This Week on Livestream | May 15, 2017

It’s that time of year again — graduation season! Watch live as J.J. Abrams delivers the commencement speech at Sarah Lawrence College, poet Claudia Rankine speaks at Colgate University, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivers the address at Hamilton College.


Trump Travel Ban Hearing | LawNewz Network
Monday, May 15
1:30 PM ET
“Travel Ban 2.0 is back in the spotlight at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle. The court is hearing arguments over a Hawaii District Court judge’s decision to order a preliminary injunction blocking parts of President Donald Trump‘s executive order on immigration.”

Award for Excellence Ceremony | Pro Football Hall of Fame
Tuesday, May 16
1:45 PM ET
“The award-winning Pro Football Hall of Fame US Army Award of Excellence presented by Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz. This great honor will be bestowed on two outstanding high school students on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern.”

Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor in Conversation with Judith Light | 92nd Street Y
Tuesday, May 16
7:30 PM ET
“Beginning with Hank Hey Now! Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show, Jeffrey Tambor went on to create George Bluth in Arrested Development and the iconic Maura in Transparent. Join him as he discusses his new memoir, Are You Anybody? and reveals his creative process, as well as how a kid with a lisp and a depressive father drew inspiration from his life to create these iconic characters.”

What Would a Pence Presidency Look Like? | Hammer Museum
Tuesday, May 16
10:30 PM ET
“As investigations, infighting, and controversy continue to plague the Trump administration, a Mike Pence presidency lurches into consideration. UCLA faculty examine Pence’s political history in Indiana, his deep religious convictions, and his relationship with powerful patrons like the Koch brothers.”

Google I/O 2017 | CNET
Wednesday, May 17
12:30 PM ET
“Join Brian Tong and Lexy Savvides for live coverage of Google I/O 2017 from Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. They’ll carry the presentations live and offer up analysis of all the product highlights.”

Heartbreakers: From The Bottom of My Brain | The Greene Space
Wednesday, May 17
7 PM ET
“Rapper and essayist Dessa returns with the next event in this series – a collision of art, music and scientific research on love, sex, and human adventures in pair-bonding.”

Colm Tóibín | Author Events
Wednesday, May 17
7:30 PM ET
“Colm Tóibín is the author of an impressive list of novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry, and criticism. In House of Names, Tóibín brings a modern sensibility and sympathy to the story of Clytemnestra, the vengeful wife of Ancient Greece’s King Agamemnon.”

New Sounds presents 2017 New York Guitar Festival | The Greene Space
Thursday, May 18
7 PM ET
“Building on last year’s sold-out event, the New York Guitar Festival and WNYC’s New Sounds present a four-week series that features a diverse cast of guitar slingers performing newly commissioned works and special collaborations.”

2017 Commencement | Sarah Lawrence College
Friday, May 19
10 AM ET
“The 89th Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 19. The keynote speaker will be J.J. Abrams. Abrams’ long list of credits includes producing and directing Star Trek and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, and writing and directing the films Super 8 and Mission: Impossible III. Currently he produces the hit HBO series Westworld.”

Career Paths & Industry Advice: Gnomon Alumni Panel | Gnomon
Saturday, May 20
4 PM ET
“Gnomon alumni at Walt Disney Animation Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, and Pixomondo will share their unique career path stories. Casey McDermott, Senior Animator on Overwatch, Starcraft, and Warcraft, will discuss how he discovered his passion for the industry and will reveal the key to his success in the field so far.”

2017 Commencement | Colgate University
Sunday, May 21
“Nationally renowned poet Claudia Rankine will deliver the keynote address at Colgate’s 196th commencement.”

2017 Commencement | Hamilton College
Sunday, May 21
“Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary degree.”

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.