U p Make.TV’s Live Video Cloud. Luis Santos, Director
of Engineering and Operations, Fox Latin American
Facebook Live fits into Fox Sports’
bigger picture of social engagement
and reaching people where they are.
If they are on Facebook, we want to be
John Marshall is a meteorologist who broadcasts
his forecasts directly to viewers from his website
and Facebook Live using Boinx mimoLive.
Being a meteorologist, up-to-the minute weather updates are essential to
my business. Without Facebook Live,
I would not be able to compete in a
market flooded (no pun intended) with
HOW HAS THE
SERVICE ITSELF PERFORMED?
Krishna De: Facebook Live itself has been robust as
a platform. The challenges are usually from locations where the data connection is not particularly strong or sometimes the third-party tool
I have been using has had a problem.
Behnke, Live X: Facebook Live is robust. The main
issues we have are content ID; no 1080 stream,
only 720p; and the fact that the audio transcodes
down to 96Kbps for VOD. We had a stream stop
during the event. We believe it was because
iJustine was using copyrighted music, but we
don’t know because Facebook is a black box. But
we were able to get the stream back up within
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is
an American public broadcaster and television program distributor that recently began producing some live events with Telestream Wirecast. Renard T. Jenkins, VP of
operations, answered our questions.
With the exception of the inability to stream captions during
the Live events, the experience
thus far with Facebook Live has
been primarily positive. Live captioning capabilities would be a
huge improvement for the platform and would probably generate more views during the initial distribution.
Oracle streamed multiple keynotes from Oracle Open World on
Facebook Live. Akira Wing is an internet broadcast engineer at
Oracle but not an official Oracle spokesperson. Wing’s comments are not an endorsement of Facebook or Facebook Live.
The service worked smoothly, but there were
some shortcomings we noticed in the setup and
For instance, there is no redundancy; there
is no backup-failover entry point. If the stream
goes down for any reason, there will be an interruption in service. Each time we create and
run a test or event, the Facebook UI generates
a new streaming URL; we would prefer to keep
the same streaming URLs with the entry points
There is no live support from Facebook; this
is completely self-service. If there are issues
on the player, CDN, or other Facebook-facing
infrastructure, we are “on our own.” There was
Oracle Open World
on Facebook Live.
Krishna De uses
Facebook Live for
multiple types of
content, including a
weekly show with