This Week on Livestream | June 5, 2017

Watch live as Chimamanda N’gozi Adichie visits the New York Public Library, Livestream Learn talks Cross Platform Analytics, and the Country Music Hall of Fame presents CMT’s Next Women of Country.


Welcome Conference 2017 | Welcome Conference
Monday, June 5
10 AM ET
“The Welcome Conference is a forum to do just that: to bring together a room full of passionate and creative individuals, to share ideas, offer varying perspectives, and to establish meaningful connections.”

Apple WWDC 2017 Live Event | CNET
Monday, June 5
12 PM ET
“Apple’s June 5 keynote is expected to feature updates to iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS. Plus, new MacBooks and MacBook Pros and potentially the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and Apple’s Siri speaker.”

One Book One New York: Chimamanda N’gozi Adichie | The New York Public Library
Monday, June 5
7 PM ET
“The New York Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will celebrate the culmination of New York City’s One Book, One New York program with a special evening featuring Chimamanda N’gozi Adichie and her book Americanah.”

Sam Calagione with Patrick E. McGovern | Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created | Author Events
Tuesday, June 6
7:30 PM ET
“The star of the Discovery Channel program Brew Masters, Sam Calagione is a beer expert and founder of Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. In Ancient Brews, Calagione and McGovern blend science and archeology into a globetrotting adventure through time to discover the brews of yore and how they influence today’s beer.”

Senate Intel with Former FBI Director James Comey | Federal Network
Thursday, June 8
10 AM ET
“James Comey returns to Capitol Hill to testify about Russia investigation, dismissal by President Trump.”

Using Cross Platform Analytics for Your Live Events | Livestream Learn
Thursday, June 8
1:30 PM ET
“Join Tech Editor Caroline Golum and Product Manager Matt Newberg on Thursday, June 8 at 1:30pm ET for a must-see webinar and demo on tracking viewer analytics. Tune in to learn about streaming to multiple platforms with Simulcast and how to compare your analytics across platforms.”

Artists and the Archive: Raoul Peck | Schomburg Center
Thursday, June 8
7 PM ET
“In honor of the recent acquisition of James Baldwin’s personal papers, the Schomburg Center is proud to present a conversation with Raoul Peck, director of the Oscar-nominated I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, a documentary based on notes from an unpublished book of James Baldwin, his writings and television footage.”

Yaa Gyasi | Homegoing with Kei Miller | Augustown | Author Events
Thursday, June 8
7:30 PM ET
“Yaa Gyasi’s breakout debut novel Homegoing, a multigenerational tale that ‘brims with compassion’ (NPR Books), follows two half-sisters on opposite sides of the 18th-century Ghanaian slave trade and their descendants. Gyasi, a native of Ghana who emigrated with her family to the U.S. in 1991, earned a Master of Arts from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was selected by Ta-Nehisi Coates for the National Book Foundation’s 2016 ‘5 under 35’ award.”

Future Tech: Disruption and the Future of Work | CXOTALK
Friday, June 9
1 PM ET
“Frank Diana has 29 years of organizational leadership experience in technology and general management. Anthony Scriffignano has over 35 years experience in information technologies, Big-4 management consulting, and international business.”

CMT’s Next Women of Country: Performance | Country Music Hall of Fame
Friday, June 9
1:30 PM ET
“Cable channel CMT has been highlighting new female artists in its Next Women of Country campaign. CMT executive Leslie Fram will host this showcase and discussion with artists involved in the program.”

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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  • How livestreaming for publishers is changing the way readers engage with their favorite periodicals.

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