Archives for Tim Siglin

Tim Siglin, who has over two decades of streaming media design and consulting experience, and an additional 10 years in video conferencing and media production, has written for Streaming Media magazine and other publications for 23 years. He has an MBA in International Entrepreneurship and currently serves as the founding executive director of Help Me Stream Research Foundation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to assisting NGOs in emerging markets with the technologies needed to deliver critical educational messages to under-served populations.

Enterprise Video Predictions in a Post-Pandemic World

September 1, 2022

    To say that the pandemic upended “business as usual” would be an understatement. On some fronts it significantly curtailed business, but for those companies that rapidly shifted to using video calls as a…

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The 3 Biggest Trends in Cloud Computing

July 26, 2022

From the edge to the core, cloud computing continues to grow in both relevance and sheer capabilities. Let’s briefly explore three major trends in cloud computing, the first two of which occur closer to the…

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4 Technologies for Video Delivery at Scale

June 30, 2022

In my last blog post, I covered what cloud-based transcoding is and why it’s advantageous compared to on-premises transcoding. Beyond generic cloud transcoding, though, are there other practical technologies to pay attention to when scalability…

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Cloud Transcoding: What It Is and Why You Need It

June 6, 2022

  May 24th-25th marks the first time that Streaming Media East was held in person for over three years. Attendees discussed numerous topics over two days in Boston, but a key takeaway was the continued…

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Review: Real-Time Streaming at Scale for Wowza Video

October 14, 2021

Tim Siglin is a product reviewer for streaming solutions and the founder of Help Me Stream Research Foundation   Wowza adds feature that merges benefits of legacy and newer delivery solutions Wowza contacted me recently…

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Streaming Challenges and Optimization Needs

June 24, 2020

  Download our report, Streaming Challenges and Optimization Needs, or explore the key takeaways below.   Download the Report   Introduction By Traci Ruether Streaming media capabilities have become essential across a range of industries.…

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Best Streaming Software for Broadcasting

June 4, 2020

  From home, from the office, or even from the home office, more live streams are being broadcast today than at any other time in streaming media’s two-decade history. One reason for this is the…

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Client-Side Ad Insertion (CSAI) vs. Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI)

May 28, 2020

  While client-side ad insertion (CSAI) has long dominated streaming, server-side ad insertion (SSAI) is a burgeoning solution to the ad-blocking challenges and delivery complexities associated with video-based monetization.   Evolving Monetization Trends Even in…

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Digital Rights Management (DRM): A Primer

April 23, 2020

  More than just as a way to restrict non-paying users, digital rights management (DRM) offers key features beyond content protection.   Copyright Protection for Digital Media If latency sucks (to steal a phrase from…

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Streaming Media Mergers and Acquisitions in 2019

April 16, 2020

  How the Streaming Landscape Changed in the Runup to 2020 While it may be hard to imagine — especially during this time when COVID-19 brings a delay in tax filings, tax collection, and business…

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Video Formats for Live Streaming

April 8, 2020

  Understanding How to Acquire and Deliver Live Streams Last month, I covered video formats for use with video on demand (VOD) assets. Video formats are the containers used to combine and store compressed audio…

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Live Streaming For Houses of Worship

April 2, 2020

  When Wowza asked me to write a blog post on houses of worship earlier this year, the word COVID-19 hadn’t even hit the public consciousness. And the idea that tens of thousands of churches,…

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