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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.

Agora.io and Unity Make Video Chat Simple for Game Developers

Live video chat is part of the gaming experience, so Agora.io and Unity Technologies are making it easier for game developers to add chats directly into their software.

MediaPlatform Debuts Redesigned Enterprise Video Platform

Enterprise webcasting and video management company MediaPlatform debuts its reimagined enterprise video platform today, appropriately called NextGen.

NBC Launches Free, Ad-Supported Streaming News Channel

In a bid to reach young cord-cutting consumers, NBC today launches NBC News Now, a free and ad-supported streaming service.

Streamlabs Intros Drag-and-Drop Site Builder for Video Streamers

With Creator Sites, professional live video streamers will be able to build a site that reflects their personal brand and connects to major social media platforms.

Adobe Licenses Adobe Media Server and RTMP SDK to Veriskope

A team of Adobe and Macromedia veterans is now in charge of AMS and RTMP support and development, providing a transition resource for existing Flash customers.

YouTube Increases its Premium Video Ad Inventory: NewFronts '19

Also, Meredith goes in big for vertical video on IGTV, the Target Media Network gets a new name, and Digitas celebrates the moon landing.

Live News Streamer Cheddar Sells to Altice USA for $200M

Altice believes the sale will broaden its news portfolio by providing a stronger appeal to young viewers and advertisers.

Haivision and Telestream Build Solutions on Microsoft Azure

Haivision is using the Azure global network to stream live video from point to point, while Telestream's cloud processing option finds a home with Azure.

MediaKind Debuts Live 360º Video Streaming Solution at NAB

Cygnus 360º-as-a-Service lets clients deliver immersive video at up to 8K resolution, and is targeted to live sports, esports, and music providers.

Google Ushers in the Streaming Video Game Age With Stadia

No console required. With Google Stadia, video game watchers can become video game players in seconds. Streaming is coming to gaming, but how much will it cost?

Mobile Video Frustrations Are on the Rise: 88% Report Issues

A report from Penthera shows that people expect instant start up and no buffering from mobile video. If they experience problems, most of them will leave.

DaCast Buys Vzaar to Create More Powerful Streaming Platform

Live streamer DaCast has its eye on Vzaar's live streaming features, its high profile customers, and its ability to do business in China.

Facebook Brings the Watch Party Shared Experience to Live TV

Starting with live sports events, Facebook is making at-home viewing into a social experience. Isn't this what Twitter already does?

NBCUniversal Will Launch a Free, Ad-Supported News Stream in May

The network will join ABC, CBS, Cheddar, and others in providing an ad-supported live news option for viewers who don't have pay TV.

Lightstream Announces $8M in Series A Funding, Will Expand Abroad

Thanks to a 2018 partnership with Microsoft, this live streaming company is seeing fast growth. Now it needs channel that momentum with new hires and smart expansions.

Zixi Will Release a RIST-Compliant Version in Time for NAB

Zixi announced its first commercial product that supports the RIST emerging standard is only two months away. Look for it at NAB.

LinkedIn Streams Live, Beta Video Service Starts This Week

The social site for business has recently been transformed by video, and soon select members will be able to stream live.

10% Plan to Stream the Super Bowl this Year, 50% Will Use Pay TV

Streaming rates will be highest with young adults, where one-third plan to stream the game. But latency threatens to spoil the fun.

StreamElements Raises $11.3M in Funding 18 Months After Launch

Providing production and monetization tools to Twitch and YouTube live streamers, StreamElements has grown a 200,000 member user base.

LiveU and Sinclair Broadcasting Sign $20M Upgrade Agreement

News teams at Sinclair will upgrade to LiveU's latest cellular bonding solution, plus use its cloud solution to share live video.