Local Government Live Streaming

How to Stream Government  Meetings to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Twitter

This post addresses streaming public meetings to multiple destinations including Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Periscope (Twitter). It's part of our series on local government live streaming.

Streaming council meetings on your website is a great start to public meeting transparency. However, as more and more platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter announce the ability to stream live video, you may be wondering how to take advantage. The good news is you don’t have to create separate streams for those locations. Instead, you can use an easy technique called simulcasting.

Simulcasting is the ability to send one stream to multiple locations, in fact, to a limitless number of locations. In this article, we’ll look look at how simulcasting works on the BoxCast platform.

If you are still trying to figure out whether or not your local government should be streaming to places like Facebook Live and YouTube Live, you might want to check out this, this, or this.

On the BoxCast dashboard, simulcasting is easy. With direct integrations with YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and Periscope, you can stream to those locations in the click of a button.

Simulcasting to Facebook Live

Simulcasting To YouTube Live

Simulcasting To Periscope (Twitter)


Streaming to Other Destinations 

With BoxCast, you can stream to any streaming destination that will take an RTMP feed. To set up a stream to another location, simply jump onto that platform and grab the “server URL” and the “stream key.” When you set up your BoxCast broadcast, click “other RTMP” as the destination and input those fields. To learn more about broadcasting to Periscope, check out this article.

 

Final Thoughts + Further Reading

Streaming to multiple platforms can be a great way to maximize your viewership and reach audiences everywhere. With BoxCast, the process is easy. To find out more about what you should be looking for in a live streaming service for your local government, check out our Buyer's Guide to Live Video Streaming for Local Government.

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