Live Video Streaming

Live streaming video is about streaming video content and broadcasting it live over the Internet. Here we will cover news and trends for live video streaming and live video chat. We will cover companies such as Livestream.com, Justin.tv, Ustream.tv, Skype, and other live streaming platforms. We will also cover tips for live streaming whether it be mobile live streaming, live video chat, HTTP live streaming, live streaming TV, and more…

Raystream Says They Can Reduce HD Video Streaming Bandwidth up to 70%

Raystream Says They Can Reduce HD Video Streaming Bandwidth up to 70%

Raystream tells me they've got a new proprietary video compression that can chop down the size of streaming HD video an average of 70%, without a loss of quality. You know me, I'm skeptical about numbers that large so I did some further investigation.

CBS Live Stream of LSU-Alabama Game Breaks College Football Record

CBS Live Stream of LSU Alabama Game Breaks College Football Record

As expected, CBS saw the college football record broken for an online/mobile audience during Saturday's LSU-Alabama showdown.  Over 200,000 watched the game via the website and CBS Sports Mobile, which considering that the network was seeing numbers "hovering just under six figures" means they more ...

Watch The LSU-Alabama Game Online & Help CBS Break A Live Streaming Record

Watch The LSU Alabama Game Online & Help CBS Break A Live Streaming Record

CBS has been pretty awesome in the streaming video racket for awhile now.  They offer streams of The Masters and the NCAA Tournament, all in the face of the risk that somehow, they'd lose TV ad dollars from the potential lost audience watching the events ...

YouTube Space Lab: Space Experiment Competition For Teens

YouTube Space Lab: Space Experiment Competition For Teens

It's official.  YouTube is now officially going to outer space, with a competition geared towards students aged 14-18.  The competition involves kids sending in their ideas for experiments to be performed on the International Space Station.  Six regional winners will be selected to go to ...

Xbox Teams With Clear Channel On Live Streaming Concert Video

Xbox Teams With Clear Channel On Live Streaming Concert Video

What's this? Xbox is tearing it up in regards to streaming video moves lately? I wonder if they felt like they might be falling behind on the home entertainment front to Sony, who has that whole Sony Pictures division (which includes Columbia, Tri-Star and like ...

Video Chat on Facebook with New Bibbil App

Video Chat on Facebook with New Bibbil App

I have to admit, it's not the most intuitive name, bibbil. It sounds like a Hobbit that might be related to Bilbo in fact and that doesn't inspire thoughts of gamified video chat in my mind, but hey, what's in a name, right? Anyway, Bibbil ...

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

Time Warner & Netflix Sued For Not Providing Captions On All Video Streams

I have some pretty strong opinions about online video captions--in short, I think every video creator should be using them, and for a variety of reasons. I'm actually working on an entire article about that subject, but couldn't ignore the news announcement over the weekend ...

YouTube Works To Let Everyone Watch Today's Lunar Eclipse Live [Update]

YouTube Works To Let Everyone Watch Todays Lunar Eclipse Live [Update]

Lunar eclipses are not that rare but 'blood moons' are, and we have just experienced the second one this year. For those who missed it, this amazing spectacle will occur again on the 4 April 2015, but you have a chance to catch up on today's events via a Griffith Observatory video.

Ustream Offers Ad-Free Premium Membership Subscription

Ustream Offers Ad Free Premium Membership Subscription

If you hate ads and love live streams from Ustream, you can now avoid the first and have all of the second you want with their new premium service, which will cost $3.99. Now your birds, dogs, cats and other live events won't be laced ...

New Live TV Streaming Service Bamboom To Avoid Legal Issues?

New Live TV Streaming Service Bamboom To Avoid Legal Issues?

So we've talked about FilmOn and Ivi in the past. They both have been in bitter legal battles with the TV and cable broadcasters. Now, Bamboom is taking a more Zediva approach to it all. For those that don't know what I'm talking about Zediva ...

YouTube Opens Door To Creator Institute Sessions With Live Streaming Broadcasts

YouTube Opens Door To Creator Institute Sessions With Live Streaming Broadcasts

Did you apply for the YouTube Creator Institute but not get in? The program, which consists of real-live college courses at USC School of Cinematic Arts and Columbia College Chicago taught by video professionals and media experts, had a limited number of spots available--far fewer than ...

Google Drops New Video Services at I/O: Android Movie Rentals & YouTube Live Captions

Google Drops New Video Services at I/O: Android Movie Rentals & YouTube Live Captions

The tech-blogging community has its hands full with all the big announcements Google made at their I/O event this week. There's a new version of Android rolling out to the Motorola Xoom, there's a new cloud-based music storage system, and there are new happenings with ...

Microsoft Buys Video & Messaging Company, Skype, For $8.5 Billion

Microsoft Buys Video & Messaging Company, Skype, For $8.5 Billion

Seemingly out of nowhere, Microsoft has acquired Skype for $8.5 Billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. There were rumors last night of the deal, and that was the first I'd heard of this possible deal. Now, half a day later, it's official. The move ...

YouTube To Celebrate The Space Shuttle With Live Stream From Space

YouTube To Celebrate The Space Shuttle With Live Stream From Space

I just wrote yesterday about how rapidly live streaming video online was gaining in popularity and uses, and now YouTube has announced the most unique live streaming event yet: an interview with Space Shuttle Endeavor astronauts... from space... conducted in celebration of NASA's Space Shuttle ...

Live Streaming Video Is Growing By Leaps & Bounds

Live Streaming Video Is Growing By Leaps & Bounds

Online video is incredibly popular, and owes a good deal of that popularity to its on-demand nature---users can watch what they want, when they want. However, there's a growing market for the exact opposite type of video content: live streaming. Live streaming video is maturing ...