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Live Streaming

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.

Features

How to Leverage Opportunities in eSports Streaming

The latest innovations and growing affordability of livestreaming technology have opened the esports livestreaming market to the average consumers, allowing anyone to become a live streamer with the right tools. Learn how the latest technology developments have enabled esports fans to join YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, or other livestreaming services.

How to Build Live Linear OTT Channels in the Cloud

Rather than building a schedule and expensively re-encoding assets in real time for broadcast, this article explains how how to decouple the monolith of playout software into discrete components on top of AWS services. The approach discussed will open new possibilities of channel customization, personalization, and end-user quality, while also dramatically reducing running costs.

SMW '19: Tim Siglin and Friends Wrap Up Streaming Media West

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Tim Siglin is joined by fellow contributing editor Robert Reinhardt and Editor-in-Chief and VP Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen as he wraps up 2 days of interviews at Streaming Media West 2019.

SMW '19: Flavor Inc.'s Jose Castillo Talks Streaming Media Past and Future

Streaming Media contributing editor Tim Siglin interviews Flavor Inc. President Jose Castillo at Streaming Media West 2019.

Spotlights

Streaming Expertise Is a Growing Commodity

From e-commerce to IoT, there's never been more demand for live video. Professional services like those offered by Wowza can tame the complexity of live video for every customer's use case.

Verizon Media: View From the Top 2019

One of the challenges continuing to face media and entertainment businesses is delivering personalized experiences with relevant advertising inserted seamlessly.

Red5 Pro: View From the Top 2019

Our customers are pushing the boundaries of what's possible with everything from live drone streaming, 360º cameras, live auctions, eSports, and more. These use cases are just the beginning/

SSIMWAVE: View From the Top 2019

At SSIMWAVE we provide viewer-centric technology that works like a big tuning knob, allowing each business to adjust for their exact needs and audiences.

Columns

The Math Behind the Magic

Whether we're talking about content delivery, player performance, live events, or even DRM, it's important to understand the algorithms that make streaming video tick.

AutoVision: The Bizarre In-Car Video Player That Never Happened

In 1993, Omni Magazine showed its readers in-car video technology that let people watch as they drive. It was both decades ahead of its time and hopelessly misguided.

Squashing the Bugs: 6 Steps for Solving Video Streaming Problems

As a video solutions architect, our columnist has a lot of experience dealing with streaming issues that others created. Here's how he goes about solving them.

5 Low-Cost Ways to Provide Closed Captions for VOD Streams

Attaching captions to on-demand videos can be simple and low-cost, but doing the same for live video is a little more involved. Here are the options.

Live Streaming Companies and Suppliers