Watch Live Streaming Pros’ NAB Livestream for the Latest in Live Video Tech

At NAB, we’re demonstrating the power of live by streaming the largest broadcasting trade show to viewers around the world. Livestream is thrilled to sponsor and host the Live Streaming Pros’ NAB broadcast at the Livestream booth from April 23-27. No matter where you are – on site or around the world – you can watch our NAB livestream for the latest products, releases, and insights from the world’s leading live video brands.

If you’re attending NAB this year, be sure to stop by booth C1707 where you can see the show – and how it’s produced and streamed – up close. The Live Streaming Pros will be broadcasting live with our best-in-class Studio software and the Mevo live event camera, and streaming to YouTube and Facebook Live on the Livestream platform.

In addition to interviews with the leading minds in tech, Live Streaming Pros will be giving away a Mevo live event camera every day, with a grand prize drawing for Livestream’s new 3-camera kit.

Here are some exciting highlights you won’t want to miss:

NAB Livestream Kick-Off
Our week-long coverage starts at the source: Livestream’s mobile studio on the NAB floor. Tune in on Sunday, April 23 at 3pm PST for a preview of what’s in store and to hear about Livestream’s big NAB product announcements from our Co-Founder Max Haot.

Shure Blogger Cheryl Jennison-DaProza
Shure is leading the world in audio equipment, from microphones and antennas to mixers and more. Join Luria Petrucci on Monday, April 24 at 10:45am PST for an intimate chat with Shure staff blogger Cheryl Jennison-DaProza for exciting updates from the Shure team.

AmpLive Demonstration
If you build it, will they watch? Growing your live event audience is one of the biggest challenges facing broadcasters today. On Tuesday, April 25 at 2:45pm PST, tune in to learn how AmpLive is helping brands expand their reach and a must-see demonstration of their newest growth technology.

Wherever you’re tuning in, Livestream and Live Streaming Pros’ will be on hand to bring you the latest news from NAB. There’s still more to come this week, so be sure to check Live Streaming Pros’ NAB page for the latest show schedule.

Marketing Best Practices: Why Not Just Stream To Facebook Live?

While Facebook Live should be a part of your overall livestreaming strategy, it’s important to diversify your distribution channels. A few things to consider as you build your live video strategy:

Variety is the Spice of Life: Go To Facebook (But Go Everywhere Else Too)

Most brands do not post updates to only one social media network. Similarly, why only stream your video to one platform? Facebook Live is an easy-to-use tool but should be considered but one tool in your diverse streaming distribution tool box. While there are one billion people in the world on Facebook, that means there are another seven billion NOT on Facebook. With Livestream you can also use tools like Livestream Audience Booster to reach people around the web with your stream on sites like ESPN and CNN. Build a strategy that reaches your audience in a number of different locations. Using syndication tools like those built into the Livestream platform, you don’t have to pick and choose. You can push content to all platforms at once and ensure you’re not missing key segments of your audience.

Convert Facebook Viewers Into Your Audience + Customers

While Facebook has the reach, your ultimate goal should be getting people back to your website. Turn viewers into traffic by hyping or sampling content on Facebook Live while encouraging them to head back to your page. Additionally, if you are using cookie tracking or retargeting in your marketing strategy, you can only track the people watching video on your site. By driving Facebook audiences back to your site you can collect much more information about your audience. And, of course, you can turn your audience into that most important outcome that you are hoping for – customers of your business!

Control The Message

With Facebook Live, you don’t have as much control over the viewing experience. Watching your video in a fully branded portal with custom calls to action is more likely to convert. Viewers are less likely to be distracted by notifications or other things happening on the platform. In fact, based on a recent survey we conducted, viewers prefer to engage content on a branded destination for just that reason. 40% of audiences want to watch live video NOT on social media, but at a dedicated web destination.

Shifting Sands

What Facebook undeniably has, and what won’t change in the near future, is reach. Streaming to Facebook Live immediately gives you access to millions of eyeballs where they already are, which is good marketing distribution 101.

In the past two years, Facebook’s algorithm has changed 24 times – an average of one update per month. Marketers and brands never know how Facebook’s feed algorithm will shift in the future, making it an unsteady place to build a brand or content strategy on its own. As all social media platforms change based on audience interests and behavior, it’s hard to build a reliable strategy when you don’t control the platform.

Support + Quality

A stream on Facebook is not optimized for large-screen or high-quality viewership. Video quality is the most important factor for 67% of viewers when watching a livestream broadcast.

If there are any issues with your stream – or your stream is taken down for any reason – there is no one to call at any large social media platform. Many large companies stream on multiple platforms to account for any outages caused by electricity, bandwidth, or the platform. When streaming to more than one player/platform, you have a back up to direct your audience to in case of emergency. Additionally, dedicated streaming platforms like Livestream offer round the clock support for Premium and Enterprise customers. If you have issues with your stream, we’re a phone call away.


Our free guide, “Live Streaming for Social Media,” is the perfect crash course for organizations of any size. Download the guide to learn:

  • How to connect with viewers on Facebook Live and other social media platforms.
  • Why Facebook Live should be part – but not all – of your live streaming strategy.
  • How to stream to Facebook Live.
  • How to analyze the success of your live video.

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