The Definition of Streaming Media
Streaming media is multimedia that is constantly received by and presented to an end-user while being delivered by a Streaming provider. Streaming Media refers to the delivery method rather than to the medium itself. The distinction is usually applied to media that are distributed over telecommunications networks, as most other delivery systems are either inherently streaming (e.g., radio, television) or inherently non-streaming (e.g., books, video cassettes, audio CDs). The verb ‘to stream’ is also derived from this term, meaning to deliver media in this manner. Internet television is a commonly streamed medium.
Hosting Streaming Media
When researching what streaming media hosting company is best suited for your needs it is best to find a worldwide communications company that deliverers streaming media hosting and management services for both Live and Archived content. They should offer a full range of hosting solutions including Pay-Per-View Options, Automated Encoding Services, Live Streaming Reports, a Customer Management Interface, Reseller/Partner programs, and a Technical Support Team with complete knowledge of streaming media deployment and management.