Top Free Video Streaming Sites for Internet Broadcasters
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As internet broadcasting continues to grow more and more internet broadcasters are interested in broadcasting their content live. Broadcasting live allows you to connect with your viewership in real time, along with creating a live interactive community that is based around your show.
Now the question is, where should you broadcast? There are many websites that offer free live streaming.. Here is a list of Free Live Streaming services that Internet Broadcasters can use
Ustream is a live streaming service that allows you to simply broadcast to the world via a webcam or streaming software like Wirecast or Vidblaster. Ustream debuted in March of 2007, and has grown to over 50 million unique visitors a month.
Pro: Large user base , High Quality Video, searchable directory, analytics
Con: Mid roll Ads
Justin.tv was created by Justin Kan in 2007. It allows anyone to broadcast video online. Justin.tv user accounts are called "channels", and users are encouraged to broadcast a wide variety of content. Over the past year JTV has shifted direction to cater to gaming broadcasts. They also launched a new Live streaming services called TWitCH
Pro - High quality video, no midroll ads, 24 hour archive
Con- Not much support for internet Broadcasters, no analytics provided
3. Vaughn Live
Vaughn Live is an up and coming live streaming service that concentrates on Social broadcasts. Over the past few months Vaughn has seen a huge boost to its membership due to the shutting down on stickam.com. Vaughn also has a nice selection of Internet Broadcasters who produce high quality daily content.
Pro: HD support, dedicated user base, Mobile support
Con: Smaller user base, no ability to share archives, no searchable directory
Bambuser is an interactive live video broadcasting service, for streaming live video from mobile phones and webcams to the internet.
Pro: Free Service, No Midroll ads, Archived shows.
Con: No HD, Lack of categories for broadcasts
5. Live Stream
Formerly known as Mogulus, Livestream allows users to view and broadcast video content using a camera and a computer through the internet. Livestream has taken a different angle when it comes to live streaming, they offer its users hardware and software streaming solutions that feature ad free broadcasting.
Pro: Easy to use software and hardware solutions
Con: Requires Livestream software/hardware to broadcast
Google hangouts on air has really taken off over the past year. with Google Hangouts on air you can broadcast live to your youtube page, have up to 10 guests and use plugins to allow you to add lower thirds and control the camera switching. Hangouts on air is the most inexpensive way to broadcast your show to the masses
Pro: Software Switcher, Records to youtube channel
Con: No HD support,