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
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.ustream.tv/platform/plans

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 usability is very similar to implementation. It's a strength of IBM Cloud Video to have the entire experience be very easy to use. In many ways, the IBM Cloud Video is easier to use and implement than YouTube Live and FaceBook Live. There are no authentication tokens like Akamai or limitations on live player codes. The ability to refresh a new rtmp publishing point is extremely valuable.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I have used other platforms in the past and I must admit that Ustream is not the most straightforward. In addition I have experienced connection issues (still to be verified if only linked to my corporate internet connection). The channel menu is a little overwhelming and packed with options organised in a way that does not match my point of view.
Erik Woodard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Using and managing the system is fairly simple. Most of the customization is readily accessible, and the only things you can't adjust on-the-fly are channel limits, total seats, etc.
Derek Hoiem | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
The user interface is pretty straightforward, but simply needs optimization. (Please hire a seasoned UX person to fix it.) However, all of the key features are there and understandable. It's a great platform overall, a bit expensive, and could use some more options for its viewing experience, and a better "smart" embedding window for mobile applications.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Ustream has worked spectacularly for us the last 5 years. We had used many different services and have been asked by partners to try other services, but for the end user, viewing the stream, we have found nothing more reliable and simple to use than IBM Cloud Video. It has reduced tech support for viewers to an almost non-existent amount.
Kevin Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Ustream has a very easy to use interface as well as multiple articles explain the methods and procedure involved in properly utilizing their services. This is very important to the house of worship market, as organizations like ours are often utilizing volunteer to help produce our content. While simple on the surface, the platform has great depth in its customization and tracking abilities. This allows a power user, such as myself, to dig deep beneath the surface of the main settings and create the streaming experience I want to showcase.
Michael Cunningham | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
While I very much enjoy using the platform I think it is missing some key components that would make my personal satisfaction grow. It is very easy to use but lacks some panache that other CDN players tout. I am keen to take the new polling features for a run and am looking forward to new functionality in the future.
November 13, 2017

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Cale J. Rogers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
IBM Cloud Video (including Ustream) is simple to use and easy to manage. The reliability of the platform is rock solid and its easy to train others how to use the platform. There are some improvements that could be made to how user data is managed. The analytics platform is helpful in understanding viewer load, but not very helpful for understanding who's watching and why.
November 08, 2017

Love this product

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Couldn't be more simple to use, and to understand the option on various menus with in the dashboards. I was able to train several people on how to manage content and approved viewers so that the burden is not all on me. They were able to use the system without my help after just one short demonstration. Having a dedicated account rep is also a huge help with training although I personal have never had to use mine.