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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.

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.

On-Demand Viewing Growing Much Faster Than Live, Says Conviva

Across all streaming devices, on-demand video viewing times are growing at a faster rate than live viewing times, finds a Conviva quarterly report.

Indie Darling Vimeo Goes Corporate, Introduces Vimeo Enterprise

Large organizations can create sites exclusively for internal teams or selected customers, and hold live events for audiences of any size.

The War for Sports Viewers: In the US, Only 12% Prefer Streaming

People are streaming video more than ever, but one area lagging behind is live sports. Lowering latency could attract more fans.

Skinny Bundles Plus A-List Content Could Sway Cord-Cutters

Pay TV providers remain under pressure from cord-cutting but could use skinny bundle offerings to staunch the flow, finds a new report.

Americans Spend 11 Hours 27 Minutes Daily on Media, Up 21 Minutes

Nielsen also breaks down how long different age groups search for something to watch on a streaming service. The average is 7.4 minutes.

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.