Blackmagic Design has revamped a suite of its products to form a new bundle targeting live event broadcasts and professional AV applications and costing only $2000.
Telestream’s 2017 NAB Show presence will promote live streaming and social media distribution capability.
Companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Adobe strive to transport the best video over the internet that supports the most devices. 4K UHD content traffic further drives the goal of a single video format that can be displayed on any device. While many solutions have been proposed, MPEG-DASH is increasingly being viewed as the best.
Osprey Video has formed a partnership with Belgium-based multilingual streaming company Streamovations for customers to stream events in multiple languages through a single turnkey system. Though it has been proved primarily in government settings, the solution can be applied broadly to any video-streaming operation.
Major sporting events have become milestones for mobile video streaming and Super Bowl 2017 set a new mark by beating last year’s game by around 50%. Verizon Wireless, which again had exclusive live streaming rights for the event on smartphones, had been betting on Super Bowl wireless data consumption topping 10 TB this year, up from 7 TB in 2016, and expanded its network capacity accordingly. The other leading mobile operators also had to deploy extra temporary or permanent capacity to a slightly lesser extent, given that their networks too came under strain from a lot of extra non-live traffic.
It is a mark of how fast live streaming has evolved that latency rather than buffering was the main concern over quality of online viewing for Super Bowl 2017. This applies equally to fixed line access via Fox Sports or over smartphones where Verizon Wireless holds exclusive rights (which we cover in a separate story). That was also the case for many overseas broadcasters with rights to the event, such as the BBC in the UK or Televisa in Mexico.