The SVG and SVG Europe editorial teams were out in full force at last week’s NAB 2018, covering the biggest sports-technology news and delivering daily “SportsTechBuzz at NAB” roundups. Here is a look at the SportsTechBuzz from South Hall.
If direct-to-consumer live-sports-streaming services weren’t already in the mainstream, they sure are now, following the launch of both Disney’s ESPN+ and Turner’s B/R Live this month. Live over-the-top (OTT) technologies and the tools that make them possible were the buzz of the NAB 2018 show floor last week.
Wowza Media Systems recognized a market need for a streaming solution that supports the delivery of ultra-low-latency video content, at scale, to a global audience. To address this challenge, the company created an API-driven, cloud-based streaming service built on Microsoft Azure.
At Zender.tv we specialise in interactive livestreaming. Ultra Low Latency Streaming is very exciting for us: the engagement of the audience increases as they have the feeling they are heard or can make an immediate difference. No more awkward video delays or spoiler alerts via social, but almost instant feedback and interaction with the presenter and the show.
In order to stay competitive, today’s video production companies have to do more than just produce video. They also have to deliver it to clients in the most efficient and comprehensive way so that it is viewed by the largest audience possible. LiveX has found internet distribution key to this goal.
Streaming production continues to be a growth driver in broadcast production, with many organizations – both traditional and digital – adding new feeds of content across platforms like Facebook Live, YouTube and Twitch.
Once looked at as a second screen opportunity, today’s broadcasters see social media as a vital tool in reaching and engaging viewers in the most intimate and authentic way possible.
Before you commence ordering hardware and evaluating services, as a guiding principle, consider taking time to establish a streaming strategy for your deployment.
Wowza's James Jackson discusses the persisting challenges to delivering low-latency streams for large-scale events with far-flung live audiences and emerging strategies for meeting those challenges.
Dave Stubenvoll: The streamer behind SpaceX