sports live streaming Blog Posts

    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 Camera Angles for Every Sport

    August 11, 2020

    Fans love being able to see their favorite teams play live, even when they can’t be there in person. But nobody likes the experience of watching a poorly shot game. Capturing footage that's too far from the action, doesn’t follow the ball, or is zoomed in too close is a surefire way to upset fans and keep them from watching your future streams.

    In this post, we discuss the ideal camera angle for every sport. 

    Note: If you want to take your broadcasts to the next level, we suggest switching between multiple camera angles. In those instances, you’ll need a video switcher; here’s everything you’ll need to know about multi-cam live streaming.

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    How to Add a Scoreboard to Your Sports Live Stream

    May 13, 2019

    Arguably the most important part of recreating the in-person experience of a game is letting your viewers see the score. If fans don't know who's winning or losing, your game's going to be tough to follow — especially for those who start watching in the middle of your broadcast.

    For that reason, it's crucial for sports broadcasters to find a way to add a scoreboard to their live streams. Here are a few ways you can do it.

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    The Equipment You Need to Add Announcer Audio to Your Live Sports Streams

    May 06, 2019

    This post talks about the audio equipment needed to add announcers to your broadcast. It's part of our series on sports live streaming.

    Live sports aren't nearly the same without announcers. We're used to hearing the greats like Al Michaels and Bob Costas call the games while we enjoy the action on the field. If you're a football fan, you have to love listening to Jon Gruden's expert insight and analysis during Monday Night Football games, right?

    If you're live streaming your games, you'll want to add announcer audio because it enhances the viewers' experience.

    So, how do you easily add announcer audio to your live streams? This post, drawing from insights shared in How to Add Announcer Audio to Your Live Stream, provides you with a short list of equipment we recommend you buy if you want to add announcer audio to your sports streams.

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    How Do I Set Up a Single Camera Stream for Baseball?

    January 24, 2019

    This post covers the equipment you need to start streaming a baseball game with a single camera. It's part of our series on sports live streaming.

    I can't think of many things better than grabbing a cold drink and some peanuts before settling down to watch a baseball game for a few hours on  beautiful summer day. The sun in my face and the roar of the crowd — I love it.

    But what happens if, as a fan, I can’t make it to my favorite team’s games? Many schools have solved this exact problem by streaming their games live. If you’re looking to stream your baseball or softball games, this post outlines everything you’ll need.

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    What’s the Best Frame Rate and Shutter Speed for Sports Video?

    September 19, 2018

    This post explains why frame rate and shutter speed are so important when it comes to capturing sports video and makes suggestions for the optimum settings. It's part of our series on sports live streaming.

    If you’re in the videography space, you know that producing sports video is unlike anything else. There’s more movement and intense action, meaning that there’s more to miss if you’re not shooting the games correctly.

    This post dives into two important factors to keep in mind when filming sports games: frame rate and shutter speed.

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    The 4 Reasons Basketball is the Best Sport to Stream

    October 25, 2017

    This post talks about the audio equipment needed to add announcers to your broadcast. It's part of our series on sports live streaming.

    There’s little sports fans love more than passionately fighting about issues that have no real winner: the best sports team, the best sports city, the best sport. (All answers are obviously secondary to the Cavaliers, Cleveland, basketball).

    Though those topics may be heavily contested, there's one thing we're certain of: when it comes to streaming, basketball is easiest. 

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    3 Big Reasons Your High School Needs To Be Live Streaming

    May 03, 2017

    This post talks about the benefits of streaming for sports including creating revenue, increasing engagement, and involving students. It's part of our series on sports live streaming.

    Sports streaming is taking the world by storm. Think of any pro sports game you’ve wanted to watch. If you can’t get tickets to the game, you watch it live. If it’s not on TV, chances are that you can find the game streaming online. Live streaming makes every game that much more accessible to fans, wherever they are.

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