Facebook Live provide broadcasters with a practical and immediate way to share press conferences and late-breaking news events.
Broadcast Pix, a provider of integrated production switchers, has announced native support for the Facebook Live app in the form of a free upgrade for its customers’ existing systems currently under warranty. The software upgrade will be available soon.
Without the new software, Broadcast Pix users had to log into Facebook, then copy and paste a stream key that changed with every session to allow live streaming to begin. Now the company’s Flint, Granite, Mica, and Roadie integrated production switchers allow users to login to Facebook Live once and select a page for live video streaming. Subsequent sessions begin simply with the touch of a button, so there is no interruption in their existing workflow.
Broadcast Pix already offers support for all RTMP sites, as well as native support for Ustream and Livestream. Content distribution networks (CDNs) like Facebook Live provide local governments, companies, houses of worship, and other organizations a practical way to share press conferences and other events.
“We’re excited to support our customers with an even easier way to share their live video via social media. This represents the future of live streaming, and it’s important that we take advantage of every opportunity to provide further integration within our systems. The combination of Facebook Live and Broadcast Pix is powerful. It enables users to simply and cost effectively personalize and broaden their reach in real time.”Kevin Prince, CEO, Broadcast Pix.
Systems no longer under warranty can add Facebook Live support and additional new functionality with a $995 upgrade to Version 6.0 software. The new upgrade will be demonstrated at the 2017 NAB Show.
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