StreamShark and Hive Streaming Announce Alliance

StreamShark and Hive Streaming Announce Alliance

We are excited to announce that StreamShark and Hive Streaming will be working together to offer enterprises a highly efficient video delivery solution. The joint solution will combine StreamShark’s expertise in reliable video delivery with Hive Streaming’s unique peer-based delivery service to offer enterprises the best video viewing experience possible. The StreamShark platform leverages innovative technology to solve the common pain points around live and on-demand streaming. Their expertise covers the complete workflow from live stream setup and testing with desired security measures (DRM, access control), transcoding for adaptive bitrate streaming and global multi-CDN delivery of live content to viewers across all platforms and devices. StreamShark can provide redundancy at every step of the live streaming workflow with automatic failovers that ensure an exceptional viewing experience for audiences. StreamShark is serving the world’s largest and most valuable companies with thousands of employees located in offices globally. These enterprises use StreamShark’s white-labelled platform for confidential and restricted (internal) live streaming for events such as CEO Town Halls and All Hands Strategy Meetings. StreamShark chose to work with Hive Streaming to address the challenge of delivering a high-quality video experience to thousands of employees on-site without saturating the bandwidth of the internal network, an even greater challenge in geographic regions suffering from lower bandwidth connectivity. It is essential to reduce the load on internal networks to not only avoid degradation of video quality viewed by employees but also avoid video congestion and prevent it impacting the performance of the network for other applications. Enterprises are typically reluctant to deploy additional hardware infrastructure or contract with service providers for additional bandwidth. In...
We welcome Talking Edge Studios to our reseller programme

We welcome Talking Edge Studios to our reseller programme

Hive Streaming welcomes Talking Edge Studios into its reseller community. Talking Edge is based in London and has deep expertise in; capturing and editing video for corporate events and conferences, video streaming, and in facilitating internal enterprise communications. They work with their customers to gain an understanding of their audience and then customize that “aligns video content to the customer’s journey”. Talking Edge Studios managing director Toby Purnell approached Hive Streaming in early 2017 looking to expand their portfolio of services to their customers. Many of their clients are looking for live and on-demand video delivery solutions that don’t require additional hardware or the provisioning of additional bandwidth and Toby identified Hive Streaming as the ideal complement to their existing services. Toby sees Hive’s video delivery capabilities as key meeting the needs of enterprises looking to deliver video to their employee’s connected devices. The Talking Edge team has been working closely with our London-based sales director, Mark Coomber, and they are now ready to offer the Hive Streaming services to enterprises in the United Kingdom. Further information about the services offered by Talking Edge Studios can be found here: talkingedgestudios.com and they can be contacted via talkingedgestudios.com/contact If you would like to contact Mark Coomber directly please email...

Guidelines for Building Webcasting Slides

This is the first in a series of blogs from the Hive Streaming team on Webcasting Best Practices. The first is by Stephen Condon, our new Vice President of Global Marketing. Stephen has extensive experience in the digital media industry and has conducted numerous webcasts. What follows are some of the best practices he has picked up over the years. Future blogs will outline best practices for preparing your environment for live video webcasting and how to be more effective on camera. Please send any feedback or input to info@hivestreaming.com or reach out to Stephen via twitter @streamingguy We all know that a presentation should attempt to tell a story and be structured with an attention-getting beginning, a contrasting middle, and a powerful ending (see more in this Harvard Business Review article). However, this blog isn’t about the story you tell but some guidelines for constructing your slides to help you communicate your story in the most compelling and professional manner. Let’s start with whom we hope to emulate. Steve Jobs was the master communicator in that he was able to deliver a simple message in a manner that would inspire employees, the media and consumers. His slides didn’t deliver his presentation, rather they complemented and accentuated his key messages. So what can we learn from Steve and other effective presenters: • Keep it simple One idea or concept per slide. Your audience will have trouble reading and listening so think of a freeway billboard and communicate one simple idea or concept per slide and then they’ll be able to concentrate on what you are saying. • Light backgrounds...

Enterprises Embrace Video – Hive Streaming Capitalizes through Partner Strategy and Powerful Analytics Tool

Swedish company quietly makes significant progress in enabling the widespread adoption of Enterprise video. Stockholm, Sweden and Orlando, Florida – March 28, 2017 – Hive Streaming, the developer of the world’s most efficient and cost effective video distribution software, predicts that 2017 will be a landmark year for enterprise video adoption. The Swedish-based company believes that 2017 is the year when many market forces will combine to significantly accelerate enterprise adoption of live and on demand video communication. These factors include: • Consumer enthusiasm for video moving to the enterprise driven by increasing familiarity with consumer video applications including Skype, Snap Chat, Instagram and Facebook. • The interest being generated around unified communication and collaboration platforms and the natural fit for video communications within these platforms. • The maturity and cost effectiveness of video delivery platforms and tools. “Video is a critical component of unified communication and collaboration in the modern enterprise,” said Johan Ljungberg, CEO of Hive Steaming. “More and more employees want to use video to communicate in the workplace in the same way that they do in their personal lives. We expect 2017 to be a landmark year for enterprise video adoption.” One excellent example of a unified communication platform expanding its video feature set within the Enterprise is Microsoft’s Skype for Business. One of these features is Skype Meeting Broadcast which leverages Hive Streaming to enable enterprises to globally broadcast a video presentation without impacting the corporate network. Hive Streaming has seen a dramatic increase in utilization of the Skype Meeting Broadcast feature within Skype for Business in 2017. “By enabling Skype for Business customers to...
We’ll Be Buzzing at Enterprise Connect

We’ll Be Buzzing at Enterprise Connect

The team at Hive Streaming is looking forward to exhibiting at Enterprise Connect in Orlando next week and the booth will be buzzing with enthusiasm as 2017 has gotten off to a great start! We will be issuing a press release on Tuesday morning showcasing our momentum and including some data on the growing utilization of Hive Streaming in Skype Meeting Broadcast. We’ll also be announcing a new Fortune 500 customer and publishing a detailed case study that will include some of their Hive Streaming performance statistics. As well as print copies of this new case study, we’ll also have new product sheets for Hive Streaming and Hive Streaming for Skype Meeting Broadcast. Drop by and grab a copy please. We have a big team at the show this year. I’ll be joined by the U.S. based team including JD, Andrew Rosato, Mike Colburn, Scott Dillon and Stephen Condon. We will also be supported by our Swedish executive team including our CEO Johan Ljungberg, CTO Andreas Dahlstrom, and COO Niklas Hagen; as well as Markus Knigin, one of our sales leaders in EMEA. We’ll all make ourselves available for meetings Monday through Wednesday night so please reach out letting me know a couple of times that work for you and who you’d like to meet and I’ll respond with a confirmation. As well as taking meetings and exhibiting in our own booth, I’ll also be jointly presenting with Microsoft in their booth. Please join me on Tuesday, March 28, from 5:10-5:30 at Microsoft’s Skype for Business Booth (#504).  I’ll provide an overview of how Hive provides network efficient and...
Meet us at CeBit in Hannover, March 20-24

Meet us at CeBit in Hannover, March 20-24

Is your network ready for high quality video broadcasts? Take out the guesswork and the risk with Hive Insights.  Hive Insights is free to trial with Skype Meeting Broadcast. It provides detailed statistics on viewer quality of experience and the impact of streaming video on your network before, during and after the broadcast. Come by our booth to get a personalized demonstration and your free activation of Hive Insights for Skype Meeting Broadcast. Learn about how our customers are using Hive Insights together with Hive Enterprise Video Distribution to successfully enable high quality to live and on-demand video distribution across their entire networks. Schedule a meeting during CeBit or Enterprise Connect by contacting us via info@hivestreaming.com We are exhibiting together with Microsoft Skype for Business in hall 12, stand E24 All information regarding the exhibit, tickets and how to get here you find...