Your Guide to the Best Live Streaming Equipment [2020 Update]

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Streaming live video in 2020 is a must for many businesses. Whether it’s streaming video to stay connected with customers, or staying in touch for employees while they work remotely, video content is booming right now. The fastest way to go live is to use the equipment you already have. Like your mobile phone and […]

How to Copyright a Video to Protect Your Content – The Definitive Guide

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Protecting your content is very important in professional broadcasting. When most people think about keeping their videos safe, their first thought goes to password protection, top-of-the-line encryption, and the like. In addition to these security measures, you should pay attention to your video copyright. As a professional broadcaster, owning your video is important. Today, we’re […]

Live Streaming vs. VOD: How to Pick the Best Platform for Your Business

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Streaming video online has become a key part of many brands’ business models, and the way brands utilize video content has evolved. Choosing between using a live streaming model for your video content and an on demand model doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive; with the right comprehensive platform, you can share your videos both […]

OTT Video Monetization: The Ultimate Guide for Professional Broadcasters

OTT Video Monetization

Over-the-top (OTT)  video is the biggest trend in professional content delivery. By the millions, people are ditching their cable subscriptions and moving to online content delivery.  Millions of Americans are “cutting the cord,” meaning won’t subscribe to a cable by next year. Instead, they are accessing video content, including movies, television series, documentaries, news and […]

5 misconceptions about live-streaming (and how to improve your own use)

5 misconceptions about live-streamed virtual meetings

With more people logging in through digital mediums while working from home, streaming video and virtual meetings are more widely viewed. To make your live streaming platform decision easier and demystify about what is and isn’t critical in the streaming video space, our COO talked with Fast Company to give you some video performance tips. Take a look at […]

Private Video Hosting & Platforms for Business in 2020

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Video has become critical for most brands, yet many relinquish control of their content to public hosting platforms. Only private video hosting can ensure today’s broadcasters get the most out of their content. We’ll take a closer like at online video hosting and why private hosting matters for broadcasters. You’ll also learn the key features […]

How to Set Up Live Streaming Video on a Website

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Live streaming has found its place in the business world, and it’s serving a multitude of purposes. Some businesses offer paid live streaming solutions for events, and others use live streaming as a way to build online communities to support their brands. While it’s possible to use Youtube, Facebook, Periscope, and other third party social […]

Dacast Makes the “Streaming Media Top 50 Companies” List for the 3rd Year in a Row

Streaming Media Top 50 Companies

Dacast, video hosting, and live streaming solutions, has been selected by Streaming Media as one of the top 50 companies that matter most in online video in 2020. The list highlights the companies providing OTT solutions that are “that is both groundbreaking and rock-solid reliable“. Dacast is listed alongside other honorees in the August issue of […]

HLS Encryption: How to Protect Videos and Keep Your Digital Content Secure

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As piracy and hacking continue to increase each year, broadcasters should be concerned with securing their video content. That’s because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimated $29.2 billion of lost revenue from piracy in 2019. Data breaches, unauthorized video sharing, and hacks, therefore, can be a substantial cost for many companies. That’s why protecting video […]