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https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/u4/90/R6XJ1ZS6310P.PNGBest Streaming service!At St. Patrick's Cathedral, the video streaming service is used every day for daily Mass. We also stream organ recitals, music concerts, and special occasions. Yes the streaming service is used by the entire organization. The biggest problem addressed is sharing the good works of the Cathedral with those people who are homebound or live in another part of the country or world.,It's great at hosting large amount of streamers at once. We reach upwards of 5,000 at a time. The stream adjusts to the device the user is using. Placing information in the stream is very easy.,I would like for it to approve its capabilities with connecting to social media.,10,Like I mentioned before, it the large amount a viewers during our live stream, it has worked perfectly!,Yes we have, especially when we have people joining the stream at all different times of the stream.,Yes the metrics have been very helpful! Its also amazing to see who and where they are watching from.,Closed Captioning is used all the time both in English and Spanish. This was a game-changer for our outreach.Live Streaming - Lite!We use Watson Video Streaming just once a year for our high school Senior Signing Day event in May of each year. It is pretty easy to navigate and the guys on the service line are great. They really want to help resolve your issue in the best manner possible. We stream our two-hour event for parents who are at work and attend the live event or other family members living outside the area and can't attend. We fundraise and take comments during the live stream. As I said, I really like the folks on the helpline.,The video is high quality! Ease of use Great customer service Good pricing,Not a technician so I'm good for what I need it to do.,10,We are a relatively small public charter school. We had 72 graduates this spring and we live streamed our Senior Signing Day. This is an event when all students present where they will attend college. Some students perform skits, other do dance routines, some prepare 3-minute videos. All this is live-streamed to our school constituency i.e., parents, grandparents, our other schools, and everyone who could not attend the live event because they live outside of northeastern NC area. We have even had former teachers watch from Zimbabwe! We get great comments from viewers that we answer in real-time as well.,Sorry, I can't answer this one. I would need to speak to my videographer who does our live stream.,Yes, we love to see the number of viewers and when they come and go off the stream. We have not tapped into distribution across device type but our connection strength is fine. We have not leveraged the metrics to better understand our viewers. We pretty much know who they are - relations and friends of the 12th-grade students on the stage announcing their college of choice.,We are not using closed captioning. Maybe we will in a future broadcast.,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Prior Experience with the Product Existing Relationship with the Vendor Positive Sales Experience with the Vendor Analyst Reports,Unless something went terribly wrong with Watson, we would not select another service.Reliable and Easy to UseWe use Ustream to allow our clients to remote view research sessions that take place in our facility. Ustream has been consistently reliable, and is very easy to manage. I have not experienced any problems with it.,Easy set up Reliable service - no technical issues,The layout of the back end could be more intuitive. I change the passwords on the channels very frequently and it takes a few clicks to get there.,10A great video tool for our clientsWe use IBM Watson Media to deliver streams in a closed-loop when requested by clients. We never allow open access but always have the videos gated behind a password. IBM Watson Media is used organization-wide and is our only streaming tool, which we use instead of another industry alternatives.,Price. Uptime. Ease of use. Ease of sharing.,Could use a better domain name. More obvious IBM branding. Better chat functionality.,10,We don’t scale particularly large with IBM Watson Media, but we’ve never had any issues when we do scale a bit. Our typical use case is 3-4 viewers, but we’ve gone up to 20 or so and haven’t had any issues at all. We wouldn’t hesitate to scale up much further either.,We find the video on IBM Watson Media scales perfectly well, delivering the best content a connection allows. We’ve also benefitted from the backup functionality and automatic recording, which we use as a tertiary backup to our already double redundant system. We also appreciate the fact that we can upload higher quality backups later for better-archived viewing.,Since our use case of IBM Watson Media is mostly a closed-loop and at the request of clients, we don’t really use or rely on metrics. We do monitor them a bit just to get a sense of usage, but it isn’t important to our business. Still nice to have.,No experience with the AI component of IBM Watson Media.Fantastic service for those seeking easy to use auto streaming or more complex broadcastingI set up Ustream at my church to broadcast daily church services. In addition to being a member, I own an audio visual company that installs cameras and video streamers. Since the first installation, we have set up Cerevo streamers for other clients and had them create UStream accounts to broadcast their events.,Auto record Easy to use Great reporting,Video editing Lighting control Adding the ability to block unwanted users who rack up viewing hours,10,Since many of the communities we serve are very populated, streaming allows for attendance at events even when the room size prohibits a large crowd. We have one client with a meeting facility that is only 25' x 40' in size. It cannot hold enough people for a full township audience.,Yes.....fantastic to see metrics for use. Some of our township customers have only gotten feedback about their cable TV meetings over the phone. With UStream, the managers can see how many people actually attend from home. It puts the few telephone calls received into perspective with the overall audience on line.IBM's Ustream is a great service for live streaming corporate productions internationally.We have used IBM's Ustream for several years to broadcast a corporate event to a large international manufacturing firm - a client of my company. It's being used by my production team and shared with the client's entire international organization across multiple states and countries. Employees from all over US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and many other countries were able to tune in and view their local team compete in a company wide competition. The software is easy to use, reliable, and an affordable option to establish a private, secure, and dedicated connection for live streaming - something that is integral for this particular situation as privacy & access are major concerns.,Privacy Settings - very easy to establish a variety of security levels depending on the project. Publishing features are simple and easy to use. Not only can I publish the stream immediately after the live event is over, but I can upload to youtube directly. Communication - I can talk directly with the viewers of the stream in the event that their are questions or concerns,The interface - though easy to use - is a bit dated. It does seem that it could be updated a bit. Browser exclusive streaming - it would be nice if the streaming service could be more directly integrated with streaming services/apps such as Youtube or a Ustream App. Maybe it is, but at the time I used it, i was unfamiliar with this option. Pricing options - though I think it is affordable, it's a bit difficult to determine what level I need to purchase. It might be nice to see more options in terms of pricing.,9,I would say we are not looking at massive concurrent viewership - our numbers are in the 1000s - but for our purposes where our client's employees from facilities across the world are able to tune in and see their coworkers compete with other teams, it is reliable and capable of handling more than we need at any given time.,As far as I understand, I haven't utilized this feature, or at least was unaware that it was running in the background. With that said, I am glad to know I have a backup process in place to make sure our live stream events go on without a hitch and that gives me peace of mind.,We primarily are concerned that our client's users have access to the stream by a private, password protected link. I assume they are accessing by their mobile device, PCs, and have a variety of internet strengths. Having the ability to work cross platform is helpful so that users in Mexico, America, Japan, etc can equally have access to the content. The metrics are helpful for us to know which plants are able to tune in and which have trouble tuning in.,I am not using this capability but would love to have it - especially if it translates to other common languages (spanish, french, etc...),3,,General Streaming Private corporate events House concertsUstream is the best option available for churches.IBM Video Streaming (previously Ustream) has the best pricing around. Their analytics are incredibly granular and their servers have always been reliable. We have used Ustream for two years here and I used it for three at a previous company - it grows with each user and there isn't a product on the market delivering what they offer at this scale and with this feature set.,Metrics are great and extremely specific. The platform loads quickly and scales to different size video players easily. The support structure is unheard of for any of the competitors.,Their documentation on how to use their call to action/api features is lacking.,10,WE have had as many as 300 live viewers across a dozen platforms and resolutions with out any obvious glitches. This enables us to reach social media, home computers, laptops, mobile devices and more - and our viewers never have to think about it. Ustream allows us to send them the highest quality signal they can view.,This is far too under the hood for me to have used.,We use this weekly and in real time to address our audience to let them know they're not invisible. We also use it as a performance metric for our internal evaluations.,We don't use this.Use video e-learning, save time and money on M&AsWe implement video e-learning systems and creating educational content for corporate entities, and use IBM's Ustream Align when security and viewership reporting/analytics are required. Once deployed, multiple departments take advantage of the system as we create department-level educational content - M&A onboards new groups, HR trains new employees, Compliance keeps staff up-to-date on regulatory and education requirements, and senior leadership and executives communicate quarterly meetings.Clients save tremendous time and money by reducing education, onboarding, and compliance costs, while freeing up management's time to focus on more strategic decisions. Ultimately, the organization is able to grow faster and more efficiently, especially during M&A or new-hire pushes.,Reliable Platform - there is no down-time, so your employees are always free to train, managers to manage, etc. Desktop and Mobile - your teams can use this platform in office, at home, or during travel, so e-learning is convenient and easy. Reporting and Analytics - managers and senior leadership can see who's progressing, how many are watching, and what questions are asked. Live Q&A - during a video stream, viewers can message questions right in the player and get prompt answers, keeping everyone engaged and learning. Watch Anytime - all videos are hosted in the cloud and can be watched at any time, and still have the option of asking questions to moderators,Report Exports - reports are exported as csv/excel, which is helpful, but the data needs to be massaged to be useful Back-end Admin Limits - there are only a few users that can have admin and moderator privileges, which at times can make things difficult when creating educational content for multiple departments/subjects First-time User issue - for some less tech savvy individuals, first time use can be difficult as you're required to validate your email and enter a provided code.,8,8,8,What our clients have seen is a marked improvement in the M&A teams ability to onboard new practices/entities using far less resources. For one industry-leader, they were able to cut their M&A training costs by over %60, increase their training attendance by over %50, and decrease onboard timeline by weeks.,Yes,Livestream,Product Features Vendor Reputation,Unless another vendor has all the features of IBM, I wouldn't bother sourcing a new vendor. It just takes too much time to find all the feature sets, test and prove them in dynamic situations, and get users accustomed. Its just really easy to turn-on IBM, deploy to client, and start streaming the content.Ustream advances corporate meetings and communicationWe use Ustream to broadcast live events for our corporate clients to their end users. We have streamed live events to audiences from as small as 50 users to over 10,000 users over the past five years. We typically stream 2-5 events per month, and have appreciated the ease of use Ustream offers our clients and technicians both.,Ease of use in setup of client channels Ease of use in connecting and managing streams Ease of use in publishing live content for later use,There is really not much we are currently unhappy with.,10,10,9,It allows us to have a value added solution to use with our clients who ask to add a streaming component.,7,3,Client Events,10,It has been a positive experience, our clients love it.,AkamaiLooking for a high quality broadcast? Ustream works great!I am using Ustream to provide high quality live streaming to world wide audiences from multiple locations across the globe. I have had trouble in the past (with other stream companies) with attendees viewing webcasts at different bandwidth rates. Obviously, if we're broadcasting in HD, but a viewer is capable of viewing in only 240p, problems will occur! Ustream's built-in multiple bit rates make my life easier, and our final product is much more effective.,UI Ease of use. Multiple methods of streaming. you don't have to use just a single method. There are plenty of options for getting your content up and online.,Metrics. Ustream has good general metrics. But to get deep, very precise metrics is unavailable. More control of Q&A and chat functions. Currently you can turn them on and off. But, there are no ways of configuring these to make them look exactly as you'd like. There are a couple templates, but it would be nice to have full control of the view in order that it fits perfectly into your theme. Their contracting needs to be more streamlined,8,7,9,We broadcast live interviews for multiple clients. This question really doesn't really apply to us, as we don't utilize Ustream for any of the examples. However, maybe I should look into it a bit more.Simplify Ustream - an IBM program for streamingWe are a video production company that has multi-camera set-ups. I stream events like meetings, TedX, commencement exercises, and sporting events.,Good Statistics After you get into your account, it is user-friendly.,After IBM took over it does not offer notices when a channel you have joined is live. Since IBM took over it is not easy to find your channel with the live stream. I wish they would have made it easier as an original Ustream customer to sign in and see your stream easier.,6,I have never had a problem streaming to whatever audience I've had. Most of my streaming is for a closed group.,Statistics are good.Making my job stress free!We use it to record and stream funeral services. This service allows family and friends who are unable to attend the service to still be part of it, no matter where they are. Some times, the venue is not large enough so it is streamed to an off site building.,Technical support is excellent The software is very easy to configure The quality of the stream is excellent There is minimal delay between the upload and download,New users are not able to personalize their site address,9,The backup process is great as it has allowed us to remote in from off site to retrieve a recorded event allowing the post production team access for editing.Small Fry Review[It's used] To capture our live services, save them and upload them to our website.,Works with Live-Air and Teradek smoothly The quality of capture and saving of the product Quick response in having the video rendered to a different format,Can't think of anything to improve,8,Not sure we have done this.,I'm unaware of this.,It is a great feature to see the number of viewers who have watched live and or watched the video.,Don't use it.FANTASTICWe maintain two 24/7 television channels. We use Ustream to stream the channel to everyone on our web page and through their computers and cell phones. Palomar College in San Diego, has purchased the license from the vendor for the community college system, to stream without commercials 24/7. I want to add an additional channel soon as well. We love the service.,Streaming live television Channels 24/7. Hosting live events for IEEE and SEMPTE from our studios in full HD. Hosting live events for various cities and sporting events we have here on campus, including campus recruiting events.,At this time we are fine with what the vendor has.,10,Yes, absolutely, but the problem the audiences have is it is really hard to find. It used to be we just typed in Ustream.tv and then searched for Chabot TV and there we were, now nothing. They all need a particular link to find us. We need some way, where viewers can type in Chabot TV and just go to the site. Most of our viewers are from outside of our area and they don't know how to find us unless we give them a direct link. That takes us time and we don't have the personnel to answer all our requests. Please help us on helping the audience find us easily.,Yes, the audience that manages to see us have no issues what so ever watching us on a phone, laptop. or tablet or on their smart tv's.,Not really, since most of our viewers don't know how to reach the IBM site without us giving them a direct link. No search available so they can find us themselves.,We want to start using this capability soon also with LIVE broadcasts, that would be great to do as well.,10,10,Outreach to the entire world, compared to just the local community. And many forms of media formats.,2,1,24/7 Streaming of our Educational Channel 24/7 Streaming of our Public Access Channell Nothing more Nothing more Nothing More `,We use it by having the output of our Cablecast server connect via a smart router and and SDI to USB3 adapter via Computer to feed the signal to you. 24/7,We would like to have a larger audience if IBM makes our channel(s) easier to find.,10,Would not know, Palomar College does that for all.,No,Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product Vendor Reputation Existing Relationship with the Vendor,NoStable and useful UstreamIBM Cloud Video (Ustream) is used as a streaming service for our entire news broadcast video platform. It's used by our TV broadcast department (ABC TV) to broadcast our daily local news in our 24 hours basis on the internet (on our web page, desktop, mobile and native app) and to store it as video on demand.,Stable streaming platform Good reports Easy to deploy Transconding Advertisement layer,High price more options in ad servers api improvements,9,9,9,Be on the Internet with our news online in real time.,Not Sure,Basic userWe use it across our organization to live stream events for our members.,Sound quality and video quality are much improved from when we started with Ustream. Downloading streams for other apps is easy. We like to be able to do chats in real time during presentations.,It is extremely annoying when I get a message that I am unable to connect at this time. When an error occurs it is usually right before a scheduled stream, and that creates chaos,8,Our organization keeps our streams private.,We do not use this feature.,1,1,streaming our events in house meetings streaming webinars,Our users are across the country and in South America. When we have events here onsite we live stream and record so the rest of the organization is able to see what is happening.,We are a small non profit religious organization. We feel we utilize IBM Watson as much as we need,9,n/a,QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise, Bitdefender GravityZone, Microsoft Office 365, TeamViewer,No,5A good service, but poor support and surprise changes to pricing.The product was used to stream and record school events. Streaming was open to all departments, but it was primarily used for athletics, music, chapel services and special events like graduation. It provided a way to share events live and also automatically recorded them and made them available for on-demand playback.,Cloud transcoding Player customization Analytics Security/privacy options,Very poor communication Support Ease of accessing on-demand playback,4,We had no issues with concurrent viewership, but our audience would not be considered massive at all.,The metrics provided by the service are very detailed. It was very helpful to be able to determine the locales of our viewership. When events viewers were local to our town, the metrics helped us determine how many people were interested in our event, but not attending it in person.IBM Video Streaming is the best in its class!Our company produces a live-streaming broadcast for Las Vegas-based entertainers. It is critical we have no lags, disruption, or dropped content during the live productions. Doing live broadcast provides no margin of error as compared to on-demand or more traditional broadcasts. We found Upstream after we had an unsuccessful experience with many of the other well-known streaming services.,We were two hours away from our first live broadcast when our streaming service failed. We contacted IBM and the show went on as scheduled. We went from initial contact with IBM to live streaming in less than two hours, no problems. If reliability is critical then there is only one choice, the IBM Watson Media service. If budget is important then IBM Watson proved to more cost-effective than services advertising lower initial cost.,While we set it up in less than two hours we did need to do some trial and error through the first show. The documentation provided is technical and complete which requires time to figure out all the options available for the user. Being more concise would be better. It would be nice to have a simpler process for creating passcodes for viewers to select a show and pay for those shows without us having to generate codes each time.,9,Our clients expect our service to support from 100 to 1000 concurrent viewers for any given show and the IBM Video Streaming service did not disappoint on any show. We could not offer our service with any other stream solution we looked at due to their limitations. The IBM service did not limit us to a specific number of viewers. Being in Vegas, we have hundreds of entertainers who want to reach their fans and increase their exposure beyond Las Vegas so in one show we had the original case of Chippendales (male dance review) put on a special show for select fans including a live question and answer session that was sold out in Europe. Without the IBM service this show would not have been possible.,Technically I can not speak to the SD-CDN layer but I can say we did not have any complaints from clients or viewers as to the quality or delivery of any show. Since the purpose of the technology is to improve delivery we have no reason to question its effectiveness since we did not have any problems.,The metrics were critical to providing feedback to our clients on how their shows were viewed. We followed the metrics in real time and in one show we adjusted the live performance to be more engaging with international and regional viewers. This would not have been possible without the detailed information we were getting in real time. It was as close to having a live studio audience as you could possibly have without people in the studio.,We did not use closed captioning since our shows were live entertainment and the acts spoke for themselves.Get up and running with a professional live streaming platformWe use IBM Cloud Video (Ustream® Enterprise) as a professional white label service for the client not interested in using a social media streaming service. These typically include internal corporate communications or government agencies. Once an awhile we'll use the service for universities and colleges for their commencements which the institutions don't feel a social media streaming platform is appropriate.,Quick launch of a webcast Player compatibility Broad adoption of third party add-ons and hardware encoders,Tech support turnaround on corrupted VOD videos. Channels need to have the ability to stream to two servers simultaneously--like YouTube's ability to stream to two different servers. They also allow you to see the health of the backup stream etc., in real time. Right now the Enterprise® solution for failover includes a 5-second black frame until the backup stream pops up. It also can only be set up by IBM staff as a special request. Ability to customize the player. The older Flash-based player allowed for this. A basic customer customizable player like Vimeo would be amazing.,7,Absolutely. Most clients want no cap to their viewership.,Yes. We've often had clients have their own platforms fail and use IBM as a backup.,Every client wants deep analytics without compromising privacy concerns.,I've only seen the feature in VOD. It's usually acceptable. It would be ideal to have it for LIVE. YouTube is currently in beta for this feature as of June 2019.,8,9,We've used the platform as a service provider. We produce live streams for many organizations on many different platforms. When a client needs a platform with professional streaming abilities we often recommend IBM Cloud Video and TalkPoint®. We've had a lot of success with IBM Cloud Video with production partners that want to get into the live streaming service provider world. It's been ideal for projects that happen in other states and countries that just aren't cost effective for us to personally be there on-site.,4,4,Corporate Webcasting Institutional Webcasting Rentals,Re-Sale of Channels,DVR Closed-Captioning Multi-language Audio Tracks,10,Positive - it offers an online service to re-sale. Negative - Clients demanding lower costs solutions,Vimeo Live,Yes,Price Product Usability,Pricing and Alternative solutions with more service offerings included.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,Learning Curve - but was very minimal.,Self-taught,Yes. Very easy to use.,9,I recommend turning off all social media connections if you're looking for simple configuration.,Some - we have done small customizations to the interface,No - we have not done any custom code,I've used the dynamic embed code that isn't auto-generated within the platform.,Yes,9,No,Yes. I recently needed a backup channel and this was completed within 10 minutes.,Embedding Password and registration Re-occurring Live Streams,VOD Trimming isn't as close to the timing I'd prefer. I often have to add seconds to a trim that I didn't want to.,9,10,10,Wirecast Pro - Software Teradek's Core,I would like to have IBM Cloud Video integrate better with Telestream's Wirecast Pro,File import/export,9,Get an Enterprise plan. You'll need the back-end developers at IBM to help support the code.,10,10,Channels, Viewer Hours, Payment Terms.,Set your payment terms as part of the negotiation. They are very flexible.,No,The Q&A Module is Great.,Live Closed-Captioning,No,YesInformation is the keyUstream is used by one of our clients in order to share video and broadcast their live events. Ustream was recently introduced and it replaced another similar service. The reason behind this shift can be, probably, linked to the additional features offered by Ustream (for example the possibility to ask to users to access an event only by giving their email address, the geographical localisation of viewers, etc).,You can ask viewers to attend only if they give you an email address so that you can create your mailing list for further info/questionnaires/other events. You can locate where your viewers are from, in order to understand if you were able to attract the correct audience. The chat is automatically supervised so, in principle, you do not need to have someone checking on improper use of the chat. You can personalise the off-air contents as well as the videos on demand,Maybe the chat can be improved a little, to make it easier to access. It should be given the possibility to embed the video also to non-logged in users. Provide full features in the demo mode, in order to better understand what is possible to do with Ustream and better decide whether to pay or not.,8,We opted for IBM Watson Media's video streaming in order to stream live the events we organise and, at the same time, enlarge the possible audience of our training sessions to online attendees. Our usual outreach is about 150-180 people in terms of audience and 2-3 hours in terms of duration.,I am not familiar with the specific software SD - CDN contained by IBM's video streaming and its functioning. For this reason I am not in the position to describe if and how we have benefited from this capability in terms of video scalability. I will investigate further this option and update at a later stage this review.,From the channel dashboard, in the menu "metrics", it is possible to review and download data about the viewers of the channel. It is possible to personalise the time range. The website automatically gives a series of default graphics on these data. It is very useful and allows for additional insights (especially if, like in our case, we embed the video on a different website).,I must admit that, to my knowledge, we have not yet profited of the possibility to leverage on the artificial intelligence offered by IBM's video streaming as far as closed captioning is concerned. It is possible, however, that our viewers have opted to activate them because we do not foresee closed captioning to the events we stream.,9,7,We are currently using Ustream in order to realise webinars and broadcast live events, in order to expand our audience and minimise costs related to travelling and organising conferences. The player can be easily embedded in another online platform, allowing us to integrate live broadcasting of events and seminars to our website, allowing for greater visibility of our page.,4,4,webinars live events live presentations,webinars live online sessions live streaming of events,webinars,8,More visibility increased participation larger audience,OBS Studio,Yes,Livestream, Youtube and Vimeo,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation,In general, I think that I would not change my evaluation and/or the selection process described beforehand. Unless there will be a breakthrough proposal/service offered by one company in the field of live broadcasting of events, I think that the price will still be the most important factor influencing our decision making.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,we opted out the producer software minor technical problems,No,6,I had a problem because the channel appeared to be disabled. I contacted the support in the morning (CET time) and only after I recognised that actually support (if I remember well) follows the US time zone. Nonetheless the support was available and operated their magic in order to have my channel up and running,off air channel page metrics,initial set up header chat,Yes, but I don't use itSolid stream, solid service.Streamed a highly-produced sales kick-off event to several sites and hundreds of employees. Event featured live speakers and video content.,Quality of video Easy to access Solid streaming capability,Pricepoint,8,This service enabled employees from across the country to be "present" at a live event that launched new sales initiatives.,We did not.,We did not.,We did not.Meets Our Simple Needs But Offers Capabilities For Future UseWe are currently using it to stream our monthly funding meetings and council meetings. It is primarily used by the whole organization. Having this streaming service allows our project team members statewide to attend meetings virtually that they are often not able to attend in person.,Integrates well with our company website using embed code provided by IBM.,No complaints here!,9,We benefit from this on a monthly basis. We never have a projected viewership number at any given meeting and this product always meets our expectations whether we are hosting 3 viewers or 30.,To my knowledge, our organization has never utilized this capability.,We do not use these metrics currently.,We are not currently using this capability but plan to in the near future.,2,2,Live streaming of our monthly meetings to users statewide Archiving of meetings that correspond with our meeting minutes and allow for precise accuracy of minutes. Future use is to live stream/archive user training sessions.,As a necessary resource for meeting minute accuracy,Definitely for live streaming end user training sessions.,10,It has had a positive impact - it has allowed us to reach more people with our monthly meetings content.,Adobe Acrobat DC,No,Product Usability,I would research other products available and compare their services to what we currently have. I would also do an in-depth research on each product's reviews. If possible, I would reach out to other businesses that use streaming services and find out what they use and why they chose it and what feedback they have. I would talk directly to the individuals responsible for using/maintaining the streaming service.,Implemented in-house,No,None that I know of. I was not a part of the implementation.,Self-taught,Yes i thought it was easy to learn without the training. Self taught learning honestly depends on the person learning and how they learn best. If you already have some hardware/software experience or are tech-savvy by nature, then yes you can learn this product on your own. If you are not, then I would recommend some official training.,5,I do not. I was not a part of the implementation. I would recommend using your IT department to navigate the setup with you.,No - we have not done any custom code,No. Since i have been involved with Ustream we have done little to no customization.,10,No,No I cannot give an example for this question. I have never had to contact Ustream support. I have reason to believe that this is due largely to this being a reliable and dependable product that, with the proper internal knowledge, education, and experience, can be used and maintained with none to minimal issues.,Starting a streaming run Saving the stream,Occasionally, meetings will need to be trimmed.,8,9,8,None yet,We plan to use the webex integration option soon,File import/export,8,I have no advice yet as we have not done any integration to date.,7,7,I was not apart of the negotiation so I can't answer.,None to give. I was not a part of this process.,No,The Webex integration,The ability to use the Webex integration,No,NoGreat Tool! Must have!We do a lot of corporate events where we have to stream to multiple servers at the same time and it has never let us down, we use it nationwide for all our shows we go to.,Versatile problem solver for all streaming solutions. Compact for conference streaming. Reliable never had any issues.,Perfect system,10,We benefited from this scalability when streaming live events for many clients where we stream to multiple sources live video feed of the races and award ceremony for more than 50k viewers.,We benefitted from this when we had to send different signals to different live feed sources.,We are able to keep track of the places where viewers are watching from so we can target our marketing.,Not yet.Great Streaming Quality but at a High CostWe had been using Ustream since before it was acquired by IBM and before Facebook and YouTube offered streaming services. We are a house of worship and we stream our church services 3 times a week all year round. Ustream gave us an opportunity to share our church experience with people who cannot physically attend our church services.,The video and audio quality is very impressive compared to other streaming services. Good customer support.,Pricing. Now there are more companies offering streaming services for less money and with less limitations.,5,This did not really work for us. Using Facebook live had more of an impact.,Our organization did not benefit from SD-CDN.IBM Watson Media (Ustream)We use IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming to bring a closer sense of community and inclusion for our remote staff.,Easy to use Many options for engagement Looks good,More security options like encryption,9,We have not.,We have not.,We do use this to view live information, however we wish we had more discrete control of understanding who was watching.,We are not using this.
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August 06, 2019

Best Streaming service!

Score 10 out of 10
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At St. Patrick's Cathedral, the video streaming service is used every day for daily Mass. We also stream organ recitals, music concerts, and special occasions. Yes the streaming service is used by the entire organization. The biggest problem addressed is sharing the good works of the Cathedral with those people who are homebound or live in another part of the country or world.
  • It's great at hosting large amount of streamers at once. We reach upwards of 5,000 at a time.
  • The stream adjusts to the device the user is using.
  • Placing information in the stream is very easy.
  • I would like for it to approve its capabilities with connecting to social media.
Let's just say I was in a unique situation where all I had was my phone. I could literally broadcast a stream from my iPhone. Amazing!
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July 30, 2019

Live Streaming - Lite!

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Watson Video Streaming just once a year for our high school Senior Signing Day event in May of each year. It is pretty easy to navigate and the guys on the service line are great. They really want to help resolve your issue in the best manner possible. We stream our two-hour event for parents who are at work and attend the live event or other family members living outside the area and can't attend. We fundraise and take comments during the live stream. As I said, I really like the folks on the helpline.
  • The video is high quality!
  • Ease of use
  • Great customer service
  • Good pricing
  • Not a technician so I'm good for what I need it to do.
It is well suited for our event because we want our live streaming to be of high quality, but our funds are limited. Watson gives us both high quality at a cost even our small non-profit can afford. Ustream was good, but Watson Media is even better.
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August 14, 2019

Reliable and Easy to Use

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Ustream to allow our clients to remote view research sessions that take place in our facility. Ustream has been consistently reliable, and is very easy to manage. I have not experienced any problems with it.
  • Easy set up
  • Reliable service - no technical issues
  • The layout of the back end could be more intuitive. I change the passwords on the channels very frequently and it takes a few clicks to get there.
It's a good option for clients with multiple office locations, and researchers/designers in multiple locations, all of whom would like to view the research sessions.
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July 26, 2019

A great video tool for our clients

Score 10 out of 10
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We use IBM Watson Media to deliver streams in a closed-loop when requested by clients. We never allow open access but always have the videos gated behind a password. IBM Watson Media is used organization-wide and is our only streaming tool, which we use instead of another industry alternatives.
  • Price.
  • Uptime.
  • Ease of use.
  • Ease of sharing.
  • Could use a better domain name.
  • More obvious IBM branding.
  • Better chat functionality.
For simple video presentations, IBM Watson Media really shines. In cases where our clients don’t necessarily need to do anything complex with the videos live, like time-stamping or other live annotation. We like that we can easily share the link and password and get people into the stream quick. The chat functionality is also a client favorite.
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July 19, 2019

Fantastic service for those seeking easy to use auto streaming or more complex broadcasting

Score 10 out of 10
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I set up Ustream at my church to broadcast daily church services.

In addition to being a member, I own an audio visual company that installs cameras and video streamers. Since the first installation, we have set up Cerevo streamers for other clients and had them create UStream accounts to broadcast their events.
  • Auto record
  • Easy to use
  • Great reporting
  • Video editing
  • Lighting control
  • Adding the ability to block unwanted users who rack up viewing hours
Churches- used for sick at home or shut in members who cannot make it to the building for weekly services.
Township board meetings are generally lightly attended. Some towns have public access channels on cable while others do not. Streaming allows smaller municipalities a greater audience reach without having to invest in cable TV access.
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July 12, 2019

IBM's Ustream is a great service for live streaming corporate productions internationally.

Score 9 out of 10
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We have used IBM's Ustream for several years to broadcast a corporate event to a large international manufacturing firm - a client of my company. It's being used by my production team and shared with the client's entire international organization across multiple states and countries. Employees from all over US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and many other countries were able to tune in and view their local team compete in a company wide competition. The software is easy to use, reliable, and an affordable option to establish a private, secure, and dedicated connection for live streaming - something that is integral for this particular situation as privacy & access are major concerns.
  • Privacy Settings - very easy to establish a variety of security levels depending on the project.
  • Publishing features are simple and easy to use. Not only can I publish the stream immediately after the live event is over, but I can upload to youtube directly.
  • Communication - I can talk directly with the viewers of the stream in the event that their are questions or concerns
  • The interface - though easy to use - is a bit dated. It does seem that it could be updated a bit.
  • Browser exclusive streaming - it would be nice if the streaming service could be more directly integrated with streaming services/apps such as Youtube or a Ustream App. Maybe it is, but at the time I used it, i was unfamiliar with this option.
  • Pricing options - though I think it is affordable, it's a bit difficult to determine what level I need to purchase. It might be nice to see more options in terms of pricing.
I found this software to be very well suited for private, corporate production - where live streaming is for internal corporate purposes. The interface would be less useful for conventional entertainment productions for broad audiences as it's lesser known from the user side as a brand. I'd likely use Facebook, YouTube or some other streaming platform for more general public facing live streams.
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June 28, 2019

Ustream is the best option available for churches.

Score 10 out of 10
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IBM Video Streaming (previously Ustream) has the best pricing around. Their analytics are incredibly granular and their servers have always been reliable. We have used Ustream for two years here and I used it for three at a previous company - it grows with each user and there isn't a product on the market delivering what they offer at this scale and with this feature set.
  • Metrics are great and extremely specific.
  • The platform loads quickly and scales to different size video players easily.
  • The support structure is unheard of for any of the competitors.
  • Their documentation on how to use their call to action/api features is lacking.
For a medium sized church, Ustream/IBM is the best streaming service answer available because of its high value and strong feature set.
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June 08, 2019

Use video e-learning, save time and money on M&As

Score 8 out of 10
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We implement video e-learning systems and creating educational content for corporate entities, and use IBM's Ustream Align when security and viewership reporting/analytics are required. Once deployed, multiple departments take advantage of the system as we create department-level educational content - M&A onboards new groups, HR trains new employees, Compliance keeps staff up-to-date on regulatory and education requirements, and senior leadership and executives communicate quarterly meetings.

Clients save tremendous time and money by reducing education, onboarding, and compliance costs, while freeing up management's time to focus on more strategic decisions. Ultimately, the organization is able to grow faster and more efficiently, especially during M&A or new-hire pushes.

  • Reliable Platform - there is no down-time, so your employees are always free to train, managers to manage, etc.
  • Desktop and Mobile - your teams can use this platform in office, at home, or during travel, so e-learning is convenient and easy.
  • Reporting and Analytics - managers and senior leadership can see who's progressing, how many are watching, and what questions are asked.
  • Live Q&A - during a video stream, viewers can message questions right in the player and get prompt answers, keeping everyone engaged and learning.
  • Watch Anytime - all videos are hosted in the cloud and can be watched at any time, and still have the option of asking questions to moderators
  • Report Exports - reports are exported as csv/excel, which is helpful, but the data needs to be massaged to be useful
  • Back-end Admin Limits - there are only a few users that can have admin and moderator privileges, which at times can make things difficult when creating educational content for multiple departments/subjects
  • First-time User issue - for some less tech savvy individuals, first time use can be difficult as you're required to validate your email and enter a provided code.
Ustream Align is excellent when security and reporting is needed. If you don't need these features, we recommend other Ustream products.
What our clients have seen is a marked improvement in the M&A teams ability to onboard new practices/entities using far less resources. For one industry-leader, they were able to cut their M&A training costs by over %60, increase their training attendance by over %50, and decrease onboard timeline by weeks.
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June 07, 2019

Ustream advances corporate meetings and communication

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Ustream to broadcast live events for our corporate clients to their end users. We have streamed live events to audiences from as small as 50 users to over 10,000 users over the past five years. We typically stream 2-5 events per month, and have appreciated the ease of use Ustream offers our clients and technicians both.
  • Ease of use in setup of client channels
  • Ease of use in connecting and managing streams
  • Ease of use in publishing live content for later use
  • There is really not much we are currently unhappy with.
It has been a great platform to use for our live streamed corporate clients. It is easy for the end users to connect and view the content.
It allows us to have a value added solution to use with our clients who ask to add a streaming component.

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June 07, 2019

Looking for a high quality broadcast? Ustream works great!

Score 8 out of 10
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I am using Ustream to provide high quality live streaming to world wide audiences from multiple locations across the globe. I have had trouble in the past (with other stream companies) with attendees viewing webcasts at different bandwidth rates. Obviously, if we're broadcasting in HD, but a viewer is capable of viewing in only 240p, problems will occur! Ustream's built-in multiple bit rates make my life easier, and our final product is much more effective.
  • UI
  • Ease of use.
  • Multiple methods of streaming. you don't have to use just a single method. There are plenty of options for getting your content up and online.
  • Metrics. Ustream has good general metrics. But to get deep, very precise metrics is unavailable.
  • More control of Q&A and chat functions. Currently you can turn them on and off. But, there are no ways of configuring these to make them look exactly as you'd like. There are a couple templates, but it would be nice to have full control of the view in order that it fits perfectly into your theme.
  • Their contracting needs to be more streamlined
I think Ustream is great. I have had wonderful success with our products and the quality. As I stated earlier, we were required to build some custom code for in-depth metrics, and Q&A functionality. But, for high level video streaming, Ustream is perfect straight out of the box.
We broadcast live interviews for multiple clients. This question really doesn't really apply to us, as we don't utilize Ustream for any of the examples. However, maybe I should look into it a bit more.
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August 15, 2019

Simplify Ustream - an IBM program for streaming

Score 6 out of 10
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We are a video production company that has multi-camera set-ups. I stream events like meetings, TedX, commencement exercises, and sporting events.
  • Good Statistics
  • After you get into your account, it is user-friendly.
  • After IBM took over it does not offer notices when a channel you have joined is live.
  • Since IBM took over it is not easy to find your channel with the live stream.
  • I wish they would have made it easier as an original Ustream customer to sign in and see your stream easier.
It is a good streaming platform but needs to be modified so it is easier to use. When it was Ustream, it was easy to get notified when the channel went live. You could find your stream easily. I wish when IBM took over they would have made signing in and using the program easier, but it has too many steps to use it now.

It is hard to find out how to pay-per-view. I wish it was easier to talk to someone about how to use it to pay-per-view. I am missing opportunities because I need someone to handle Customer Service, take the payments and handle the sign-up part of the process.
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July 12, 2019

Making my job stress free!

Score 9 out of 10
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We use it to record and stream funeral services. This service allows family and friends who are unable to attend the service to still be part of it, no matter where they are. Some times, the venue is not large enough so it is streamed to an off site building.
  • Technical support is excellent
  • The software is very easy to configure
  • The quality of the stream is excellent
  • There is minimal delay between the upload and download
  • New users are not able to personalize their site address
The system streaming fits every application that we have tried. Having done private events and public gatherings - all worked well.
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June 26, 2019

Small Fry Review

Score 8 out of 10
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[It's used] To capture our live services, save them and upload them to our website.
  • Works with Live-Air and Teradek smoothly
  • The quality of capture and saving of the product
  • Quick response in having the video rendered to a different format
  • Can't think of anything to improve
Media streaming (Ustream now changed to IBM Watson) is the platform we have used, although we did use Vimeo, but chose to stay with IBM due to the years we have used them and the many videos stored. We have not run into any scenarios that could not be resolved.
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June 07, 2019

FANTASTIC

Score 10 out of 10
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We maintain two 24/7 television channels. We use Ustream to stream the channel to everyone on our web page and through their computers and cell phones. Palomar College in San Diego, has purchased the license from the vendor for the community college system, to stream without commercials 24/7. I want to add an additional channel soon as well. We love the service.
  • Streaming live television Channels 24/7.
  • Hosting live events for IEEE and SEMPTE from our studios in full HD.
  • Hosting live events for various cities and sporting events we have here on campus, including campus recruiting events.
  • At this time we are fine with what the vendor has.
Easy to use and quick to set up. And it has worked for us so far 100% of the time.
Outreach to the entire world, compared to just the local community. And many forms of media formats.
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June 04, 2019

Stable and useful Ustream

Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Video (Ustream) is used as a streaming service for our entire news broadcast video platform. It's used by our TV broadcast department (ABC TV) to broadcast our daily local news in our 24 hours basis on the internet (on our web page, desktop, mobile and native app) and to store it as video on demand.
  • Stable streaming platform
  • Good reports
  • Easy to deploy
  • Transconding
  • Advertisement layer
  • High price
  • more options in ad servers
  • api improvements
In our case scenario, it is well suited for what we do - broadcast video streaming on the Internet and environments where transcoding is almost mandatory such as mobile and native app on smartphones. I think it is less suitable for video on demand because of the high priced storage space.
Be on the Internet with our news online in real time.
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July 26, 2019

Basic user

Score 8 out of 10
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We use it across our organization to live stream events for our members.
  • Sound quality and video quality are much improved from when we started with Ustream.
  • Downloading streams for other apps is easy.
  • We like to be able to do chats in real time during presentations.
  • It is extremely annoying when I get a message that I am unable to connect at this time.
  • When an error occurs it is usually right before a scheduled stream, and that creates chaos
We stream speakers and presentations that are specific to our religious community to all members across the globe.
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July 17, 2019

A good service, but poor support and surprise changes to pricing.

Score 4 out of 10
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The product was used to stream and record school events. Streaming was open to all departments, but it was primarily used for athletics, music, chapel services and special events like graduation. It provided a way to share events live and also automatically recorded them and made them available for on-demand playback.
  • Cloud transcoding
  • Player customization
  • Analytics
  • Security/privacy options
  • Very poor communication
  • Support
  • Ease of accessing on-demand playback
We found the streaming product very good, but I would hesitate to recommend the product because of the pricing changes they made to our longstanding account without any notice. Support was not at all helpful and had no interest in preserving our business. We left the company because of this.
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July 12, 2019

IBM Video Streaming is the best in its class!

Score 9 out of 10
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Our company produces a live-streaming broadcast for Las Vegas-based entertainers. It is critical we have no lags, disruption, or dropped content during the live productions. Doing live broadcast provides no margin of error as compared to on-demand or more traditional broadcasts.
We found Upstream after we had an unsuccessful experience with many of the other well-known streaming services.
  • We were two hours away from our first live broadcast when our streaming service failed. We contacted IBM and the show went on as scheduled.
  • We went from initial contact with IBM to live streaming in less than two hours, no problems.
  • If reliability is critical then there is only one choice, the IBM Watson Media service.
  • If budget is important then IBM Watson proved to more cost-effective than services advertising lower initial cost.
  • While we set it up in less than two hours we did need to do some trial and error through the first show.
  • The documentation provided is technical and complete which requires time to figure out all the options available for the user. Being more concise would be better.
  • It would be nice to have a simpler process for creating passcodes for viewers to select a show and pay for those shows without us having to generate codes each time.
It is perfect for live and on-demand video streaming where customers expect excellent results. If someone only needs to stream a meeting of Youtube style videos it is overkill, but this doesn't mean it does not work, it is just a waste of the capabilities of the IBM video service. For individual gamers who want to stream it is also massive overkill but if they want the best service available this is the one.
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June 13, 2019

Get up and running with a professional live streaming platform

Score 7 out of 10
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We use IBM Cloud Video (Ustream® Enterprise) as a professional white label service for the client not interested in using a social media streaming service. These typically include internal corporate communications or government agencies. Once an awhile we'll use the service for universities and colleges for their commencements which the institutions don't feel a social media streaming platform is appropriate.
  • Quick launch of a webcast
  • Player compatibility
  • Broad adoption of third party add-ons and hardware encoders
  • Tech support turnaround on corrupted VOD videos.
  • Channels need to have the ability to stream to two servers simultaneously--like YouTube's ability to stream to two different servers. They also allow you to see the health of the backup stream etc., in real time. Right now the Enterprise® solution for failover includes a 5-second black frame until the backup stream pops up. It also can only be set up by IBM staff as a special request.
  • Ability to customize the player. The older Flash-based player allowed for this. A basic customer customizable player like Vimeo would be amazing.
[Well suited for] lead generation and production companies with no web technical expertise. Clients looking at Livestream® - I would recommend them IBM Cloud Video over that service. Corporate communications would benefit from the registration tracking ability. [Also well suited for] clients looking for a simple way to password protect and domain lock their streams and event companies that want to monetize their content with pay-per-view.
We've used the platform as a service provider. We produce live streams for many organizations on many different platforms. When a client needs a platform with professional streaming abilities we often recommend IBM Cloud Video and TalkPoint®. We've had a lot of success with IBM Cloud Video with production partners that want to get into the live streaming service provider world. It's been ideal for projects that happen in other states and countries that just aren't cost effective for us to personally be there on-site.
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June 10, 2019

Information is the key

Score 8 out of 10
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Ustream is used by one of our clients in order to share video and broadcast their live events. Ustream was recently introduced and it replaced another similar service. The reason behind this shift can be, probably, linked to the additional features offered by Ustream (for example the possibility to ask to users to access an event only by giving their email address, the geographical localisation of viewers, etc).
  • You can ask viewers to attend only if they give you an email address so that you can create your mailing list for further info/questionnaires/other events.
  • You can locate where your viewers are from, in order to understand if you were able to attract the correct audience.
  • The chat is automatically supervised so, in principle, you do not need to have someone checking on improper use of the chat.
  • You can personalise the off-air contents as well as the videos on demand
  • Maybe the chat can be improved a little, to make it easier to access.
  • It should be given the possibility to embed the video also to non-logged in users.
  • Provide full features in the demo mode, in order to better understand what is possible to do with Ustream and better decide whether to pay or not.

GOOD: I would suggest to use Ustream whenever there is a live event and you would like to have it streamed around the world. Especially if there are some additional activities to be carried out after your event, you can collect the email addresses of those who are connecting to your event.

NOT APPROPRIATE: I would not use Ustream if I want to be easily found on the internet because, in this case, people would rather directly look on YouTube.

We are currently using Ustream in order to realise webinars and broadcast live events, in order to expand our audience and minimise costs related to travelling and organising conferences. The player can be easily embedded in another online platform, allowing us to integrate live broadcasting of events and seminars to our website, allowing for greater visibility of our page.
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August 16, 2019

Solid stream, solid service.

Score 8 out of 10
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Streamed a highly-produced sales kick-off event to several sites and hundreds of employees. Event featured live speakers and video content.
  • Quality of video
  • Easy to access
  • Solid streaming capability
  • Pricepoint
Appropriate for streaming across multiple sites. Less appropriate where social media and other interactive features are needed.
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August 09, 2019

Meets Our Simple Needs But Offers Capabilities For Future Use

Score 9 out of 10
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We are currently using it to stream our monthly funding meetings and council meetings. It is primarily used by the whole organization. Having this streaming service allows our project team members statewide to attend meetings virtually that they are often not able to attend in person.
  • Integrates well with our company website using embed code provided by IBM.
  • No complaints here!
Well suited to live streaming meetings to a large audience.
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July 27, 2019

Great Tool! Must have!

Score 10 out of 10
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We do a lot of corporate events where we have to stream to multiple servers at the same time and it has never let us down, we use it nationwide for all our shows we go to.
  • Versatile problem solver for all streaming solutions.
  • Compact for conference streaming.
  • Reliable never had any issues.
  • Perfect system
Great product launches and conference streaming for all streaming needs.
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July 27, 2019

Great Streaming Quality but at a High Cost

Score 5 out of 10
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We had been using Ustream since before it was acquired by IBM and before Facebook and YouTube offered streaming services. We are a house of worship and we stream our church services 3 times a week all year round. Ustream gave us an opportunity to share our church experience with people who cannot physically attend our church services.
  • The video and audio quality is very impressive compared to other streaming services.
  • Good customer support.
  • Pricing. Now there are more companies offering streaming services for less money and with less limitations.
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming is well suited for any organization that can afford to pay top dollar for their services.
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June 26, 2019

IBM Watson Media (Ustream)

Score 9 out of 10
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We use IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming to bring a closer sense of community and inclusion for our remote staff.
  • Easy to use
  • Many options for engagement
  • Looks good
  • More security options like encryption
Great for one way communication. If you are looking for bidirectional communication then there are probably better options.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Lead generation (20)
6.2
Video personalization (34)
7.7
eCommerce (18)
4.5
Support for advertisements (13)
5.7
Video SEO (16)
8.0
Integration to Marketing Automation (7)
6.2
Integration to Salesforce.com (2)
6.4
Integration to LMS (2)
8.6
Video access controls (47)
7.7
User management (44)
7.8
Video link sharing (51)
8.1
Internal video (42)
8.3
External video (43)
8.4
Player customization (46)
7.1
Embedded videos (45)
8.1
Video quality / Bandwidth controls (49)
8.2
Mobile compatibility (47)
8.2
A/B testing (12)
5.9
Streaming quality reports (38)
7.6
Per viewer tracking (42)
7.5
Per video tracking (41)
7.9
Video analytics dashboard (46)
7.6
On-Demand video (36)
7.1
Live streaming (50)
8.5
Impact of streaming on network (42)
7.9
Video upload & format support (44)
7.8
Video library / File management (45)
7.5
Video portal (35)
7.0
Audience polling (20)
6.8
Audience Q&A / Live chat (31)
7.4
Video comments (27)
7.4

About IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media (formerly IBM Cloud Video) provides an enterprise video solution, powered by Watson AI, for creating, storing, managing, broadcasting and measuring the impact of live and recorded video.

There are two editions:

  • IBM Enterprise Video Streaming (private or internal corporate communications)
  • IBM Video Streaming (external events and monetized video streaming)

Both editions include storage, event support, custom branding, content management, multi-user accounts, and real-time analytics. Both are powered by IBM Watson AI for automatic speech to text conversion and automated closed captioning.

IBM Enterprise Video Streaming is an internal video solution that secures video assets for employee use (typically access via single sign-on/corporate directories). Individual viewer tracking measures engagement on a per video or viewer basis. This solution is often used in conjunction with IBM's Enterprise Content Delivery Network (ECDN) offering which does stream splitting and edge caching to help protect the corporate network from the strain of video going across the network.

IBM Video Streaming, an external video solution with optional monetization option, powers video streaming for large external audiences. It offers scalability for massive viewership using the SD-CDN, a software defined content delivery network built with QoS (Quality of Service) in mind to reliably deliver video.


Categories:  Video

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Features

Video Marketing Features
Has featureLead generation
Has featureVideo personalization
Has featureAudience for distribution
Has featureeCommerce
Has featureSupport for advertisements
Has featureVideo SEO
Does not have featureIntegration to Marketing Automation
Video Platform Integrations Features
Does not have featureIntegration to Salesforce.com
Does not have featureIntegration to Marketo
Does not have featureIntegration to HubSpot
Does not have featureIntegration to Eloqua
Does not have featureIntegration to LMS
Video Security Features
Has featureVideo access controls
Has featureUser management
Has featureSSO support
Has featurePassword protection
Has featureVideo link sharing
Has featureEmbed restrictions
Has featureInternal video
Has featureExternal video
Video Player Features
Has featurePlayer customization
Has featureEmbedded videos
Has featureVideo quality / Bandwidth controls
Has featureMobile compatibility
Video Analytics Features
Does not have featureA/B testing
Has featureStreaming quality reports
Has featurePer viewer tracking
Has featurePer video tracking
Has featureVideo analytics dashboard
Video Hosting, Management & Storage Features
Has featureOn-Demand video
Has featureLive streaming
Has featureImpact of streaming on network
Has featureVideo upload & format support
Has featureVideo library / File management
Has featureVideo portal
Has featureVideo downloads
Has featureVideo editing
Has featureHigh definition support
Has featureClosed captioning / Transcription
Video Engagement Features
Has featureAudience polling
Has featureAudience Q&A / Live chat
Has featureVideo comments
Additional Features
Has featureScalability
Has featureEnterprise Security
Has featureQuality of Service
Has featureIntegrated Content Management
Has featureMulti-CDN Delivery via SD-CDN
Has featureCloud-based Transcoding
Has featureSocial Sharing with Facebook and Twitter Integration
Has featureIntegrated Chat
Has featureLive Analytics Dashboard
Has featureAuto-Recording
Has featureCustom Branding
Has featureLead Capture
Has featureLive Playlists
Has featureSupport for Professional Encoding/Production Gear
Has featureEnterprise Support Plans
Has featureManaged Event and Production Services
Has featureEnterprise Content Delivery Network (eCDN)

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Screenshots

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Integrations

SDKs and APIs are available.

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Competitors

Kaltura, Ooyala Flex Media Platform, Vidyard, Akamai, Brightcove, Microsoft StreamInsight, DaCast, Livestream, Qumu, Ramp, vBrick, Kontiki, Onstream, Wowza, Sherpa, movingimage

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
Entry-level set up fee?No

Video Streaming edition is available for purchase via credit card online (or via IBM salesperson if needs exceed those outlined in the online plans): https://video.ibm.com/platform/plans Enterprise Video Streaming edition must be purchased from an IBM salesperson: https://info.video.ibm.com/IBM-Watson-Media-Contact.html

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
15%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
50%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
35%

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Live Chat
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Managed Event Support
Production Services

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web