Scheduling a Play Broadcast

All steps required to begin your Spiideo Play broadcast

Updated over a week ago

Spiideo Play allows you to stream and monetise your games or training sessions. If your team/organisation does not yet have a Spiideo Play account or has not discussed the option of using Spiideo Play, you can read more here and then speak to your Customer Success Manager

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1. Role Requirements to Schedule a Broadcast

In order to schedule a broadcast, you must be granted one of two roles in your Spiideo Play account:

  • Admin

  • Scheduler

If you need to be added as one of these roles, please speak to your account admin. If you need further information on roles, you can read here

2. Scheduling your Broadcast

Once you have the required permissions, you can login to Spiideo Play and get started. Navigate to the 'Broadcasts' tab and click 'Add new broadcast'.

a. Add Teams

If it is the first time you are scheduling a game with a specific team, you have to 'create' the team. Simply put in the:

  • Team name

  • Team code (abbreviated name)

  • Jersey colours

  • Upload a logo (images with a transparent background are recommended)

You can edit these at any time in the future via the same menu. It is important that these details are correct as they are used on game landing pages and during the broadcast.

If using existing teams, simply select from the drop down menu.

b. Add event details

In this step you add the details for this event.

  1. Description of the event, intended for the viewers. For Example: U17 Friendly Match, Varsity Boys Scrimmage, etc.

  2. Arena. This is for all customers that have Spiideo cameras on multiple pitches. Select which scene this game is being played at from the drop down list.

  3. Select sport is for scenes that have multiple types of sport played there. For example: A field for American football and soccer (If only one sport, this will be grey)

  4. Date and Time for the game. Set the specific kick off & date for the game. This is the time when the AI AutoFollow will begin tracking

  5. Adjust how many minutes before the start time you want the broadcast to go live. During this time the live stream is active but the camera doesn't move.

  6. Broadcast length. Be sure to set enough time for your specific broadcast. The livestream will end when the time is up. You can prolong this during a live broadcast if needed, detailed here.

3. Select streaming option

This section decides how the live stream will be delivered to your audience.

  1. Spiideo Player: This option consists of our in house broadcasting service with included pay-per-view purchasing system

  2. External Video Service: This can be an option if you would like to route your live stream to a third party video service like YouTube. For further information about broadcasting via a third party site, you can read here.

4. Set price

Set the price for the audience to watch this game. The currency is preset within your Spiideo agreement

  1. Pay-per-view. Set the sales price for this game. This is the price your audience need to pay in order to watch this game. You as a club will get a share according to your agreement.

  2. Free for viewers. If you select this option your viewers can watch the game for free. Note that you will have a cost per viewer watching the game, outlined in your agreement

5. Select sponsors

When scheduling the broadcast you have the possibility to select up to three of your sponsors for this broadcast. If you don't want any sponsors for this game you can skip this step

The selected sponsor will appear on the game page and will be available in CloudStudio as overlays you can add on top of the outgoing stream.

You can always add new sponsors by navigating to the Sponsor section in the main menu.

When the sponsors are picked and you're satisfied with all of you choices then press Create to finish the scheduling of the broadcast.

6. Broadcast Overview

When the scheduling of the broadcast is completed you will see the broadcast overview page like below.

This shows you all the details for the broadcast previously entered and allows you to edit or delete the broadcast.

Further down the page is the following options

  1. CloudStudio - Our broadcast creation tool for adding audio commentary, controlling time & score and push sponsor content. Read more here

  2. Game page - This page is the link you can share to viewers to purchase/watch your broadcast

  3. Monitor - This section will provide live details about your broadcast once it begins. Read more about this feature here

What will the Game Page look like?

The game page is the place you want to send viewers to purchase your broadcast. It contains all relevant information viewers will need including:

  • Teams

  • Description

  • Start time

  • Location

  • Purchase price (won't show if you are logged in as a Play account member)

It will also have a countdown timer before the broadcast begins

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