Show your Support and Vote for DaCast at the 2019 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards

It’s that time of year again! Streaming Media is running their annual 2019 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. And that’s where our loyal broadcasters come in! In 2018, DaCast received the award of the best Small/Medium Business Video Platform. We’ve been nominated again this year in the following categories: OTT Video Platform Small/Medium Business Video […]

Why Should You Start Live Streaming Sports?

live streaming sports

As one of the great American pastimes, watching and playing sports ranks high in popularity. Sporting events are some of the most viewed broadcasts on television. Increasingly, sports are broadcast live over the internet as well. Live streaming sports presents a variety of challenges, but also some amazing opportunities. If your club, league, or organization […]

What You Need to Know: Vimeo Live Streaming Video Provider

video streaming platforms

The OTT industry, which provides streaming video solutions like Netflix and Hulu, is booming. At this point, more than 69% of U.S. households subscribe to at least one OTT services. A full 38% subscribe to two are more. For any business aiming at getting involved in streaming media, understanding the live streaming video provider industry […]

6 Video Streaming Software Compatible with your Live Streaming Platform

video streaming software

If you’ve missed the news, we’ve entered a very exciting time for online video. In fact, video is taking over the internet, with users watching more content online than ever before! Live streaming, in particular, helps individuals and businesses alike to build authenticity. And with improved authenticity comes revenue increases, a plus for any product […]

Ebook: Video Hosting in China

Introduction Online video is a massive and rapidly growing industry. Video streaming rose 72.4% between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019 alone. And young people are driving that growth—a sure sign that this trend will continue. In China, the number of people accessing the Internet has increased five-fold over the past decade. No matter what your […]

Live Sports Streaming: A How-To Guide

live sports streaming

Live sports streaming offers a great use-case for live video broadcasting. After all, what’s the point of watching the big game if you aren’t watching it live? Given the increased accessibility of broadband Internet and mobile technologies, it’s easier than ever to stream live video to viewers around the world. Live sports broadcasts over television […]

Broadcasting Live with Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras

PTZ camera for live streaming

If you work in the video industry, you may be familiar with pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. These mechanized, self-contained units make video production easier with a small crew. That’s especially true if you’re working in a crowded, permanent space. In this article, we offer an overview of how to use a PTZ camera for live streaming […]

Dacast Makes the “Streaming Media Top 50 Companies” List for the 2nd Year in a Row

Dacast, video hosting and live streaming solutions, has been selected by Streaming Media as one of the top 50 companies that matter most in online video in 2019. The list highlights the companies providing OTT solutions that are “that are both groundbreaking and rock-solid reliable“. Dacast is listed alongside other honorees in the August issue of […]

Live Streaming Encoding Software: vMix, OBS Studio, and Wirecast Alternatives

live streaming encoding software

An encoder is a critical element of any live stream. First, live streaming encoding software or hardware tool takes information from your camera. Next, the encoder converts that information into a compatible form that for embedding and streaming. Finally, many broadcasters use a professional streaming host like DaCast to embed and stream live video to […]

5 Steps to Success with Online Sport Streaming

online sport streaming

To say that sports are wildly popular is an understatement. When 40,000 people are willing to drop everything to show up for a baseball game, you know you’ve got something big. It’s no surprise, then, that one of the most popular uses for live streaming online video is online sport streaming. In this article, we’ll […]