TriCaster 1 Pro offeres support for 4K UHD switching, live streaming, data-driven graphics, and more, while TriCaster 2 Elite gets more features as well.

Consumers Spending Less Time Watching Traditional TV and Movies, says Interpret

Interpret study reveals that entertainment is becoming more diverse, with gaming, OTT streaming, music, and podcasts accounting for more consumers' time

Google Announces Distributed Cloud

At Google Cloud Next '21, the company introduced a portfolio of hardware and software solutions that extend Google Cloud's infrastructure to the edge and into data centers