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Stream help

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I’m trying to find a way that I can have multiple setups and stream separate events/matches that are happening at the same time.

Basically like a tournament where there may 20 matches happening at the same time. I would like to stream each one, with their own separate live stream so viewers could pick and choose which one they want to watch.

Any advice on how to make this happen?
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Hi @Weber.

Well, that's an ambitious goal, but before anyone can help, we'd need more information.

That platform would the live stream viewers be watching on? Do you have in mind to use an existing platform for this? Would you be streaming the individual match feeds from your PC to the streaming site?

Because what you are describing is a very large scale, custom site connected to a Content Delivery Network with some kind of HTML 5 front end. There are a number of providers such as Dacast or Vimeo who could handle the content delivery and storage. You'd have to have someone build a website to be the front end so the viewers can see the available content and choose what to watch. You are talking about a considerable monetary investment to do something like that. Also, there is licensing to consider since you specifically mentioned some kind of sports tournament.

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Each match would have their own set of hardware, kiosk type setup either using a tablet or pc.

Originally was thinking of using YouTube as an easy format to share and find content. I also was interested in the channel format where we could build subscribers and views to achieve additional revenue stream, but you are limited to the number of live streams at the same time.

This currently being done but on a small scale, with only one or two matches being streamed or requires individuals to stream their own match.

I plan to build the hardware out that each table has a kiosk, the software will also score keep and display match information along with some advertisements or branding.

I’m working on each part of this project separately but I have to find a solution to the streaming. I would like to present the user a link to share across different platforms like Facebook and other social media apps.
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YouTube certainly is a good place for hosting content and sharing. It looks like you want a hardware solution to streaming to YouTube. There are lots of choices such as the Yololiv Yolobox, and others and they won't require a PC setup at each studio location. But the issue is the multiple streams. Your YouTube channel will not allow more than 1 live stream to their ingest server at a time. Ultimately what you are going to end up doing is developing your own YouTube clone specifically for your own content. In that case, Dacast would probably be a good choice and you can also have Dacast store the matches for VOD replay later. Streaming to YouTube is easy, and even multi-camera/complex production streaming to YouTube is easy. The issue is the multiple streams and the front end that will allow the viewer to select which match they want to view. With YouTube its one stream at a time. There is no way to send a single stream to YouTube that contains multiple matches that the end user can choose from.

If you have an account with a provider such as Dathorn https://dathorn.com/index.php?r=489 they can provide you with Cpanel server access where you can select a number of php based content delivery platforms, and some of them are basically YouTube clones. There are other solutions out there but you should find a consultant who can give you direction for this very specific project.
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