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.
The rise of the streaming industry has led to rapid evolution of live streaming applications, platforms and products. As live streaming scenarios become increasingly diversified, the world is pressing for fast development of video streaming technologies. Among all the technologies that matter, the content delivery network (CDN) plays a critical role in delivering and ensuring a seamless streaming experience to users across different geographies. In this blog, we will take a close look at the most popular live streaming scenarios and zero in on the CDN technology requirements associated with each of the scenarios.
Ian Sharpe, CEO, Promethean.tv
Broadcast Asia has always been about getting “up close and personal” – meeting old colleagues, getting quality face time with new prospective partners, signing up new customers. Increasingly, the broadcast world is all about the same thing. The audience wants to get up close and personal with our content through personalised transmissions and tailored advertising without disruption of viewing. This session shows you how to change within this exciting new world of cord cutters, binge watchers, content connoisseurs, and esports streamers.
The popularity of streamed shows like Luke Cage and Transparent is clear, but how, when and where people watch them most certainly is not. That is the subject of this paper.