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Broadcasting Church Events through the Internet

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As a technology specialist (TS), you are responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the broadcast solution that best meets the needs of your meetinghouse. Generally, a TS chooses between satellite, internet streaming, or downloading broadcasts for future playback. This section will focus on internet streaming of broadcasts. Please keep in mind that in addition to choosing a broadcast solution, it is important to have a backup plan in case of unforeseen complications. Satellite streaming can be used as a backup for internet streaming (and vice-versa).

The tasks to perform one week prior to the broadcast and on the day of the event are listed below. Test all equipment at least one week before the event to allow sufficient time to resolve any issues.

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STEP 1: PREPARATION (ONE WEEK BEFORE)

  1. Ensure audio and video equipment are functional.
    • Check that the chapel audio distribution system functions properly.
      • For example, connect a laptop or phone to the chapel audio system and try to play audio.
    • Test the projector to ensure it projects the visual display from the playback device properly.
    • Test TV monitors in overflow rooms (if necessary).
  2. Test the internet broadband strength.
    • Generally, a download speed of 512 Kbps is sufficient to stream live broadcasts.
  3. Ensure there is sufficient cable length to run AV to projectors.
  4. Determine backup strategies for audio and video in case of internet failure.

STEP 2: DAY OF EVENT

  1. Log in to ChurchofJesusChrist.org/broadcasts.
    • Select language and event.
  2. Disabling wireless access points (WAPs).
  3. Connect playback device (laptop, phone, DVD Player, etc.) to a display device (normally a projector or TV).
  4. Activate chapel audio and connect playback device to audio.
  5. Set up TV monitors in overflow rooms if needed.
    • Click here for detailed instructions.
  6. Set up any necessary special technology for accessibility (e.g. ALS, ASL, CC).
  7. Check audio and video levels in all rooms, and adjust as necessary.
  8. Set up backup strategies for audio and video in case of internet failure.
  9. After the broadcast, please take a moment to fill out a brief post-event survey.
    • Currently, the survey is only available in English.

Note: If you are watching the event after the initial broadcast, be sure to download the content onto your computer, USB, DVD, or other storage device to prevent any potential problems with poor internet connection. For live events, you must play the content directly through the internet, which requires much more broadband.