Dallas Live Streaming Company
Ethos Media is a Dallas live streaming company for hybrid events, concerts, press conferences, and much more. Any live streamed content will always be recorded in high quality HD, so that you can continue to make use of it well beyond the conclusion of the broadcast.
If live streaming for any kind of marketing purpose or to sell tickets, it is vital you have a campaign in place to promote your live stream in advance. If you don’t have a way to advertise a live stream, simply put, don’t do it. It won’t be worth the expense of your time or money. Live streaming is just like a movie premiere, and if there’s no advertising, there won’t be much in the way of live views. We can assist you with the promotion of a live stream if given at least a month’s notice to put together promotional media.
We want to see our clients be successful, which is why we’ll ask you about your choice of stream hosting platforms, ways to engage your audience during the broadcast, how you can use on-screen graphics for calls-to-action, and other elements to ensure you maximize your viewership and therefore your ROI.
In your stream, we can incorporate on-screen graphics, pre-recorded media, multiple cameras, virtual callers with two-way communication, and assist you with other ways to elevate your stream to broadcast-quality. Our team has worked on corporate broadcasts, live sports, concerts, seminars, news desks and more. You’re in the right place for live streaming anywhere out of the Dallas and Fort Worth area. Check out additional insight in live streaming logistics here!
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Our advice: Promote your live broadcast well in advance. Even the Avengers: End Game movie, which needed no promotion, still ran trailers and other forms of advertising. Don’t think you can have a successful live stream without promotion. Watch this video for more insight into live streaming.
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Streaming with Ethos Media
We’ll ask you about several things during the planning process of your live broadcast, but most importantly the event logistics. We need to know where your venue is, what AV and internet arrangements it has, if any, the timeframe of the broadcast, the nature of your content, and hosting platform. All of these things can play significantly into an estimate, expanding it in some areas and potentially reducing it in others where additional equipment and personnel on our end may not be necessary.
Here are some other brief insights into working with us you should know.
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In larger events, typically hosted in hotel ballrooms or other large venues, a separate event sound and lighting setup may be required. If this setup is already provided by your venue or a third-party vendor, we can typically interface with them to obtain the necessary sound and lighting requirements for your live stream broadcast.
If you are not already contracted with a provider for these things, additional fees may be required in order to secure the appropriate equipment and personnel. Our team will always inquire about these things in order to ensure we keep our estimate competitive will ensuring the broadcast has what it needs from a technical standpoint.
An Ethernet or hard-wire internet connection is always preferred in order to not only guarantee the best possible speed for live streaming, but it is also the most stable. In the absence of this connection, a Wi-Fi signal can be used, though it is important that this connection NOT be shared by many other devices in order to ensure connection stability.
If there is no Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection available, a private cellular hotspot connection can be established as an absolute last resort. To better maintain an interruption-free broadcast, we utilize a third party service provider with equipment that bonds multiple cellular internet signals from multiple carriers together to form one stronger and faster connection. This service is currently priced at $1,500/day but can be subject to change.
The setup required for a single-camera broadcast can and often is considerably simpler and more affordable than a multi-camera setup, which requires different equipment and more personnel. What’s appropriate for your live streamed event depends on the expectations of your viewing audience based on your corporate image, the nature of the content, and your available budget. Once we’ve determined these things, we’ll present the best possible setup that gets the job done as well as the implications of downgrading or upgrading the production setup.
Please note that it is highly recommended, and in some cases required, that setup and testing be done at the venue the day/evening before your event. Due to the complex nature of mobile live streaming setups, setup the day before allows for any necessary troubleshooting to take place without delaying or interrupting your event.
If your live stream has graphics, either custom-made for the broadcast or pulled from an existing PowerPoint presentation, that need to be included in the live stream, our equipment can handle that. This also includes pre-recorded videos as well. Everything can be played back in full screen, split screen, or picture-in-picture. Don’t neglect on-screen graphics as they can be essential to enhancing the viewing experience and communicating important information to viewing audience like a call-to-action. Be sure to communicate to our team what your graphics needs are!
Most hosting platforms will at least tell you how many people have watched at the end of your broadcast and give you live numbers during. More sophisticated platforms will give you more details such as how long they watched for, location (city) of the viewers, and other demographic information that they make publicly available. Let us know if you have the need to know specific information about the viewers of your live stream.
Be sure to think about what and how many platforms you want to broadcast to. In many cases, our production equipment can handle two simultaneously. If you require more hosting platforms than two, then a service such as Restream can be used for an additional fee which can greatly expand your reach. Whether or not this is appropriate to maximize your ROI is a discussion we can have with you during consultation.
Certain platforms have built-in paywalls where you can establish a paid ticket system that your viewers can utilize to create an immediate ROI on your broadcast. Depending on the hosting platform, they may have additional features such as password protection, unique viewing metrics, and custom branding options on a unique URL created for your broadcast. You can also broadcast natively from just about any online platform and then embed a stream into your own website with the copying of provided html code. This way, important information and/or call-to-action prompt can be visible and easily accessible right from the same page your viewing audience is accessing your stream from.
Live Streaming Demos
We multi-camera live streamed a fashion show benefiting Union Gospel Mission in Dallas as the men and women they’ve helped were showcasing a variety of outfits available for purchase from their retail store. We integrated graphics, live sound, and a custom lighting scheme for this event which raised money for the charity throughout the evening.
Ethos Media is thrilled to be a production partner for the U.S. Paralympic Team as we live streamed an official paralympic swimming competition in April of 2021 out of Lewisville, TX. The example above was the evening meet from Day 3 of 3 showcasing amazing athletes from over 20 different nations. We utilized a multi-camera shoot and incorporate live commentary and graphic overlays to create an engaging experience for over 50,000 viewers.
Streamed on behalf of the Dallas Museum of Art in late 2022, an interview with an acclaimed author saw hundreds of attendees both in-person and online via Ethos Media live streaming services. We utilized our Blackmagic Design cameras from across the distance of the seating area and ran a pre and post-show slideshow to compliment the live stream itself.
The Popcast Live uses Ethos Media to live stream their stage shows hosted in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Check out this highlight video combining footage from the live broadcast, as well as additional content our team captured while on-site before and during the event.
We hosted an affordable and effective live stream of concert material to Facebook Live for the Metro Icon inaugural season out of Longhorn Icehouse in Dallas and produced additional promotional content and finalist profiles for the final broadcast. Here is an example of live performance content.
Lyons and Simmons, attorneys for former Kansas head football coach, David Beaty, released a press conference outlining their legal victory on their client’s behalf which we broadcasted to Zoom.
The 5th Annual Gospel Awards Ceremony was broadcasted live on a custom website with paywall for viewers everywhere. We hosted a 2+ hour show complete with pre-recorded media, multi-camera work, concerts, and speaking engagements.
A live streamed concert on behalf of Page 9, using our Blackmagic Design multi-camera setup. We broadcasted this ticketed event live to Facebook, and provided a full HD copy of the entire concert to the band afterward.