Esports, or Electronic Sports, is fast becoming a household name as the new star of the sports broadcasting and entertainment industry. Simply put, the term ‘eSports’ covers competitive gaming on a professional scale – with the Fortnite World Cup and the League of Legends World Championship series becoming some of the most anticipated events set to take place in 2020. In July of 2019, the Fortnite World Cup took place in a sold-out Arthur Ashe stadium with well over 2 million people watching live gameplay across the world. With news of the solo tournament winner Kyle Giersdorf taking home a cool $3M, eSports was catapulted even further into the mainstream – and became impossible to ignore.
This year, live streaming is forecast to account for 82% of all internet traffic. Whether it’s Esports, a live video from your favourite Instagram influencer or a brand new product launch, live streaming is here to stay.
If you’re looking to start live streaming, you’ll want to strike the right balance between factors like price, functionality and compatibility. We’ll help to run you through some starting points when it comes to choosing live broadcasting software for the first time.
Who would have thought that virtual concerts would become the norm in 2020?
As the world adjusts to steadily lifting quarantines and social distancing measures, we wanted to take a look back at some of the initiatives that musicians and general purveyors of sound took to bring us joy and keep us entertained during testing times. Recent events have forced many industries out of their comfort zones. We have been left constantly amazed at some of the examples of innovation, flexibility and resilience displayed by industries that had to adapt – or potentially face long-lasting economic consequences.
Vimond helps the media, entertainment, and news and sports broadcast industries to efficiently manage and distribute their content with Vimond's interoperable OTT service. Modular and flexible solutions allow users to manage the flow of live and on-demand video streams from ingest to playout with exceptional quality across multiple platforms without any hassle. Vimond also allows users to manage and monetize content within the CMS, creating product packages and subscriptions that are suitable for anyone's unique needs. Other highlighted features of Vimond include Live channel planning, which is a one stop shop for efficiently managing live channels and electronic program guide. On top of this Vimond also offers a cloud-native video editing tool that is made for post-video production. The tool is tailored to those in need of an efficient and easy live ingest, edit, and publish workflow of video content to multiple distribution points.
LiveU is changing the rules of the game for live news and dynamic sports coverage, with flawless 5G 4K HEVC live streaming and remote production. Together with its cloud-based management and next-gen IP distribution platforms, LiveU offers the most cost-effective end-to-end contribution, production and distribution solution. Our broad portfolio of products sets the industry standard for live video production ranging from our newest, portable production-level field units and smartphone app to satellite/cellular hybrid and external antenna solutions. With over 3,000 customers in 130+ countries, LiveU’s technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, news agencies, sports and entertainment, streaming live video to TV, mobile, online and social media. LiveU is a winner of the 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards in recognition of its innovation and achievement in Video over Bonded Cellular Internet (VoCIP) technology.
BaishanCloud is a global cloud data service provider specializing in cross-border content delivery and edge security. We deliver static, dynamic, live-streaming and VOD content to millions of online users in a fast, reliable and secure manner. Leading internet companies, SMEs and MNCs leverage our extensive network resources, highly customizable solutions and deep local expertise to reach and engage their online audience in Southeast Asia and China. Join 800+ companies worldwide in delivering seamless digital experience in Asia with Baishan’s cloud content delivery solutions!
In this presentation, the streaming experts at Zixi will explain the range of interoperable solutions needed to successfully manage and enable distribution of broadcast-quality content at scale in an IP-based future, such as: multi-protocol acceptance, essential software tools and core media processing functions that operate over any IP network, a centralized control plane to cost-effectively manage complex deployments at scale and a broad network of integrated partners to ensure interoperability to future proof your business.
This spring has been different, in many ways. To control and minimize the pandemic, lockdowns and social restrictions have changed how we live, almost instantly. It has changed how we consume TV and video. In fact, we’re watching more TV than ever. But what we watch and how we watch it is quite different as we spend our time in quarantine exploring the wide and deep catalogues of VOD services.
MediaKind Application Paper
Innovative developments in live streaming technologies, along with significant investments into broadband capabilities, have set the industry standard for the modern TV experience. Immersive and compelling content is now expected for most live and on-demand events, offering an experience that is comparable to ‘being there’.
Hear how Rexsel Nippon used Videon’s EdgeCaster to successfully livestream the Historic Taipei Opera to over 50,000 viewers worldwide in a month