Easy setup, great service. Our viewers love it.
Carl Samans | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 25, 2019

Easy setup, great service. Our viewers love it.

Score 8 out of 10
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Software Version

Streaming Manager (Ustream Pro Broadcast)

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming

We use it for our annual conference, which takes place once a year. We live stream the sessions over a 4 day period. It gives us the ability to allow anyone to view our broadcast (with the link). Also, nice to allow comment streams.
  • Once set up, very easy to start/stop streams
  • Review saves streams, editing information
  • Sharing saved streams with others
  • Easy way to save streams and download later
  • I do not like the free version going away. It allowed us to keep streams available when we aren't live streaming (once a year).
  • Allow editing of multiple stream information (like the name).
We've never had a complaint about the speed of service. We only typically have up to 100 simultaneous viewers, but the process is pretty smooth and seamless.
To my knowledge, we haven't had the need for it. We run our event, download our videos and go on to next year.
We use this information to show why we need to do live streaming. We don't use the analytics for anything specific other than to satisfy the curiosity of management.
Well suited for larger events where you don't know your target audience's availability to social media or their experience. Give them a link and they view. Also, they can go back and watch previous streams all in one place.

IBM Watson Media's Video Streaming Feature Ratings

Lead generation
Not Rated
Video personalization
9
eCommerce
Not Rated
Support for advertisements
Not Rated
Video SEO
Not Rated
Video access controls
9
User management
9
Video link sharing
10
Internal video
9
External video
9
Player customization
7
Embedded videos
9
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
9
Mobile compatibility
9
Streaming quality reports
8
Per viewer tracking
8
Per video tracking
8
Video analytics dashboard
8
On-Demand video
Not Rated
Live streaming
9
Impact of streaming on network
9
Video upload & format support
Not Rated
Video library / File management
6
Video portal
Not Rated
Audience polling
Not Rated
Audience Q&A / Live chat
9
Video comments
Not Rated