We’ve written a lot about how services like Ustream and Livestream are being used by artists to stream performances to fans, but there’s a big difference between someone strumming a guitar in front of a webcam, and playing a full gig in a venue. Livestream is aiming to make streaming the latter more easy with a piece of hardware called the Livestream Broadcaster. It costs $495, connects to pro camcorders and a Wi-Fi network or 3G/4G modem to stream footage out via Livestream. The company says it will compete with encoding boxes that cost 10 times the price. “Our goal isn’t to become a hardware company, our goal is to break the barriers of entry to make sure more people can live stream on our service,” CEO Max Haot tells VentureBeat.
Livestream Broadcaster hardware could be good for gigcasts
April 13th, 2012 by Music Ally