Category Archives: Live Streaming

MetaCDN makes multi-platform live video delivery easy. We choose the right presentation and delivery method depending on the device or platform that is viewing your video to ensure optimal playback. Flash, HTML5 and Native/Custom (e.g. iPhone/iPad, Internet TV, etc) technologies are all used to give the best possible playback experience for your end-users.

Justin.tv Alternative – MetaCDN Live Streaming

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With the closing of Justin.tv‘s live streaming service, customers are left searching for alternative providers. Among all of the live streaming services providers available, MetaCDN’s live streaming service stands out to be one of the fastest, highest quality and easiest solution to suit your needs.

Even better, we are  offering a 30% discount off your first invoice on all signups using the coupon “JUSTINTV” to allow an easy and cost effective transition for your live streaming needs. This coupon expires 16th of August 2014.

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MetaCDN 2.2 – Simplified Website Acceleration and Live Streaming plans

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We are very pleased to announce the 2.2 release of the MetaCDN platform, available immediately. As part of this release, we are thrilled to announce some exciting new plans for Website Accelerator and Live Streaming customers. Super-charging your online presence has never been more affordable or powerful, allowing you to reach a global audience with confidence and ease.

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MetaCDN: Simplified global website acceleration and live streaming.

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Live Streaming Platform Update

The MetaCDN Live Streaming platform recently received an update to allow us to deliver an even better live streaming experience for your users.  This upgrade involved migration of all existing live streams to a new, more efficient and robust design. So, what has changed? The following improvements are immediately available to all Live Streaming customers:

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Live Streaming Official Release

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With the release of MetaCDN 2.0, Live Streaming has moved out of preview and has been officially released. If you haven’t tried our Live Streaming service before, sign up for your 28 day free trial to get started.

What’s Changed

Preview access to the Live Streaming service was included as part of MetaCDN Version 1.8, released in March 2013. As announced, our plan was to use the preview to finalize three things – pricing, reporting and mobile device compatibility. During the preview we received some fantastic feedback, added detailed reporting on live stream usage and improved mobile device compatibility. We’re now confident we’ve built the live streaming service you’ve been looking for:

  • Affordable at just $49/month per active stream (i.e. channel).
  • Full Reporting to help you understand exactly when, where, how and by who your live streams were viewed.
  • Mobile Device Compatibility to allow perfect presentation on any device. The HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol is fully supported (seamlessly alongside existing delivery for desktop), allowing live streams to be played on iOS and Android.
  • 100% Brandable with support for your own customized video players.

We’re confident you’ll love the new Live Streaming service but see how we stack up against the competition.

Why Live Streaming?

Video is the most powerful and engaging content you can deliver online. By offering Live Streaming you are allowing your fans, followers and customers to participate in any event you run from anywhere in the world. Here’s just a few uses people have found for Live Streaming:

  • Conferences and tradeshows
  • Music gigs, concerts and performances
  • Lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Church services and weddings
  • Sporting events
  • Fashion shows
  • Product launches

Got an event coming up? Start your 28 day free trial and start streaming.

Live streaming now with consumption reports

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We’ve had a great response to the new MetaCDN Live Streaming service since it’s release. This month we added a new feature any heavy streaming user is sure to find handy:

Detailed consumption reports

The new consumption reports tell you pretty much everything you’d ever want to know about your live streams, including:

  • Unique and total views
  • Bytes streamed by date
  • Average view duration
  • Stream quality breakdown
  • Viewer location
  • Viewer operating system and browser

Below is a sample consumption report. To see your own simply start your free trial and stream anything live in minutes.

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