Guide to Live Video Streaming of Sports and Events

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Why Livestream

In 3…2…1… Live Streaming Video (by Matt Rasgorshek)
Last year, we tried something entirely new for our broadcast program: live streaming sporting events…

[Podcast] Livestreaming (by Matt Rasgorshek)
Want to start live streaming games? Curious about it? Matt Rasgorshek chats with Michael Simons and Jon Rogers about their experiences with live streaming…

Gear and Setup

Live Streaming Tips – Cameras (by Matt Rasgorshek)
Obviously, choosing the right camera for your live stream is pretty important. The thing is, though, you don’t really have to break the bank doing it. Sometimes, you can even use your smartphone or tablet…

Broadcast Live Sporting Events Like a Pro on Any Budget (by Aaron Manfull)
If you’re looking to get into broadcasting sports events live, check out this video from Telestream. It does a great job of walking you through the essentials you need to be thinking about. The video covers everything from basics that viewers want and gear you need, all the way up to streaming on different budget levels and tips for checklists you should have in place.

Getting Ready (by Matt Rasgorshek)
Play-by-play and color commentary for sports broadcasting isn’t just a matter of flipping the cameras and audio on and talking sports for 3 hours. There’s a lot of work involved…

Video Streaming Hosts

4 Things I Learned By Watching My Staff use Livestream.com To Broadcast An Assembly (by Aaron Manfull)
I’d been talking to my staffs about doing a live broadcast of a school event for more than a year. A few weeks ago, they finally decided to give it a try. They decided to use Livestream.com to broadcast the pep assembly at school last week and here is a little about what they learned-and what I learned watching them…

Live Streaming on Youtube with a Tricaster (by Albert Dupont)
Live streaming on YouTube with a NewTek Tricaster can be a little tricky, but it is worth the trouble and can produce some great results.

Livestream Tips – Who To Use (by Matt Rasgorshek)
Streaming live events seems to be growing in popularity every year and, every year, the means to do so seems to get a little more user-friendly as well. The following is a series of tips to get you started…

Stream Hosting Options and Internet Connectivity Tips (by Kelly Jones)
When I streamed my first game with students in 2004, we were “cutting edge”. We ran a mic cable 400 feet to the school, through a window, and into a computer and broadcast audio only using a shoutcast server. It was archaic to say the least! But I was hooked, and so were my students…

How To Use Periscope to Live Stream Events (by Aaron Manfull)
Here are a couple tutorials for Twitter’s livestream app Periscope. You can get the basic idea of how to use this video broadcasting tool with your mobile device…

YouTubes Interface During a Live Event (by Albert Dupont)
What does it look like behind the scenes when streaming with YouTube’s live streaming service? Well, I have a sneak peak for you.

Announcing

Tips For Announcing Live Sports (by Susan Houseman)
This year the Teamer Field  announcers’ booth is home to Conestoga High School’s TJ Fogarty, Collin Speicher and Vik Raghupathi. The students announce about 45 live games a year to 50,000 households via the district’s educational access channel. The boys offer several key announcing tips to keep the job interesting…

5 Tips To Improve Your Sports Announcing (by John V. Wood)
Your football team just made the playoffs, and you’ve been asked to Livestream the game. You’ve never even picked up a microphone before. Yikes! What do you do?…

Video Quality Streaming Tips

Testing The Signal (by Matt Rasgorshek)
This can be a big stumbling block. Before you can promise live streaming of the Big Game, you need to find out if you have a strong internet connection…

Internet Connectivity Tips and Stream Hosting Options (by Kelly Jones)
When I streamed my first game with students in 2004, we were “cutting edge”. We ran a mic cable 400 feet to the school, through a window, and into a computer and broadcast audio only using a shoutcast server. It was archaic to say the least! But I was hooked, and so were my students…

Streaming From A Smartphone

5 Tips For Streaming Live Video From A Smartphone (by Aaron Manfull)
It’s a good, quick read for anyone wanting some quick tips to get started…

How To Use Periscope to Live Stream Events (by Aaron Manfull)
Here are a couple tutorials for Twitter’s livestream app Periscope. You can get the basic idea of how to use this video broadcasting tool with your mobile device…

Periscope and Meerkat Apps Bring Live Streaming to the Masses (by Michael Hernandez)
Two mobile apps allow anyone to stream a live video feed across social media…

Reporter uses UStream to Keep Viewers Updated on Weather and Road Conditions (by Kevin Beerman)
People are increasingly visual these days. While text posts and tweets have been sufficient for getting out information about school closings and simple sports scores, nothing beats a short video report on the topic or event. And no video can beat a live-from-location video report…