There are many platforms to perform internet streaming, but we can make two big distinctions:
- Free streaming platforms.
- Paid streaming platforms.
Free platforms: the main virtue of these free servers it is precisely that, that they are free, too they work well to distribute your streaming through social networks quickly since they have lists of subscribers or followers to send your streaming to. All this provided that you grant them the rights to your content and allow them to monetize it. For example, YouTube Live is free, but you waive the rights to distribute your content. Too you lose any control over ads and comments shown. Ask yourself if you are interested in having ads from other brands shown during your event broadcast. Music is a determining factor. If during the event you want to broadcast music that is out of your control is going to sound, it must be borne in mind that if we choose to stream through a free platform such as Youtube Live, we can see our restricted issue and even blocked, for not having the copyright of said music.
Las plataformas de pago.Existen decenas de empresas que ofertan sus plataformas para realizar streaming de vídeo en directo o en diferido. Cinco de las principales plataformas de streaming son:
DaCast, Livestream, Ustream, Wowza y Brightcove.
The main advantages of these platforms streaming are that allow you to control and manage your broadcast in a personalized way. All have video API, this feature helps to ensure a quick and easy integration of streaming in any web space and thus be able to broadcast from your own platform. Other options that they integrate are that you can customize the player, adapt resolutions, qualities, formats, etc. You can also manage payments per view, the water hand, obtain detailed analysis of the emission, user statistics, geo-restriction.
It is also very important to have the Customer Support offered by these streaming platforms the 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The main drawback of these video broadcast platforms is that they offer you these services in exchange for a price, it is also true that currently the competition between them helps to keep prices low by offering high quality video transmission at a very cost. restrained.
In short, both options have their pros and cons, it all comes down to the needs that your streaming requires, in either case you can count on Bideon-streaming to advise you and stream your event.