How do I get started live broadcasting?

This is a guest post from Tyler Hayes, Sr. Communications Manager for Cheetah Mobile, creators of the live broadcasting network Live.me.

We get questions all the time asking what are the things to know about live broadcasting. It’s a different behavior from just pointing a mobile device at an event happening and assuming people will be content just passively watching — like TV.

Based on what we’ve seen with Live.me and live broadcasting in general throughout 2016, here are some tips, tricks, and overall best practices.

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How to Crush It on Facebook Live

This is a guest post by Ariel Viera. Make sure to check out his streams every day on: https://www.facebook.com/UrbanistLive/

First, let’s be clear. Live streaming isn’t a fad, it’s the future. It’s like going to back to the 1950’s and saying that the television is a fad and the radio will reign supreme forever. People are spending more time than ever before on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and other online platforms. The television will continue to exist — just like radio continued to be relevant until podcasting came along — but it just won’t be the top media source anymore. This is where Facebook Live comes along.

We don’t know which live streaming service will reign on top — currently it’s a battle between Facebook, YouNow, Twitch, Instagram, and Periscope — but one will come out in top and will rake in billions more in ad revenue than the television. However, from what I’ve seen the past few months in the media landscape and growing my own Facebook Live dedicated page Urbanist, I think Facebook Live is going to come out on top and here’s why. Read more

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