Introducing STEEMCASTING — round the clock social media powered tv station, with multi platform unified chat!

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Ok, so it’s not TV as such but that’s the clearest name that most people would understand straight away, a promotion ‘channel’ that runs around the clock that has shows, content, vlogs, training, advertising, promotion that runs as a VOD (video on demand) channel but with timed, schedule blocks for the potential of live shows in between.

Story

I’ve spent the last ten years on the internet doing some kind of video or streaming (maybe longer) I was a brand advocate in a previous life for a lot of technology companies and enjoyed getting tech treats and flown to a variety of events in America and Europe. Then, I lost everything, my house, my job my relationship, all in the space of a month, from a great job with a good salary to zero, I went deep into depression — my daughter was two at the time, it was a soul destroying time.

I’ve seen internet tv done before, my addiction to watching live streams started with realplayer (remember helix producer?) with pseudo tv, one of the first projects where I discovered kevin rose (of digg.com fame) and josh harris, an internet visionary who went on to build operator11 and other projects before vanishing away to Ethiopia.

I was an avid user of a platform called Seesmic.tv a platform and concept ahead of it’s time, like all things, it came and went and while ahead of it’s time just could not make it pay to sustain itself. I believe that the hardcore elite there however laid the foundations and were the pioneers of what we have today with snapchat, instagram stories, tictok (formerly Musical.ly) in our audience attention world we now live in.

Project

Steemcasting is about taking all of my experiences, all my legacy and learning from over a decade or more of using social media and building out a simple social media broadcasting system for promoting blockchains with the STEEM blockchain being the first to benefit from a ‘round the clock’ promotion system built up of content from the Steem Community.

Combining existing projects together and treating them as ‘channels’ makes the streaming around the clock part really powerful for re-broadcasting projects that are happening around the Steem Blockchain and should make it easy for people to submit content to the channel(s) that go out — the scope for that alone is massive — a combination of VOD (video on demand) and live components with a schedule or day to day guide.

Think MTV but for the STEEM blockchain — what does a 24/7 scheduled day to day schedule ‘tv channel’ on the Steem Blockchain look like? (We have no idea, but we are willing to give it a try and build something out that we can automagically run in the cloud utilising services that have finally matured to allow this to happen.

Our roadblock right now is money, the streaming schedule engine part is $1000 alone (per year) and another block would be for the third party service as well to do the submissions process automagically. Taking those into account we can also develop alongside a standalone version that doesn’t require these services (startups can shutdown or be acquired and the prices ramped!)

Ultimately thou it’s the ability to run a broadcast style station on social media around the clock and we would be willing to utilise a lot of our free time and the ‘wisdom’ of the crowds to build out content for the show and schedule — using tools like airtable we believe we can build something quite awesome.

Vision

The vision came from watching 24/7 video streams on youtube that broadcast royalty free music around the clock, they have thousands of people watching at any one time and an avid community commuting in the public eye unlike lots of our chat channels which are hidden away in discords and often don’t help us promote the wonderful blockchain we have because they are silo’d behind closed doors.

Our vision is to to build towards a twenty four hour live streaming platform that utilises a number of platforms that we can stream too, even scheduled too without us needing to actually be online to stream, we can utilise our @vlogging team that took part in adventube to assist us with populating the station with content for broadcasting non-stop around the clock (even if it’s doubling up 12 hr content to start)

We want to run this as a business straight away, not as a Dapp as such but as a way for us to promote, earn from advertising blocks for people that want to put things out via our social channel. That income will be re-invested in STEEM and to pay us a scratch wage to keep us adding content and managing the scheduler.

Eventually we can whitelabel the complete process so you could build social media channel for a specific part of the chain OR even bigger and better other blockchains that are interested in social sharing their own communities.

Outta the Gate

So far we have a website, steemcasting.com, we have tested scheduled live streaming, we can build out layouts in OBS (we have a few scenes so far) and we have a small group that understand how to use our third party tool frame.io which works with this new system.

We have tested multi platform chat so wherever we stream too we can pull all the chat into a unified space to chat with people wherever they are consuming the stream — this means we can throw a custom rtmp in there as well for vimm.tv for instance.

We will be running a basic version of this idea until we can afford to take this much bigger and much more mature, any donations will help fund development of the idea, websites, schedules and help pay for those small web bills you get with tools like airtable and frame.io

you can read further information about the costs breakdown in a new post over here — https://steemit.com/fundition-xcl3g9o19/@steemcasting/let-s-deep-dive-into-the-setup-and-configuration-of-the-steemcasting-setup-and-costs


We are raising funds to pay for web services that enable all of these parts to fall into place. In December we ran a month long project with steemian @vloggers called adventube (advent calendar dtube) on a daily basis to test out a third party service which will be used in conjunction with our main project, it’s the ultimate intention to also have a token on steem-engine.com to incentivise our contributors later on.

If you think of how TV worked with shows, advertising and such that’s what process we will use to fund the ongoing development and future of the project which will reduce the requirements to raise money on fundition, the early funders however will obviously get the ability to run content on the channel as well.

We hope you’ll take a look into the project and watch the streams as we start to mature this project and it’s potential.

Thanks!
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I'm glad to see it's on fundition really, obviously we await to see the prospects, there have been dapps and obviously we'd applaud this objectivity and relish in the futuristic success, well-done

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alrighty!

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This isn't an area of social media I've been aware of before now, but I think this idea could really fly 🙂 and bring many new eyes the steem blockchain

Best of luck with the project. I shared this on Twitter 👍

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thanks, yeah i know i can make it work so that's half the battle you know? i'm the lead on it btw.

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That's great @teamhumble yeah it's always good when a project is in an area where you've got loads of experience. It means that everything is usually easier to get water tight, plan wise.

Good to see it's Ur project. I remember listening to you on pennsiv's steemclub-uk virtual meetings.

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That's great @teamhumble yeah it's always good when a project is in an area where you've got loads of experience. It means that everything is usually easier to get water tight, plan wise.

Good to see it's Ur project. I remember listening to you speaking on pennsiv's steemclub-uk virtual meetings.

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this is a pretty slick idea. you may wanna touch base with @ericwilson as he had the ground work done on a 24/7 channel for the old dlive platform.

but this is a fantastic idea. and like you said who knows what a blockchain based 24/7 channel looks like. but i look forward to seeing it develop for sure.

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thanks jon. i've got a pretty good idea how to get it working and we will probably stream to dlive as well! :) (even thou i'm still pissed at them!) -- i think @ericwilson will be on the show tonight so i'm sure he will have things to add.

Looks exciting. Shared it on my twitter account. All the best.
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Fantastic idea guys.
Have a good start.We need more innovating projects like this one.

Great idea! I look forward to it’s evolution!

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i should have something going up this week, it's a gradual process but i'm already talking to a few whales as well about it.

I can help provide content and give some promotion to a project like this for sure. Please let me know if I can help there.

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awesome, what kinda content do you think you would provide? maybe i should make a form people can fill out and let me know what they can provide, hope you will support the fundition.

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I make podcasts using obs and know how to stream to places like vimm.tv or multiple sites at once. I do mostly news and play some rock music. I'd love to see what else I can do with new formats too :)

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what we are thinking is providing like a scene/obs or assets for the overlay and then allowing certain shows to upload content which will get automatically put together into a long form show with breaks between the content, over time i'd love to make some kind of scheduler that you can 'build your own' content stream that you want to jump in and watch based on your fav media makers.

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That sounds great. Something new and on the blockchain would be better than using discord to meet up for shows. You're looking at a feature like that too or is going to use 3rd party sites?

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i've got a bunch of ideas for it but i need to start small and build it up from there. discord still has it's place and creates lots of value but a lot of the 'good' stuff is kinda behind closed doors and needs to be public and out in the socials -- at least for people to see video and be like i cannot get this on youtube, these people are just like me, etc etc.

first thou it's to cover the service and make it happen with running some long daily streams built like a tv show with slides, adverts and promotion -- i'll release more details of that in the coming week, got a client job to finish first.

Well, it is said that nowadays social networks are the future of interpersonal communications between human beings from all over the planet. I love this project because although it may not seem novel, it could be more effective because of its vision and mission. From Venezuela I wish you much success in this beautiful project.

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thank you @gaborockstar you get it! and thanks, i'm certain we can have a global channel and exposure the lives and journeys of steemians from all over the planet.

I like the idea. Thanks for your work!

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great! we do too, we really think we can build not out just one system for steem but for other blockchains to raise the awarness of crypto in general, at the moment i'm running test streams on my twitter account and will expand to up to 30 other locations as well across the web once i've secured a bit of money to do at least the first three months or so.

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Maybe you'd like to use some of my content? I'd be honored! I am right now uploading a fresh video to the blockchain. ;)

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we will certainly have a page/form and signup for people to send us things with our overlay and branding for the daily/weekly shows for sure depending on what the sections we will have.

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Can’t wait! All the best for your project!

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thanks a lot for including it.

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hey thanks for including it @pennsif -- looking forward to talking about it tonight.

How far are you into getting this done?

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firstly, hello.

it's not a case of just being 'done' -- it's gonna need to evolve but i've got the basics covered, just need to find money resources to cover the overheads of the hosting platforms to pad it out, i'll put my own time in of course at zero cost.

do you have an interest in the project?

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Yes, I have a pretty good domain for this and getting involved in a few streaming related projects, hence why this piqued my interest. Going to re-read this post.

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yeah thanks for the offer, we have steemcasting.com for the domain sorted but thank you for mentioning it. would love to check out your other streaming related projects.

All the best for your venture. Will be closely following your progress. Cheers.

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Seems going to be another feather on steem. The concepts is really to look further

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yep, you bet!