Upcoming Industry Conferences
Streaming Media West [13-14 November 2018]
Live Streaming Summit [13-14 November 2018]
Streaming Forum [26 February 2019]
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

Streaming Forum Preview: The Rise of Disney and the Future of OTT

Leaving Netflix behind, Disney is boldly charting new territory in the OTT space with its own streaming service and its purchase of 21st Century Fox, which includes Fox's stake in Hulu. What does it mean for the rest of the market?
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Feb 2018

Streaming Forum Preview: Broadcaster Streaming Strategies

Hear speakers from Sky, BT, and CenturyLink discuss their organisations' approaches to OTT technologies, including virtualisation, containerisation, micro services, and encoding, as well as their overarching strategies for reaching multiple devices and audiences.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 Jan 2018

The Challenges of Live Streaming 360° Video

Live 360° video offers an immersive experience like no other, and presents a way for publishers to stand out in the crowd. But it presents unique—thought not insurmountable—technical and creative challenges.
Featured Articles, Posted 24 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

Sky Keynote Preview: Origin Servers and CDNs

When does delivery from an origin server make sense, and when does a CDN—or a multi-CDN strategy—make sense? Read on for insights from Sky's principal streaming architect
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Jan 2018

Encryption is Key to Live Streaming Success (No Pun Intended)

Sky has an inherent responsibility to protect the IP of both its own original content and the content that it licenses. Encryption by way of DRM is crucial, and HTTPS streaming is on the horizon
Featured Articles, Posted 02 Jan 2018

Eutelsat: CDNs More Expensive than Satellite for Pay TV

Satellite provider tables plans to enable multiscreen at home and TV everywhere, says content delivery networks are too costly at high volume
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Dec 2017

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

Buzzword Bingo Creates Tomorrow's Most Talked-About Products

Play along: Just draw buzzwords out of a hat to invent the latest online video essential. Not sure what the product does? That's a feature, not a bug.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Dec 2017

Live Streaming at Sky: Streaming Forum Keynote Preview

Sky's prinicipal streaming architect Jeff Webb will keynote Streaming Forum 2018 in London. In the first article in a five-part series, he takes a look at the transcoding challenges involved in delivering live sports and entertainment OTT content to Sky's viewers.
Featured Articles, Posted 14 Dec 2017

The 2017 Streaming Media Europe 101

Presenting our sixth-annual list of the most important companies in the European online video market. These are the companies lighting up the online video industry.
Featured Articles, Posted 12 Dec 2017

Divideon Creates xvc, an HEVC Codec With Reasonable Pricing

The surprise royalty payments on HEVC have some publishers looking for alternatives. Learn how one company created a better codec price plan.
Featured Articles, Posted 08 Dec 2017

Streaming Forum Gets Smarter, Focuses on AI and Machine Learning

The Streaming Forum conference returns to London in February 2018, this time with a forward-thinking discussion on how AI will impact online video.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Dec 2017

The Chinese Streaming Market Rife With Possibilities and Pitfalls

Western publishers that want to stream video to audiences in China need to overcome unique hurdles that are more political than technical.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Dec 2017

Roundup Review: Looking at Sub-$2,000 Hardware H.264 Encoders

Is there one single encoder that stands apart when live streaming a range of content in H.264? This roundup looks at the best equipment for lower-budget productions.
Featured Articles, Posted 05 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

The Telcos Are Embracing Streaming—For Real, This Time

After attending 7 conferences in 9 weeks, it's apparent that telcos are moving into online video again in a big way, and they no longer view OTT and streaming as something tangential to their core business
Featured Articles, Posted 05 Dec 2017

Take Back Control of Content Rights with Forensic Watermarking

Forensic watermarking allows rights holders to ID pirates within 15 seconds of the content appearing on an illicit site or platform
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Nov 2017
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