Practical Approaches to Sustainable Streaming
09 Jun 2023
In this article I'll expand on prior sustainability approaches, detail reasons to consider additional areas of power-consumption optimisation, and invite diverse stakeholders across streaming workflows to engage with Streaming Media magazine, GoS, and like-minded stakeholders in a mid- to late-2023 initiative around the LESS Accord, with an overall goal of readers recommending measurable best practices for consideration by September 2023.
Scale Matters: How to Deliver Five-Nines Streams to Global Live Audiences
23 May 2023
Any streaming workflow is only as strong as its weakest (or least-tested) link. The more massive the stream, unfortunately, the larger the opportunity and the smaller the margin for error. So, what do the experts say about the architectural demands and challenges of maintaining five-nines uptime and broadcast quality when the stakes are too high to let either suffer? And what solutions do they recommend?
Buyers' Guide: PTZ Cameras
16 May 2023
Today's professional PTZ cameras are nothing like their security camera predecessors. Now you can find models with all the professional features, technology, and hardware that you find on professional camcorders and digital cine cameras. In this PTZ buyers guide, I'll explain many of these features so you can make informed decisions when evaluating PTZ cameras in your own video production workflows.
The State of Corporate Video 2023
27 Mar 2023
After the massive growth in users for online video, virtual event, and video communications platforms during the pandemic,2022 was a year when a lot of the key players in the industry re-examined how to continue to drive growth and increase profitability.
The State of Live Streaming 2023
27 Mar 2023
2022 was the year in which sports, the appointment-to-view genre with massive audiences and revenues, moved to the centre of major streaming provider strategies.
Streamticker: The Biggest Streaming Media Mergers & Acquisitions of 2022
27 Mar 2023
A look at the streaming industry's most notable mergers and acquisitions of 2022, from WarnerBros-Discovery to Microsoft/Activision to Limelight/Edgecast to Dolby/Millicast to Telestream/Encoding.com and more
The 2023 Streaming Media Europe 51
15 Mar 2023
Our annual list of the most cutting-edge, influential, and dynamic technology companies in the European online video market.
Buyers’ Guide: Podcast Mixers for Live Streaming Production
14 Mar 2023
Today's video producers are now able to leverage new technologies that can really help with the live streaming production—especially on-location. By utilising what are commonly called "podcast mixers," streaming producers can deliver a bit more polish, while also gaining better flexibility in production.
Review: Netgear M4250 Network Switch
13 Feb 2023
As streaming producers, we are already expected to provide expertise in video cameras, switchers, live streaming, audio, and wrapping cables using the over-under method. How are we now going to master the advanced network management requirements of NDI? Start with the Netgear M4250 AV line of switches.
The Streaming Toolbox: Ateliere Discover, Axinom Mosaic, and nanocosmos nanoStream Cloud
10 Jan 2023
In this article, I'll look at three tools that provide interesting services for building media services and products. Ateliere Creative Technologies provides not just traditional MAM capabilities but also content management and app delivery. Axinom, likewise, has a development platform for building back-end services. nanocosmos expands on the old OVP model by delivering low-latency video for live, interactive-product developers. While I see a little bit of overlap with two of these products, it would be interesting to try to use everything here together.
Review: Blackmagic Design ATEM SDI Extreme ISO and ATEM Mini Extreme ISO
03 Jan 2023
Blackmagic has set a new standard for an affordable and professional all-in-one HD video switcher, and the biggest consideration is which model fits your workflows.
Q&A: Brightcove CEO Marc DeBevoise
18 Oct 2022
The new Brightcove CEO talks about helping enterprises act like media companies.
Netflix's Andrey Norkin Talks Future of AV1
27 Sep 2022
Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer interviews Netflix Senior Research Scientist - Video Algorithms and Alliance for Open Media co-chair Andrey Norkin about several topics around the future of AV1, including the necessity of HDR for premium content producers, Libaom's focus on SVT-AV1, and more.
Review: YoloLiv YoloBox Mini
22 Aug 2022
The YoloBox Mini is a compact, single-source streaming encoder and recorder with the ability to do some audio mixing, overlay a sports scoreboard, social media content, logos, and lower-thirds. It's not a multi-camera live-switching tool like the original YoloBox or the YoloBox Pro. I consider it more of a YoloStream than a YoloBox, but this 5" screen device is so compact and light, it certainly is "Mini."
Why the Edge Matters in Streaming
22 Aug 2022
The term that summed up Streaming Media East this year was "edge computing," a nascent idea that draws from streaming architectural concepts from the late 1990s but also has its roots firmly planted in the middle of the pandemic era we've just passed through.
Pros and Cons of On-Prem, Cloud, and Hybrid Workflows
22 Aug 2022
Where you host your workflows can make all of the difference. Experts from Signiant, Warner Bros., TV 2, and CNN break down the pros and cons of on-prem, cloud, and hybrid.
Submit Your Nominations Now for the 2022 Streaming Media 50 List
25 Jul 2022
Want to make sure your company is considered for our annual list of the most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space? Read on, and send in your nominations by August 1.
Integrating NDI Sources From Conferencing Platforms
04 Jul 2022
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.
Cloud vs. On-Prem vs. Hybrid Streaming Workflows
28 Jun 2022
Everything streaming is moving to the cloud, right? Not so fast. Where you keep your content and do your work depends on your own particular circumstances. And on-prem is by no means dead.
Announcing the 2022 Streaming Media European Innovation Awards
09 Jun 2022
We've renamed our annual readers' choice awards, but it's still the only awards programme in the industry that gives a voice to the people who matter most—the ones who actually use these products and services every day. We're now accepting nominations in 16 categories, until 24 June.