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    3 Things You Need to Start Live Streaming

    May 04, 2021

    If you’re reading this post, you probably understand the importance of live streaming, but you may not know exactly what you need to get up and running. Totally understandable! 

    If you’re a first-time broadcaster, live streaming can seem incredibly technical, complicated, or even overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you really only need three things to get started:

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    Stream Strong, with a Service That Scales

    August 14, 2020

    Nowadays, live streaming is becoming a necessity for organizations that want to reach sizable remote audiences. If yours is a large organization with numerous employees working in various locations, you may already know how important streaming is for staying connected to staff — especially for all-company, monthly, quarterly, and annual meetings. Or perhaps your organization just needs to broadcast special events to a lot of viewers watching at home. 

    Additionally, if your organization has a great deal of events happening at the same time, you may need to stream them simultaneously. When folks can’t gather in large numbers, concurrent broadcasting like this is key for keeping remote viewers engaged. Overall, however you use live streaming, if you have scads of people tuning in from different areas, you need to ensure that your service is incredibly reliable to maintain the professionalism your brand requires.

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    BoxCast Flow vs. RTMP: A Comparison of Streaming Protocols 

    January 30, 2019

    You’re watching a video online. It plays for a couple of seconds, and then it starts to buffer. This can be frustrating for any type of video content — especially if you’re watching a live broadcast, because now you’ve missed seconds, or minutes, of an event you can no longer experience in the moment.

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    State of Live Streaming in 2019: Last 5 Years + Next 5 Years

    January 02, 2019

    In this post, we'll reflect on the major trends in live streaming over the last five years. Then we'll make some predictions on how the industry will continue to develop into the future.

    In 2018, BoxCast celebrated its 5th Birthday 🥳 !

    It's been a wild ride so far. The live streaming landscape going into 2019 barely resembles that of 2013. It's a fast-paced world, but that's what makes it so exciting.

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    Why You'll Love BoxCast’s Low-Latency Preview

    March 15, 2017

    There’s a lot on the line when it comes to live video streaming. First you have to do the work required to make sure your in-person event goes off without a hitch. Then you've got to ensure that everyone tuning in online has a good experience, too.

    A lot of one-to-many streaming solutions have an inherent latency that exists between when something happens in real life and when it's shown in the broadcast.

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