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Orlando Webcasts Live Streaming

Orlando Webcasts offers secure, private webcasts for town halls, investor updates and other important events. We also provide live streaming services to public sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter as well as subscription platforms including LiveStream, GoToWebinar or private Content Delivery Networks (CDN).

We can provide all the needed equipment for a live stream, or connect to existing cameras and microphones at the venue. Our services are scaled to your needs.

For new clients, we learn your requirements and make recommendations based on your needs and walk you through the process to ensure your event is a success.

To learn more about our webcasting and live streaming services, including video encoding and event filming, visit our website at: www.orlandowebcasts.com.

Call us at 407-362-9490 to schedule a live demonstration of our webcasting platform.

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Orlando Webcasts is Central Florida's premier live streaming company for businesses, brands, conferences, meetings and town hall events.

Learn more at our website: https://www.orlandowebcasts.com, or call our office 9am-5pm Eastern Time, M-F at 407-362-9490.


Live stream your next event with Orlando Webcasts

Take your conference, training session or meeting to a wider audience with live streaming. Orlando Webcasts provides the equipment and crew needed to live stream your event. We scale our services based on your requirements. Cameras, microphones, encoding and distribution - we do it all.

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Contact Orlando Webcasts for a free quote on your next event. Call us at 407-362-9490, or email us at [email protected]


Have questions about live streaming? We have answers!

As the popularity of live streaming and webcasting grows in the corporate and professional world, we receive inquiries about our services and how an Orlando Webcasts live video stream can be incorporated into conferences, town halls, promotions and other events.

Live streaming from an Orlando convention hotel.
Live streaming from an Orlando convention hotel.

Nearly any event can be live streamed with the primary factor being the availability of a high-speed Internet connection with a minimum upload speed of 7Mbps, though higher speeds could be required for certain events. Contacting the venue IT department and confirming the connection speeds, along with any associated costs, is the first step toward a live stream event.

Once the internet access has been verified, there are several possible routes to live streaming your event. First, you need to determine how your live event will reach it's intended audience.

Will a free service like Facebook Live or Twitter/Periscope reach your audience? These outlets can reach tens of thousands of people and are frequently used for promotional events lasting less than one hour.

Is a paid service like UStream, Vimeo or GoToWebinar a better choice? These platforms can be password-protected, allowing only those you choose to view the live stream.

Your third option is a webcasting service which allows even more security, better integration with PowerPoint slides and video playback, a Q&A function to ask the presenter questions, detailed analytics, custom branding, access to past events and other benefits. This option can also be the most expensive depending on the size of the audience, length of the event and other factors.

Choosing the correct distribution method is an important decision. You want to ensure that the live stream reaches the stakeholders who need to see it. Orlando Webcasts works with all of the options listed above and can help you determine the best solution for your event.

Live webcast for a financial services firm.
Live webcast for a financial services firm.

Now that you've determined how you want to reach your audience, it's time to decide how the video and audio are going to be filmed at the event site. 

Depending on where the event is held, you may need to work with the in-house Audio/Visual company to secure wireless microphones, a camera, lighting and other gear they are contracted to provide conferences and meetings at that site. Large events may already have IMAG (image magnification) cameras in the general session rooms. In those cases, we work with the A/V company to receive a feed from the camera and use that feed as the source for the live stream event.

In other locations, such as office buildings or smaller hotels/venues, we may need to supply the camera, microphones and lighting. Each event is unique, so we offer customized solutions to fit the needs of each project.

Live stream crew at a corporate town hall webcast.
Live stream crew at a corporate town hall webcast.

If you're needing webcast and live streaming services in Orlando, or anywhere in Florida, we're available to answer your calls by phone or email.

You can also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page on the Orlando Webcasts website. It's an easy way to learn a bit more about webcasts and live streaming when you're not sure what questions to ask! One of our most important tasks is to educate and inform our clients about options, services and capabilities.

Check out the FAQ page on the Orlando Webcasts website.
Check out the FAQ page on the Orlando Webcasts website.

Give us a call or send an email with your questions. We're here to help! Call 407-362-9490, Monday to Friday, 9AM-5PM Eastern Time, or visit our website at https://www.orlandowebcasts.com.

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Live streaming for conferences and meetings

Orlando is the number one meeting destination in the country, with thousands of events occurring every year at the Orange County Convention Center and the many surrounding convention hotels and centers.

"Orlando continues to invest in our industry every year, with even more new additions to our expansive convention center district, innovative new venues and attractions, and more quality dining options for every type of group," said Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. "To receive the honor of once again being recognized by Cvent as the No. 1 meetings destination in the country, only reinforces our ongoing commitment to this important industry" reported Cvent in it's annual report of top meeting destinations.

Orange County Convention Center
Orange County Convention Center

An increasing number of those meetings stream keynote and general sessions, as well as top breakout sessions to associates, customers and other stakeholders, and Orlando Webcasts streams many of those sessions.

Our Meeting and Conference and Encoding Services allow clients to secure the needed crew and equipment with a single phone call. We work hand in hand with on-site A/V companies including PSAV, Cramer, Production Resource Group and other event production companies to ensure a seamless experience for our clients.

Encoding and streaming a breakout session
Encoding and streaming a breakout session


Learn more about our live streaming, webcasting and encoding services by visiting our website at: https://www.orlandowebcasts.com.

 


Encoding live events

One of our most requested services is video encoding. We often work with the house A/V company to receive their camera and audio feed in order to encode and stream the signal to a Content Delivery Network.

Video Encoding work station at hotel meeting room.
Video Encoding work station at hotel meeting room.

Our standard video encoding package includes two quad-core laptops loaded with Wirecast encoding software (one as a primary encoder, one as backup), plus an assortment of DA's (distriubtion amplifiers), converters and scalers, along with more cables and connectors than we will ever need.

Backstage at a convention general session.
Backstage at a convention general session.


Some events find us set in the back of the room (top photo), while other times we are backstage working in relative darkness (above). Every once in a great while, we are treated to a great view of the area (below). No matter where we find ourselves, including meeting rooms, convention centers and golf courses, we come prepared to encode and stream live events.

View of practice green at an Orlando golf course
View of practice green at an Orlando golf course

 

Businesses and brands count on Orlando Webcasts to encode and stream their live events to audiences around the company, country or globe. For information on our encoding, live streaming and webcasting services, visit our website at https://www.orlandowebcasts.com. Call us Monday to Friday, 9AM-5PM Eastern time at 407-362-9490.


When the weather impacts your conference, Live Stream it!

Most of our live stream events are booked weeks in advance, but earlier this month, we received a call for a next-day stream. Winter weather was  wreaking havoc in the Northeast and airlines were cancelling flights, which impacted attendees for a conference here in Orlando.

To solve this problem, the conference organizers decided to live stream a full day of their two-day event, allowing those who couldn't make it to Orlando to attend virtually. 

Single camera live stream to GoToWebinar
Single camera live stream to GoToWebinar

Orlando Webcasts provided the camera, wireless microphones, audio mixer, converter equipment and laptops for the 9-hour live stream. We connected to the clients GoToWebinar account where the remote viewers connected to the live conference. We connected to the internet with a wired connection provided by the hotel.

GoToWebinar interface during the live stream
GoToWebinar interface during the live stream

This was a small conference, so every attendee was very important. Using an existing asset, GoToWebinar, the organizers insured those stuck in the Northeast were not left out in the cold!

We were pleased to be part of the solution and worked with the client to provide our crew and equipment at an affordable price that met their budget.

Thinking about live streaming your conference, keynote or session? Orlando Webcasts can live stream to any social or business platform and can provide the camera, microphones, lighting and all the encoding equipment needed to connect you to your audience. Call us at 407-362-9490 or email us at [email protected].


Frequently Asked Questions - Answered

Live streaming continues to gain traction as the next step in corporate communications, branding and consumer engagement. Our job is to make it easy to take the next step.

While we're always available to answer your calls by phone or email, one new way we're answering them is with our Frequently Asked Questions page on the Orlando Webcasts website. It's an easy way to learn a bit more about webcasts and live streaming when you're not sure what questions to ask! One of our most important tasks is to educate and inform our clients about options, services and capabilities.

If you're needing webcast and live streaming services in Orlando - or anywhere in the United States - spend a few minutes on our FAQ page and then give us a call or send an email with your follow-up questions. We're here to help!

Call Orlando Webcasts at 407-362-9490, or visit our website at https://www.orlandowebcasts.com.

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A portion of the Frequently Asked Questions page 

Gain viewers even after your live event has ended

When consulting with clients prior to their live event, a standard question is 'what life will the event have after it has ended?' Many clients already know the answer, but some honestly had not thought beyond producing the event. Our suggestion: make the event video available for replay for those that missed the live presentation. 

There are several options that should be considered to maximize distribution. First, is the audience limited to employees, investors or other stakeholders, or is the content appropriate for anyone who wants to view the replay? Second, what is the best way to reach that audience?

For events with restricted viewership, we recommend keeping the event within our secure webcasting and webinar platform. Viewers must have appropriate logins, emails or passwords to enter and view the event. We archive our events for 6 months at no additional charge. Longer term archives are available when needed.

For events intended for or benefiting the general public and/or a wider targeted audience, there are several options available. If the event is on Facebook or YouTube, make sure the event is available for on-demand viewing once the live feed has concluded. Simply continue to promote the event at the same URL, page or channel.

For an even wider reach, post the video beyond the original platform. One service we use is Vimeo. Videos can be uploaded with descriptions, keywords, embedding and security options and more. Players can be customized, clickable calls-to-action enabled and detailed analytics reviewed.

Online Video featured an article highlighting some of these capabilities for business clients: https://www.onlinevideo.net/2016/09/5-smart-ways-marketers-publishers-can-use-vimeo-business/

Live conference on healthcare
Live conference on healthcare

Vimeo is a paid service, so it's ad-free and offers unlimited bandwidth for viewers to watch your videos. Another benefit is moving video storage off company servers and let Vimeo handle the heavy lifting. Vimeo Pro and Vimeo Business are recommended solutions to our clients that want a professional video presence online. Using Vimeo or similar services allow your live events to continue to gain viewers days, weeks and months after the event has ended.

To learn more about producing a live streaming event, including webcasts and webinars, contact Orlando Webcasts. We offer full video production, encoding, editing and web distribution services for clients throughout the United States.


Periscope and Facebook offer new live streaming opportunities

Webcasts are changing...and that's a good thing for businesses, organizations and brands. Thanks in large part to Twitter and Facebook, the way companies reach their audience has become faster, cheaper and more effective. While large corporations often need the capabilities and security of enterprise-level webcasts, public facing events normally do not.

Conferences and Meetings can benefit from live streaming.
Conferences and Meetings can benefit from live streaming.

Facebook and Twitter have continued to improve their live features, allowing webcasters to connect to their platform and deliver a more polished, professional event when needed. Using an iPhone for spur of the moment events is acceptable and provides a viral feel to the broadcasts and viewers enjoy being a part of that experience.

There are times, however, those same companies and brands could use a more professional broadcast. Perhaps it's a keynote address, a monthly meeting or special event that organizers would like to share with a larger audience. Live video streaming to Facebook, Twitter (Periscope), YouTube, and other platforms, becomes a low-cost and highly effective means of reaching your existing fans and while developing new ones.

Our encoding equipment accepts audio and video from nearly any source.
Our encoding equipment accepts audio and video from nearly any source.

Many conferences already have professional cameras and audio for the in-room video screens (IMAG or Image MAGnification). By adding our encoding equipment and a high-speed internet connection, you now have the ability to share your event to a much larger audience via Twitter, Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube and others. These events can be scheduled, publicized and even archived for viewing after the live event ends.

 If you event, presentation, conference or meeting needs to reach a web audience, give us a call. We have solutions that can integrate your event with Facebook Live, Twitter/Periscope, YouTube Live, Twitch and other social media platforms. Call us at 407-362-9490 or email us at [email protected]