Live Streaming Events with Low Latency, Easy Setup, and Global Reach

January 31, 2019

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Are you streaming live video on your website or hosting your live events? If not, you probably should be. Live streaming is more popular than ever. There are countless industries that are involved in live streaming events. For example, more than 4.6 million people watch music festivals via live stream each year. And these numbers are rising. This blog will look at how to live stream events professionally. Specifically, we’re going to focus on three factors: low latency, easy setup, and global delivery.

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Roadside Attractions

Since its founding in 2003, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $300M and garnered nineteen Academy Award® nominations. Roadside Attractions released the #1 independent film of 2018, the faith-based I Can Only Imagine, which grossed $83.5M. The company has released such critical and commercial hits as Manchester by the Sea, Ben is Back, Beatriz at Dinner, Whitney, Stronger, Love & Friendship, Hello My Name is Doris, Mr. Holmes, Love & Mercy, A Most Wanted Man, Dear White People.

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Instagram continues to perform strongly despite inconsistent brand identity

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Hi-Res audio: It’s all about a maturing market

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Music streaming contrasts sharply with video streaming. While the video marketplace is characterised by unique catalogues, a variety of pricing and diverse value propositions music streaming services are all at their core fundamentally the same product. When the market was in its hyper-growth phase and there were enough new users to go around, it did not matter too much that the streaming services only had branding, curation and interface to differentiate themselves from each other. Now that we are approaching a slowdown in the high-revenue developed markets, more is needed. Which is where Hi-Res comes in.

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UGC vs. Premium: Is the video valuation bubble big enough to burst?

Article | May 21, 2021

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Spotlight

Roadside Attractions

Since its founding in 2003, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $300M and garnered nineteen Academy Award® nominations. Roadside Attractions released the #1 independent film of 2018, the faith-based I Can Only Imagine, which grossed $83.5M. The company has released such critical and commercial hits as Manchester by the Sea, Ben is Back, Beatriz at Dinner, Whitney, Stronger, Love & Friendship, Hello My Name is Doris, Mr. Holmes, Love & Mercy, A Most Wanted Man, Dear White People.

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