How to Earn Money from a Live Stream with Ticketing

July 13, 2018

This post covers how to earn revenue from a live stream using the ticketing feature from BoxCast. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Live streaming can be a great way for your organization to earn additional revenue. There are a variety of options for monetizing your streams. At BoxCast, there are two main ways our organizations make money from their broadcasts.

1. Setting ticket prices to watch an event

2. Displaying ads and sponsor overlays

In this post, we're going to talk about the first method: ticketing viewers.

At BoxCast, we believe that your live streamed events should be as similar as possible to your in-person events. If you sell tickets to watch your in-person event, you should be able to sell tickets to the live streamed event as well. BoxCast makes it possible and easy.

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How to Add a Scoreboard to Your Sports Live Stream

July 10, 2018

This post talks about the various ways you can add scoreboard overlays to your live stream on your website, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or Periscope. It's part of our series on sports live streaming.

Arguably the most important part of recreating the in-person experience of a game is letting your viewers see the score. If viewers don't know who is winning or losing the game will be tough to follow, especially if they tune into a broadcast in the middle.

For that reason, it's important for sports broadcasters to find a way to add a scoreboard to their live streams. Here's a few ways to do it.

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The Best Live Video Switchers (Mixers) for Beginners

July 06, 2018

This post covers the best video switchers for starting to live stream with multiple camera angles. It's part of our series on live streaming equipment.

When it's time to level up your live stream from one camera to more than one camera, your production setup adds an additional piece of equipment: a video switcher.

A video switcher allows you to bring in multiple feeds (camera, audio, presentation slides, etc) and choose which feed to send live at any given moment.

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Live Streaming Spotlight: Redeemer Church

July 05, 2018

Customer: Redeemer Church- Madison, GA

What they Stream: Church services

The Setup: 3 Cameras and ProPresenter into a video switcher into the BoxCaster

Destinations: Their Website, Facebook Live, and YouTube Live

We recently had the opportunity to speak with the team at Redeemer Church in Madison, Georgia about how they use BoxCast to live stream their worship services.

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Live Streaming Spotlight: Capital University

June 29, 2018

Customer: Capital University, Bexley, Ohio

What they Stream: Athletics

Live Streaming Goals: High-quality video to stay ahead of the curve

Destinations: Website, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope

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Live Streaming Spotlight: Media Tree

June 28, 2018

Customer: Media Tree, Muscatine, IA

What they Stream: A morning show based in a grocery store, highlighting the community

Live Streaming Goals: Engaging the community and marketing the grocery store

The Setup: Multiple Cameras to Sling Studio to RTMP

Destinations: Facebook Live, Periscope (Twitter), YouTube Live

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Chad Yocom, owner of Media Tree, a video production company in Muscatine, IA about how his team uses BoxCast to produce daily community shows for Hy-Vee grocery store.

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How to Stream for Multi-Site Churches

June 22, 2018

This post talks about how to send a live broadcast of a service or sermon from one church campus to others with a multi-site player. It's part of our series on Multi-Site Churches.

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BoxCast Named a 2018 Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio

June 20, 2018

This post talks about what makes BoxCast a great place to work in 2018. It's part of our series on BoxCast Culture.

BoxCast is ranked #30 on the Plain Dealer / cleveland.com list of 2018 Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio in the category of small companies.

BoxCast made the list in it's first year of eligibility, after passing the minimum team size to qualify for the rankings.

The inclusion on this year's list is a validation of what we already know: An incredible team, strong company values, and fast-paced growth make BoxCast a great place to go to work everyday.

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How to Archive Live Streams

June 13, 2018

This post covers how to archive previously streamed broadcasts easily for on-demand playback. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

We know that streaming video content live is valuable to viewers who are unable to attend an event in person. However, in many cases, the archives of those broadcasts can be just as important for viewers as the live video.

For that reason, it's important to consider where your archived broadcasts will be available for on-demand playback and how you’re going to get them there.

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How to Integrate BoxCast with ProPresenter

June 07, 2018

Thousands of organizations use ProPresenter for enhancing events with top quality presentations and production elements. This post will teach you how to set up your workflow to integrate BoxCast and ProPresenter. It's part of our series on BoxCast Integrations.

Because BoxCast uses the BoxCaster to encode video, there's no need to purchase an additional computer to stream. While setups may vary by case, here's the most  basic way to integrate ProPresenter and BoxCast to stream high production video using these two powerful tools.

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