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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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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

Brightcove Introduces Marketplace for Technology Partners

Customers can now search and discover applications and integrations that extend the value of the Brightcove platform

Take the Autumn 2021 State of Streaming Survey

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Streaming Media West Goes Virtual

Streaming Media West Connect will feature more than 20 panels, a keynote from Pluto TV's Vibol Hou, and presentation of our bi-annual State of the Streaming Industry survey results.

Vote in the 2021 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

Voting is open until September 20 in 22 categories, including a brand-new one: Best Streaming Innovation. Cast your vote today!

Streaming Accelerates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony, Says Conviva

Viewing time was up 279% over the 2018 opening ceremony, with impressive start times, fewer failures, and less buffering, according to the media intelligence firm.

LiveU Acquired by Investment Firm

While the company is busy helping streaming the Tokyo Olympics, it got acquired by global investment firm Carlyle, which is purchasing the company from Francisco Partners.

Kaltura Valued at $1.24 Billion After IPO

After the pandemic scuttled an IPO in 2020, the 15-year-old enterprise and education video platform company floated on NASDAQ and raised $150 million to grow marketing, sales, and tech efforts.

Ross Video Acquires Primestream

Primestream's workflow solutions enable capture, production, management, and distribution of live and on-demand video for organizations including Verizon Media and the NFL Network

nanocosmos Introduces nanoMeet, an Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming/Conferencing Solution

nanoMeet is a browser-based video-conferencing and collaboration platform that integrates with nanoStream Cloud for seamless interactive live streaming—ideal for businesses and anyone looking to address large numbers of people.