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Jenn Rhodes

Jenn Rhodes is StreamSpot's Director of Marketing. Here are 3 facts about Jenn: 1) Jenn has visited the Google NYC offices on many occasions during her time as a Google advertising platform beta tester. 2) Jenn likes to participate in half marathons and mud/obstacle course racing. She is currently working on getting her Spartan Race trifecta medal (3 varying-distance Spartan Races in a calendar year). 3) Jenn just moved to the Cincinnati area with her American bulldog, Moose.

Recent Posts

Instant Chromecast Integration Now Live

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Mar 2, 2016 4:30:00 PM

We've recently released our instant Chromecast integration for all! Previously, this feature was available to customers who participated in our beta program. After kicking the tires and making adjustments based on customer feedback, we're happy to announce that this functionality is now available to all StreamSpot customers. Now, their viewers can watch live-streamed and on-demand broadcasts through their Google Chromecast device.

Read on to learn the popularity of Google Chromecast device sales, and how easy it is for our customers to make this feature available to their viewing audience.

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features, New Integration Available

URJ Announces Lifetime Streaming Discount to Members

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Feb 2, 2016 5:09:14 PM

We're pleased to share that the Union for Reform Judaism announced a generous gift of a lifetime 25% discount for StreamSpot streaming plans to all 900 member congregations in North America. This announcement arrives near the first anniversary of the partnership between StreamSpot and the URJ. The partnership previously honored a comparable discount, although prior terms were limited to a synagogue's first twelve months of service. 

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Topics: Faith-Based Streaming, Synagogue Streaming, Union for Reform Judaism

3 Ways We're Celebrating the Official Release of the New StreamSpot Player

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Jan 15, 2016 5:10:58 PM

IT'S OFFICIAL!

Thanks to our wonderful group of customers who participated in its beta and the diligent efforts of our engineering team, we're happy and proud to announce the official release of the new StreamSpot video player and more.

Based on the latest Flowplayer technology, the new StreamSpot video player allows each customer to customize their player in appearance and features. Our customers can utilize their branding, and can focus on providing the experience they want for their viewers.  Besides being adaptive and responsive, the new streaming video player will provide a viewing experience that is consistent across any device. Moving beyond our Roku integration, the new players make integrating into popular devices like Google Chromecast seamless. 

The new player has been through rigorous beta testing thanks to our customers. Our streaming experts on staff have also been kicking the tires in the effort to release the best product.

Read on to learn how we're celebrating and passing the fun to our customers...

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features, Official StreamSpot Release

Switcher Studio Integration Now Available

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Nov 6, 2015 4:56:14 PM

We're teaming up with the makers of Switcher Studio to offer integration options with your StreamSpot account. Switcher Studio is a mobile video app that allows users to sync up to four iPhones and iPads to record and live stream video. Insert photos and graphic overlays, manage multi-view effects, and more to make your mobile broadcast look professional and great.

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Topics: New StreamSpot Features, Switcher Studio

StreamSpot Offers Instant Vimeo Integration For Streaming Customers

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Oct 20, 2015 10:49:00 AM

Broadcasters can now expand reach to larger audiences

We're excited to share our recent press release involving our partnership with Vimeo and our instant Vimeo integration offering.

CINCINNATI, OH: StreamSpot, an all-inclusive live and on-demand streaming provider for churches, synagogues, and event-based organizations, announces that it will now offer instant Vimeo integration to its customers. Vimeo, a popular sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos, has recently named StreamSpot a “preferred publisher” and has worked closely with the Cincinnati-based streaming company to foster a partnership.

StreamSpot’s customers can now enjoy 1-click integration or automatic integration, easily syndicating archives to Vimeo directly from their MyStreamSpot portal. First offered to a small subset of customers as a beta, the instant Vimeo integration feature is now offered to all StreamSpot customers.

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Topics: Promote Your Live Streaming Services, New StreamSpot Features

How to Promote Your Church's Live Stream Capabilities

Posted by Jenn Rhodes on Jul 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

We recently spoke at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Digital Parish Expo event.  In preparation for meeting several of our current customers and meeting new faces, we created a handout of useful ways to promote streaming within one's church.  

Photo courtesy of Pixabay/tpsdave

Live streaming your church's services and events is an excellent way to evangelize the Word. However, just having a live stream doesn't mean that your current and future congregants will watch on a regular basis.

Here are some ways to promote your church's live stream and improve your chances to boost traffic both online and through your church's doors.

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Topics: Promote Your Live Streaming Services, Faith-Based Streaming, Church Live Streaming

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