TrustRadius and eCDNWe used the product for the first of our quarterly town hall meetings. The 30,000-viewer hour option met our needs in that we are broadcasting to a global audience and can do so with a password-protected URL. Streaming quality was as high as our ingest rate; note that this can be variable, depending on bandwidth.We also used the Ustream eCDN product to consolidate streams to two of our remote offices .. this ensured multiple, individual streams wouldn't clog the top of our router and impact network performance and user experience at our offices.,Consolidated interface: ability to manage the entire event from a single pane of glass. Role-based capabilities: enabled us to assign our video capture/producer a role so he could manage his aspects of the event without my intervention. Reliable network: no issues in performance with our global broadcast. Mobile interface: worked like a charm as I prowled the office to ensure viewers were seeing a satisfactory experience.,More granular pricing; we didn't come near the 30,000-viewer hour limit. However, compared to other providers, their pricing is in line .. just not for a single event. eCDN setup documentation: needs work .. did a fair bit of troubleshooting with Tier 2 support before realizing there were aspects with which only Ustream could configure (missing in the documentation).,9,7,8,Town hall meetings.,BlueJeans,5,2,Town Hall broadcast.,Training. Not unexpected, not innovative, but global capability for canned sessions.,Quarterly Town Hall broadcasts,7,Higher video quality than Skype for Business or public products. More user counts than our Skype for Business.,Skype for Business,No,Price Product Usability Vendor Reputation,We will be doing it again; no change in the process .. if we decide to enhance to multi-site talk-back, we will evaluate all vendors again.,Implemented in-house,No,Change management was minimal,eCDN setup: documentation had gaps requiring Tier 2 support engagement.,Self-taught,The product can be used without training and the site provides reasonable walk-throughs for several scenarios.,8,Allow enough time to get through the documentation when deploying.Test with stock videos.Use eCDN if you have a higher number of users in a physical site than you have 1gb per stream bandwidth at the top of your router.,Some - we have done small customizations to the interface,No - we have not done any custom code,eCDN setup. Be sure to read the documentation and engage Tier 2 support to avoid delays.,Yes,9,Yes,From start-to-finish, with white glove service.,Web interface: during real-time video streaming. Web interface: assigning roles and permissions so others could assist with the work. Ingest interface: sending live video over an internet connection to Ustream for broadcast.,eCDN setup: documentation has gaps, requiring Tier 2 support to engage to troubleshoot.,Yes,9,9,9,10,10,Cost and support.,Explain your use case up front. See a demo. Ask more questions that relate to your use case.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Lead generation (10)
Video personalization (19)
eCommerce (9)
Support for advertisements (4)
Video SEO (10)
Integration to Marketing Automation (7)
Integration to (2)
Integration to LMS (2)
Video access controls (29)
User management (26)
Video link sharing (31)
Internal video (27)
External video (28)
Player customization (29)
Embedded videos (28)
Video quality / Bandwidth controls (31)
Mobile compatibility (30)
A/B testing (12)
Streaming quality reports (21)
Per viewer tracking (25)
Per video tracking (24)
Video analytics dashboard (26)
On-Demand video (25)
Live streaming (31)
Impact of streaming on network (25)
Video upload & format support (25)
Video library / File management (27)
Video portal (21)
Audience polling (10)
Audience Q&A / Live chat (16)
Video comments (14)

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
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)

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IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Integrations

SDKs and APIs are available.

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Competitors

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


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): Enterprise Video Streaming edition must be purchased from an IBM salesperson:

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
Enterprises (> 500 employees)

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
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