DaCast Provides Facebook with Video On Demand
DaCast (news, site) added some more razzle-dazzle to its live video streaming service for Facebook today. Now, users can share previously recorded content on the social network as well as archive previously live events.

Video On Demand

Broadening the availability of video allows broadcasters to create premium content from existing media libraries or develop healthy archives, bringing DaCast closer to the ever popular YouTube pool. 

Further, DaCast's Pay-in-Play payment system makes on demand content available for purchase directly from within the company's media player. Channels can be bundled, priced and put on the virtual display shelf.

“After honing our skills in live streaming, DaCast is now aiming to offer a true all-in-one platform for streaming,” explained Stephane Roulland, CEO of DaCast. “By adding support for previously created content, users can now stream any type of video and audio they want from a single account. They can leverage the easy set up to quickly start streaming and monetizing their existing media content.”

Additional functionality, including chat, is also available. 

DaCast Lowdown 

For the unfamiliar, DaCast streams via the sharing of a channel URL through a Facebook wall post. No downloading, plugins, or additional signup are required. After posting, friends and other visitors can watch the stream, as well as click a share link to spread the content to others:

Learning Opportunities


Other players like Ustream and Livestream have also integrated with Facebook, but with a primary focus on major events. In contrast, DaCast’s integration is designed for a much broader audience, as anyone can create a live video stream -- and now a channel -- and copy and paste the share code.

This opens up streaming to casual users who want to share videos with friends, as well as event organizers, musicians, TV channels, sports & radio, and other groups that wish to broadcast video to a wide group of users online. 

Check out more info and options here