Live event streaming solutions


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It's summer! Just those two words alone are exciting. Combine them with words such as "music festival" or "sports" or "travel" and you have yourself a summer to remember. To ensure you have the hottest summer yet, consider live streaming your event ¦ wherever it is.

Let fans face the music - live!

In the UK, we strongly associate summer with music festivals. Whether on the grounds of a muddy farmer's field or under the gaze of an historic castle, we flock to hear our favourite bands play, and we get caught up in the unique spirit of these gatherings. More than 225 festivals are being held this year, from family-run events to the king of festivals - Glastonbury. They keep growing in size and scope, helped in large part by the opportunities presented by social media and the ability to broadcast events and promotional activities out live.

No matter how big or small a festival, the chance to make yours memorable to as many people as possible is easy if you live stream to audiences everywhere. Energise attendees by live streaming your festival setup and band interviews, and live stream to fans who can't attend. If you're looking for ways to generate more revenue, you can even sell advertising space on live streams.

Last summer, global online music broadcasting platform, Boiler Room, provided an unprecedented 42 hours of live coverage of the Notting Hill Carnival. Almost 1.5 million people celebrated the Notting Hill Carnival - one of the world's largest street festivals. Yet, although this annual event celebrating black British culture and music attracts more than six times more participants than the Glastonbury Festival, it receives far less media coverage. By continuously live streaming performances, Boiler Room set out to give the event the global recognition it deserves.

Fans flock to live streams of any summer sports event

People love all live-streamed sports - every type from tennis to car racing, and every level from Premier League to community matches. If you doubt that statement, consider this: while Man City was challenging Barcelona in the group stages of the Champions League, 2.2 million people were glued to the Facebook Live stream of England's qualifying match in ¦ wait for it ¦ table tennis!

Pre-season matches offer fans around the world the chance to see their favourite teams in action. Thousands faithfully attend matches in anticipation of seeing the first glimpse of their team for the season ahead. But live streaming these pre-season games also offers a chance to build the fan base of those who can't attend the tour dates, which are often overseas.

At Garland, we've helped live stream everything from local community sports to Premier League football matches. Nothing will help you achieve your live streaming goals better than the latest easy-to-use, cost-effective solutions offered by LiveU.

There's no denying that LiveU has earned its reputation as the go-to solution for those looking to stream live over bonded-cellular, wireless and fixed-IP networks. For years, major broadcasters around the world have been using LiveU's innovative, high-quality products to live stream news coverage, concerts and major sporting events.

LiveU's two latest products - LiveU Solo and LU600 - have captured the imaginations of organisations everywhere, significantly expanding the types of events that can now be live streamed.

Let's start with the LiveU Solo. This easy-to-use unit offers one-touch, wireless live streaming, directly from your camera to the web, including Facebook Live, and delivers professional quality video streams. It has made it possible for anyone, anywhere to live stream an event - no matter how large or small. Dance and theatre groups, places of worship, schools, production companies, sports clubs, local community groups, and even the "person on the street" can live-stream via their social media accounts or websites.

The added good news is there are now more ways to monetise video on social media. For example, social media platforms are continuing to expand on offerings that allow for pre- and post-roll ads that share a portion of the ad revenue.

The second latest product from LiveU is the portable bonded-cellular LU600. This year, we've seen huge level excitement from broadcast journalists, sports companies and event producers about this solution.

Whilst its benefits are many, the main ones focus on letting you get your content out faster and in even higher quality. Whilst its benefits are many, the main ones focus on letting you get your content out faster and in even higher quality. You gain the highest video quality and bitrate available, the fastest file transfer - dramatically higher than previous versions - and a high-speed, bonded Internet connection. And in true LiveU fashion, better doesn't mean more difficult to use. In fact, the LU600 has LiveU's most intuitive and fastest-to-respond interface ever. Altogether, you have a unit that's ready to capture the action when you are.

The ways to use LiveU's solutions are seemingly endless. In addition to working with leading UK and international broadcasters and journalists, we've assisted seven Premier League and Championship clubs live stream everything from pre-season tours, academy and woman's games, to behind-the-scenes player interviews and training events. We've helped universities stream graduation events to family and friends around the world, provided a way for places of worship to live stream to help grow their congregation, and given local newspapers an easy way to compete on social media.

The time to capture summer is now - and live streaming lets you share it with anyone, anywhere.

Lorna Garrett is the co-founder of Garland. She has been providing professional and profitable digital video solutions over the past 10 years.


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Peter White The broadcast and media industry is going through a once-in-a-generation transformation right now. Broadcasters and media companies are facing unprecedented challenges with enormous opportunities opening up for the winners. To grasp those opportunities though, broadcasters and media companies need a new generation of agile, cost-effective technology to power their operations to enable them to spin up new services in moments, to repurpose content and serve viewers on their device of choice, wherever they are and whenever they want it.
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Class - Treat your virtual machines like cattle
Bruce Devlin - new

The AWS Summit 2017 in London

For several years I have felt that I should attend the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit in London, but never quite found the time to do it. After an exhilarating and educational day, I will now regret that I didn’t go sooner.

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A 360 degree view of fashion
Michael Parsons Im often asked, what do you do when the students arent around?, and the simple answer is, as it would be from any university technical support member of staff, I get involved in passion projects and these help me to stay up-to-date with the kit and keep my hand-in with video filmmaking.
Tags: iss127 | 360 | vr | portsmouth | university | nokia | ozo | pxw-fs7 | avid media composer | Michael Parsons
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Cellular, Satellite or Fixed Link - how do you choose
Lorna Garrett Having a choice is a good thing. Take apples, for example. While one may look pretty much the same as the next, we know that the subtle differences between varieties can make a huge difference in how we choose to use them some are best for pies, some better for cider, and others just perfect for eating from the tree.
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Multi-camera fly-away for live music production
Aaron Dunleavy A specialist in multi-camera concert films and music documentaries, Toward Infinity began working with Trickbox TV around 18 months ago. Run by Producer, Director and Editor Tim Sidwell and Producer and DP Jeremy Mason, Toward Infinity is a creative collaboration that works with top flight venues including: Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, the O2 Arena, Shepherd's Bush Empire and the London Forum, with artists in all genres.
Tags: iss127 | trickbox | multicamera | flyaway | Aaron Dunleavy
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Strays - Telling a dark tale
Aaron Dunleavy Independent filmmaker, Aaron Dunleavy, has used the backdrop of his hometown, Blackburn, to create a new short film as part of Channel 4 and Arts Council Englands Random Acts programme. The initiative - delivered by Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle), HOME (Manchester), and True North Productions (Leeds) - commissions bold, innovative expressions of creativity from young creative talent, and was a new and welcome challenge for Dunleavys third short film.
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The importance of storage
Jonathan Smith In recent years, viewing habits have shifted dramatically; online video is becoming the preferred option for the younger generation. But its not just millennials who are cutting the cord with broadcasters and traditional platforms increasing numbers of people from all age groups are abandoning cable and instead enjoying TV online. In response to this growing trend, platforms such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer are rushing to invest in fresh digital content, in a bid to satisfy their ever-increasing audiences.
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Image processing with Ikegami
Michael Latzch What do you see as the trend thats most impacting the image-processing sector at this moment in time?
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Atomos Ninja Inferno REVIEWED
Daniel Peters Bristol-based Daniel Peters is one of a new breed of indie filmmakers discovering that you dont need big budgets to create filmic shorts. Often working solo, shooting and editing his own work, he creates the look and feel of bigger productions with only limited resources. His commitment to the craft is so great he had to sell much of his own gear to fund his most recent short film Deserted in Paris, after he went over budget due to lost locations and actors pulling out.
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A bluffers guide to image stabilisation
Mike Colyer One of the greatest challenges I face when designing a Special Camera system is how to minimise such vibrations, be they the very passive such as vibrations from a human wearing a camera system (10 20Hz), or more pronounced (try strapping a camera to a race car!).
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50 years in and the show must go on
John Smith -new At IBC we always look forward to meeting old faces and new. For those more recently acquainted with the broadcast industry, you may not realise IBC was born half a century ago in London. In 1967 the show, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, attracted just 32 exhibitors and 500 delegates. However, its popularity grew and the exhibition quickly upgraded with a move to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, followed by the Wembley Conference Centre, before moving to Brighton.
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Top Tips on becoming an IBC Jedi
Aaron Dunleavy IBC is upon us once more. The doors of the RAI will open for the European electronic media and entertainment industry to scrum together to gather inspiration, keep abreast of developments in tech, and generally take the temperature of the industry. 
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Implementing an IP workflow
John Smith -new The eventual move to incorporate IP into your infrastructures is an inevitability. However, with justified concerns about interoperability and uncertainty about which vendors are best placed to help organisations achieve their IP media networking and content delivery goals, is it any wonder there is hesitation about moving forward? Broadcasters very wisely, don't want the pain without the gain!
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Integrated and automating marketing campaign production
James Gilbert ITV, as an integrated producer broadcaster, creates, owns and distributes high-quality content on multiple platforms. It operates the largest commercial family of channels in the UK and delivers its content through traditional television broadcasting as well as on demand via the ITV Hub. ITV has the largest share of the UK television advertising market and its family of channels attracted a total share of viewing of 21.4% in 2016, the largest audience of any UK commercial broadcaster. ITV's main channel is the largest commercial channel in the UK, delivering 99% of all commercial audiences over five million.
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Lighting - the stuff you do not see
Tama Berkeljon Lighting is the stuff you don't see that makes a difference in what you do see. How the audience feels about a character and whether the scene is scary, tense or upbeat are communicated by the quality and placement of light. Lighting can take the drama to a whole new level - think about film noir with all those shadows on the wall.
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Ad servers and switching solutions
Peter Blanchford Hardware-based ad servers and switching solutions have been around for a long time and, broadly speaking, do the job just fine.
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IP Based Remote Production
Ed Calverley Over the last few years Suitcase TV has been getting involved in remote production at the software layer, and I want to talk about some of the ways we have been getting involved in remote production, including a specific trial that we did last year with BBC Sport for the Euro 2016 tournament in Paris.
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TV Futures
Jane Lawrence When I was younger my dad used to encourage me to be a Jack of all trades and a master of none. One of those clich© things parents hand down to their children. However, as I have grown and gone through different stages of education I have found this little piece of wisdom has followed me. Don't get me wrong, being amazing at one thing is a great skill to have, but for me having a good understanding of everything is also vital.
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Media Production Show and other news
Duncan Payne So, the 2nd Media Production Show has been and gone. Hands up who went to Islington by mistake? I know at least two people who did. Their secret is safe with me! For me, the sign of a great trade show is when I come away really enthused about an innovative use of existing technology or a brand new product. When I find something that combines both these things, then I'm a very happy man.
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