When you are broadcasting sporting events, having access to a quality live sports streaming setup can open up new avenues for reaching your audience and engaging with your community. Starting from scratch can be a daunting prospect. We can help you understand the basics, and offer suggestions that will help you establish a successful, affordable live streaming setup.
Telestream is the only company that has succeeded in enabling users from the broadest range of sources—from mobile devices, to desktop computers, to real-time linear broadband feeds—to capture, produce and deliver sports video content easily and cost-effectively.
For FOX Sports’ World Cup operations, 22 Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture systems support camera ISOs and other feeds not dedicated to the match, allowing the team to fully capture all event-related content into the content management system. Four feeds will route high-res content directly to the Los Angeles production facility via Aspera FASPStream for editing in near-real-time.
The Lightspeed Live units, combined with Telestream's Vantage transcoding and workflows, provide direct delivery of professional production formats so that the content arrives “ready to work” in Los Angeles. The editorial and production systems there can directly receive a full-resolution captured video with very low latency, meaning fewer on-site edit and production systems are required.
Wirecast is one of the most popular live production solutions for streaming sports. Used in big games at major sporting facilities with tens of thousands of viewers, all the way down to youth league soccer games on the weekend, Wirecast is versatile enough to handle the demands of any sport or production workflow.
Whether you are a solo operator, or you have a large team to help you film and call the game, Wirecast is packed with features designed to make your sports streams look and sound great. Use the built-in timers, clocks, stopwatches, scoreboards and Instant Replay feature to add professionalism to any live stream.
Wirecast Gear gives you an easy to use, fully configured live video streaming production system. Because we’ve already done all the work, there is no need to build your own system! Start streaming in minutes with an end-to-end system configured specifically for your needs. With Wirecast Pro included alongside Gear's custom-designed hardware, it's a live event production switcher, live news production system, Facebook Live switcher and YouTube Live switcher - all in one box.
Add unlimited iOS camera sources on your Local Area Network (LAN) using Wirecast Go’s free local camera feature. Low latency, high quality wireless cameras are at your fingertips for your multicamera production. Wirecast Go integrates seamlessly with Rendezvous, Wirecast’s remote conferencing system. Any Rendezvous link will open Wirecast Go and allow you to send your live video and audio from your app to Wirecast over remote networks and LTE connections.
Considered the “Great American Race,” the 61st annual 2019 Daytona 500 NASCAR stock car race energized record crowds at the Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Sunday, February 17, 2019.
To drum up excitement for this FOX Sports “tent-pole” sporting telecast, FOX Sports Digital produced its first-ever “Daytona 500 Infield Party,” a live, second-screen experience that gave viewers the “inside track” on events taking place behind the scenes during the race.
The FOX Sports Digital production team used Wirecast software from Telestream to produce the 4.5-hour multi-camera live stream, hosted by FOX Sports Commentators Kaitlyn Vincie, Alan Cavanna, and Bob Pockrass, and two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip.
To maximize awareness of this high-profile FOX Sports broadcast, the “Daytona 500 Infield Party” was live streamed to five sites simultaneously, including:
Normally, whenever the FOX Sports Digital crew operates on a FOX network infrastructure, which provides about 120 megabits/second, they have sufficient bandwidth to live stream to multiple social/online sites simultaneously. And, as an integrated switching, production, and encoding system, Wirecast software is inherently capable of outputting multiple live streams to different online destinations simultaneously as a direct ouput of the system.
The NASCAR-supplied 15 megabits/second bandwidth provided some challenges for five-destination streaming.
Given the bandwidth constraints at the Speedway, producers of the “Daytona 500 Infield Party” would have had to scale back their distribution plans from five to just one or two sites and forego the rest, were it not for the Telestream Cloud web service, Wirecast Restream.
From within the Wirecast software environment, users can access the Wirecast Restream service from Telestream Cloud to distribute their live signal in real-time to all of the online platforms and audiences they want to reach. This capability saves uplink bandwidth while maximizing compute power for the on-site, host computer. Users simply enter the list of target sites into a Wirecast Restream settings window, and the entire CDN process is handled reliably for them from Telestream Cloud.
iQ solutions make sure your viewers are seeing your sports content with the quality you intended, and that the companies you are paying to store, prepare, deliver, and play your sports content are consistently providing the service you expect.
Your network and its underlying equipment and services must operate flawlessly to provide consistent, high-quality sports content. iQ solutions let you know when the video quality or network performance are degrading and help you diagnose the root cause to fix the problems as quickly as possible.
You need to be able to discover, troubleshoot and fix video problems before your sports subscribers tune out. iQ Solutions provide the intelligence to know what’s going wrong and what to do about it.
Your IT network and systems are struggling with the bandwidth and variety of sports video applications. iQ solutions can provide the detailed information you need to determine where video bottlenecks are and where to make the investments to keep up.