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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.

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.

Roku Adds Premium Subscriptions, Unified Billing to Roku Channel

Viewers will be able to trial and sign up for over 25 premium services on the Roku Channel, viewing content on a TV or mobile device.

AT&T to Launch Standards-Based 5G Access Later This Week

Select individuals and businesses will get free access for 90 days. After that, they'll need a $500 hotspot and $70/month service.

Live Video Sees Growing Support in the Workplace, Finds Brightcove

Younger employees are more positive about live video in the workplace, while many have experienced quality issues during streaming.

HEVC Now Makes Up 25% of Live Video Worldwide Served from LiveU Hardware, Says a LiveU Report

Live sports streaming and an insistence on professional quality IP video are helping cement HEVC's role as the standard.

AWS Debuts MediaConnect, Live Video Upload and Transfer Service

Getting live video streams into and out of the cloud becomes easier with the latest media service from AWS Elemental.

Large Companies 60% More Likely to Stream Live Events: Kaltura

One-quarter of large companies stream one live event per week, while nearly half stream one live event per month. Training and communication are cited as top benefits.

TV Streaming Doubles Year-Over-Year; Streaming Quality Way Up

Conviva quarterly report shows people eagerly adopting virtual MVPDs while leaving their dedicated publisher video apps behind.