This article explains what a webcast is.
What is a webcast?
A webcast is similar in purpose to a radio or television program. However, it is designed for the Internet medium. The term is composed of web (for World Wide Web) and broadcast (English for broadcast, broadcast). Here we distinguish between three webcasts:
- Live: An event is broadcast live, ie directly, and runs in real time.
- Recording: A recording will be created during the event, which will later be available as OnDemand (available at any time).
- OnDemand: Videos, whether live or not, can be made available to viewers so that they can watch the content at any time.
What other types of webcasts are there?
Live, Recording and OnDemand can be combined with simplex Pro:
- OnDemand: A video (with picture and sound) will be published and made available as OnDemand.
- OnDemand (Video only): A video is released without sound and provided as OnDemand.
- OnDemand (Audio only): An audio file will be published without a picture and made available as OnDemand.
- OnDemand & Recording: You can record your event and later make it available as OnDemand.
- Live: You go live on air and combine the webcasts with presentation slides, chat and polls. Only this webcast will not be recorded.
- Live & Recording & OnDemand: You go live on air, combine the webcasts with presentation slides, chat and polls, and make the entire recording and content available as OnDemand.
What are webcasts produced for?
The fields of application are manifold. Webcasts are used where information needs to be communicated quickly or interactions with an audience are needed.
- CEO speeches
- Sports events
- Media conferences
- Game reviews
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