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Video Broadcasting

There are many factors to be considered when analyzing different methods for delivering online video, including operating costs, infrastructure investment, video quality, and user experience. Streaming companies have had to constantly re-tool their technology as the growth in viewership increases.

Increase in Viewers to Online access:

Significant consumer demand for online videos has grown to more than 50% of online consumers. This means that 1/2 of the video content viewed today is now accessed via the Internet. DVR and DVD platforms also continue to grow and become more widespread with the usage of on-demand video broadcasting. Live video broadcasting is now experiencing a premier worldwide development that crosses all borders and has created competition that continues to help everybody from the small video production house to the large network stations.

Future

Most of the current technologies for Streaming Media Broadcasting seems to have been developed over the last 5-10 years or so and is up, running, and available to both the corporate world as well as for personal use. A direction that seems inevitable in the near future is moving towards Internet Broadcasting being delivered for TV viewing instead of just the PC.

Broadcast Online

An inexpensive hosting company like AWcast.com is a good choice if you are looking for webcasting services to Broadcast Live Online. They are a high quality streaming media solution. AWcast is the least expensive and highest quality in the market today. There are no forced logos, banners or ads and they offer 24/7 technical support.


More Reading:

Top 31 free alternatives to YouTube video hosting sites
http://chaos-laboratory.com/2007/08/30/top-31-free-alternatives-to-youtube-video-hosting-sites

Faith Based Streaming
http://www.audiovideoweb.com/faith-based-streaming.php

The Top 5 Video Streaming Websites
http://www.techsupportalert.com/top-5-video-streaming-websites.htm

Resource for Multiple Streaming Media Hosting Solutions
http://hostingstreamingmedia.com/resources

 

Pay Per View Streaming

With Pay-Per-View (PPV) technology combined with streaming media delivery you are able to directly monetize your content and cover your streaming costs.

There are many different options available for doing PPV online. Many hosts do a profit share type model and offer free or a reduced price for hosting your content in exchange for a percentage of the profits. While these may look good upfront with low or no cost to you they can make a large impact in your profits if your event is successful.

Example 1

Most free hosting ppv systems do a 50/50 revenue split. If you have a 2 hour event and charge $3.95 per viewer and 10,000 people sign up you would be looking at $39,500 total revenue. This would mean that you paid $19,750 for the hosting of the event after the split. If you compare this to paid services that offer PPV without revenue share you will quickly see the difference in cost.

Example 2

A company like Audiovideoweb.com offers a Pay Per View add-on for a fixed cost of $39.95 per month on top of a hosting package. They do not take any percentages of your sales and all funds go direct to you through the payment processors. In this scenario you would be looking at a total bandwidth usage of 4TB. This would place you in a hosting package costing $1853.95. you would save a total of $17,856.10 if you compare it to Example 1 above. 

Comparison

By paying for the hosting in Example 2 you would walk away with a $37,606.10 profit for your event instead of $19,750 in the Example 1 scenario.  It is recommended that you research your options before doing an event as free isn’t always free when you look at the big picture.

Security Through Authentication

For security you will want to make sure your host is offering a serverside security system. Stay away from any system that allows you to set up ppv with a different host. If they do not have control of the streaming servers chances are they are simply masking the link that they give to viewers. This is incredibly easy to bypass and your PPV event will not succeed when users are watching for free. Always look for a solution where you can get your hosting and PPV from the same provider and be sure and ask the provider how the content is protected.


More Reading

History of Pay Per View
http://www.payperviewsource.com/pay-per-view-overview

Pay-Per-View Services — Flash & Windows
http://www.live-webcasting-internet-broadcasting.com/links-payperview.html

 

The Internet & Live Broadcasting

A live webcast is a streaming media presentation that can be viewed over the internet in real time.  It can be audio or video or a combination of both. 

This is a great way to reach a large audience who can watch your broadcast in the comfort of their home or office! With many companies cutting back on travelling expenses, it is a way for them to host meetings or training sessions for their employees across the world.  Anyone who has an internet connection can log in to watch a live webcasting event. 

It used to be that live webcasts were mainly large events, such as concerts or sporting events.  But now you’ll see all kinds of companies and individuals who are utilizing a live webcasting platform.  You’ll find many churches on line that broadcast their weekly services as well as many internet radio stations.  Colleges and Universities offer online classes streamed live, as well as graduations and team sports. 

A live webcast can be posted to a blog or added to a social media site with a simple link enabling your end users to connect and tune in to hear/see what you have to say.

Broadcast Online

An inexpensive hosting company like AWcast.com is a good choice if you are looking for Webcasting Services to Broadcast Live Online. They are a high quality streaming media solution. AWcast is the least expensive and highest quality in the market today. There are no forced logos, banners or ads and they offer 24/7 technical support.

 

More Reading:

How to setup and implement a Live Webcast
http://www.live-webcasting-internet-broadcasting.com/how-to-live-webcast.html

How to Set Up a Livestream Broadcast Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPdu9srDlus