Best of NAB 2018: All About Facebook Live

April 30, 2018 by

Best of NAB 2018: All About Facebook Live with Wowza and Live X

Facebook played a big role at the 2018 NAB Show, manning an entire pavilion and dominating many discussions around OTT (over-the-top) broadcasting. At Wowza, we know a thing or two about streaming to Facebook Live, thanks to our ongoing work in collaboration with Facebook on the Wowza ClearCaster™ appliance, which delivers the highest-quality broadcasts possible to Facebook Live.

This year, the Wowza booth was home to many interesting discussions about how professional broadcasters today are using Facebook Live. Check out these Wowza Studio Sessions, with hosts from Wowza as well as Rob Baynard and Aubrey Russell from Live X, who co-host the show “Ready Take Live.” We’ll dive into use cases and hot topics around Facebook Live streaming from our production studio at NAB 2018.


How Facebook Is Changing the Broadcast News Industry and How to Adjust

The broadcast news industry’s use of social media is fraught with opportunities and obstacles. Learn how KHQ, a local news station in Spokane, Washington, is using Wowza ClearCaster and other innovative techniques and tactics to step up to the challenge.

Featuring: Evan Paul, Wowza; Neal Boling and Tracie Zeravica, KHQ


Turning Your Digital Team into Professional Broadcasters

Learn how to easily turn your digital teams into professional broadcasters with Wowza ClearCaster integration for Vidpresso: a cloud-based platform that allows anyone to integrate custom graphic overlays, multi-camera setups and switchers, interactive capabilities and more—even if they don’t have a streaming background.

Featuring: Rob Baynard, Live X; Anthony Lazaro, Wowza; Randall Bennett, Vidpresso


Leveraging Facebook at Biola University: A Case Study for ClearCaster in Higher Education

Biola University explains how they implemented Wowza ClearCaster and leveraged the platform students are already on: Facebook. Learn how they use Facebook Live to broadcast live lectures, Q&As and events to current, potential and former students anywhere in the world.

Featuring: Evan Paul, Wowza; David Baxter, Biola University


The Wonders of the Facebook Live API

Facebook’s Colleen Henry and Charlie Good, CTO and co-founder at Wowza, provide insight into the Live API for Facebook and the symbiotic relationship with the Wowza ClearCaster appliance.

Featuring: Anthony Lazaro, Wowza; Colleen Henry, Facebook; Charlie Good, Wowza


State of Social Streaming at NAB 2018

Streaming Media Magazine joins Live X to talk about the current state of social streaming, and what to expect at this year’s Live Streaming Summit.

Featuring: Rob Baynard, Live X; Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Streaming Media Magazine


Live Social Graphics Made Easy With Tagboard

Learn how to easily integrate social comments, images and video into live broadcasts with Tagboard.

Featuring: Aubrey Russell, Live X; Christine Borrmann, Tagboard


Fight the Tyranny of Post: Go Live!

Don’t let post production tie up your content pipeline. Learn how Butcher Bird Studios is fighting the tyranny of post by going live.

Featuring: Rob Baynard, Live X; Steven Calcote, Butcher Bird Studios


Facebook Live Native Monetization Methods

Capitalize on your Facebook Live broadcasts with native features for monetization, including advertising, cross-posting and branded tagging sponsorships.

Featuring: Rob Baynard, Live X; Anthony Lazaro, Wowza