This Week on Livestream | January 3, 2017

It’s the new year, which means only one thing in the tech world: it’s time for the Consumer Electronics Show! Watch as CNET goes live from the CES floor with tech stars, celebrities, and CEOs.


CES 2017: Press Day | CNET
Wednesday, January 4
10:30 AM ET
“It’s Press Day at CES 2017 in Las Vegas! CNET will bring you the big news from all the major press conferences starting at 8 AM PT. LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Intel, and many others will be featured as part of 10 hours of livestreaming tech coverage.”

2017 CES | Toyota
Wednesday, January 4
4 PM ET
“Toyota will showcase a new concept vehicle that highlights the critical importance of User Experience (UX) in the development of highly automated vehicles and robots.”

CES Day 1: Opening Day | CNET
Thursday, January 5
12 PM ET
“Among Thursday’s highlights: Jeff Bakalar chats with TV celebrity Nick Offerman, Sony demos its coolest gadgets announced at the show, and Carnival gives a live tour of their latest cruise ship.”

CES Day 2: The Tech You Need to See | CNET
Friday, January 6
12 PM ET
“Live on the CNET stage at CES is ‘Mr. Robot’s’ Carly Chaikin, the latest gadgets from LG, and Hyper Loop One’s CEO. Later, Brian Tong tests his vocal skills with SingTrix Karaoke, and Brian Cooley shows you the best TVs of CES.”

PIRTEK Snocross National Presented by Jimmy John’s | AMSOIL
Friday, January 6
3:30 PM ET
“Round 5 of the PIRTEK Snocross National.”

Simone Biles | Author Events
Friday, January 6
7:30 PM ET
“A member of the formidable U.S. female gymnastics team nicknamed the ‘Final Five’ at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Simone Biles won a record-setting four gold and one bronze medals for her flawless, fearless athletic feats. A three-time world all-around champion, three-time world floor champion, and a two-time world balance beam champion, among many other titles, she is one of the most decorated gymnasts in history.”

CES Day 3: Must-see Tech
Saturday, January 7
12 PM ET
“CNET’s live coverage from CES continues. They reveal their favorite products on Saturday, kicking things off with a look at the best laptops of CES. Then, Brian Cooley and Scott Stein unveil their top 10 products of CES.”

2017 Round 1 at Anaheim | Monster Energy Supercross
Saturday, January 7
3:50 PM ET
“Race Day LIVE presented by AMSOIL is an online webcast show that streams every race day live featuring coverage of practice and qualifying. Tune in for Round 1 at Anaheim.”

9 Need-to-Know Stats About Livestreaming for Broadcasters [Infographic]

Cord-cutting is on the rise. Audiences are pivoting away from traditional media toward new social and over-the-top content platforms like Netflix and Hulu. Livestreaming television and radio broadcast programming is the best way to reach your viewers across multiple platforms. Our research shows livestreaming for broadcasters is crucial for any modern media distribution strategy.

News and sports broadcasters are leading the charge, with new streaming portals eating away at traditional media’s market share. To meet viewer demand, broadcasters need to diversify the way they distribute their content.

“Not only have we realized an entirely new revenue stream, but [the livestream] has become so popular, we can’t imagine doing the radio show without the streaming video component.” – Shane French, Rover’s Morning Glory Radio Show

1. In 30 days, more video content is uploaded than all three major U.S. TV networks combined have created in 30 years.
2. Digital video consumption among adults has increased: from 21 minutes in 2011 to one hour and 16 minutes in 2015. (Source: eMarketer)
3. 78% of people watch videos online every week, and 55% of watch every day. (Source: Hubspot)
4. Users are spending an average of one hour and fifty-five minutes with digital video each day. (Source: eMarketer)
5. Millennials aged 14 to 25 are the only age group watching more shows on digital devices than on traditional TV screens. (Source: eMarketer)
6. 41% of digital audiences would watch livestreaming breaking news stories. (Source: GlobalWebIndex)
7. Digital radio engagement is up from 53 seconds in 2011 to over one minute in 2015. (Source: eMarketer)
8. In 2014, 47% of all Americans — an estimated 124M people — said they have listened to online radio in the last month. (Source: Media Daily News)
9. 75% of respondents who listen to online radio on a weekly basis think commercials are a fair trade for free programming. (Source: Media Daily News)


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