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Edgeware Debuts Software Suite Targeted at Popular Live Events

When content providers stream live sports or reality shows to a massive audience they can quickly get overwhelmed. Edgeware aims to reduce the strain.
Featured News, Posted 19 Jun 2018

DIY: Live Audio Streaming Using Icecast with FFmpeg

Building on previous DIY articles, this installment will walk you through capturing audio, encoding and packaging with FFmpeg, then playing out through the Icecast server you set up in the last article
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2018

Amazon Buys Rights to 20 Premier League Matches for 3 Seasons

Look for Amazon Prime to see a lot of interest in free 30-day trials in December, as it offers Premier League streaming exclusively to members.
Featured News, Posted 08 Jun 2018

DIY: Icecast Internet Radio Server

In the latest installment of our do-it-yourself series, we'll look at how to set up an Icecast server on an AWS cloud instance.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 May 2018

Canal+ Gives Subscribers the Option of Renting an Apple TV 4K

In an effort to appeal to younger customers, Canal+ subscribers can rent an Apple TV 4K for the same price as the company's standard decoder.
Featured News, Posted 14 May 2018

HQ Trivia and the Race to Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming

Live video is getting interactive requiring bidirectional communication with low latency. Companies like Ex Machina, Haivision, nanocosmos, and Wowza—as well as the SRT Alliance—are working on solutions.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 May 2018

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
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