How to use Live Producer

Ensure you are first viewing Live Producer by clicking on the Producer button within the top navigation bar.

How to create a source

If you have previously used Periscope Producer, you may already see sources listed in this view. Any source that was created via Periscope Producer or Producer in Media Studio will appear in both tools.

  1. Click on the Sources tab.
  2. Click Create source.
  3. Enter the required fields:
    1. Source name
    2. Source type
    3. Region  (select the region that is closest to your stream origin location)
  4. Click Create.

How to publish video to a source

  1. Click on the Sources tab.
  2. Click the source you will be using to view detailed RTMP information:
    1. RTMP URL
    2. RTMP Stream Key
  3. Using the above information, update your hardware or software encoder to push video to your source.
  4. In order to test your video, create a broadcast using the information below.

How to create a broadcast

Please ensure you have created a source before attempting to create a broadcast.

  1. Click on the Broadcast tab.
  2. Click Create Broadcast.
  3. Enter the required fields:
    1. Name
    2. Tags (select up to 2 per broadcast)
    3. Source
  4. Open Advanced Settings if you need to enable any of these features:
    1. Disabling hearts and chat
    2. Latency mode (high or low)
  5. Open Content Restrictions if you need to enable live video geo-restrictions:
    1. Include
    2. Exclude
  6. Begin pushing video from your encoder to your source, and see that the preview player will show this video.
  7. Click Publish Now to create your broadcast with the live video being pushed to the associated source.

How to share a broadcast

  1. Click on the Broadcast tab.
  2. Click on an existing broadcast.
  3. Click the Tweet button underneath the preview player to view the Tweet composer.
  4. Enter Tweet text and then click the Tweet button.

How to monetize a broadcast via Sponsorship

  1. Click on the Broadcast tab.
  2. Click on an existing broadcast.
  3. Click the Tweet button underneath the preview player to view the Tweet composer.
  4. Click the Monetize this button checkbox.
  5. Select the desired Sponsorship program.
  6. Click the Save button.
  7. Enter the Tweet text and then click the Tweet button.

How to end a broadcast

  1. Click on the Broadcast tab.
  2. Click on an existing broadcast.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the broadcast details window.
  4. Click the End button.
  5. Your broadcast will now be a replay on Twitter and Periscope.

How to view analytics of your broadcast

This data only contains viewership information from Twitter. View full aggregate information from Twitter and Periscope via your Periscope dashboard.

  1. Click on the Broadcast tab
  2. Click on a previously-live broadcast.
  3. Click on the Analytics button to view metrics listed below:
    1. Minutes watched
    2. Views
    3. Number of viewers
    4. Concurrent viewers
    5. Device type
    6. Region

 

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