Telestream supports Periscope/Twitter API with native live streaming in Wirecast
Telestream has announced Version 7.5 of its Wirecast live streaming and production software. In a strategic move aimed at strengthening its position as the leading live stream feeder platform to social media networks, Telestream has announced Wirecast support for the Periscope/Twitter API. This means that any user, from tech-savvy consumers to online broadcasters, can employ Wirecast to stream live full motion video to Periscope.tv, which will appear natively within their Twitter feeds.
Wirecast 7.5, available immediately, provides the user with intuitive production capabilities, GPU-accelerated encoding, and a streamlined user interface that allows users to effortlessly create and stream high-quality live broadcasts from their computers to dozens of popular destinations such as Twitter, Facebook Live and YouTube, as well as to custom streaming servers with just a few mouse clicks.
Telestream believes that the combination of Wirecast and Periscope/Twitter will appeal to a range of markets, especially online broadcasters that want to leverage Twitter feeds for live video. “We anticipate that news and celebrity and influencer posts will be popular applications of this technology mix,” said Scott Murray, VP of Desktop Products at Telestream. “With Periscope/Twitter added as a native destination within Wirecast, users have the means to add rich, professional production values to live video streams on Twitter – something that we’re confident will win more eyeballs and bring users more followers.”