The BoxCast Simulated Live feature allows for re-broadcasting a past or uploaded broadcast. Remember that uploads are archived as past broadcasts, so they can only be uploaded using a past date/time. Once uploaded, reference the following step-by-step instructions to schedule a Simulated Live stream using an upload as the source file. Not sure how to upload a broadcast? This article explains how.

Notes:

  • BoxCast advises including at least 30s of bumper footage to the start and end of a broadcast destined for re-broadcast, whether by editing this footage into a file from outside the BoxCast dashboard (e.g. video file is processed in an editing software) and then uploading, or it is included in the original source broadcast being re-broadcast for Simulated Live.

  • Simulated Live is not available with all plans. If wishing to add to your plan, please contact your client manager at cm@boxcast.com.

Simulated Live for a Past Broadcast

Begin by clicking on the broadcast you'd like to re-broadcast, and then click on

Re-Broadcast (Simulated Live).

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Next, fill out the scheduling information while ensuring the Source Broadcast is the archive you wish to re-broadcast. Viewership preferences may now also be set when scheduling or editing a broadcast. This preference determines whether viewers may watch the recorded broadcast back, or whether it is only available to view live. Learn more about viewership preferences from our support article.

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Once scheduled, this broadcast will appear as an upcoming broadcast in the Dashboard. and automatically play at the scheduled start time.

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Simulated Live for an Upcoming Broadcast

Click on the upcoming broadcast you'd like to re-broadcast, and then select

Re-Broadcast (Simulated Live).

Fill out the scheduling information while ensuring the Source Broadcast is the upcoming event you'd like to eventually re-broadcast.

Once scheduled, this broadcast will appear as an upcoming broadcast in the Dashboard.

Common Questions

Does Simulated Live re-broadcast the original recording or the trimmed/replaced version?

- Re-broadcasting will source the trimmed or replaced version of your source broadcast.

Can I stream to Facebook or YouTube with Simulated Live?

- Yep! You can broadcast to all the same places as you would with any other live BoxCast broadcast.

Can I schedule a Simulated Live broadcast for a future broadcast?

- Yep! See the Simulated Live for an Upcoming Broadcast section in this article.

Can I schedule a recurring Simulated Live broadcast?

- Yes, but it will broadcast the same content every time. So you can re-broadcast the same archive over and over again, but you can't set up a Simulated Live event to dynamically change the source file each week.

Can I schedule a re-broadcast of my broadcast immediately after it ends?

- Yes, but we recommend that you leave a 5–10 minute buffer between, to ensure the recording is saved in time to be replayed. For example, we'd recommend you schedule a rebroadcast of your 9–10 a.m. broadcast for 10:05–11:05 a.m. at the earliest. If you schedule back to back, you risk not going live on time.

If my source broadcast has captions, will those appear on the rebroadcast?

- Yes.

Will my Simulated Live broadcast display an archive for later viewing?

- Yes, though you can choose to enable live-only viewing at either a per broadcast level or within your account settings preferences. More details here.

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