Compare Brightcove vs Livestream vs Ustream

A SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON OF VIDEO LIVE STREAMING PLATFORMS.

Compare video live streaming platforms Brightcove vs Livestream vs Ustream and stack features, packaging & pricing, and customers to see which solution is right for you.

Main Features

  • Video hosting and CDN services for both on demand and live streaming
  • Ad integration support for companion, expandable banner, interactive, mid-roll, overlay banner, overlay text, post and pre-roll ad formats.
  • Adaptive Bitrate switching so the video player adapts to the speed of the internet connection and delivers the relevant transcode.
  • Analytics, including engagement, geolocation, and APIs for integrating with 3rd party services.
  • APIs and SDK for development and 3rd party platform apps.
  • Batch Upload and integration with uploading apps and hardware for fast file upload.
  • Video content management, designed for large libraries of videos.
  • Live Streaming capabilities for public and private video streams
  • Video Gallery toolset for building video experiences
  • Media Scheduling, the ability to publish videos at a specific set time.
  • Video player design and customization for completely branding the video player.
  • Integration with video subscription tools
  • Video security, including RTMP and secure streams
  • Integration with transcription services for creating subtitles

Packaging & Pricing

Brightcove pricing starts at $199 a month and generally requires an annual contract, but there are credit card options available with the Starter plan. Pricing is based on package and video plays. Free 30-day free trial available.

Sample Customers

PUMA, New York Times, SNAP, Bank of America, Dunk’n Brands, Under Armour

Main Features

  • Setup and start delivering live events free and in a matter of a few minutes with video hosting delivered via premium CDNs, perfect for high volume global video delivery.
  • Internal secure live streaming using advanced 3rd party authentication platforms
  • Custom brand the video experience including video player customization, skinning, and custom pages.
  • Deploy custom branded video embeds and widgets that can be placed across the web.
  • Open APIs and tools for developing a 3rd party video experience or application
  • Ad integrations with all the top platforms, including interactive, overlay banner, mid, pre, post roll.
  • Engagement analytics shows plays, audience, and tracks popular content trends
  • Both Flash and HTML5 video players available
  • Social media integrations with all the popular platforms

Packaging & Pricing

Livestream pricing starts at $42 a month and goes up from there. Pricing is based on the package license price and then resources used such as bandwidth, branding, and feature like hosted pages, etc. A limited free version of the software is available.

Sample Customers

Nike, Tesla, The New York Times, BBC, Spotify, IronMan, CMA, Nasdaq

Main Features

  • Setup and start delivering live events free and in a matter of a few minutes with video hosting delivered via premium CDNs, perfect for high volume global video delivery.
  • Internal secure live streaming using advanced 3rd party authentication platforms
  • Custom brand the video experience including video player customization, skinning, and custom pages.
  • Deploy custom branded video embeds and widgets that can be placed across the web.
  • Open APIs and tools for developing a 3rd party video experience or application
  • Ad integrations with all the top platforms, including interactive, overlay banner, mid, pre, post roll.
  • Engagement analytics shows plays, audience, and tracks popular content trends
  • Both Flash and HTML5 video players available
  • Social media integrations with all the popular platforms

Packaging & Pricing

uStream pricing starts at $99 a month and goes up to $999 a month. Pricing is based on the package license price and then resources used such as bandwidth and storage. There are 3 classes of pricing, reference the pricing charts in the images section.

Sample Customers

LinkedIn, Salesforce, Sony, Intuit, Facebook NVidia, The Home Depot, Nike

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