Live Video Broadcasting? Why Not?
Live video is a great way to engage your audience. Users watch more than 300 million videos every month. Here are some video services that can work for you

Live video is a great way to engage your audience. Users watch more than 300 million videos every month. Here are some live video services that can work for you.

Justin.tv is an easy way to create live video and show anyone in the world what’s happening right now. Using only a laptop, you can share your event, class, party or thoughts, live, to anyone in over 250 countries while they chat in real-time with you and with other viewers. Justin.tv makes it fun, easy and fast to gather and engage with a live audience. Justin.tv has 3,380 channels. You can choose to make your channel public or private, you choose.

They have Live Channels for:

  • Producers
  • Mobile
  • Social
  • Entertainment
  • Gaming
  • Sports
  • News & Events
  • Animals
  • Science & Tech
  • More +

Ustream.tv is a live interactive broadcast platform. Anyone with an internet connection and a camera can start engaging with their family, friends or fans anytime, anywhere. Millions of Ustream users view and broadcast a wide variety of content, from high school sporting events to red carpet movie premieres. Their premium membership is only $3.99 a month. You can set a button to remind viewers of when your broadcast airs, include pay per view, custom mobile apps, Ustream for Facebook and mobile devices, etc. depending on the services you choose.

They have Live Channels for:

  • News
  • Campaign 2012
  • Pets & Animals
  • Entertainment
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Tech
  • Gaming
  • Education
  • Spirituality
  • More +

New LiveStream is an innovative new platform that combines live video with real-time photos, text, and video clip updates. The technology supports live blogging all executed with ease using the real-time posting tools from both mobile and the web. Features on the New Livestream include an improved video player and an array of new tools that allow more people to discover your event, interact with it and share it across the web.

The service is available for free (advertising-supported) or as a feature-rich, monetizable, premium service for business ($45 a month and $269 a month)

Their Channels:

  • The New York Times
  • SpaceX
  • CNET
  • MADE Fashion Week
  • Music
  • News
  • Past Events

If you’re interested in streaming video I suggest you go out to see these channels and how they work. I will have more on video equipment and best practices coming. Happy Videoing!

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