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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Nine, Fairfax plot $100m video streaming play - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review

Nine, Fairfax plot $100m video streaming play
The Australian Financial Review
Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media are close to forming a $100 million video streaming service, signalling a closer relationship between the two companies and underscoring how subscription movies and television have become the new battleground .
Fairfax to invest in Nine's on-demand video streaming service; ASIC shows its
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Boosting browsers, Adobe extends its DRM to Web video - CNET


Boosting browsers, Adobe extends its DRM to Web video
Even though it was nearly as easy to add video into Web pages as it was to add photos, it also was just about as easy for people to save those videos to their own hard drives. Studios and streaming-video companies don't care for that approach.
Adobe Primetime Brings DRM Protection to HTML5 Firefox
Adobe adds HTML5 support to Primetime DRMZDNet

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Rogers, Shaw look to protect their turf with Shomi streaming service to rival . - Financial Post

Financial Post

Rogers, Shaw look to protect their turf with Shomi streaming service to rival .
Financial Post
Speculation that Rogers and Shaw were working on a streaming video service has been around for more than a year and industry observers said it was only a matter of time before traditional cable and broadcast companies came out with a response to .
Canada Is Getting a New Video Streaming ServiceAdweek
Rogers, Shaw poised to launch Netflix-like video streaming serviceThe Globe and Mail
Rogers, Shaw launch 'shomi' video streaming
Engadget -Realscreen
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What WWE Can Teach Us about Streaming Video -

What WWE Can Teach Us about Streaming Video
Streaming video can increase a company's revenue. On March 30, 2014, right after WWE Network appeared, World Wrestling Entertainment reported a TTM revenue figure of $509.54 million for the first quarter of 2014. On June 30, 2014, WWE reported a TTM .

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Prime Instant Video Now Available on Android Phones EUR” Exclusively Via the Amazon Appstore
EUR” Amazon today announced that Prime members in the US, UK and Germany can now enjoy Prime Instant Video on their Android phones. The latest update of the Amazon App for Android combines the fast and easy mobile shopping experience customers have come to know and love with access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes from Prime Instant Video...


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