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Streaming Media West [2-3 November 2017]
Live Streaming Summit [2-3 November 2017]

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Articles

How to Create a Live HLS Feed With HEVC

It's not easy, but it can be done, as long as you have the right tool and know the tricks. Here are eight steps to success using Softvelum Nimble Streamer.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Mar 2018

How to Live Stream to Multiple Destinations

Reaching multiple viewing platforms with a single live video stream used to be impossible, but not anymore. Here's how to do it with Switchboard Cloud.
Featured Articles, Posted 16 Mar 2018

State of the Industry Report: Content Delivery Puts Development in the Fast Lane

New report from TV Connect, issued as part of Media + Networks Digital Week, outlines the importance of original content and cloud-based distribution to keep up with viewer demand for multiscreen video. Findings will be shared at a webinar today at 3 p.m. GMT.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Mar 2018

The State of Live Video 2018

Live keeps pay TV in the game; piracy and scalability issues dog streaming; remote production comes of age; and the battle over sports rights has barely begun.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Mar 2018

Buyers' Guide to Live Encoders 2018

While nearly any encoder can connect to any streaming service, some encoders make it easier than others. Here's how to choose the right tool for the job.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Mar 2018

DIY: Streaming to Multiple Destinations

Want to stream to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch, but don't need a commercial streaming service and don't mind doing a bit of coding? Read on!
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Feb 2018

AI and Machine Learning Push Video Quality to New Heights

Artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with deep learning and neural networks, are solving OTT challenges from encoding quality to closed captioning.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2018

Sky and BT Sport Retain EPL Rights; Amazon to Pick up the Rest?

Pay TV operators pay £4.464 billion for the majority of English Premier League rights through 2022, with two more packages yet to be awarded
Featured News, Posted 13 Feb 2018

Eurosport Grounds Ambitious Olympics in IP Connectivity and the Cloud

Discovery Communications' sports division spent €1.3 billion on pan-European digital and linear rights to Olympic Games until 2024, and aims to make every second of every event from PyeongChang available on multiple platforms.
Featured News, Posted 30 Jan 2018

Sky Moves to All-Streaming Era

Pay TV operator, soon likely to be owned by Disney, details plans to ditch the dish and continues drive to go beyond its traditional long-term subscription with streaming services.
Featured News, Posted 25 Jan 2018

Commentary: It's Not AV1 vs. HEVC

With Apple joining the Alliance for Open Media, there's been a lot of talk about AV1 vs. HEVC. But we no longer live in an either/or world, and can now give viewers what they want with minimal cost and effort compared to years gone by.
Featured Articles, Posted 17 Jan 2018

Streaming Forum Keynote Preview: Why Should We Care About Video Quality?

Video quality is more important than ever, and OTT services should embrace a multi-stream strategy to ensure both picture and stream quality to every customer
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jan 2018

Why Is Video Packaging Important?

In the second installment of a five-part series looking behind-the-scenes of Sky's live streaming services, Streaming Forum keynote speaker Jeff Webb looks at the crucial role packaging playes in preparing video for OTT delivery and consumption
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Dec 2017

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.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2017

Klipcorp Helps Sports Rights Holders Gain Legit Viewers with SportsBox

The broadcast media model where scarcity breeds value is surviving only on momentum, says Klipcorp's Peter Lewinton. As long as that's the case, piracy will continue. SportsBox helps rights holders redirect social media viewers from pirated streams to legal ones
Featured News, Posted 08 Nov 2017

BBC "Reinvents" Free-to-Air Sports Online

The BBC will produce and distribute an additional 1,000 hours a year of sports online, including rugby, tennis, swimming, and basketball
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Nov 2017

IMF: One Format to Rule Them All or Just One More Format?

The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) offers the appeal of a universal distribution format for all video, but it's not quite there yet. Here's where development stands today.
Featured Articles, Posted 30 Oct 2017

New Video Meetup Features Streaming Media Editors

The SMAdvancedForum video meetup looks to resurrect the spirit and substance of the Streaming Media Advanced Forum email list of yore, and launches this Thursday.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Oct 2017

Facebook Primes Watch for Video Explosion in IBC Keynote

The social network pitches its new video service as the community-based OTT platform broadcasters have been waiting for.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Sep 2017
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