September 17, 2013

Why Wowza Camfoo Make Good Pair for Live Streaming

by Bern Rexer
Redunancy and audience reach are important considerations when producing your live streaming event. 
Wowza's acquisition of Camfoo will offer an easy workflow to accomplish this. 

September 06, 2013

YouTube Live Encoders List

YouTube Live Encoders
List of YouTube Live Encoders

Please find the list of YouTube Live Encoders here: 

The list is posted on Google+ managed by the Live Events Channel and YouTube Live Streaming Google+ Community.

Please add YouTube live capable encoders to the comments section of this blog post or G+ post.

September 05, 2013

YouTube Offers 24/7 Live Streaming

With the recent announcement that the "Old" YouTube live streaming platform would be deprecated, the YouTube live team announced from the YouTube Live product support group that the new platform will now offer 24/7 streaming. Previsouly live events were limited to 36 hours on the v2 platform - and then automatically ended.

This is good news to many live streaming producers such as 24/7 newscasters, podcasters, and 'web' cams such as animal cameras. 

The v2 YouTube live streaming platform was introduced at the beginning of the year - and it offered an industry first for free live streaming by transcoding single high bit rate encoded streams into multiple - equal and lower bit rate viewer streams - saving bandwidth and processing on the head end.

This announcement continues YouTube's trend of upgrading their live streaming platform.

September 02, 2013

YouTube Live Mini Conference

YouTube will offer its first conference for live streaming on October 25th 2013.

The single day event will be held at the YouTube Space LA - a new facility with over 40,000 square feet of studio space, sound stages, cameras and editing equipment.

Live events on YouTube have increased dramatically this year after a series of announcements offering the feature to many channel owners. The latest statement from YouTube in August offered live streaming to any channel with at least 100 subscribers.

On Labor Day YouTube Creators posted on their Google+ Page that anyone with the YouTube live feature enabled on their channel were open to attend the limited seating YouTube Live Mini Convention.

The registration site, which will be active September 3rd, says that the day of sessions will feature industry professionals, vendor demonstrations, and workshops. See the Schedule below. 

The conference may not be offered elsewhere and may be your only time to get direct communication with YouTube's live streaming department staff.  The Live Team stated that there are no plans at this time to offer this event at their New York offices.  

Got questions for the speakers or panelists? Submit them here! 

Event Schedule

Presentation Descriptions

YouTube Live: The Road Travelled; The Road Ahead
Our live product manager discusses the latest and the future of the platform.
Live Events & YouTube Space LA
A review of the live streaming tools you can take advantage of as a Space LA Creator.
Live Specialist Hot Seats
Take the opportunity to grill a Live Specialist with your live streaming questions.

Sports Panel
Live sports creators and YouTube sports specialists take your questions on how to optimize your live efforts for the genre. 
Live Event Coordination 101
Learn how to juggle all of the different pieces and prepare yourself to go live!
Music Panel
Live music creators and YouTube music specialists take your questions on how to optimize your live efforts for the genre. 
Great Looking Live Events on Any Budget 
A 14-year industry veteran offers tips for making your live events look as polished as possible-- regardless of what you have to spend!  
Live Ads 101
We'll review live monetization and basic troubleshooting tips. 
Understanding Live Metrics on YouTube
Walk through the live streaming metrics available on YouTube.

Speaker Bios

Kate Ellis, Live Specialist
Kate is the Lead Live Specialist at YouTube working with the global teams to develop the live events platform.  She started working with live streaming in 2003 and since joining YouTube has worked on many key events across sports, music, politics, entertainment, and more. 
Satyajeet Salgar, Live Product Manager
Satyajeet is the the Product Manager for Sports, News and Live on YouTube. He tries to make live on YouTube a little more awesome everyday.
Eileen Rivera, Live Production Strategist
Eileen is a Production Specialist at YouTube Space LA managing all live streaming shows. She previously produced live streaming at This Week in Tech, CNET, Revision 3, and has produced shows for HGTV, History Channel, Travel Channel and TechTV.
David Brooks, RedBull
David is the Manager of Digital TV and Video Programming at Red Bull Media House, and has developed the global video strategy for Red Bull over the past seven years. Most recently he played a key role in developing the Red Bull Stratos live partnership with YouTube, a group that went on to be awarded a National Sports Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage.
Danielle Arpon, UFC
Danielle is the Manager of Video Distribution for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world's premier mixed martial arts promotion. Danielle and her team provide promotional content, transactional video on demand, and live streaming products across all of the UFC's digital platforms.
Tim Katz, YouTube
Tim is a member of the YouTube Sports team in San Bruno. He oversees relationships with broadcasters, action sports, and golf partners. Prior to YouTube, he worked at ESPN.
Perry Tobin, YouTube
Perry is a senior technology manager responsible for Sports. He manages the YouTube partnerships with major league sports such as MLB, NBA and other YouTube live sports partners. 
Anna Wolferman, Live Specialist
Anna is a Live Streaming Specialist at YouTube and was a part of the Emmy-winning team who streamed Red Bull Stratos live on YouTube.  Prior to working at YouTube, Anna was a Digital Events Manager at AEG Digital Media and a Production Coordinator at iStreamPlanet.
Cory Palmer, Fuse
Cory is a Digital Channel Manager at Fuse, where he led the launch of Fuse's live streaming concert series in 2011. He has worked on all of Fuse's live streaming events, including major concerts such as 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief and Swedish House Mafia Live at Madison Square Garden.
Hank Neuberger, Springboard Productions
Grammy-winner Hank Neuberger, President of Springboard Productions, has been webcasting music festivals since 2005. In 2013 Springboard produced multi-channel webcasts for the Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Austin City Limits Festivals.
Ellen Eby, YouTube
Ellen works with YouTube music partners from a technical and operational stand point. She worked on YouTube's live stream Hangouts with music artists such as Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.
Margaret Hart, YouTube
Margaret is a member of the YouTube Music team in Beverly Hills. She focuses on artist and label relations, specializing in artist education, and direct artist deals. Prior to YouTube she worked in digital media, and distribution at William Morris Endeavor.
Mark East, iStreamPlanet
Currently Executive Director of Live Event Operations for iStreamPlanet, Mark has been producing live streaming events both big and small for over 14 years. YouTube events he has overseen include the 12.12.12 Benefit concert, the 2012 Democratic National Convention, the TomorrowLand, TomorrowWorld and Ultra music festivals as well as many others. 
Nadine Shelton, Live Specialist
Nadine has gained experience in Streaming Media, Television and Ad Operations over 14 years.  Credits include MTV's Room Raiders and Design Invasion.  She was also the first global Ad Trafficker for Roo Inc.
Shiva Rajaraman, Director of Product Management 
Shiva leads the product team at YouTube focused on Creators ensuring that anyone who can entertain, inspire, or inform can achieve their viewership and revenue goals. Shiva is also focused on ensuring there is a thriving ecosystem around YouTube that extends our core platform into verticals and services that weren't imaginable before YouTube existed and are essential to helping creators succeed.

Exhibitor Descriptions

Capella Systems develops Cambria Live, a software based streaming video production platform that provides exceptional HD video quality and broadcast-level features. It integrates the latest YouTube Live API which allows professional broadcasters to stream contents seamlessly to YouTube Live channels. 
Elemental Technologies is the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery. Providing unmatched solutions for more than 300 leading media franchises worldwide, Elemental helps pay TV operators, content programmers, film studios and sports broadcasters bring video to any screen, anytime – all at once.
SplitmediaLabs Limited is an innovative, Hong Kong-based, software company specializing in the development of multimedia applications and technology. SplitmediaLabs is the developer and publisher of XSplit Broadcaster, one of the most popular applications for live Internet broadcasting, with a user base ranging from teenage hobbyists to prominent professional casters. 
Telestream is the maker of Wirecast and Wirecast for YouTube, cross-platform live-streaming production software. We help you create powerful, memorable, professional productions and deliver your content where you need it, to YouTube and beyond.
Teradek is an innovator of wireless video devices and platforms that facilitate creative acquisition and live event broadcasting in full HD. Teradek's H.264 encoders, bonding devices, and latency-free transmission systems are used throughout many industries for aerial video capture, live ENG backhaul, real-time monitoring, and webcasting.

Other Discussions around the web:

On Twitter:
#YouTubeLiveCon #YouTubeLive

YouTube Live Conference - Friday October 25th, 2013 Discussion on Google+

YouTube Live Conference - Friday October 25th, 2013 Discussion on LinkedIn

YouTube Live Conference - Friday October 25th, 2013 Discussion on Facebook