Steaming a college sports event is not just about having some fun. It’s also about helping talented sports-oriented kids to get a chance to showcase their talent. When you are thinking of live streaming an event, you should use only the best live streaming device and the best service provider out there, but you should also prepare yourself for the big day. If you have streamed a college sports event in the past and still enjoy reminiscing about it then here’s a list of things you might be able to relate to!
- You will Get Carried Away
The first thing that almost always happens is that you will get carried away and want to report every minor thing that’s happening in the game. You might also have personal opinions as a host and might share your preference for a player in the match. As personal preferences are not considered advisable, you might have to take some flak for it.
- You will Need to Multitask
When using a reliable live streaming device and a good internet connection, you will still need to multitask and ensure that everyone can see the game. You might have to coordinate with parents who can’t see the game on HD or those who prefer SD to ensure maximum viewership. It will also be your responsibility to change the camera angle from time to time so that audience doesn’t miss any important aspect like a goal due to the bad camera angle.
- You will (Almost) Always Have to Deal with a Glitch
No matter how much you test a device or how strong your internet connection is, there would always be a glitch that you will need to deal with by thinking quickly on your feet. A most common problem that is witnessed in live streaming a sports event is the server overload incidents. You can avoid them by using a dedicated server from the start.
- You will Think of Better Things Later On
After the event is over, you will get to realize that there are a lot of better streaming solution options or devices that could have made the event a better success. You will also realize that the product you bought in haste was available for low prices somewhere else. To avoid such regret, you can do thorough research beforehand and get products/ services that offer the best value for money.
- You will Get Mixed Feedback
The feedback of your first ever live stream of a college sports event would almost always be mixed. Some people will be flattered that you took the initiative to make the game popular while some will be critical about how you handled the entire thing. In such a situation, the best course of action is to avoid negative feedback and adopt constructive feedback.
- You will Realize You Need More Help
Finally, you will realize that you need more hands on deck to make the event a success because it will enhance the quality of the stream. Viewers do like to watch the games from different angles, don’t they? Another benefit of hiring more people to lend you a hand would be that you will be able to delegate unimportant tasks and focus on the important ones.