Who would want a "Streaming Bundle?"
When StreamSpot opened its doors in 2010, we knew that our streaming solutions had to be turn-key. If customers were forced to research, purchase and configure individual pieces of equipment for their streaming solutions, they wouldn't do it (or wouldn't WANT to do it :). Starting with our very first customer, we offered everything needed to produce high-quality live broadcasts in one convenient package.
While our turn-key bundles have evolved through the years, the concept remains the same. Provide a high quality encoder (the device that processes the audio and video signals and sends them to your streaming provider), reliable cameras and capture devices... Pre-configure the equipment to each customer's account and ship it to each customer. All StreamSpot equipment bundles ship with easy-to-follow setup instructions and our support team works with each customer remotely. In the rare event that an installation is too challenging, StreamSpot has partnered with integrators across the country that can come onsite and install everything for you... Now that's simple!
Subscribers of the popular WFX Insider e-newsletter caught a glimpse of exciting news that surrounded the StreamSpot booth at the Worship Facilities Expo a few weeks ago: the launch of the StreamSpot ONE encoder.
Are you having trouble connecting to the millennials in your congregation? Well, in consideration of that question, do you have concerns about members who are far away, on vacation, or are ill?
One way to connect and maintain relationships with all of these groups of people is through live and on-demand streaming!
Millennials and streaming
One of the benefits of setting up your house of worship for the live and on-demand streaming of your services and events is the convenience of essentially allowing people to be in two places at once.
This is quite ideal for millennials. Millennials are those born in early '80s to the early 2000s; they often are referred to the "Generation Me" demographic. They also are more likely to own a cellphone as their only phone, and mobile is the technology closest to their hearts. Live streaming using resources such as StreamSpot allows those who always have their mobile devices on them to catch your service wherever and whenever they want.
Here at StreamSpot, we know that there are always many beneficial ways to relay information to your congregation, like live and on-demand streaming. As a new part of the StreamSpot team, I'd like to share some social media tips and strategies with you. This post be a little more geared toward tech savvy users, but it’s good and easy advice for everyone to use to stay connected with your congregation outside of the regular days of worship.
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.
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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.