Pre-Roll Screenshot

Now that school’s out of session, many athletic departments find that they have a bit more time on your hands. If that’s the case for you, we have a special summer project that will add an extra element to your live video stream: a custom pre-event video.

With BoxCast’s recent software update, there are now more options than ever before to customize your video player [see image below ]. One of these options is the pre-event video.

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What does DOES A PRE-EVENT VIDEO mean FOR YOU?

Instead of merely showing your viewers a black screen before the action starts, you now have an opportunity to share a looped video or an image before every event. It’s an opportunity to entertain and/or educate your viewers while they await the start of your broadcast.

Here are some ideas to make the most of it:

  • Make a highlight reel from the 10 plays of 2015-16.
  • Tell the story of your team/school’s history.
  • Borrow the commercial your team/school uses for televised games.
  • Sell the spot to sponsor(s) and the streaming will be paid for.

How does it work?

You can opt to have the same video play before all of your events or play a different video for each event. Below, we describe both options:

One video for all events:

  • Log into your BoxCast Dashboard
  • On the left, click “Embed”
  • Under “Select Display Options” click “Advanced Settings”
  • Check the box for Custom Pre-Event Video
  • Enter a URL to a video file (MP4, M3U8) that you host on your web server. Please note YouTube video links will not work.
  • Copy and Paste the generated embed code into your web site

One video for one event:

  • Log into your BoxCast Dashboard
  • Find the event you’d like to have the pre-roll video for
  • On the right, click the Embed Code button [ </> ]
  • Under “Select Display Options” click “Advanced Settings”
  • Check the box for Custom Pre-Event Video
  • Enter a URL to a video file (MP4, M3U8) that you host on your web server. Please note YouTube video links will not work
  • Copy and paste the generated embed code into your web site

This customizable pre-event video is just one of the new features of the dashboard. For a more comprehensive list of everything you can now do, check out 6 Awesome Features of the New BoxCast Dashboard.


Published by Mike Donlin on June 02, 2016 in Sports

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