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
November 07, 2020
We used it for a 2-hour premier of a movie and a zoom Q&A panel to major healthcare institutions around the country. We were looking for a …
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8
November 08, 2019
It is used across the whole organization to help my clients to watch interviews remotely whenever they cannot join in person at our …
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2018

Popular Features

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Live streaming (94)

9.8
98%

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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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

This is a screenshot from the viewer's portal experience (channel page).This is a view of how the automatically generated closed captions can be edited if necessary.This is a screenshot from the Analytics Console.This is a screenshot from the Watson Media CMSThis is a screenshot from the viewer's portal experience (channel page).

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 9.8.

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 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The implementation is a strength of IBM Cloud Video. Its ease of use and non-technical knowledge makes implementation very easy. Navigating the social media add-ons requires some testing for a full white-label experience. Requesting features and customizations are fairly seamless in comparison to other platforms. I feel IBM Cloud Video is comparable with other lead streaming platforms.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I think they should focus on a specific area in the broadcasting of videos, which is the live part. As Facebook and Youtube are introducing their live recordings/videos, Ustream should focus on it and become the "best in town" for live broadcasting. One of the most appreciated features is the easiness of use of its app and the connection to the regular channel.
Erik Woodard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Implementation was very easy - practically turn-key. There are two hurdles that need to be planned for: many IT departments block video usage on the network, so permission must be given for Ustream use; each time a user wishes to watch content they must re-submit their email and use a new key, which can be confusing if not communicated.
June 07, 2019

FANTASTIC

Sujoy Sarkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The main thing I can think of again, is to let our customers know we are here. The only way we can do that is if they can actually find us easily without having to get a specific link from us. We are limited as to our audience because of this issue.
Bill Hetzel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Not really. It took a bit, and some questions I asked weren't readily answered. So, it took some time to get the answers, and for my team to customize some of the advanced features we were looking for.
Derek Hoiem | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
It's a good solution for reliability but needs better options for the embedded window, particularly for mobile, and could be a better value for small to medium broadcasters. I'd also like to see more features. The ability to have multiple channels (different viewing windows targeted to different audiences) is a nice feature.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Implementing IBM Cloud Video is a breeze. It works right every time. We typically embed it into our site, getting the code, dropping it in and being live takes a matter of minutes. The consistent channel URL is so superior to several other live video platforms that are in use today. Implementing this is something our entire tech team is able to handle, so we don't have to stress over having the right technical staff at a specific location.
Kevin Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Ustream is easy to implement. It takes any stream we have thrown its way and distributed it quickly and with quality. When talking to others that are pursuing live stream implementations, I often remind them that the technology used to distribute your live stream is less important than the quality of the content you are distributing. Taking care to use the right camera equipment, the proper encoder, and quality sound gear will result in a high-quality stream that will allow the strength of the Ustream CDN to shine.
Chris McBride | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We have been very pleased with the service from the beginning, and it gets better every year! It has really helped us stand out in our industry and provide a great viewer experience for our clients and their families.
November 13, 2017

24/7 IBM YMMD

Cale J. Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Implementation is tough because there are so many different ways clients are expecting content to appear on their platforms. Ustream video embeds have been a good solution in areas where direct integrations are not available. But, this is an area for improvement in the case of LMS and marketing integrations. On the broadcast side, embed codes work well because we use them with CMS systems that provide their own library and user management.
November 08, 2017

Love this product

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Couldn't have been easier to use. We have multiple pieces of hardware that UStream supports natively, it is as close to plug and play as I have ever seen in a software/hardware solution. It was up and running with in 60 seconds of our account being active. Easy as it gets.