How to Choose the Best Live Video Streaming Solution

January 24, 2017

This post addresses how to go about finding the best live streaming solution. It's part of our series on how to start live streaming.

The secret’s out: There’s immense power in live video streaming.

When organizations like schools, sports leagues, churches, or municipalities, decide to stream, they no longer confine their events to the spaces in which they're held; instead, streaming allows people to watch from wherever they are.

There are several different streaming providers to choose from. Evaluating each one and navigating the differences between them can be overwhelming. This post outlines six key features to consider when evaluating different streaming solutions.

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6 Benefits of Using Church Online Platform

October 12, 2016

The world is more connected than ever. Let’s connect it with Christ.

These are the words that greet you on Church Online Platform’s website. It’s true – we spend an increasing amount of time connecting with people online, whether it be friends and family on Facebook or colleagues on LinkedIn. In a world where technology is so readily at our fingertips, why not use it to grow closer to Christ?

Church Online Platform makes this easy to do. Founded on the idea that “church” isn’t confined to a building, this free platform leverages technology to build a community that extends beyond one location. In doing so, they’ve been able to engage more people in ministry and reach seekers that may never have otherwise had an encounter with Christ.

As a BoxCast customer, it’s clear that your ministry is aligned with this mission. As you look to amplify your church’s impact, consider these six beneficial features of Church Online Platform:

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Live Streaming Spotlight: The College of Staten Island

March 30, 2016

Customer: College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY

What they Stream: Athletic Events

Live Streaming Goals: Engaging fans and students

The Setup: Single camera into the BoxCaster with announcer audio

Destinations: BoxCast.tv

We recently spoke with David Pizzuto, the Associate Athletic Director/Sports Information Director at The College of Staten Island (CUNY) about his experience streaming with BoxCast.

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Video Streaming Platform: The Features You Need

March 16, 2016

Since its founding, customer satisfaction has been at the forefront of BoxCast’s priority list. In our tireless efforts to create the best live video streaming company in the world, we set out to improve the entire BoxCast broadcaster experience.

Enter BoxCast’s new and enhanced broadcaster dashboard.

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[INTERVIEW:] How This Devoted Church Conquered Its Snowstorm Problem

March 01, 2016

We love doing what we do because it allows people to share in moments that they couldn’t have otherwise.

Brandon Lovelace of Parkwood Baptist Church (NC) opened up to us about the ways that BoxCast has helped him reach his community members, even when snowstorms or thousands of miles keep them from attending church.

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4 Super Simple Ways to Promote Your Live Video Stream

February 17, 2016

This post talks about four different ways that you can promote your live streams. It's part of our series on how to start live streaming.

The big day of your event has arrived. You and your team have done everything you can to ensure that the event goes flawlessly. As an added service to your community – both near and far – you’ve decided to live video stream it.

The event goes even better than you had imagined it would, yet upon reviewing your live stream stats, you see that nobody tuned in to watch it. What went wrong?

Chances are, you didn’t properly get the word out: you forgot to market your stream.

Promoting your event will require a bit of planning, but the four tips below show you how easy it can be.

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Live Streaming Spotlight: Bridgewater State University

November 23, 2015

Customer: Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

What they stream: Basketball, football, soccer, field hockey and volleyball games

Live Streaming Goals: To reach fans

The Setup: Camera into TriCaster Mini (for production) into the BoxCaster

Destinations: Website

This month, we were lucky enough to chat with Glenn Gonsalves, the Associate Director of Athletics and Recreation Operations at Bridgewater State University (MA). He and his team were early to the streaming game, having started seven years ago. They made the switch to BoxCast earlier this year and aren't looking back.

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Did Yahoo! fumble the NFL's first live-streaming experiment?

November 02, 2015

NFL’s first global live-streaming experiment: A touchdown or fumble?  

As far as gambles go, the NFL’s first live-streamed, online game was a relatively low-risk experiment.  
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[Interview]: Can Live Video Streaming Stengthen Your Church Community?

August 13, 2015

Deciding whether to incorporate live video streaming into one's ministry is a complex decision that is facing more and more church leaders around the country. Video streaming is a wonderful tool to better engage communities and touch more lives, but determining if it's right for you can be overwhelming.

It can be helpful to hear from other customers when deciding whether to use a service. In this post, Pastor Charles Moore from First Baptist Summit (Summit, OK) explains why he has found BoxCast to be a wonderful solution for his needs and how streaming his services has brought his community closer together than ever before.

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Why Your Ministry Needs a Strong Social Media Presence

July 02, 2015

Pastors around the country are rapidly discovering the importance of social media.

Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter are no longer solely geared to college students; now, they’re how people of all ages communicate. Church leaders, in their unique position to spread God’s word, have begun to use these platforms to their advantage.

This post articulates why – when it comes to your ministry – social media is here to stay.

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