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Wirecast is used in schools, colleges, universities and technical institutions all over the world. Professors, teachers and online educators use Wirecast to stream presentations, courses and lectures, online classes, software demos, tutorials, meetings and conferences, as well as public events.
Administrators and technology coordinators use Wirecast to stream graduations and special events, district meetings, and inter-organizational trainings and seminars.
Students use Wirecast to learn broadcasting techniques, build and grow community, broadcast sports, news, and school events, among many other uses.
With over 100,000 students and 8,000 teachers, Shelby County Schools (SCS), located in Memphis, TN, is the 19th largest school district in the nation. To engage the community in its many activities and events—such as football and basketball games, graduations and school board meetings—the SCS Department of Broadcast Services launched a TV station called C19tv, which produces video programs carried by local cable.
When the SCS Department of Broadcast Services embarked on its new streaming media initiative in 2015, their Operations Advisor, John H. Best, needed to find a solution capable of live HD video production and streaming, with a workflow that was simple to learn, user-friendly to operate, easy to configure, cost-effective.
For the SCS Telecommunications Center, where the C19tv operation is based, Best chose Wirecast after evaluating other market options. Today, Wirecast’s real-time HD streams look better than the SD video that runs on cable TV. Wirecast has been running reliably since it was installed, with no technical obstacles to overcome.