How to Collect Donations with Your Live Stream

August 09, 2018

This post covers how you can use your live stream to monetize your events with donations and fundraising. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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Live Streaming Spotlight: Kent State University

August 01, 2018

 

Customer: Kent State University

What they Stream: Division 1 sports, school events

The Setup: Multiple setups and workflows depending on event to the BoxCaster Pro

Destinations: Website

 

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Jason Forbes, Senior Media Specialist at Kent State University, a Division 1 school in Kent, Ohio about how they use the BoxCaster Pro to stream athletics and school events.

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How to Get Live DVR for Your Live Stream

July 27, 2018

This post covers how to allow viewers to DVR your live stream so that they can jump to different sections of the stream while it's live. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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How to Stream to Multiple Destinations at Once: Intro To Simulcasting

July 25, 2018

This post talks about how you can send your live stream to multiple destinations like Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Periscope (Twitter), your website, AppleTV, Roku, and many other platforms at once. At BoxCast, we call this 'Simulcasting'. It's part of our series on BoxCast Tech.

'Simulcasting' is the name for live streaming to multiple destinations (your website, Facebook Live, AppleTV, etc.) at once.

If you're live streaming the same video content to your website and to YouTube at the same time, we would say 'your live stream is being simulcast to your website and YouTube' or 'you are simulcasting your broadcast to two destinations.'

It's just a term to help define that form of multi-destination digital broadcasting in a world where there are many places on the internet to send your live stream.

With that definition out of the way, let's dive into the value of simulcasting.

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Live Streaming Spotlight: U21 Deaf World Basketball

July 19, 2018

Customer: USA Deaf Basketball Federation

What they Stream: 10-day basketball tournament

Live Streaming Goals: Broadcasting the world championships to fans around the world

The Setup: Canon VIXIA HF G40 into the BoxCaster with scoreboard overlays via the BoxCast Wireless Scoreboard Adapter

Destination: Website

We had the opportunity to go onsite to visit with Stephen DaSilva and the USADBF Organizing Committee. We learned about how they used BoxCast to stream the U21 Deaf World Basketball Championships to their fans around the world.

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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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