In our last article on live streaming we talked about the 6 steps needed execute a successful live stream broadcast. In this article we are going to highlight a few software solutions that are best for live streaming town hall meetings and corporate addresses. To learn more about the value of live video for communicating at your company, here are a few ways organizations are using live video to communicate with employees and drive engagement both with internal and external audiences.
Software solutions have been specifically designed for broadcasting town hall meetings to large internal audiences. These software solutions focus on the following feature areas:
- Core video hosting and delivery (video player, content manager, CDNs, etc..)
- Low-latency, reliable live streaming and encoding (video ingest, encoding, delivery)
- Platform security (protected content deliver, DRM, IP, geo, domain restriction, SSO)
- Video experiences and portals (centralized hosted video viewing web pages, corporate YouTube)
- User management and access groups (sync video content to existing employee access software like Active Directory)
- Network optimization through eCDN and peer-to per solutions
- Integrations with SSO, CMS, Intranet solutions
Now let’s take a look at some of the best premium live video software solutions on the market.
Brandlive, a live video platform that got its start with brands and retailers to interact with their audiences for training, marketing and commerce events. Today Brandlive has expanded to other use cases as well. With a full end-to-end live streaming toolset and an account team to help with your broadcast, you may want to consider Brandlive to power your next town hall broadcast.
We like DaCast because it’s simple, low cost and self-service. Labeled as an all-in-one video live streaming platform users can easily broadcast vivid, high quality video over the web and across mobile right out of the box.
Kaltura is included on this list because they are a long-time proven solution in the enterprise corporate communication space. Kaltura provides everything needed to broadcast video to hundreds of thousands of employees globally. Kaltura is considered enterprise software so it is priced as such and requires implementation and account management, so engagements are much more involved than other solutions.
Livestream is another leader in the live streaming software space and now apart of Vimeo the solution combines both live and on demand video experiences in the ultimate video platform. Livestream offers an out-of-the-box solution at various different price points and is good for companies of all sizes. Livestream is also unique in that they provide streaming hard in addition to their software solutions.
MediaPlatform has been around forever and is proven as a best-in-class webcasting and media management solution used by global enterprises. MediaPlatform is like Kaltura in that it is extremely robust with tons of toolsets in addition to live streaming and the platform price reflects that. MediaPlatform is a perfect vendor to include as part of a RFP if your corporation is planning on making a major video technology purchase.
Qumu is another major player in the corporate live streaming space and is proven at scale with large enterprises globally. Qumu is robust and like MediaPlatform requires budget and internal resources to support a deployment. Consider Qumu for your next software RFP.
These solutions are only a handful of hundreds of live streaming video solutions designed for streaming of town hall meetings. Consider price point and security needs before beginning your research. With that said, there are live streaming software tools for budgets and organizations of all sizes, take a look for yourself in our directory.