There's a lot to assess while you're deciding what streaming features best fit your organization's needs. Before you go too far down the rabbit hole of features, it's best to take a step back and consider these three key things:
the type of organization
What type of organization do you work for? A church has different streaming needs than a high school athletic department. You shouldn't settle for a one-size-fits-all streaming solution. Think carefully about your organization and its audience, and then look for a streaming provider that you believe has a strong understanding of both.
where you want your viewers to watch
Where would you like your viewers to watch your live broadcasts?
Anywhere online (i.e. Facebook, YouTube, your organization's website, AppleTV, Roku, etc.)
Only your website
Only Facebook and YouTube
Private or restricted viewership
Not sure where you'd like your viewers to watch? Ask them. Send out a quick survey to your community, collect the data, and make a decision based off of their answers.
how you'll stream
What kind of video production setup do you currently have? Do you want to stream from your iPhone? Do you want to use a single camera? Multiple cameras? This question is important to answer for the now and with your future intentions in mind. We recommend that you think about how you can get up and streaming right away, as well as consider what your ideal setup looks like in the future.
take a streaming assessment
At BoxCast, we want to make the assessment stage as easy as possible for you. That's why we built a Streaming Assessment—a few questions that take less than a minute to answer. Once the assessment is complete, you can work with one of our live streaming experts to determine the best features and pricing for your organization.