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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Stay Connected to Your School Community

August 12, 2020

In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to your school community. Live streaming is an excellent way for schools to connect with parents, students, and supporters wherever they are — especially when they can’t attend events. Whether your school is holding classes in person or remotely, there are plenty of events worth streaming, and we’re here to make it easy for you to do so.

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The Best Action Cam for Live Streaming: Sony FDR-X3000

July 20, 2020

 

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How to Add a Pre-Roll Video to Your Live Stream

June 03, 2020

In this post, we'll show you three different ways to add a pre-roll video to your live stream: one using hardware, one using software, and one that's cloud based. 

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How to Live Stream Funeral Services

May 19, 2020

Whether due to public health concerns, being out of town, or other reasons, people can't always attend funerals in person. Live streaming gives friends and families the opportunity to be present virtually rather than miss the service.

In this post, we’ll show you the easiest way to stream funeral services, as well as the equipment you’ll need.

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5 Tips for Live Streaming to a Remote Audience

April 09, 2020

Live streaming helps make people part of the experience when they can’t be present. Here are 5 ways you can optimize your broadcasts to connect with a remote audience. 

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Extend Your Reach with RSS Feeds

March 18, 2020

If your organization is looking to repurpose content you're already livestreaming, sharing an RSS feed is an easy way to start. This post explains the various usage cases for BoxCast's RSS Feeds for Third-Party Applications.

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How to Add Automated Captions to Your Live Stream

August 23, 2019

This post explores the wider range of options for adding captions to your broadcast. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

Captioning your live video is an important step in making your content more accessible to your viewers. It also may be important to meet compliance standards for your organization.

More than 30 million Americans live with a form of hearing loss. Millions of others are illiterate, learning to read, or use English as a second language. More likely than not, some of these people are your viewers. 

In this post, we'll address your options for adding captions to your broadcast. Then we'll talk about how we do it at BoxCast.

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How to Re-Broadcast Your Live Streams

June 17, 2019

This post demonstrates the value of using Simulated Live. It's part of our series on BoxCast Features.

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. 

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How to Start Live Streaming: Equipment, Platforms, and More

March 26, 2019

 

This post is a live streaming overview for beginners. It’s the main post in our series on How to Start Live Streaming.

 

Back in 2013—when we started working with broadcasters—live streaming was limited and complicated. Creating great live video was a complex process and, for many organizations, the low-quality, low-impact results often didn't justify the hassle.

Now, live streaming is more approachable and more relevant for all.

While broadcasting content is easier than ever before, understanding all the many factors involved in the setup can still be overwhelming. The various hardware, software, and platform options can create a barrier to getting started.

Every day, members of our team consult on the live streaming setups of beginners and experts alike. This post condenses the internal knowledge that we've developed over the years to help those with little-to-no-experience with video or broadcasting wrap their heads around it all. It provides an overview and highlights potential pitfalls.

 

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