BoxCast Team • June 17, 2019
With Simulated Live, you can reach audiences who missed the original stream by re-broadcasting recorded or uploaded broadcasts to any destination at any time. Organizations can use re-broadcasting to grow their viewership, protect their content, broadcast announcements, and increase their engagement on various social platforms.
In this post, we'll explain what Simulated Live is, and discuss the impact it can have on your organization's video strategy. Then we'll show you how it works.
It's important to distinguish between a recorded live stream and a simulated live stream. A recorded live stream is video content that has occurred in the past, and available for on-demand viewing at any time. Simulated Live, on the other hand, is a unique way to take a recorded video and display it as if it were live. The viewer experience is very similar to the original broadcast.
Work, travel, and busy schedules are all factors that can keep people from tuning into live streams. If you have viewers that can't watch your broadcasts live, re-broadcasting is a great way to catch them at a later date, and increase the broadcast's exposure altogether.
Live events are unpredictable, and not everyone is comfortable streaming without any buffer to correct mistakes. With Simulated Live, you can upload an edited version of your broadcast to BoxCast , and re-broadcast it to your audience later on.
If you have other recurring video, like weekly announcements, you can also use Simulated Live to broadcast that pre-recorded content to your community.
On social media, live video is far more engaging than recorded content. In fact, more than one in five Facebook Videos are Live, and are watched three times longer than pre-recorded videos. (Source: Go-Globe)
Similar to simulcasting, Re-broadcasting your live streams is a great way to increase your engagement on these platforms. If you are re-broadcasting to any social sites, we highly recommend you ensure someone is available to moderate any comments or live chat.
The process of creating a Simulated Live broadcast is very similar to scheduling a regular broadcast in the BoxCast Dashboard. Users can set a future date and time for their broadcast, and simulcast it to other social destinations like Facebook and YouTube.
Simulated Live gives broadcasters plenty of options to decide when they want to re-broadcast . They can set their live streams to re-broadcast before they go live, after the fact, or even while the event is broadcasting.
Here's how it works:
Re-broadcasting isn't the only thing you can do to enhance your broadcasts. Here's more on the little things that can take your live stream to the next level.
Happy Streaming 😃!