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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.

Video Editing in the Cloud

There are many cloud-based editing solutions available, nearly too many to count. Who should consider using them and why? How can you tell them apart? That's what we'll cover in this article.

Review: The Roland V-160HD Hybrid Event Video Switcher

While detailing every feature of this switcher is beyond the scope of the article, we'll present the top 10 features we fully appreciate on the Roland V-160HD, peppered with some constructive criticism for good measure.

The Business Case for Reducing Video Latency

We talk a lot about the technical side of latency, but what about the business side? As a content or service provider, what will it cost me if I don't invest in reducing latency? And does it vary by use case? Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault, nanocosmos' Oliver Lietz, and NENT Sport Nordic's Martin Bergstrom discuss the business impact of reducing latency in this clip from Streaming Forum Connect 2021.

Moving Streaming Production to the Cloud

The first thing to think about when considering a move to cloud production as an alternative to traditional, centralized, on-prem production workflows is, why the cloud? It's because it has specific advantages for certain applications. Whenever you're thinking about the cloud, you need to be thinking about how it will benefit you and your productions.

How to Maximize Reach with Restreaming Solutions

If you want to maximize your reach without overtaxing your gear, then utilizing some cloud technologies to send your one upload to multiple destinations can multiply the reach of your content.

5G's Future Is Broken. Here's Why We Need 6G

InterDigital, one of the chief architects of generational telecoms developments, says true immersive video experiences are a bust at 5G

8K: History Repeats Itself

With production challenge solved, smarter AI upscaling and enhanced codec technologies will enable 8K streaming to the home—inevitably.

Online Gaming's Need for Speed

Online gaming and esports require both performance and speed, and a robust, resilient, low-latency multi-CDN strategy is essential for their future success.

Buyers' Guide to Live Streaming Platforms

Looking for live streaming services? Whether you're streaming church services, school events, enterprise meetings, entertainment content, or just about anything else, this buyers' guide has you covered.

Buyers' Guide to Low-Latency Solutions

If you need low latency, here's how to pick the technology solution that's right for you. But it's not a one-size-fits-all affair.

Leverage AI for Better Sports Content and Interactivity

Whether getting fans more involved in the action, super-serving viewers the content they crave, or better targeting advertising, artificial intelligence is the future of sports video

The Need for Speed: Demand for Low-Latency Streaming Is High

Low latency video streaming is on everyone's mind, but figuring out the latency your project needs—as well as how to get it—can be a slow process. Let this article be your guide.

IBC '19: BT Sport Resets the Bar with 8K Live Demo

8K video might be years away for most consumers, but BT Sport's demo showed that the technology exists now

Blackbird Plans Launch into Video Distribution

The firm is best known for postproduction, but its underlying compression technology is being commercialised to solve latency and buffering in live streaming

Tokyo Olympics 2020 to be “The Most Digital Ever” and Put Cameras in Orbit

International Olympic Committee broadcaster Olympic Broadcasting Services plans for rocketing increase in digital viewing and remote cloud production for next Olympics

Streaming Forum: DAZN's Fan-First Sports Service

Fans watched 265 million hours of live content on DAZN in 2018, and that's just the beginning, said CTO Florian Diederichsen in his Streaming Forum keynote.