Update: How to Create TV Channel-Style Streaming With Wowza Streaming Engine
With on-demand services such as Netflix dominating today’s digital video market and a growing number of sports teams taking their broadcasts online, everyone from major media companies to independent app creators are looking to incorporate OTT (over-the-top) content delivery in their offerings. What makes OTT channels most appealing is the availability of 24/7 programming, including broadcast-like, live-linear applications. If you’re building a streaming video app, or integrating streaming into your existing product or service, you can use the Wowza Streaming Engine software to create 24/7 streaming “channels,” just like broadcast TV.
A complete tutorial is available in the Wowza documentation that walks you through how to configure TV-style streaming: “How to schedule streaming with Wowza Streaming Engine (StreamPublisher).” In this post, we’ll provide a deeper dive on configuring TV channel-style streaming using videos and live streams with Wowza Streaming Engine.
You’ll learn how to schedule your programs and insert video ads into your live streams, as well as how this setup works with live encoding tools and media players. Tools Used: Wowza Streaming Engine, Text Wrangler, Wirecast, Bitmovin Player