Video Platform Features

Live Video Streaming

Grow and engage your audience with the power of live streaming

Brightcove Video Cloud fully supports high definition (HD) adaptive bitrate live video streaming capabilities out-of-box so you can hit the ground running with your live streaming strategy. Live video streaming is an opportunity to engage your audience with high-quality video content in real-time. It creates a destination for your audience and provides the foundation for exciting live engagement with social, advertising, and interaction. And, when you use Video Cloud to live stream, we capture your live video so you can easily turn your videos into shorter video on demand (VOD) assets for future use.

A Simple Live Video Streaming Solution: Brightcove Live

For those live streamers who want a more turnkey solution we offer Brightcove Live. With a simple, intuitive UI for non-technical users and a central dashboard, users can launch a live event in a few clicks or browse on-air, queued, or archived footage. No hardware or development required, start streaming immediately!

Live DVR Controls for A Better Live Streaming Experience

Live DVR controls are important for live streaming events. Brightcove offers live DVR controls out-of-box so your audience can pause, rewind to their favorite parts of the live stream, and then go back to live with the click of a button. Make sure your audience doesn't miss a thing and can engage with your live video content in an engaging way.

Adaptive Bitrate Live Streaming

Deliver consistent high-quality, smooth video with adaptive bitrate live streaming. Reach your audience on the web or mobile devices including iPad, iPhone, and Android with simultaneous RTMP and HLS outputs. Customize renditions or use out-of-the box SD/HD sets to optimize playback for any viewer screen size or network conditions.

Live Video Advertising, Analytics, and Quality Monitoring

Make your live video experiences as full-featured as your on-demand experiences. Use custom video players created in Video Cloud to monetize your live content with pre-roll advertising and sponsorship bumpers or watermarks. Measure performance with real-time analytics including active/total viewer counts and error monitoring.

Live Streaming Event Support

Live streaming events are important and you need to get your live stream right the first time. Brightcove offers dedicated support engineers throughout the duration of your live streaming event for troubleshooting and monitoring to ensure your live stream is flawless. Live Stream Event Support, includes testing streams prior to going live, CDN configuration, assisting with encoder configuration, and direct urgent access to CDN partners.

Live Transcoding API

In addition to Brightcove Live’s simplified workflow for non-technical users, we also offer a complete Live Cloud Transcoding API for developers. Developers can access an extensive API for live transcoding, and the service scales instantly to meet your needs. Simply input an RTMP feed to transcode live video to multi-bitrate, adaptive streams for playback on any Internet connected device.

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