Facebook - Simulcasting Live stream to your Facebook Live account

Facebook - Simulcasting Live stream to your Facebook Live account

Introduction

Simulcast is meant for use cases where event organiser want to distribute their live stream to both their own video portal with a branded video portal and YouTube or Facebook.
Icareus Suite enable event organiser to ingest a single live stream to Icareus Suite Cloud that is automatically simulcasted to Facebook or Youtube.
The main benefits are that event organiser do not require as much network capacity at the source and the workflow becomes simpler.
Due to the Facebook and Youtube end-user license agreement, it is possible to simulcast only to one of them.

Facebook is the world's 1st most used social media service, with 2.3 billion monthly users. (2019)

Facebook Live was released in April 2016 to give people the opportunity to broadcast live to their Facebook friends. While many people didn’t fully understand the need and platform, those people who were using the feature were benefiting from it and still are together.

Many people use Facebook regularly, so sharing and watching video content is a natural extension of the service. Some streams reach tens or even hundreds of thousands of visitors. Facebook updated its ranking algorithm to show more live videos on people’s news feeds. But, if you missed a live video from a friend or someone’s page that you follow on Facebook, live videos remain on the account’s wall after the Facebook live streaming event has finished.

Icareus Suite' Facebook Live integration allows you to do simulcast streaming to your Icareus Suite Live or Event / Webinar player and also simultaneously and easily to your linked Facebook account.




Integrating Facebook Account to your Icareus Suite Account

In order to integrate your Facebook account to your Icareus Suite account, you need to go to Settings -> Streaming. Then you will see the following view.



Push "Connect" -button after Facebook Live logo. It will open a new browser window
You need to Sign in with the your Facebook account credentials.
After successful sign in you will see the the following acceptance screen:
Please give icareus.com rights to access your Facebook account, by pushing "Allow" button.
It should take you to the following confirmation page on https://my.icareus.com/

After successful process, you should see now on the Streaming page the green button that you are connected:



Notice: There can be only one Facebook account connected to each Icareus Suite Account.

Simulcasting Live stream to your Facebook Live account

After integrating your Icareus Suite account with your Facebook account, you can start activate Simulcasting function to your Live Streaming channel.

It is done under Channels:



Select the Channel (if you have more than one), which you want to use for Live simulcast streaming.
After selecting the channels, click "SIMULCAST" tab open:



On that Tab you can see the menu where you have option to select doing Simulcast either to YouTube Live OR Facebook Live.
Notice: Based on the Facebook and YouTube user rights, you are not allowed to do Simulcasting to both platforms at the same time.
Select Facebook from the drop-down menu:



After selection, push "Save" and you are ready to start simulcasting.



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