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Getting Started with Live Streaming Quickly on a Budget
Live Streaming has never been easier than it is today. At its simplest, all it takes is a smartphone, a little bit of know-how, and something worth sharing.
Embedding Facebook Video On Your Website
With the popularity and ease of Facebook Live, parishes and organizations have embraced this platform for live streaming of their Divine Services. If you are broadcasting to Facebook Live only, you may be missing out on reaching visitors who are not on Facebook. There are several options available to you for connecting your website to your live broadcasts.
Why is my Live Stream Buffering?
On slower connections, a short buffering period is normal to the start of a live broadcast video stream. The buffering gives a cushion to the video so that it will play without interruption.
Live Streaming Paid Service from Internet Ministries
Parishes are able to broadcast their divine services live online for those who are unable to attend in person. Since this service began in 1997, thousands of liturgical services and hundreds of educational classes have been broadcast over the internet.
Live Streaming Made Easy in 10 Steps
Live Streaming is very popular nowadays. With only a mobile phone in hand, many are streaming their lives for the world to see through social media platforms without thinking twice. Certainly, you can do the same, and perhaps an inexpensive / free set up is what will work for your parish. There is a place, too, for having a more robust solution with mounted, functional cameras, wired audio, a control center, and more to present your parish and liturgical services to the world in a professional way.
Privacy and Legal Considerations with Live Streaming
The following articles cover important Privacy and Legal issues that are worth considering as you venture into the world of Live Streaming at your parish.

What is Live Broadcasting?

Parishes are able to broadcast their divine services live online for those who are unable to attend in person. Since this service began in 1997, thousands of liturgical services and hundreds of educational classes have been broadcast over the internet.

What are the Costs?

The cost for streaming services is $900 per year for ad-hoc streaming (streaming only for each service). If you wish to stream 24/7, the cost is $1400 per year. All accounts will be pro-rated based on the month services begin. You will be billed when service begins and then every January afterwards for the upcoming year.

What do I Get?

  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Embedded player for your website. The player is compatible with many browsers (desktop and mobile) and has customizable features.
  • M-F 9-5 support
  • Stream to all desktops, browsers, iOS, Android, and many other mobile devices

GOA Parishes also get: *

* A Metropolitan's letter of approval is required to be featured on the above. When you submit a request for live streaming, please mention that you'd like to have the parish featured, also check out this article for more information and instructions.

Embedded Player for Website

We provide a player to place on your website. The benefits of this player are:

  1. Hosted with our streaming provider, which means a reliable network with easy updates and maintenance.
  2. Great browser compatibility. (See an official list of supported browsers: https://support.jwplayer.com/customer/portal/articles/2892811-jw7-browser-device-reference)
  3. Responsive design
  4. Automatic multi-bitrate switching
  5. HTTP and HTTPS compatibility
  6. Simple code to add to your website
  7. Customize your player with a different Splash Screen and/or Off Air image, and your own Google Analytics.
  8. No extra cost to parishes

Here are some examples:

Next Steps

In addition to choosing our streaming service, there are other things to consider when getting started with Live Streaming. The following article contains everything you'll need to consider: Live Streaming Made Easy in 10 Easy Steps