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Jon Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Erik Woodard | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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Robbie Dalley | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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Bill Hetzel | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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Wayne Gentry | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Stephen Michael | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Sandy Vought | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Sujoy Sarkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 07, 2019


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.
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Alejandro Rojas | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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.

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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Derek Hoiem | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I've been using IBM Cloud Video (UStream) for a number of years now in support of a music blog that I run, and also for events that I livestream for my clients. Although many other free solutions have come online in recent years (YouTube Live, Facebook Live, etc.) they simply are not as reliable as having a private streaming service. IBM Cloud Video allows us to stream from a multitude of professional devices, including Teradek gear that we use a lot, both reliably and easily. Also, the cloud recording is fantastic and allows me to have peace of mind that beyond our local recordings (from a camera or recorder) we will have a cloud-recorded video that we can download to give to the client and/or edit later.
  • Cloud-based video recording.
  • Reliable transmission of video, resulting in ease of starting a broadcast (more important than you think) and a clear and smooth picture.
  • Ability to save recordings, organize them, share them, and send them to other online video services.
  • The user interface is pretty good, but it definitely needs some improvements to help organize videos better, and request online restoration of videos that have been taken offline.
  • As far as I can tell, new features haven't been added since UStream was acquired by IBM. It seems like development has been paused, or focused on back-end improvements that we as users simply don't see. Would like to see some new improvements being made, especially at this price point.
  • The mobile viewing window lacks options and cannot detect device orientation. So I embed a video on a page that I can publish through an app, but then the viewing window does not orient correctly, without some complicated JavaScript that I personally have to write. This is an example of a feature that IBM should make and have part of the viewer window platform. Mobile friendly is essential in this day and age.
For scenarios where you want a reliable broadcast window, without all of the noise from YouTube or Facebook. You can have a clean viewing experience embedded on a web page or mobile app. And also you can cloud-record your broadcasts so you can download and edit them later.
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Alex Lisic | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We stream multiple times per week our events that occur. This is the life blood of our organization and we stream at least four times a week. Multiple users and sometimes in multiple locations.
  • Incredible customer service.
  • Reliable streaming platform.
  • Lots of customizable features.
  • Ability to host multiple shows or channels under a single account.
  • Bring back an in house software package.
  • Easier access to credentials to integrate streaming within other apps.
  • Cross platform sharing to YouTube or other organizations supported.
Well suited for someone who needs to stream and stream a lot. You may pay a little more for the service than others but it will never fail on you and customer service is great. Less appropriate for smaller shops who do occasional work or don’t have pro-grade equipment. You can get by with a smaller platform service if you need but be aware that what you make up for in $ you may sacrifice in service and reliability.
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Jon Foster | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 17, 2018

Ustream and Church.

Score 10 out of 10
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Ustream (IBM Cloud Video) is being used as our main streaming channel for our church. It is the virtual window into our services. It helps people tune in remotely or check out our services remotely if they've never participated in person. It is embedded on our website, and we use it for mobile viewing.
  • IBM Cloud Video's metrics are phenomenal. They allow us to gauge participation in our online presence, as well as chart virtual attendance trends throughout the year.
  • Ustream transcodes well; it looks great across most any device that can access it.
  • Ustream has been extraordinarily stable, and when we did have technical issues, they have been very responsive.
  • I wish the metrics allowed to see unique viewers on an hour by hour basis.
  • I wish Ustream allowed the user to rewind during a live broadcast.
  • I would like the call to action controls to be more accessible for those of us without much coding experience.
It's priced right, and is extremely easy to set up.
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David Wood | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our entire organization takes advantage of the streaming and scalability of Ustream to broadcast on the internet videos of events. We do a variety of streams from just a few individuals up to sessions reaching several thousand people at once. It becomes a tool for us, to allow information to be shared, without the need for travel. It is reliable and we have found it to be simple for the end user viewers to become engaged.
  • Scalability - I don't ever have to worry if a session we are broadcasting takes off and attracts unexpected large audience. The system keeps everyone watching and is seamless.
  • Streamlined - with the available Producer app, pushing video and monitoring the outgoing content is simple. The ability to have channels that are for different types of content helps us get people to the right place.
  • Metrics - our evaluations of live events benefits from the viewer information we are able to glean. This helps us focus marketing for future public events.
  • Publishing - the lack of ongoing support for the Producer app is one issue, while there are good alternatives, we have different users and sometimes as many as 3 channels in use the same day, having the Producer app, allows our different teams easier access without hardware or software concerns.
  • Channel Image Updating - it can be a little frustrating to update the off air or channel icons. This part of the backend system seems to just require a couple attempts many times before the update become visible.
We have seen great success when we are sharing what is going on at meetings and streaming live events. There are always team members who can't be present, this allows for sharing of small events and engagement that is necessary in today's fast-paced world. For larger broadcasts, it is amazing to open this up to the public through marketing and see what attention can be attracted. If you need a solution that will support you no matter how large your audience grows, this is perfect.
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Faizal Bahari | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Use for internal and external webcast broadcast.
  • Financial year end results
  • Training / Speech / Talks
  • Tech forum
  • Easy video streaming setup.
  • Various streaming connection (to Facebook, Youtube etc) available.
  • Wirecast software is easy to use and takes minimum setting up.
  • For Ustream registration, it would be easier if we can customized on the default login requirements (name, company, job title etc etc) to whatever inputs the organizer requires for registration.
  • Ability to change the fonts in the webpage. Currently, we are unable to do that.
  • Too much space on the Ustream webpage not fully utilized.
We do webcast on a weekly basis. We do have issues once in a while where users had registered in but comes to the webcast page itself, if they want to use the 'pop out' (theater mode), it requires them to register again. Q&A function is ok but moderator cant determined the users asking the questions are from which company (even in the registration part, it is already written down).
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Video (Ustream) is used by the marketing department in our organization for 2 purposes. The first was to broadcast educational webinars in support of marketing efforts for our brands. We used UStream as our streaming platform and linked viewers (customers) to it from landing pages and emails. The second way we use UStream is for training purposes within our marketing and sales organization. We have sales representatives across the country. Sharing video training via Ustream allows us to bring the entire team (marketing and sales) up to speed on new products at the same time without the expense and delay of a formal sales meeting where we have to fly people in and host them overnight.
  • Easy to implement
  • Easy to use
  • Fairly reliable
  • At the time I was using Ustream, there was no way to have an integrated chatroom. We had to use a separate app for that. Obviously integrated would be better.
  • We were limited to 1,000 viewers at a time.
  • Registrants had to return to the email or landing page and click the link on the day of the webinar to view it. No way to capture registrations beforehand and email the link on the day of within UStream.
It was well suited for both our webinar purposes outlined above. I guess it would not be well suited to streaming situations where you would need to reach a larger audience.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Lead generation (34)
Video personalization (63)
eCommerce (30)
Support for advertisements (23)
Video SEO (27)
Integration to Marketing Automation (7)
Integration to (2)
Integration to LMS (2)
Video access controls (81)
User management (77)
Video link sharing (91)
Internal video (73)
External video (79)
Player customization (77)
Embedded videos (79)
Video quality / Bandwidth controls (89)
Mobile compatibility (85)
A/B testing (12)
Streaming quality reports (68)
Per viewer tracking (75)
Per video tracking (74)
Video analytics dashboard (79)
On-Demand video (64)
Live streaming (92)
Impact of streaming on network (76)
Video upload & format support (78)
Video library / File management (81)
Video portal (62)
Audience polling (36)
Audience Q&A / Live chat (58)
Video comments (48)

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:  OTT,  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)

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 SQL Server 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