Are Your Archived Streams Are Actually Important?

April 28, 2016

When most people think about live video streaming services, they tend to focus on what’s happening that day or on the coming Sunday. Live streaming is, after all, primarily about immediacy and helping viewers to share in a celebration that they can’t attend.

But there’s another aspect to live streaming that is often overlooked — the archived version of events that were just streamed.

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The Harsh Truth Behind Sports Parent FOMO and How to Fix It

April 26, 2016


Mike Donlin, VP Sports Development, and his son

I’ll admit it: I recently saw the acronym FOMO and had to look it up. If you did too, know that you're not alone.

FOMO, or the Fear of Missing Out, plagues every youth sports parent.

We all love watching our kids play. We want to see them succeed. We want to share that joy. The triumphs and pitfalls of our children’s athletic careers affect us just as much as they do our children.

Still, we know that it’s natural for our kids to fail. We want them to fail so that they can learn how to pick themselves back up. But at the end of the day, our kids are our babies and we want to be able to console them.

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4 Ways to Make a Great Church Website

April 26, 2016

 

In an online world that is becoming increasingly saturated with content, the task of creating a standout church website can seem daunting.

At Compass, we’ve had the opportunity to launch over a hundred websites. In this post, we set out to answer one simple question: what makes a great church website?

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Did You Know You Can Now Download a BoxCast Stream?

April 21, 2016


Note: The Downloads feature is not available with every BoxCast streaming subscription plan. Please ask a BoxCast streaming specialist or your Client Manager about the Downloads feature if you don't already have it.

Now, with the click of a button on the customer dashboard, users can access and download an archived version of their stream just minutes after an event is over. 

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[Exceedingly Enough:] The Importance of Prioritizing People

April 20, 2016

Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, ‘He told me all that I ever did.’ So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman, ‘It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.’

(John 4:39-42 ESV)

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Why You Should Be Live Video Streaming Every Church Meeting

April 14, 2016

The church is so much more than a place for Sunday morning worship.

Churches also house various committees essential to every community, whether they be for community service, youth group, family counseling, and more. 

Still, with so many people involved, it can seem impossible to coordinate meeting times that work with everyone’s hectic schedules.

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5 Important Things Your Online Fans Want You to Know

April 12, 2016

If you’re streaming your games, it’s clear that you care about your program and your fans. You want everyone to catch the action, whether or not they can make it to the game.

Still, it can be tricky to know what your online fans are saying. Do they like what they see? Are there things they wish you did differently?

As a streaming provider, we get to hear from viewers all the time. Here are the five things your fans wish they could tell you:

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Research Shows Technology is Paramount to Church Growth

April 05, 2016

Churches that embrace change, including the use of technology in their services, are more likely to thrive and grow, according to a new study from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research.

American Congregations 2015, a national survey of congregations, is something the Hartford Institute has done five times since 2000. The findings are based on data from more than 4,400 congregations of all denominations.

The survey looked at what growing church bodies had in common and found that churches willing to embrace change and modify their worship offerings generally fare better.

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