Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Media West [13-14 November 2018]
Live Streaming Summit [13-14 November 2018]
Past Conferences
Streaming Media East 2018 [8-9 May 2018]
Live Streaming Summit [8-9 May 2018]
Content Delivery Summit [7 May 2018]
Streaming Forum [27 February 2018]

Featured Articles

The Flux Before the Storm: The Media World Bares its FANGs

With the rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google—and the shift from digital dinosaurs to digital natives—this is a time of great change. That's both exciting and frightening.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Jun 2018

Hey, European Mobile Operators: What About Streaming Video?

Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is full of hype about 5G and VR, but doesn't care about video. Why the blind spot over small-screen viewing?
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Jun 2018

The Time to Prepare for Recovery Is Before Video Files Go Missing

Accidentally deleted a crucial video file? The good news is it might still be recoverable. Here are steps to take for recovery and to prevent loss from happening in the future.
Featured Articles, Posted 22 Jun 2018

Per-Title Video Encoding: The Time to Get Started Is Now

Now widely available, per-title encoding makes whatever codec publishers are already using more efficient by creating a custom optimized encoding ladder.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jun 2018

Help Us Help Others Stream: The Online Video Industry Gives Back

This is the birth of a non-profit that could make a difference in the lives of many. If you have streaming skills and you'd like to help NGOs working in economically distressed areas, read on.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Jun 2018

Content Licensing Gets Complicated: Who’s Minding the Store?

The video ecosystem is getting more complex, so managing licenses manually is becoming impractical. Learn how publishers and broadcasters are turning to automation to solve the problem.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jun 2018

Seed Money: 6 Ways Streaming Video Plays a Role in Farming

In chores such as cattle wrangling and crop rotation, streaming video is surprisingly important to those working in agribusiness
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Jun 2018

Next-Generation Content Delivery: The Shift Is Underway

What will it take for live streaming to finally match the global scale of traditional TV? A look at the next 18 months of next-gen video delivery.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Jun 2018

Children’s OTT: Standing Out in a Congested Market

OTT services targeting kids need to keep four things in mind: content, convenience, user experience, and safety.
Featured Articles, Posted 19 Jun 2018

Survey: Internet Radio

We're putting together a deep dive into the past, present, and future of internet radio, and we need your help. Take our internet radio survey and enter a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 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

UK Broadcasters Hope Netflix-style App Will Stop the Rot

ITV, BBC, and Channel 4 plan to launch a joint live and on-demand app via Freeview Play this year in an effort to compete with Netflix and Amazon
Featured Articles, Posted 11 Jun 2018

BBC Streams FIFA World Cup in UHD HDR, But Not to All Viewers

Live UHD streams of World Cup football over iPlayer are a BBC first, but HDR is not under the corporation's full control
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Jun 2018

Hey, Streaming Industry: Fix This!

In which our resident crank opens his craw, unleashes the italics, and goes to town on problems with the cord-cutting experience, why industry pundits lie about latency, and what's wrong with advertising (hint: everything)
Featured Articles, Posted 21 May 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

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 Measure Video Encoding QoE

An insightful new service called Mux Data makes quality of experience monitoring and analysis easy. This illustrated guide explains how to use it when diagnosing problems big and small.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Apr 2018

Buyers' Guide to Encoder Appliances

Sometimes software-only solutions just don't cut it. Here's how to understand the tradeoff between hardware and software encoding, and how to select the best appliance when low-latency and delivery matter.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Apr 2018

DIY: Rudimentary Audio Streaming

For the second installment in our do-it-yourself series, we look at how to set up a very basic audio stream between two computers on the same LAN. While the coding is simple, the concepts underneath are crucial to an understanding of how streaming works.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Apr 2018
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