IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

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Score 8.2 out of 100
IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

Overview

Recent Reviews

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9 out of 10
November 07, 2020
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8 out of 10
November 08, 2019
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2018

Popular Features

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Live streaming (94)

9.9
99%

Video link sharing (92)

8.0
80%

Video quality / Bandwidth controls (91)

8.0
80%

Mobile compatibility (86)

7.0
70%

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What is 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…

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Vimeo PRO is an enterprise video platform built to host and provide full high-definition videos with presentation customization and detailed reporting for users.

What is Vidyard?

Vidyard is an enterprise video platform built to turn viewers into customers with in-depth insights and robust integrations with different customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation platforms.

Features Scorecard

Video Marketing

5.4
54%

Video Platform Integrations

7.6
76%

Video Security

6.8
68%

Video Player

6.8
68%

Video Analytics

6.3
63%

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

8.3
83%

Video Engagement

7.1
71%

Product Details

What is 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.


IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Features

Video Marketing Features

  • Supported: Lead generation
  • Supported: Video personalization
  • Supported: Audience for distribution
  • Supported: eCommerce
  • Supported: Support for advertisements
  • Supported: Video SEO

Video Security Features

  • Supported: Video access controls
  • Supported: User management
  • Supported: SSO support
  • Supported: Password protection
  • Supported: Video link sharing
  • Supported: Embed restrictions
  • Supported: Internal video
  • Supported: External video

Video Player Features

  • Supported: Player customization
  • Supported: Embedded videos
  • Supported: Video quality / Bandwidth controls
  • Supported: Mobile compatibility

Video Analytics Features

  • Supported: Streaming quality reports
  • Supported: Per viewer tracking
  • Supported: Per video tracking
  • Supported: Video analytics dashboard

Video Hosting, Management & Storage Features

  • Supported: On-Demand video
  • Supported: Live streaming
  • Supported: Impact of streaming on network
  • Supported: Video upload & format support
  • Supported: Video library / File management
  • Supported: Video portal
  • Supported: Video downloads
  • Supported: Video editing
  • Supported: High definition support
  • Supported: Closed captioning / Transcription

Video Engagement Features

  • Supported: Audience polling
  • Supported: Audience Q&A / Live chat
  • Supported: Video comments

Additional Features

  • Supported: Scalability
  • Supported: Enterprise Security
  • Supported: Quality of Service
  • Supported: Integrated Content Management
  • Supported: Multi-CDN Delivery via SD-CDN
  • Supported: Cloud-based Transcoding
  • Supported: Social Sharing with Facebook and Twitter Integration
  • Supported: Integrated Chat
  • Supported: Live Analytics Dashboard
  • Supported: Auto-Recording
  • Supported: Custom Branding
  • Supported: Lead Capture
  • Supported: Live Playlists
  • Supported: Support for Professional Encoding/Production Gear
  • Supported: Enterprise Support Plans
  • Supported: Managed Event and Production Services
  • Supported: Enterprise Content Delivery Network (eCDN)

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Screenshots

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IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Videos

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Downloadables

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Integrations

  • SDKs and APIs are available.

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Competitors

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Customer Size Distribution

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)15%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)50%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)35%

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming's best feature?

Reviewers rate Live streaming highest, with a score of 9.9.

Who uses IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming?

The most common users of IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Religious Institutions industry.

Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The features given by Ustream for broadcasting live events where not comparable to its competitors. The amount of information retrived about the audience is the real added value that was given by Ustream. Information on viewers is fundamental not only in the production of video materials but in the current society.
Erik Woodard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
IBM just had more features than Livestream, Youtube Live, etc, particularly security and reporting. There was no other vendor we could trust with our clients' sensitive data. This was most important when creating internal educational, onboarding, or training content where company financials, policies, or procedures were covered.
The reporting gave not only needed data for CE credits, but it worked as a proof point to our clients - yes, your attendance improved, people stayed engaged, they asked questions.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • YouTube
It's hard to compete against YouTube as it's a household name. While Ustream may not have been around for a long time, it's gain in popularity in such a short span is a testament to it's service and features. JPL must have been impressed with the product to choose Ustream for their video content delivery.
Steven Janak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The main reasons I would recommend Ustream over other competitors are: SSO integration, how accessible/responsive support is, the ease of use for the viewer, the consumption/seat model is easy to understand, server side encoding to multiple bitrates/qualities, ability to connect with QA functionality, ability to generate a backup stream from an additional encoder.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
When this project was evaluating streaming providers in 2013, Livestream was the closest to uStream in feature set. However, we found the packages that uStream provided were financially better considering the volume of customers who were going to stream our content. We also felt at the time that uStream had a superior API.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Ustream had more experience than many of their competitors, they were also able to beat them on price. I have looked at Livestream and they seem to be geared more towards broadcasters and news outlets. They offer easy to use and affordable cameras, revenue sharing ads and many other features that are attractive.
Christian Fleischhacker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Ustream Align is a much better product than Pro and Enterprise for different reasons. The pro version just doesn't do enough and The enterprise version lacked the ability to secure channels and videos the way that we have been able to using Ustream Align. All in all a much superior product to the other two.
Zachary Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Because Ustream has become such a popular service, there are many more that have followed after it. You can find a variety of similar options that might have more customization or a lower price tag. However, the scalability and reputation this platform has achieved will keep my company coming back for more.
JD Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Ustream was hands down the best option. When we were doing our research, I was able to download the tool and immediately start streaming, it was incredibly intuitive. The other tools were much more complicated and difficult to use.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Ustream is a great solution for companies to have a secure way to let their employees be up to date with important information regarding their employer. It is easy to use and share streams with any one with the required company credentials to be up to date and informed on the latest company changes.
January 11, 2017

I stream with Ustream

Bryan Barnes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We were going to go with the "free"/unsupported route with YouTube Live, but Ustream has really allowed us to be more "hands off" with stability and security so that we can focus on the fun stuff like promotion.
January 11, 2017

Ustream review

Luke Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We have looked at a range of platforms - Livestream, Oolya, Brightcove, NeuLion, YouTube, Facebook etc., and all platforms have their pros and cons. The points raised earlier are the key changes that need to be made form our perspective to improve the platform. Offering direct social media plugin for sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram would also be handy.
Eric Nisly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We continue to evaluate other services similar to Ustream. Some have cheaper prices, some allow for a larger social market audience at the time of the event, and some have similar ease of use. However, none have the same engineer supported service with the ease of use and turn key approach as we find Ustream to be.
Joel Wenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Before selecting Ustream (IBM Cloud Video) we used and researched Livestream and YouTube Live. We ultimately selected Ustream because of the channels vs. event based workflow. We appreciate having a dedicated link for employees to view live and pre-recorded content. YouTube Live doesn't compare to either platform, the only benefit to YouTube Live is that it is free. If you are a professional and need to deliver high-quality content, I see no reason to use a free platform with limited to no features.
Clayton Ebeling | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • YouTube
YouTube (in comparison to Ustream) is lacking in most areas: Your live broadcast is always in jeopardy of being turned off if someone with access to your account uploads something that is flagged, which could be days before you get it back. The delay time is crazy long, over 1 minute. And the interface/setup is tedious and unfriendly. Though YouTube does have a wonderful CC interface and upload capability.
Ben Keener | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I have used Livestream and YouTube streaming. Ustream stacks up pretty competitively to them. Ustream is probably the most reliable when it comes to the three, however, it lacks DVR support and the player and chat function seem a little outdated. We decided to go with Ustream because it is reliable and it is organized more as a "station/channel" than the others which are more "event" based.