Live Producer FAQs
Sources are the method of ingesting live video via RTMP into Producer in Media Studio. A source needs to be created before you are able to ingest video and broadcast live on Twitter. There is no limit on the amount of sources that can be created, but we recommend re-using one or more sources in your account to simplify your experience.
Can I utilize an existing RTMP stream from another platform (Periscope, Facebook Live, YouTube, etc.) for my source?
No, it is not possible to re-use these existing streams. There must be a separate stream published to a source in Media Studio in order for us to properly ingest the video content.
There are third-party services that can ‘split’ one stream in order to send it to multiple RTMP points across different platforms. These services can be used to publish live video to Producer in Media Studio.
Once a broadcast is ended, it turns into a video-on-demand replay video that is accessible from Twitter or Periscope. Any Tweets that had been created during (or after) the broadcast was live will automatically show the replay and start at the beginning of the video.
No, at this time it is not possible to schedule a broadcast to automatically go live at a future time. It is possible to create broadcasts in anticipation of a stream that will occur in the future. However you will need to manually publish that broadcast at the desired time.
Enabling content restrictions on a broadcast allows the viewing of the broadcast to be limited to the countries specified upon creation of the broadcast. These settings apply to the stream while live and as a replay, and is set by either Including a list of countries allowed to view, or Excluding a list of countries not allowed to view the stream.
Twitter followers will only get notified of new broadcasts if there has been a Tweet created with the broadcast via Producer in Media Studio. At that point, we will also send a push notification to those Twitter followers that have elected to be alerted when your account has a live broadcast.
Yes, Tweets containing a broadcast can be monetized on Twitter by associating it to a sponsorship program via Producer in Media Studio. When creating a Tweet, there will be a dropdown to select the desired program that has been linked to your username by a Twitter account manager.
At this time, broadcasts cannot be monetized via our Amplify Publisher Program.