Preview the MetaCDN live streaming service

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A frequently requested feature over the last year has been live streaming. As such, we are very pleased to announce preview access to the MetaCDN live streaming service. This is perfect to share your next big event in real time, such as:

  • Lectures
  • Concerts
  • Sporting Events
  • Annual General Meetings (AGM)

You can have multiple simultaneous streams (or ‘channels’), perfect for multisession conferences. Live streaming is fully integrated with your existing branded video templates, allowing you to completely control the look and feel of your live stream and seamlessly embed it on your own website for a more professional look.

Publishing a live stream couldn’t be simpler. MetaCDN has support for popular live stream publishing software such as Flash Live Media Encoder (FLME) and Wirecast, which makes setting up a live stream a breeze.

Please note that the pricing is not yet finalised for live streaming. You can currently trial it risk free – the only charge for this service during the preview is for data, which is metered at the standard data out rates on our pricing page.

Why is it a preview?

We are still finalising a few aspects of the service before “officially” launching it. In particular:

  • The cost of the service. The service will be priced per active stream (i.e. channel), and we expect it to be highly competitive in the marketplace. During the preview, you will be charged for data usage only at the standard data out rates.
  • Reporting is currently absent. We will add full reporting capabilities so you can understand how your live stream is being accessed and by who. These reports will be similar to your existing media reports.
  • Mobile device compatibility. Currently mobile devices such as iOS (Apple iPhone/iPad) and Android are not supported. In the release version, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) will be fully supported, allowing live streams to be played on iOS and Android devices.

Give it a try for your next important event – we’d love to hear your feedback.

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