Become An Internet Star With Webcast Hosting

Have you always wanted to have your own show? Perhaps you've had dreams of heading to Hollywood and being an actor, actress or television program host. Now you can, and you don't even have to leave home. It's all thanks to the power of webcast hosting, one of the most interesting and useful new technologies on the Internet today. You can actually create any kind of show or streaming webcast you choose, as well as watch the webcasts of others. Even preteens and teenagers are getting into the act, perhaps in part because of the popular Nickelodeon show iCarly which is based around three teens who host their own Internet webcast.

It's a little more complex than just hooking up a camera and pointing it at yourself, although not by much. You will need a hosting provider in order to create streaming media. Some, such as Ustream, are free to use. Others are minimal in cost. Then there are larger hosts for those with bigger needs that cost more. It pays off to comparison shop and check around regarding features and prices that different hosts have to offer before making a commitment to one.

Other than a hosting provider for your webcast, you will need a decent camera. There are many different varieties of web compatible cameras you can use. The quality of both your hosting and your camera will have a lot to do with the image quality of your show. You'll also need a way to capture audio, such as a microphone. Once again, audio quality depends upon your microphone and your host. There are other details to think about also, such as location, background, show content, lighting and so on. It is not much different from making a television show as you want to put your best face forward.

Webcast hosting can be used to entertain, educate or even advertise. You can combine the three to give your viewers and yourself something beneficial. For example, you might run a beauty site and have a show every Friday that demonstrates different makeup techniques. Many zoos have streaming footage of various animals to entice people to come visit. There are even ghost cams that allow viewers to watch for paranormal activity right from their computer. Your creativity can run wild when it comes to producing your very own web show. For ideas, check out some webcasts made by others in the category you are interested in.






 

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Spotify Seeking Video Deals With Media Companies - New York Times

Fortune

Spotify Seeking Video Deals With Media Companies
New York Times
The move to video could bring other advantages for Spotify, including making a splash ahead of Apple, which is expected to unveil its plans for a new streaming music service next month. Spotify is also in the middle of tense licensing renegotiations .
Spotify's mysterious 'news' could be video streamingFortune
Spotify Is Banking On Video Streaming Space To Seek ProfitBidness ETC
Report: Spotify may be trying to launch a video streaming businessArs Technica
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Periscopes, pirates, and pugilists: the battle between TV and live streaming apps - The Verge

VentureBeat

Periscopes, pirates, and pugilists: the battle between TV and live streaming apps
The Verge
Ustream says it has technology that can "fingerprint" video to identify and remove copyrighted content within 10 seconds of a stream launching. This is similar to the content ID tools YouTube has implemented to help media companies identify and flag .
How your smartphone threatens pro sports teams' bottom lineCrain's Chicago Business
Unbundling: Periscope knocks out pay-per-viewWRALSportsFan.com
Meerkat Founder Slams Twitter Inc For Short NoticeValueWalk

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OpenTV Hits Apple with Streaming Video Patent Lawsuit - The Mac Observer

OpenTV Hits Apple with Streaming Video Patent Lawsuit
The Mac Observer
The lawsuit claims the system Apple uses for downloading and streaming movie rentals infringe on OpenTV's patents, and that Apple is not paying licensing fees. The filing goes on to say that Disney, Google, Cisco, and other companies are licensing its .

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Streaming Video Alliances Lays Groundwork for Caching Layer - StreamingMedia.com

Streaming Video Alliances Lays Groundwork for Caching Layer
StreamingMedia.com
EURIn response to the incredible growth of online video, companies, products and services are evolving to optimize streaming video efficiently and deliver quality of experience that consumers expect,EUR says Joe DePalo, senior vice president of CDN .

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao promoter threatens piracy lawsuits against streaming . - SportingNews.com

The Inquisitr

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao promoter threatens piracy lawsuits against streaming .
SportingNews.com
EURWe'll have to challenge those technology companies that are facilitating it and we're going to have to take a legal position against them.EUR Periscope, a video streaming app Twitter purchased for $100 million earlier this year, was the most widely used .
Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao: If You Watched Free Streaming Video, Prepare To Be .The Inquisitr
Periscope, a Streaming Twitter App, Steals the Show on Boxing's Big NightNew York Times
Twitter's Streaming App Creates Piracy of Year's Biggest FightNewsmax

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Cable companies are scrambling as more viewers become cord-cutters - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Cable companies are scrambling as more viewers become cord-cutters
Los Angeles Times
But a growing number of them are millennials who use over-the-air TV for live sports and broadcast network shows on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox while getting a wide array of programs from streaming video services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. They are .

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