We have spent the last month examining the feasibility of streaming live events around the world both free of charge and pay per view (PPV).
In theory it sounds straight forward – camera, internet connection and that’s it.
While true, we looked at the use of three broadcast quality cameras all wirelessly trasmitting video back to a control desk. The desk would output a feed, our server would capture the feed and upload the content to our streaming partner’s platform.
The stream would then be be re-broadcast around the world.
Users would access the telecast via embedded players on a single or multiple websites.
We now know, in great detail, the effort and costs associated with:
- Filming the event
- Capturing the event
- Uploading the event (bandwidth is very important)
Theoretically when the NBN is rolled out in Australia the costs of such projects will reduce significantly.
As a guide currently 1GB of wholesale bandwidth in Australia costs about $1.
The same wholesale 1Gb of bandwidth in the United States costs about $0.01 or $0.02 cents.
Bring on the NBN.