Feature Focus: Facebook Live 24×7 TV channels – which technical solution for 24×7 live streaming ?
Get a Facebook news feed boost thanks to your 24×7 live stream
Live streaming, video content and TV channels have been an area of big interest for Facebook in the last 2 years. By creating your own, 24×7 TV channel, broadcasted on Facebook, you can benefit from this boost.
A 24×7 TV channel on Facebook for less than $600 per month
Want to broadcast your TV Channel ? If you have an existing TV channel, Wowza Clearcaster is positioned as the best in class hardware solution for Facebook Live Streaming. At $6495, it still requires you to maintain the appliance, and doesn’t include any playout solution though. Of course, it doesn’t come with any SLA as streaming is mainly reliable on Facebook. Combined with OTT Broadcast monthly $199 single stream solution, you have all required tools (including playout) to start broadcasting on Facebook, if you don’t have any TV channel yet. If you prefer full externalisation, you can also choose OTTBroadcast as your provider for 24×7 Facebook live streaming, eliminating de facto resources needed to maintain any appliance such as Wowza Clearcaster hardware transcoder.
If you can afford 24x7x365 resources to broadcast to Facebook, Telestream Wirecast can also be a solution. We still rather recommend it for event-based live streaming, not 24×7 operations as automation and playout features are limited.