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Fourgreen TV, Telestream air American football in Germany

Telestream Wirecast streams directly to Facebook Live, YouTube Live and Microsoft Azure

German streamer Fourgreen TV has adopted Telestream Wirecast as its live streaming production platform.

Fourgreen TV’s focus on live streaming and VR projects requires an all-in-one live streaming production software that enables capture, live production and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously.

Wirecast’s built-in encoding engine allows users to stream high-quality H.264 video and AAC audio over RTMP/S, RTP and Windows Media protocols for maximum flexibility. Users can stream directly to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Microsoft Azure, Akamai, DaCast and Wowza.

Fourgreen TV works with local German American Football leagues (GFL), producing live shows, recording interviews and live streaming GFL games. Using Wirecast in combination with Facebook Live, Fourgreen TV brings content to smartphones, tablets, laptops and smart TVs across Germany.

Other Wirecast production features include:

  • Multi-camera live switching 
  • Mixing live camera sources as well as video, images, computer desktops and more 
  • Instant replay 
  • Playlists 
  • Built-in titles 
  • Chroma key support
  • Virtual sets 
  • Live scoreboards and more 

“Without Wirecast, we can’t do our job,” said Fourgreen TV founder Michael Reischer. “We took a long time in selecting our live streaming platform – we evaluated multiple options – but Wirecast’s flexible license model, its multi-user operating system and the inherent stability of the platform on both Mac and Windows made the decision straightforward.”