Streaming Trends Posts
October 25, 2016 by
Teachers, students, and employees increasingly need to create live and on-demand video content for internal audiences. Use cases can include capturing live presentations, producing video for a flipped classroom, sharing a video recording for online evaluation by teachers and classmates, or creating a training video to help colleagues be more productive at a given task. How can you embrace user-generated content with any-screen playback for your campus or workplace? Let’s dig in, looking first at the basic workflow, then focusing on five common scenarios and ways to address each.
October 21, 2016 by
The final U.S. presidential debate is over, and we can declare a hand-down winner: Facebook. No, the platform didn’t throw itself into the ring as a candidate for office. But it did clearly display that it's able to deliver what the people want, when they want it—streaming that’s faster than cable or satellite broadcasts.
October 18, 2016 by
Did you know that everyone with a mobile device can be a content creator with mobile live-streaming? Listen to this episode, where we talk with Chris Michaels, Wowza director of public relations, about live mobile broadcasting basics, its effect on the world, and how it relates to you.
October 13, 2016 by
Virtual reality and 360-degree streaming continue to garner a lot of attention. Being able provide viewers a vantage point from inside the action offers great potential for user engagement. To see how easy 360-degree streaming can be, follow these easy steps to set up you own 360-degree live stream.
September 29, 2016 by
Listen to this lively episode of The Streaming Show podcast, where we talk about encoders every which way with Wowza Quality Assurance Director Adam McDonald.
September 26, 2016 by
We examine the potential for streaming success or a technical gaffe with the 2016 presidential debate live streaming.
September 20, 2016 by
The Streaming Show is a podcast for anyone interested in the world of video streaming. We take commonly discussed terms, topics, and trends, and boil them down to easily understandable, and often humorous, conversations. In our inaugural episode, we're covering CDNs: how they work, why their locations are important, and more.
September 15, 2016 by
Football season is underway and we're just a few short hours from finding out if Twitter’s recent licensing deals to stream the NFL on Thursday nights will pay off. Twitter reportedly invested $10 million to get the streaming rights and make the game visible to its 800 million users—not to mention other deals with the NHL, Cheddar, MLB, MLS, Wimbledon, and several collegiate athletic conferences. Some have viewed the shift by Twitter as a signal that it’s flailing—grabbing at straws to find whatever advertising revenue it can to stay afloat, similar to what happened to Myspace many years ago. But I’m not so certain.
August 24, 2016 by
Flat—that's the word that comes to mind when I reflect on my Summer Olympics viewing experience, and I've heard the same from friends and colleagues. But why? What was so different this time around? Or maybe a better question is, What wasn't different enough?
August 11, 2016 by
When people think of real-time captions, their first thought is usually large-scale live broadcast television events like the Academy Awards or the Super Bowl. Learn how this notion could soon change as the United States Department of Justice begins to enforce website accessibility requirements.