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, however it’s long-term stability cannot be guaranteed due to the nature of cellular internet. If you know your location lacks all typical forms of internet connection, please let us know in advance, so we can prepare accordingly.
Ethos Media CANNOT guarantee a 100% stable live stream broadcast without an Ethernet connection of sufficient upload speed (at least 10Mbps upload or higher for 1080 resolution).
With exception of our Simple Broadcast option, most events and live streams utilize multiple cameras to ensure proper coverage and provide an enhanced viewing experience. Many events can be adequately covered with two cameras and in some cases, only one of them needs to be operated. Our team will inquire about the nature of what needs to be recorded and recommend an appropriate setup. Please note that a multi-camera setup requires additional crew and a different equipment setup compared to single-camera.
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 services 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. 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.
If you need to broadcast your content to multiple platforms, our Standard Pro Broadcast equipment can natively broadcast to two platforms simultaneously assuming they have RTMP connectivity (most platforms do). If you require more hosting platforms than two, then a service such as Restream can be used for an additional fee.
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.