In this episode we chat with Chris Knowlton, Wowza VP and streaming industry evangelist, covering the growing interest in 360˚ virtual and augmented reality viewing experiences. In the ever-evolving landscape of live-streaming, these innovative technologies continue be the fastest growing trends, powering a range of live events and experiences, from sports to concerts and more.
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Learn how live streaming will be the ultimate game changer in 2017. Join Chris Knowlton, Wowza Vice President and streaming industry evangelist, as he predicts the live streaming trends for this year. He'll dive into how artificial intelligence, mobile 5G networks and virtual reality will all come to the forefront of video, including the movement towards 4K content expansion and low latency delivery.
CES 2017 is in the bag and this was clear: when innovation is lacking, VR is king and “experiences” are the queen. From a technology standpoint, there wasn’t a lot that blew us away. Sure there were crisp short-throw projectors, laptops with fold-out screens, an electric car faster than a Tesla, and even a smart scooter. Yes, a smart scooter. However, the vast majority of products were just marginal enhancements that we’ve already seen.
Low latency has become a hot topic within the streaming world, and it's essential to real-time interaction with video content. Listen to our latest podcast episode, where we dive into what low-latency streaming means and why it matters.
If you use Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably seen live video streams showing up lately in your feed. These social media platforms were already engaging, but live mobile broadcasting takes it to the next level, commanding users' attention for longer spans of time. Would you like to have that same “power of now” for your brand? Read on.
APIs are an essential part of software development, and can play a huge role in streaming video projects. Listen to our latest podcast episode, with Wowza streaming engineer Orde Hiller where we tackle the topic.
For the ninth consecutive year, readers of Streaming Media have recognized Wowza streaming technology as the industry's gold standard. Wowza Streaming Engine™ software was awarded the 2016 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award for media server technology. In addition, Wowza Streaming Cloud™ was recognized as a runner-up for the leading live-streaming platform.
Sports Logic provides the leading youth sports league-management tool, supporting more than a million users. Sports Logic’s SL Team App includes a new feature, SL Live, built on the Wowza GoCoder™ SDK for live streaming from mobile devices—giving coaches, administrators, athletes, and parents even more ways to manage teams, track player statistics, and capture every play.
I’m really excited to share the four finalists for the live mobile streaming app contest. We had a lot of activity, with interest from more than 200 developers around the world. It was fun to see Wowza developers' ideas turn into iOS and Android apps. We'll be announcing the winner on November 1 at 9:30 A.M. Pacific from Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, CA using Facebook Live.
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.
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.
With Wowza Streaming Cloud we're constantly looking to find ways of making live media streaming fit the user as well as the use—a new way to think about "ergonomics." The latest Wowza Streaming Cloud update is designed to address this, with preconfigured lower-latency HTTP selection, the Wowza Player preview availability, and the Wowza Streaming Cloud sandbox environment.