Are you organising an event and you’d like to reach a bigger audience than just the audience in Oxford? The webcast streaming service offered by Educational Media Services (EMS) provides a live professionally filmed video stream of your event or conference on the internet for a global public audience.
What kind of events is this service suitable for?
This service is perfect for events designed to reach the widest possible global audience or for an event where the local Oxford audience is bigger than can fit the capacity of the room. It’s also been used for alumni events for colleges and for high profile keynote talks from speakers at all the major venues across the University. Working with in-house AV/IT staff, media team will look after all the technical set-up and testing and will bring all the lights, cameras and microphones needed for a high-quality multi-camera broadcast.
How does it work?
A camera team will set-up and test their equipment and then film and mix the event live and stream the video to the Oxford University webcast portal where any member of the public can watch the broadcast. Each webcast will have its own web page and can be seen via any web browser on a desktop or a smart phone or tablet. A viewer will see an overview page with a description of the event and a video window showing a count-down to the event becoming live. The viewer doesn’t need to register in advance or use unfamiliar software.
We do a technical test in advance from the venue to check the IT and then use a commercial provider outside of the University network to handle the dissemination of the webcast this means there is no bandwidth impact on your local departmental network. Our service is designed to look after all the technical needs from start to finish and we have done numerous events in all the major locations within the University. Once the event has finished there will be immediately an online video of the whole event for those who missed the live version.
We’ll also send in advance guides to help you plan and to help with the marketing and publicity for the event.
All events are livestreamed via the Oxford Livestream portal but can also be pushed out to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts.
Requirements for each project can vary widely, therefore, quotations are usually prepared on an individual basis, so please contact us with as much information as possible about your event.
To see past examples of Oxford livestreams please visit http://livestream.com/oxuni