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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.

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Features

Telestream COO Jon Wilson Talks Encoding.com Acquisition

Streaming Media Contributing Editor Jan Ozer interviews Telestream President & COO Jon Wilson about Telestream's acquisition of Encoding.com and its implications for Telestream and the streaming industry at large.

Integrating NDI Sources From Conferencing Platforms

Live-event video production during COVID has rapidly accelerated the use of NDI output from popular conferencing tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, particularly for one-to-many broadcasts in which remote contributors are the norm. This article will explain how to enable NDI in Zoom and Microsoft Teams for higher-quality input sources into your live-streaming workflow.

How to Implement Low-Latency HLS (LL HLS)

Rather than focusing on random tasks, this tutorial will walk you through the fundamentals of encoding for low latency HLS with FFmpeg, OBS, Mux Video, and THEOplayer

The State of Enterprise Video 2022

Moving from virtual meetings to hybrid and back again has us tired all of the time, but it's not going away anytime soon. Welcome to the golden age of enterprise video.

Spotlights

Virtual Video Control Room Powers LiveX During New Year’s Eve in Times Square

The Virtual Video Control Room enables the management of large-scale live streaming productions entirely in the cloud, connecting remote teams together as if they are sharing a single set

Live Sports TV Executive Predictions: Cloud-Based Production Is the Future

The pandemic accelerated trends that were already in motion, and now cloud workflows with distributed workers are here to stay.

Magewell Executive Predictions: 5G, the Cloud, and GPU-Powered AI

As beneficial as 5G can be itself, we believe a combination of 5G, the cloud, and GPU-powered AI will enable revolutionary advances in streaming production.

nanocosmos Executive Predictions: Interactive Live Streaming is More Important Than Ever

Even as physical events return, at least hybrid approaches are required to connect audiences virtually, with the highest Quality of Experience (QoE) and Quality of Service (QoS).

Columns

Help Others Stream

Those of us in the industry sometimes lose sight of the fact that billions of people around the world have never used the internet, much less connected on Zoom or watched The Mandalorian in 4K. Here's one way you can help streaming video reach those who don't have good connectivity.

Online Video Learning: Just as Good as In Person?

There's been a lot written about online educational video since the beginning of the pandemic, and the results are surprising, though far from conclusive.

Pandemic Mergers and Acquisitions in Educational Video

Three transactions from the last year illustrate how educational video providers are capitalizing on trends in streaming media, both specific to e-learning and more broadly

Collecting 'Junk' for Better Streaming

Got junk? The Help Me Stream Research Foundation can take your tech castoffs and use them to research better streaming practices, repurposing it into efficient and inexpensive solutions that can run on intermittent power—dovetailing with the efforts of another new organization, Greening of Streaming.

Live Streaming Companies and Suppliers