Conferencing and Meeting Video vs Live Video Streaming

August 22, 2018

This post covers the differences between live video streaming tools like BoxCast and live video meeting (or conferencing) tools like Webex,, Google Hangout, Skype, GoToMeeting, and Zoom. It's part of our series on How to Start Live Streaming.

Everyone knows the value of using the right tool for the right job. You wouldn't use a push mower to cut the grass on a 5 acre farm.

In the fast-paced world of live video, it can be tough to recognize the differences in separate types of tools for organizations.

Besides differences in individual platforms, there are actually two completely separate categories of live video tools:

  1. Live Video Meeting Tools
  2. Live Video Streaming Tools

If you're beginning your search for a live video platform for your organization, this post will help you understand which type of tool you need.

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How to Live Stream All-Company or Town Hall Meetings

August 16, 2018

This post talks about how to stream company town halls and all-employee meetings. It addresses the important factors to consider, including video quality and security. It's part of our series on Live Streaming Events.

Your all-company meetings are an important opportunity for alignment across teams. They are a chance to instill your culture and build momentum behind your strategy and vision.

If you have several offices or remote workers, it can be challenging to replicate the in-office energy of the event. A spotty Skype or GoToMeeting call is not the answer.

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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 Live Stream to Multiple Destinations at Once: What is 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, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. 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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This is Why Your City Council Meeting Attendance is Low

July 11, 2018

This post discusses the reasons that your city council meetings might be lacking in attendance. It also addresses some possible solutions. It's part of our series on local government live streaming.

Whether you're a council member, public information officer, or engaged citizen, you may have noticed a decline in the number of seats filled at your weekly public meetings.

Your local government isn’t alone in this struggle – low attendance is a regular concern of municipalities across the country.

As a part of my job, I’ve attended council meetings in various cities and have witnessed the problem firsthand. I’ve even shown up only to realize that I was the only non-government employee in attendance.

However, I’ve also had the opportunity to talk to residents. Time and time again, they’ve made it clear that they care about what’s going on in the community, but just can’t make it to council meetings in person.

This is what they’ve had to say about why that is....

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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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