Progress of technology has also given a new life to media. Now you can see different media channels live on internet. This technology is called live streaming. Definitely big giants have their on dedicated servers for this purpose. But if a small website or blog wants to start his own live media studio then some live stream service providers gives you the facility to host your channel free of cost.
Livestream (former Mogulus) is a video streaming solution to broadcast live and on-demand videos. Set your webcam (or external video camera), microphone and you are ready to go. Your live show is streamed using a video player you can fully customize to match the look and feel of your website. Several ready-made templates are also available to get you started quickly. Each show page integrates a chat area to interact in real-time with your audience. When broadcasting, you can switch back and forth to multiple cameras, regardless of their location. You can also integrate Livestream with your Twitter account to send a tweet notifying all your friends you are live at that very moment. After finishing your live broadcast, your clips are automatically recorded. Livestream is web-based but Windows users can also download for free the Procaster suite which allows you to manage and produce your live streaming efforts directly from your computer. No co-hosting available for the time being.
Livestream is a free and best solution ever I found in internet world. It gives you the maximum options than any other service provider. Your viewers can chat with each other beside the stream. You can use multiple cams for live streaming. It can records automatically your stream and it can distribute you recorded videos automatically.
It doesn’t give you the Co-Hosting facility.
Justin.tv is an online community where you can broadcast, watch and interact around live and on-demand video. The service provides you with a show page where you can stream your video using a Flash-based video player. The show page and the video player are fully customizable. You can also distribute your video player to third-party social media sites or embed the player on your own blog. Each show page has an integrated text-chat area where you can interact with other Justin.tv users, but also with your Facebook, Twitter and MySpace contacts. If you link your Twitter account to Justin.tv you can also tweet everytime you are watching a video (using a dedicated hashtag) and see the reactions of other users live on the show page. If you integrate MySpace with the streaming service, your status is automatically updated when you watch new videos. After your broadcast is over, your live streams are automatically archived for seven days to be downloaded. No multiple cams or co-hosting.
It gives the facility of live chat for your web viewers during live stream. It also gives you the facility of auto recording of your live streaming and auto distribution of recorded videos. But it doesn’t give you the permission to go for Co-Hosting and multiple cams.
LIVEVIDEO is a video streaming community where you can produce live shows or video-chat with other users. Just launch your Producer Console and manage all aspects of your show, including video customization, different playback clips, cameras, polls, and more. When you finish setting up your personal page, you can live stream your video or schedule the release of pre-made clips in a video playlist. When you are live, other users can join you to chat, either via text or using their webcams and microphones. Users can also drag and drop different web-cam enabled users inside a video conference to have them participate. Also, as the owner of the show, you can drag chatroom members into your webcam window, and make them co-hosts. No auto-recording nor auto-posting features available.