The Top 10 Livestreams of 2017

2017 was an eventful year in more ways than one. From the first total solar eclipse since 1979 to the inauguration of US President Donald Trump and the launch of the iPhone X. Key events in sports, politics, and extreme natural events all made it to our top 10 livestreams of 2017.

These top 10 livestreams collectively amassed over 9 million views. Live video content on was viewed by an audience of over 397.4 million in 2017. Here are our most watched livestreams from 2017.

10. Motormania TV’s Lights Out 8
Views: 391,161

Hundreds of thousands of drag racing and street-style racing fans tuned in to watch MotorManiaTV’s Lights Out 8, one of the most anticipated radial tire races in the world.

9. ESPNcricinfo Auction Day
Views: 434,740

Former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar hosted a live auction day on ESPNcricinfo analyzing the player auction as it happened.

8. Hurricane Irma Hits Florida
Views: 444,464

People across the world watched as Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, hit the Caribbean, leaving surrounding islands in devastation.

7. CNET’s live coverage of Apple’s product announcements
Views: 525,413

A captive audience tuned in to follow CNET’s commentary as Apple unveiled the iPhone X, Apple TV, and the Apple Watch 3 at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.

6. Inauguration Day
Views: 766,317

Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington.

Check out the top 5 streams of 2017, and take a look at highlights from Livestream’s first decade of LIVE.

Introducing Studio 6: The Future of Live Streaming Software

You’re in the business of capturing the moment. Shouldn’t you have the most of-the-moment live streaming software?

We’re proud to introduce Studio 6, the latest update to our switching and encoding live streaming software. Even easier to use and more powerful than its predecessors, Studio 6 gives you everything you need to produce professional-grade live events. Even better news? Studio 6 is included in your Vimeo Premium or Enterprise subscription.


Click here to explore Studio 6 now.


What’s new in Studio 6 live streaming software

Make your colors POP.

Color correction lets you dial in your settings and apply them across multiple cameras. Adjust your camera’s color settings to get the best quality possible, and unify the look for multi-camera productions, by dialing in the RGB, brightness, saturation, contrast, and more.

Mix sound on the fly.

Edit sound on the fly with a range of filters on our audio mixer. Live streamers will have access to an equalizer, limiter, compressor, and more, all easily accessible right inside Studio 6.

Transition seamlessly.

Bump up your production value with dip-to-color fades and slick stinger animations. In addition to the SMPTE transitions currently available in Studio 5, Studio 6 users can use these new transitions to make stream-switching seem more natural than ever.

  • Stinger: Stinger transitions allow switching from one video source to another through short and effective video animation.
  • Dip-to-Color: Dip-to-Color transition allows switching from one video source to another through gradual fade into a specific color, and fade out of it to a new source.

Integrate with Mevo.

Full Mevo integration lets you operate one or multiple Mevos directly from the Studio platform. Almost anything that is possible from the Mevo mobile app, you can now do from Studio — live editing, changing resolution, frame rate, speaker volume, and much more. Studio is the only software that allows you to control and switch between multiple Mevos, making your multi-camera productions easier than ever.

Simplify your workflow.

Updated input settings make it even more intuitive to get Studio up and running for your next event. Users can now drag and drop inputs, add or remove inputs on the fly, customize input details, and organize your input list. Managing a multi-camera setup has never been so easy.

Great. How do I get Studio 6?

Glad you asked. If you’re a Vimeo Livestream Premium or Enterprise customer, Studio 6 is included with your subscription. Visit to learn more and download.