I've been extremely interested in live-streaming solutions on mobile devices, particularly those that are LTE capable. Finding a solid network connection is often the greatest hurdle to a production set up, and although venues are slowly upgrading their connections from DSL to cable, access points are not regularly available near the production site.
Companies leveraging Twitter's social platform are gaining traction in the marketplace, including Twitter's own Periscope and underdog Meerkat. But while these may provide a fun way to augment a broadcast, they won't be replacing my primary software due to their lack of audio support, relying on low-bandwidth mono inputs and outputs. While video quality may be the most important factor to audience retention, a concert or recital with poor audio quality will surely not be viewed for long.
Fortunately, the creators of my software of choice for the Mac are working on a mobile version for iOS, and I was fortunate enough to receive a beta version of this software. It's called Wirecast Go, and I've got to say, it's been working a charm in the short time I've had it.
There will be free and paid versions available, but the ability to add unlimited camera shots, interact with layers in-app, save and replay video, and configure your own RTMP servers all on an iPhone is leaps and bounds above even desktop software from just a few years ago. And on top of that, we have audio in stereo!
While I don't see mobile streaming replacing my main rig anytime soon, it's comforting to know that developers are recognizing the demand for live streaming regardless of your location. And with the addition of external cameras, shot transitions, and easier viewer interaction, I'm sure this will be a product I turn to for future broadcasts.