After helping the Vlogbrothers raise $2 million for charity, STAGE TEN announces public launch of its Social Broadcasting Platform
Canadian startup STAGE TEN wants to give online the creators the power to turn their broadcasts into a more professional production. Today the company announced the launch of its social broadcasting platform that is says can help enterprise media companies expand their social broadcast production and distribution capacity, “without the significant expense of production studios and large production crews.”
Prior to the launch, STAGE TEN partnered with YouTube stars the Vlogbrothers (one of which is a co-founder of VidCon) to help collaborate on the influencers’ Project for Awesome, a 48-hour stream-a-thon, which raised over $2 million USD for charity.
STAGE TEN powered the event, which was managed by six directors in different locations, who each took turns producing the show. Over 40 hosts and guests participated in the live stream from around the world, using STAGE TEN Connect, a web application designed to easily capture live video and enable audience participation in live broadcasts.
“In the past we have used many different strategies for live streaming and we found STAGE TEN to be the best partner we have ever had,” said John Green, New York Times bestselling author, co-founder and star of the Vlogbrothers and Project for Awesome. “They integrate with YouTube. You can manage the livestream without being in the livestream yourself. It’s easy to have guests come and go, and the graphic assets were amazing.”
STAGE TEN allows creators to capture live video feeds from web-connected smartphones, webcams, or professional cameras anywhere in the world. Users can instantly invite their audience or team to send streams to their show or join as on-screen contributor. The platform also lets users stream to multiple pages and channels on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch – simultaneously, giving creators an opportunity to multiple their revenue stream.
“The success of the Project for Awesome broadcast was the culmination of years of intense R&D to create a platform that is simple enough for all creators to use, but robust enough to support established media companies as they shift resources to produce more social OTT content for platforms like Facebook Watch, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch,” said Dave Lazar, founder and CEO of STAGE TEN. “I am extremely proud of our team and grateful to the Vlogbrothers, Hank and John Green, for choosing to partner with us on a project that is truly making a positive impact on the world.”