Introduction To Live Streaming With BridTV
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Introduction to live streaming with BridTV

As the market of online video continues to thrive, more and more businesses are hopping on the Live Streaming bandwagon. With the Live Streaming option publishers can to rely on BridTV’s new technology to create and stream their own live streams, utilizing the BridTV video player. There’s also additional branding with the customized player skin, as well as the ability to monetize live stream with pre-roll video ads. Furthermore, infrastructure is completely provided by BridTV and is super-fast and easy to set it up.

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One of the key benefits here is the possibility to create multiple renditions in different sizes via live encoding. In other words, with BridTV’s tech, multiple renditions are encoded instantly, allowing you to determine the video quality depending on your bandwidth / connection / platform. Naturally, the better the bandwidth, the better the video quality. Meanwhile, BridTV also offers HLS.

The system is straightforward (explained in details here). Videos and events are streamed and recorded automatically. The same video will then show up in the CMS as a Video-on-Demand (VOD) automatically – Note: only one rendition can be recorded.

The newly integrated Livestream option is used for streaming live events, which you or your company can broadcast. In order to publish that livestream event through our player a client such as Wirecast is required to broadcast it. Once again, our system encodes your event in real-time, in multiple renditions and formats and streams it through our content delivery network to assure the best possible quality for viewers.

Currently the service does not support simulcast, however this is something we have in our dev queue and we are working hard to make it available in one of our deploys. Please note that this is a feature for premium users who have a large bandwidth consumption. Another important note is that BridTV does not charge for any streaming server logic or encoding – we charge only for the bandwidth consumed.

There’s an additional tech to utilize that’s similar to live streaming and the setup is straightforward. For any extra info and FAQs, please refer to the comprehensive setup guide on how to start up a live stream here.

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