Broadcast YOUR local Swim Team Live on the USA Swimming Network
November 28, 2012USA Swimming Network
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The MOST popular tool offered by iHigh.com is the FREE Live Broadcast tool allowing the broadcasting of games and activities on the internet directly from your USA Swimming Network website. Every day clubs and organizations are taking advantage of this opportunity to share their talents with the world.
Who to call to get a FREE Broadcasting account:
Once your USA Swimming Club has a registered site on the USA Swimming Network powered by iHigh, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-514-3886 and request a new broadcast account. We will set your club up with the account and provide a brief run through of what you will need to broadcast. Remember that this is all at no cost to you or the club.
Note: If you are already a registered iHigh user on another site, please contact iHigh support to have them add you as a user on your swim club.
Download and install software:
After logging into your USA Swimming Club account, under "Your Website Tools," look for the Software Tools and Links section. Click on the link for the "iHigh.com EZ Stream Utility" software to begin downloading. When the install screen appears, click Next and follow all of the prompts on each screen. Click Finish on last screen. We also offer a much more robust broadcast software, called Production Truck. It too is free but has higher requirements. Please call support for more details.
Prepare camera and computer equipment:
All you need to get started is a video camera, a computer with internet connection, and cables to tie it all together. If you need equipment, the iHigh Store (http://www.ihigh.com/store/) offers several different recommended packages, from Starter kits to High End kits.
Go online and broadcast:
When the iHigh.TV Live Stream software opens, click on the "Go Online" button to prepare to broadcast. Login with your Username and Password provided you by iHigh and then click the "Login" button. Then use the Event Scheduler to create a new broadcast. After creating the new event, the Camera Setup screen pops up. At this point you will need to double check to make sure your camera is connected and turned on. Then you select your Audio and Video sources, and the broadcast can begin! When the broadcast is over it is automatically archived on your site for later viewing as well.
Generate revenue through Ad Insertions in your broadcasts:
One of the unique features of using iHigh’s FREE broadcasting tools is the ability for users to generate revenue through use of broadcast pre-rolls and our unique Ad Trigger ad insertion tool. Swim clubs and teams can sell ad spots to local advertisers and then can insert their sponsor ads directly into their broadcasts during time outs, breaks or other opportune moments. The real key here is that YOU control the ads and when they are broadcast.
Upload and archive events and meets from the past:
Another unique feature of the iHigh broadcast tool is that users can upload and archive previously recorded meets and events. Since your USA Swimming Club site has unlimited archive space, you can put full meet recordings, practices and other events on the site for others to view again and again, at their leisure.
iHigh.com broadcast tutorials:
iHigh.com offers many helpful broadcast tutorials to help you begin streaming today! Some of interest are: Live Streaming Tool, iHigh Live Broadcasting with Ad Insertion, Dual Audio/Video Broadcast, and the Offline Broadcast tutorials.