Event live streaming is continuing to rise in popularity, with more and more services expected to be streamed online. We believe that everyone should be able to benefit from this low-cost, accessible technology using our Stream It Yourself service. This allows you to stream an event or service yourself, using just your smartphone, through the same enterprise-grade server that we use ourselves.
Mobile phones are constantly improving, data connections are getting faster, everything is becoming more reliable. But if you’re live streaming an event yourself, preparation is key, and it’s vital to check your internet connection first. Here’s how to reliably check your internet connection for live streaming:
1. Research the venue
First things first: check the internet connection at the venue. This needs to be done way in advance of the event to check if live streaming from your device is a good idea. Do not just take someone’s word for it that there is signal there!
Once you’ve checked the area, don’t forget to check the building itself. Another tip is to check Ofcom’s map (underneath the tick boxes on their site, after entering a postcode). This is especially important if you are wanting to stream in an old building with thick walls or a copper roof, as this can affect signal in specific spots, even when the general area has good coverage.
2. Consider your data provider
It’s important to know the data provider for the device you’re planning to use to live stream. If your venue research shows that your provider does not have good coverage, it may be a good idea to check if another device can be used (ie. a family or friend’s smartphone, or an ipad or similar internet-connected device).
If not, don’t worry as we will still be able to find an alternative approach. We can find a solution that works for you even if the internet connection isn’t good, via a manned broadcast service that uses a broadcast-quality camera and professional mobile bonding technology that’s used by news stations like the BBC and Sky, which can connect up to six different networks at once for added reliability.
3. If you’re unsure, reach out to a professional
We’re here for a reason. The setup and process for this is incredibly simple and we have professionals on hand to guide you through and ensure everything is working. We can test the stream for you and will remain on hand throughout to ensure everything goes according to plan.
If you have any concerns about your data connection or an upcoming live-streamed event then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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