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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.

Nominate Now for the 2020 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

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

Penny Arcade Goes Live with Help from Blackmagic Design Switchers and Cameras

Live streaming has become an essential part of Penny Arcade's business, especially for its several weekly online shows, which air live on Penny Arcade's Twitch channel, "PennyArcade," and are later uploaded to its YouTube channel, "pennyarcadeTV" (PATV), attracting tens of thousands of viewers.

NewTek Debuts Top-of-the-Line TriCaster 2 Elite Featuring Live Call Connect

NewTek's new flagship system is tailor-made for remote and hybrid production with multiplatform video conferencing system integration and multisource support for up to 9 simultaneous remote calls.

New Mediasite Mosaic Delivers One-Click Video Capture for Distance Learning and Remote Work

Manage and upload collaborative recordings from Zoom, Teams and other video and web conference systems in addition to creating video communications

Enterprise Video Viewing Rose 91% in First Quarter, Says Brightcove

We know that COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented increase in enterprise video, and the new Q1 Global Video Index from Brightcove finally reveals just how big of a rise we've seen.

Fitness, Education Video Use Skyrocketing During COVID-19, Says Mux

New data from Mux Video customers shows just how much video delivery has grown for B2B and niche markets during the COVID-19 crisis.

Defining Brands with Streaming Video in Challenging Times

Communications agency Brand Definition was ready to go live with their brand-new production studio when COVID-19 shut everything down. Here's how they pivoted to remote production to meet their clients' shifting needs.

Verizon Media Introduces New Publishing, Advertising Features

Output Syndication makes it easy to publish directly to social media platforms, while Content Control simplifies the creation of live linear channels and Smartplay Prebid improves the ad bidding process

Interview: PreK-12 Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Shutdown

Christ Episcopal School Director of Technology Bob Krieger discusses distance learning measures for early childhood to high school students implemented since the school shut down in mid-March in response to the spread of COVID-19.

AWS Elemental Bridges On-Prem and Cloud with Link

The remote-control device for real-time video transport is the size of a Kleenex box, completely silent, and requires no onsite configuration.

How Legacy Church Launched Streaming Services in the COVID-19 Crisis

How does a church with no in-house streaming gear or on-staff expertise deliver live-switched, streamed services to hundreds of socially distanced parishioners on four days' notice? Legacy Church's Jeff Leach and Apache Rental Group's Zak Holley explain how they did it in this interview with Streaming Media's Steve Nathans-Kelly.

How to Keep Your Zoom Meetings Secure

Zoom meetings have become ubiquitous during the COVID-19 pandemic, but so have concerns about the tool's security. Should you be worried? Not if you use the tools Zoom offers to make meetings more secure, say our experts.

Virtual Video Summit Set for May 6

With no NAB to bring customers to them this year, a group of streaming industry vendors have come together to create a virtual event and bring the trade show to their customers and partners.

Broadcast Pix Unveils Entry-Level Integrated Streaming System

StreamingPix offers $6,499 capture-to-delivery integrated solution for worship, education, meetings, events, and more.

LiveU Publishes 'State of Live' Report on Streaming During the Pandemic Crisis

Today, video streaming solutions provider LiveU unveiled a new "State of Live" report, documenting increased "demand for live streaming, mobile apps, and live IP video sharing solutions" during the last five weeks of pandemic mitigation measures.

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