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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.

TV 2.0: The Future Isn't About Delivery, It's About Experience

The industry sees video as linear or OTT, but that's not the real distinction. What matters isn't how people get their video, but how they experience it.

Two Quick-Fix Solutions That Became Long-Term Problems

When will the industry jettison HTTP-segment-based streaming and buffer-based playback, both of which hold us back? How about right now, our columnist proposes.

Modern Times: Getting Live Video Right Demands a Special Skillset

It wasn't easy for silent film directors to make the jump to talkies, and it isn't easy these days for video producers to get the hang of live streaming.

How Australia's Optus Missed the Goal at the World Cup

Optus claimed it experienced "unprecedented demand" for live video streaming during the 2018 World Cup, but what else would it expect?

The Time to Prepare for Recovery Is Before Video Files Go Missing

Accidentally deleted a crucial video file? The good news is it might still be recoverable. Here are steps to take for recovery and to prevent loss from happening in the future.

The Hazards of Streaming Live Video: If It Can Fail, It Will Fail

Redundancy and advanced testing are essential for any live video event. Here are five rules for live streaming that can help save the day.

Find a Place for Live Video and Audio Streaming in the Classroom

Today's students grow up in a conflict-free echo chamber created by on-demand entertainment. Live streaming is a place for diverse opinions to come through.

Popular Skinny Bundles Still Aren't Catering to Cord Cutters

Skinny bundles have made a lot of improvements in a short time, but until they can detail exactly what live sports they carry they aren't replacements for pay TV.

Stakes Are High, but Joe Inzerillo Is Batting 1.000 With BAMTech

BAMTech's EVP and CTO faces challenges such as international expansion and a lack of standards as he attempts to out-innovate the competition.

6 More Expert Tips for Successful Streaming With Facebook Live

Facebook Live was the hot platform in 2017, and it's only going to grow in 2018. Here's helpful advice on how organizations can create perfect live video events.

Expert Tips for Creating a Better Facebook Live Experience

A little planning beforehand will ensure that a Facebook Live broadcast goes smoothly. Here are tips from an experienced live event producer.

The 9 Starter Questions to Answer Before Creating a Live Stream

Creating a live stream for an event has gotten easier, but doing it right still requires advanced planning. Here's a roadmap for the first-timers.

Latency: The Final Frontier for Streaming Video Entertainment?

Delays of up to two minutes can really destroy the live sports experience. Walled garden solutions aren't working, so it's up to CDNs to provide relief.

Dying to Stream: The Rise in Violent Acts Streamed Live Online

Another week, another story of a horrific act live streamed across the internet. Live video makes this possible. Now, how does the industry stop it?

5 Quick Tips for More Professional Live Online Broadcasts

An experienced online producer shares tips learned in the field for improving the look, lighting, and audio of live events both large and small.

What the Kids Are Watching: The World of Tween Live Streaming

Personality-driven live streaming apps have become a huge trend for tweens and teens, but people over 30 don't know anything about them.

Twitter and the NFL: Business as Usual Isn’t Good Enough

For years, over-the-top video providers have struggled to be as good as broadcast. But that's setting the bar too low: They need to be better.

Collaboration Is Critical to Reduce Latency in Online Video

Ensuring broadcast quality for viewers is about more than just reducing buffering. Publishers need to improve the efficiency of back-end operations, as well.