Livestream Learn Recap: Stream to Multiple Destinations with Simulcast

This week on Livestream Learn, Product Manager Matt Newberg demonstrated our newest feature: Simulcast with Livestream. Simulcast from the Livestream Platform lets you stream to multiple destinations from a single source. Enable Simulcast on all of your events in your Livestream account settings, or on an event-by-event basis within your event editor.

With Simulcast, Premium and Enterprise customers can reach viewers across multiple live platforms. Stream to Livestream and Facebook Live simultaneously, or YouTube Live, Twitch, and Periscope at the same time with a single stream to the Livestream platform. Simulcast works with your existing workflow, requiring less bandwidth from your network by streaming to each platform in the cloud.

What are the benefits of streaming to multiple destinations? Streaming to other platforms expands your reach, bringing new viewers to your content.

Premium and Enterprise users can embed the Livestream player on their own website, and Simulcast to drive traffic back to their own properties. Livestream Analytics shows you who is watching your Livestream event or live player embed, as well as where in the world they’re tuning in, and on what device. Livestream’s VOD functionality ensures the highest-quality version of your stream will be available to download after your live event has ended. Additionally, Premium and Enterprise users have access to Livestream’s Customer Support team seven days a week.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO LEARN:

  • How to stream to multiple destinations from a single source.
  • How to integrate Simulcast into your existing Livestream workflow.
  • Why streaming to multiple destinations can help you grow your audience.
  • Why Livestream is the best place to maintain your live video content.

Live Event Trends from Convene and Livestream

Planning an event is about creating a memorable experience for your attendees and generating return-on-investment for your business. In this webinar we explored event trends with Convene, a New York-based “workplace-as-a-service” platform. Convene partners with 70% of New York’s Fortune companies to plan meetings, events, and conferences, which means they know what event marketers and planners can expect in 2018.

Read on to discover next year’s top live event trends.

1. Immersive Event Experiences

In 2018, you want to leave your event attendees feeling wowed. Events should be exciting, fresh, and new. You want your attendees to walk away – or close their browser – and feel that they had a unique, transformational experience. According to Convene’s Julie Starr, this is called an “immersive event experience.”

Follow these pro tips to create an immersive event experience:

Know Your Audience
Understand who you’re targeting and who you’re communicating with. Get really specific! Who are your attendees? Millennials at their first job? More senior executives? Once you understand your attendees – or the ‘who’ of your event – you can focus on setting a meeting theme or through line.

Set a Meeting Theme  
The most successful events have a strong theme. The theme or through line is the ‘what’ of your event – what you want to communicate to your event attendees. This theme can be expressed through the content, food, or design of the event to make it feel more immersive.

Design the Agenda
This is the fun part of planning your immersive event experience. When you lock down the ‘who’ and ‘what’ of your event, you can move on to hiring exhibitors and speakers, booking food and beverage vendors, and planning content. Think of this as the ‘how’ of your event. How you are going to make your event happen?

2. Technology-Assisted Collaborations

From interacting with employees in other locations, to event-specific hashtags and Instagram filters, technology has already made a major impact on how planners design meetings, as well as how they enable interaction at events.

2018’s top technology-assisted event collaborations will be social media integrations, livestreaming, augmented reality, and virtual reality. To create meaningful ROI, event marketers and event planners will need to continue to invest in new and creative event technologies.

Pro tip: Maximize usage of your technologies by alerting your guests to their existence. If you have a social media “wall” with real-time posts, mention it during a presentation or add related copy to your event materials. If you are livestreaming your event, make sure you promote the link across your desired marketing channels. Send emails, post on social media – do whatever you can to make sure that your audience knows you’re livestreaming.

3. The ROI of Livestreaming Your Events

Livestreaming allows you to amplify the power of your meetings and events outside of your physical space. This means reaching an exponentially larger audience than you would if you restricted your events to an in-person audience.

There are many ways to generate ROI with livestreaming. Streaming your events boosts future ticket sales, expands your brand reach, and even allows you to monetize with pay-per-view and subscription options.

Pro tip: Post and promote your broadcast after you’re done streaming. Your stream can generate ROI for as long as it lives online, providing value to your company or organization hours, days, months, and years after your event ends.

Download Convene’s Ebook to discover more 2018 trends.


Watch the video below to learn:

  • How to create immersive and innovative event experiences for your customers and prospects.
  • Best practices for using technology to boost engagement before, during, and after events.
  • Ways to boost your marketing event ROI.