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Top Free Video Streaming Sites for Internet Broadcasters

  • By Andrew Zarian
  • Wednesday February 27, 2013
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Top Free Video Streaming Sites for Internet Broadcasters

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

 

1. Ustream

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

2. Justin.tv

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

4. Bambuser

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

Bonus

Google Hangouts

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,

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Andrew  Zarian

Andrew Zarian is Founder and President of the highly successful GFQ (Guys from Queens) Network media empire . Stepping Out Magazine dubbed Andrew “The King of New Media” as he currently hosts over seven internet broadcasts and is currently reshaping how we perceive and view internet broadcasting.

5 Comments

  • Rob D,

    Rob D, posted 02/27/2013 at 07:04pm UTC

    To avoid seeing the UStream commercial ads, my suggestion is to use Chrome browser with ad-block plus add in. No commercials will appear withing Chrome or Firefox (i believe), but they don’t have this available to IE, last I checked

  • Marijn

    Marijn posted 05/29/2013 at 12:52pm UTC

    I just tried Justin.tv based on this rundown, however they do midroll ads.

  • Michael Rivero

    Michael Rivero posted 07/25/2013 at 10:58pm UTC

    I am currently on Justin and people complain about mid-roll ads so I am louking for another provider who does start-of-broadcast ads or lower third silent ads.

  • Rodrigi

    Rodrigi posted 12/14/2013 at 04:20pm UTC

    I use cast7.com . It’s free and no registration.

  • Vinicius Gonzalez

    Vinicius Gonzalez posted 02/18/2014 at 07:22pm UTC

    You didn’t mention Livebeats. I love their service.
    livebeats.com

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