The Drum is Calling Festival in Numbers

By  NationTalk 

Festival guests were greeted by 200 volunteers. Among those involved in the production the event were the eight apprentices from Canada 150+’s Aboriginal Production Apprentice Program. This program was launched with the support of eight employer partners: Brandlive, Coastal Jazz and Blues, Gear Force, Great Northern Way Scene Shop, Riggit Services Inc., Scene Ideas.

News Publisher Attn Crowdsources Facebook Live

By Sahil Patel @ Digiday

For the user-led live streams, Attn has partnered with live streaming tech company Stream, which allows users to send live video feeds that Attn can then curate for its Facebook page. Participating users also go through a pre-interview screening and planning process, which allows Attn to maintain some level of quality control over the content. “If they give us a shitty stream, we’re not going to go live with it,” Segal said.

Mobile Service Stream Rebrands with .LIVE

By GlobeNewswire

Just in time for Integrated Live (, the go-to digital marketing conference of the year with more than 10,000 marketers in-attendance, domain name registry Rightside Group LTD (NASDAQ:NAME) announced today that Stream, a mobile service that enables customers to broadcast or watch live video from an app, has adopted the .LIVE domain extension. In addition to renaming its website to, Stream will be providing its existing user base with the opportunity to purchase a customized .LIVE domain as an official reseller of .LIVE. The partnership with Stream comes on the heels of Rightside’s recent launch of Be.LIVE (, a brand, website, and community that offers live streamers insightful ideas, reviews, and content resources from popular streamers including Joel Comm, Brian Fanzo, Alex Pettitt, and Ross Brand

What it Takes to Set the World Record for the Longest Road Trip

By Anje RautenbachTraveller24

You can subscribe to their journey on, under the username @heatherandgreg, to watch their daily videos.

You can also follow the journey on Twitter and Instagram at @gregcayea, where Greg posts a few cartoons he has drawn along the journey.

Coding his Own Way into Business, Helping Kids to do the Same

By Jake Lucas @ Moultrie News

Now, he’s working for a live video streaming company that, according to Jamieson, is “pushing the boundaries of what can be done live,” processing over 400 terabytes of video a month and broadcasting that video with less than a second of delay. In his job, his work is geared toward Infinite Takes’ livestreaming product This past summer, powered the live stream of the Patriots Point fireworks show, filmed and broadcasted in real time from a drone. Over 15,000 people tuned in, according to Jamieson.

Twitter’s New ‘Go Live’ Button Makes It Easy for Users To Broadcast Live Video

By Kerry Flynn @ International Business Times

Twitter is ramping up its push into live video. A “Go Live” button, which provides a one-tap navigation to Twitter’s Periscope app, is now available to some Android users in the main Twitter app. The function will roll out to all users in the future, Twitter told the Verge.

#TalkingTech Podcast Highlights

By Jefferson Graham USA TODAY

 We rounded up our interviews with Brooks Buffington, co-founder of Atlanta-based social messaging app Yik Yak, Will Jamieson, chief marketing officer for Charleston-based mobile video app, Kristina Montague, managing partner of the Jump Fund, a venture-capital firm that invests in female-led tech start-ups from Chattanooga, Tenn., and our visit to Savannah’s Benedetto Guitars. We put them all together into one extended podcast.

Live Streaming Is Social Media’s Hottest Topic

By Alex H. Nagler @ TV[R]EV

And while those platforms have all been making some noise, there’ another, older that’s recently made some news of its own around eSports –’s CMO Will Jamieson, was one of the founders of YikYak and now is hoping to do for streaming what they did for proximity messaging

Snapchat Drives Rise of Vertical Video, And The Mobile Video Experience

By David Bloom

Snapchat’s meteoric rise has changed a lot of things in the digital business, but as this LA Times piece points out, one of the biggest, if more subtle, changes may be in the shape of the video that tens of millions of mobile users watch.

Snapchat yellow logo smallVertical video is the way it gets done with Snapchat creators such as Honduras (in the LA Times photo above), which means there also need to be changes in the way advertising gets done on Snapchat and other rising digital platforms.

More importantly, this signals the rising importance of mobile-first video and supporting technologies in the business of entertaining audiences. What worked in traditional film and TV, and on YouTube, isn’t going to work as well on these new platforms where mobile-conversant audiences live. That’s why companies such as and Beachfront Media are evolving their offerings too.




The Importance of Facebook Live

By Todd longwell VideoInk

One of the companies targeting the B2B space is, which last week launched its new Enterprise platform that enables users (including clients Volvo Car Open and Whistle Sports) to live stream to embedded players on the web and mobile, then share the saved videos in HD across platforms.

“Facebook doesn’t allow the individual to go out and expand [the live stream] and maintain it and own rights to it and grow themselves on their own digital platform,” said Will Jamieson, CMO of

Check Out the Cutting Edge Start-Ups at NAB Show’s Sprockit

By Kimberly Wilson @ NetNewsCheck This app allows users to broadcast or watch live video from their smartphones and then curate clips and stich them together as mobile video. Users can also add voice and text and viewers can comment on the live video.

SHOOTonline releases NAB Show preview complete with a list of SPROCKIT startups

By SHOOTonline

This year’s overall NAB Show, running April 16-21, is expected to draw 103,000 attendees from 166 countries, with the latest technological innovations and wares being showcased by more than 1,700 exhibitors. The world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms, the NAB confab will also feature a discussion on the future of cinema, a VR showcase, the launch of the Digital Futures Exchange, and a continuation of the SPROCKIT program identifying promising startups. 

A Preview of the 2016 NAB Show

By SHOOTonline

The startups invited to participate at the 2016 NAB Show represent a variety of sectors with specific solutions for applications in areas such as advertising, analytics, mobile content production and content delivery. Participating startup companies in this year’s SPROCKIT program include:

– is a mobile live streaming platform with enterprise video player capabilities that is platform-agnostic and can consume live video from mobile devices, GoPros, and more.

International Business Times: What Happened To Meerkat? From Hype-Ball To Pivot In Just One Year

Kerry Flynn International Business Times — One year ago, tech fell in love with a live mobile video service named for a little social animal that lives in “clans” in the Kalahari Desert. It also fell in love with an idea: a world where people streamed their lives in real time and everyone gathered around to watch. Meerkat offered something simple, social and new: With just an iPhone and one app, people could broadcast live video to a global audience. “There was so much going for it: the logo being cute and the color being cute. The interface is great. It’s easy to use. It’s fast,” Ronald Pruett, chief adviser to Al Roker Entertainment who was an early advocate of the app, told International Business Times last month.

Android Authority: Mobile gaming live streaming may have just taken a big step forward

John Dye Android Authority — Historically, if you wanted to stream your mobile gaming experiences from your Android devices, your options weren’t particularly great. However, it looks like the darkhorse streaming app might be moving in to take advantage of this unclaimed territory, as they’ve officially rolled out the capability to live stream mobile video games directly from Android devices without any external services.

Radio Magazine: 10 Startups Selected for Sprockit 2016 Program

Radio Magazine — The fourth annual Sprockit program will showcase emerging companies at the upcoming 2016 NAB Show, and then convene throughout the year at Sprockit Sync, a series of private meetings where new technologies are expected to be introduced and discussed. Here is the first batch of companies that will take part in this year’s program and descriptions provided by the report:

Adweek: 11 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

Christopher Heine @ Adweek – It’s all about ad blockers and Instagram’s growth nowadays. Autumn is a great season for digital marketing data, as statisticians hope to make sense of an increasingly fragmented media marketplace for brands that are looking to grab as many holidays sales in the coming weeks as possible. Here are 11 of such stats that caught our eye last week, including a timely number about ad blockers and a bevy of new data around Instagram.

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CNET: 4K? For what? iPhone 6S camera ushers ultra-high resolution into mainstream

Joan Solsman @ CNET — 4K cameras on popular smartphones like the iPhone will create a huge amount of content, said Frank Sinton, CEO of Beachfront Media, a company that helps online video creators deploy their own apps on mobile devices and connected TVs. “It’s definitely going to be pushing Hollywood toward doing more,” he said.

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Why 3 Popular Viners Are Livestreaming From TomorrowWorld This Weekend

Lauren Johnson @ AdWeek – The boom in livestreaming apps has already created a new type of video creator that churns out real-time content on the fly at events. Now brands are figuring out how to work with these apps. 

Lifehacker: The Best Live Streaming App for Android

Alan Henry @ Lifehacker — Those are the big players. There are a few others, like TwitCasting Live (Free) and (Free), both of which are promising feature-wise and seem to work pretty well, but are both smaller players with smaller communities and userbases. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check them out, but it does mean that if you’re looking for community, or for people to sign up and watch your stream or interact with you, you might be better off with something a little bigger. TwitCasting walks the line between Periscope and Hangouts, allowing you to invite other people into your stream, but its UI is a super cluttered and it tries a little too hard to focus on chat. on the other hand is light and elegant, just empty.