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Respected Contributor

Broadcasting Facebook Live / Periscope through Lithium Community

Hello friends, 

Every week our company broadcasts a live Q&A chat through both Periscope and Facebook Live. 

I am wondering if there's a way to live stream / broadcast either of these platforms through the Lithium Community platform? 

At the moment, a lot of our discussion board users won't look at social channels but having these broadcast through our Community might go a way to solving that. 

Thanks,
Alan


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Retired Community Manager

Hi @AlanA, apologies for the late response! You can embed the codes for these respective sources in community. Depending on how your community is structured and what these events are, you can embed them in blogs or posts, and promote them within the community.

Cheers,
Jenn Chen
Community Manager, Lithium Technologies
(Formerly known as jchen)
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Respected Contributor

Thanks for the info, @JennC. So, is it a case of waiting for the broadcasts to go-live and then grabbing the code and creating a Community post? 

It'd be super helpful if there was some way to set this up before the broadcast went live as I would hate for the Community to miss out on the first minutes while we set up a Community post. 

Thanks,
Alan


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Retired Community Manager

@AlanA I did some research and couldn't find a definitive answer for Periscope and Facebook, but I think it depends on the capabilities of the tool you use. For example, I've used Hangouts before, which is super easy and comes with an embed code you can use ahead of time. Once the video is embedded, it'll play when the Hangout goes live. 

 

You could always try testing it out on a private board, and evaluate the functionality of different tools there. 

Cheers,
Jenn Chen
Community Manager, Lithium Technologies
(Formerly known as jchen)
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Respected Contributor

Hi Jenn,

 

Thanks for the suggestion, sounds like a great way to test it out, will look at that. 

Alan


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Hi Alan,

 

Did you try this out with Periscope and if so how did it go?

 

We're also looking at hosting Facebook Live / Periscope on the community too but want to know if it can be prepared in advance.

 

Best,

Amy

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Respected Contributor

Hi @amycatling

 

Didn't get to try it yet, unfortunately. Have you made any progress?


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Hi @AlanA,

I couldn't work this out in time for our events so kept our Periscope feed on social and added a highlights video on to the community at the end of each day.
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<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

 

 

The above shows when we add the embed code to the HTML section in a board post or a blog post.

We'd like to get the video to show in the embed.




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Lithium Alumni (Retired)

Hi @doug_ebay

I'm pretty sure script tags are disabled for security reasons. I think a custom component in Studio (or a Custom Content Element that can be manipulated in Admin with your embed code) would be a way forward here.

Thanks,


Paolo Tagliaferri
Principal Technical Consultant

Lithium