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Sports/eSports

On the go or in the living room, sports and esports video viewers are some of the most demanding and passionate audiences out there, and streaming is enabling delivery of the biggest games and the smallest leagues alike.

Here you'll find Streaming Media's coverage of the technology and business behind the growing sports and esports streaming market.

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Features

The State of Live Streaming 2022

There is little doubt that an accelerated switch to streaming is underway —in the sports world especially—and that this is probably happening more rapidly in the U.S. than in any other market.

Review: Teradek Wave

Anthony Burokas reviews the new Teradek Wave, which combines bonding, encoding, streaming, recording, and monitoring in a single compact devices that users control using Teradek's handy streaming app on its 7" touchscreen.

The Complete Guide to Closed Captions

Closed captioning is legally required for some video, but it's the right thing to do for all video. Beyond the ethical and accessibility considerations, it engages more viewers and makes smart business sense. Here's all you need to know about captioning today.

How to Build Enhanced Sports and Esports Streaming Experiences

Even as fans return to the stands, savvy sports streamers realize that home viewers want more than just a game feed and player stats. FOX Sports, Cheesehead TV, and the Fan-Controlled Football League are pushing the envelope.

Spotlights

Hot Products: P Series 4G Cellular Bonding Video Encoder (Models P1 & P2)

The KILOVIEW P series video encoder is a product specially designed for mobile live streaming, field production, or remote video transmission.

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

We're All Video Distributors Now

One of the unheralded shifts spurred on by the COVID pandemic has been an increase in the number and types of organizations that are creating and distributing their own video content.

FuboTV Scores Big on Content Choice, Ad Load, and Revenue

Nadine Krefetz put fuboTV through the paces, and the sports-focused streaming service exceeded expectations.

The Future Is Real Time, and It Starts Now

Where and how does "real time" fit into your workflows in this "COVID and beyond" era? Similar to global wars accelerating advan­ces in medicine such as plastic surgery, COVID has pushed all of us working in streaming media to rethink, innovate, optimise, and rebuild many components of our day-to-day responsibilities. 

Why Is Watching Sports on OTT Harder Than Watching on TV?

Streaming is supposed to provide a better experience than television. So why is watching the Euro 2020 on the ESPN app such a poor experience?

Sports/eSports Companies and Suppliers