This Week on Livestream | January 30, 2017

Explore the minds of the world’s greatest authors, enjoy jazz and classical performances, and tune into a MIT programming battle. Watch live events on Livestream this week!


Emmett Till: True Stories of An American Tragedy | NYPL
Monday, January 30
6:30 PM ET
“In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy visiting Mississippi from Chicago named Emmett Till was murdered by white men who believed that Till had harassed one of their wives. The atrocity rattled a nation and helped fuel the modern civil rights movement. Historian Timothy Tyson and PEN Award–winning author John Edgar Wideman will speak about their new books, The Blood of Emmett Till and Writing to Save a Life, with historian Nell Irvin Painter.”

When Pop Stars Go Broadway | The Greene Space
Monday, January 30
7 PM ET
“How do songwriters from the worlds of rock, folk, and country adjust to writing for the theater? And why has the Broadway establishment been so resistant to their idiosyncratic and often fascinating shows? Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel hosts a conversation with Rob Berman, musical supervisor for Bright Star, and Carmel Dean, musical supervisor on Green Day’s American Idiot.”

Freedom in the World 2017 | Freedom House
Tuesday, January 31
9 AM ET
“Join Freedom House for the launch of Freedom in the World 2017, the latest edition of Freedom House’s annual assessment of the state of freedom around the world.”

Michael Eric Dyson | Author Events
Wednesday, February 1
7:30 PM ET
“Possessed of ‘intellectual heft, critical thinking depth and finesse with words and messages’ (Essence), Michael Eric Dyson is the author of 19 books, a frequent New York Times opinion writer, and University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown. Tears We Cannot Stop is a no-holds-barred call for white America to face difficult truths about how it has ignored or dismissed African-American grievances.”

Javon Jackson Band | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, February 1
7:30 PM ET
“Saxophonist Javon Jackson is a former member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers who has since played with major artists like Freddie Hubbard and Elvin Jones, in addition to leading his own groups. Jackson has a knack for putting together stellar rhythm sections, capable of supporting his commanding sound before taking their own turns in the spotlight.”

How I Got Over: A Conversation with Filmmaker Raoul Peck | The Greene Space
Thursday, February 3
7 PM ET
“James Baldwin’s final and unfinished project Remember This House was an effort to capture the lives of three of his closest friends, all assassinated: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. WNYC editor Rebecca Carroll hosts an unconventional conversation with Filmmaker Raoul Peck about the prescience of Baldwin’s work and his indictment of American racism as its own moral monster.”

#MozartFest: “Nachtmusik” | Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Friday, February 4
10:45 AM ET
“MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik
MOZART Symphony No. 35, Haffner
MOZART Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
MOZART Symphony No. 36, Linz”

Lighting & Rendering in Unreal Engine: An Evening with Epic Games | Gnomon
Friday, February 4
9 PM ET
“Join Gnomon on Friday, February 3rd for an evening with Epic Games’ Director of Education and Learning Resources, Luis Cataldi. In the two-hour presentation, Luis will assemble a complete interior scene from scratch while sharing many useful tips and tricks to improve production workflow. Once assembled, the scene will be illuminated, while reviewing many of the key need-to-know features of the Unreal Engine 4 lighting and rendering systems.”

Battlecode 2017 Live Broadcast | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Saturday, February 5
7 PM ET
“Now in its 17th year, Battlecode is MIT’s longest running programming competition. It features a unique challenge that combines battle strategy, software engineering and artificial intelligence. In short, the objective is to write the best AI player program for the strategy game Battlecode. Anyone can participate, as long as you know how to program.”

Immersive Storytelling Symposium | The New School
Sunday, February 6
8:30 AM ET
“Join Parsons School of Design at The New School for a one-day symposium about the explosion of affordable virtual and augmented reality technologies. The event will take a critical look at the impact of new mass media technologies such as the Gear VR/Oculus Rift, Google Daydream/Cardboard, HTC Vive, MS Hololens and their ‘immersive’ effects on theater, games, news, and entertainment.”

Livestream 2018 NAB Updates: OTT Live, Studio for Mac, New Hardware, eCDN

What’s new for Livestream at NAB 2018? Studio software improvements, a brand new hardware product, and our first time in the Vimeo booth!

NAB (the National Association of Broadcasters) is the world’s leading broadcast and media technology tradeshow. Convening every year in Las Vegas, NAB begins April 9 with exciting new products and releases for the video broadcast industry.

If you are in Las Vegas, visit Vimeo, Livestream and Mevo at NAB 2018 in booth C3307 to meet with our team and see demos of our products and latest features.

Watch below as Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud and GM of Live Mark Kornfilt unveil our new releases for NAB.

What’s New at NAB 2018?

Studio 5: Beta Now Available For Mac

We’ve heard your feedback and worked tirelessly to bring it to life: our latest version of Studio Software is now available for Mac users in beta.*

Vimeo customers can now log directly into Studio 5 software, and enable streaming to multiple platforms in the cloud with Vimeo Premium, in addition to the existing ability to stream to multiple RTMP-enabled social destinations. New hardware encoding and decoding features in Studio 5 enable you to produce high-quality, multi-camera live video using consumer-grade computers, including the iMac and MacBook Pro.

Studio 5 updates also include “Simple Mode,” a new user experience for those new to streaming or with simplified workflows.

Brand New Hardware: Studio One

Studio One is our newest encoder with a compact desktop size (an 11-inch Mini-ITX box) that doesn’t spare on horsepower. Stream up to 4K resolution, from two 4K inputs, or four HD inputs (HDMI or SDI).

The Studio One also features two quarter-inch analog audio inputs, an Intel eighth generation 6-core CPU, a high-performance graphics card, and advanced hardware encoding. This new hardware packs a lot of punch in a small package.

Build a OTT Subscription Streaming App for Live and On-Demand Video

With the power of Vimeo’s over-the-top streaming custom apps, you can now build a Netflix-style OTT app for your live and on-demand video content in no time at all, and monetize that content with a subscription service. This is great news for fitness, sports, media, and worship content creators who want to engage their audiences live as well as on-demand all within the dedicated home of their app or website.

Today audiences are demanding a rich, immersive video experience that they can access on any device. Hundreds of video creators are scaling faster and reaching more viewers by building subscription on-demand experiences on Vimeo OTT apps. Distribute and monetize your videos your way, while we handle the tech so you can focus on amazing video content.

Vimeo OTT includes friendly viewer and end-user support from real humans, in-app payments to set your own price with built-in free trial tools, audience acquisition and engagement tools help you track subscriber growth and churn, and meticulously-designed SDKs and API developer tools to customize your experience.

eCDN for Corporate Communications Streaming

Global brands rely on Livestream to communicate a unified message to employees wherever they are. But the biggest concern about livestreaming company-wide to thousands of employees is how this will impact their server and network health. To solve this, Livestream now offers an eCDN (enterprise content delivery network) for our enterprise customers with large, global employee bases. This new feature will allow them to stream company announcements and events using peer-to-peer networking technology, that won’t stress their internal servers and networks. It also improves content delivery speed, reducing buffer time.

Livestream’s eCDN solution is by far one of the most affordable for large corporations, and also is completely turnkey, requiring no additional hardware or software downloads.

NAB Livestream 2018

Looking for more details about Livestream’s latest releases? See our live programming schedule below and join the conversation on social with the hashtag #NABLive.

We’ll be doing a live demo of all of our new offerings Tuesday, April 10 at 3pm ET/12pm PT.

12:00pm PT: Vimeo Creator Tools Overview
Tohm Sansani, Director of Product Management, Vimeo

12:30pm PT: Vimeo OTT Overview
Megan Wright, Product Operations Manager, Vimeo

1:00pm PT: Livestream Studio Products and Platform Overview
Phil Worthington, SVP, Product Design and R&D, Vimeo

We’re also interviewing Livestream and Vimeo customers and partners like Nikon, IDC Sports, and the NFL Jaguars every day from our NAB booth. Watch LIVE here.

Monday, April 9, 2018 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT  

2:30pm PT: Catching Up with Bill Bennett, Director of Photography, ASC
Derick Rhodes, Sr. Director of Creator Programs, Vimeo

3:00pm PT: OTT Customer Session: Hillsong Church
Will Peddie, Operations Manager, Hillsong Church
Stu Barnes, VP of Sales, Vimeo

4:00pm PT: How the NFL Jaguars are Growing Revenue With Live Video
Patrick Kavanagh, Director of Broadcasting, Jacksonville Jaguars
Amber van Moessner, Director of Content Marketing, Vimeo

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT  

2:30pm PT: Creator Talk: The Latest from Canon
Alex Sax, Canon
Derick Rhodes, Sr. Director of Creator Programs, Vimeo

3:00pm PT: Les Mills On Demand: Subscription Streaming for a Fitter Planet
Piers Tufnell, VP of Technology, Les Mills Media
Stu Barnes, VP of Sales, Vimeo

4:00pm PT: How Nikon is Using Live Video to Engage Customers + Employees
Mark J. Soares, Sr. Marketing Manager, Nikon
Amber van Moessner, Director of Content Marketing, Vimeo

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6pm ET/3pm PT  

3:00pm PT: OTT Best Practices from Saigon Broadcasting Television Network
Vu Tran, Program Director, Saigon Broadcasting Television Network
Stu Barnes, VP of Sales, Vimeo

3:30pm PT: Building an Audience for Local Sports: Live + OTT
Greg Maish, President, ISC Sports
Amber van Moessner, Director of Content Marketing, Vimeo

*For now, Studio 5 for Mac is only for subscription users and does not include multi-view, Surface support, or tally lights, and can only be used with an AVI transcoder.