Are You Prepared to Compete in a Future Dominated by Online Video Streaming?

By 2016 there will be 1.5 billion online video users. Already online video is over 50% of mobile traffic (and even higher on some networks) as users watch movies, mobile ads, and videos of every kind on their devices. This huge swing in viewing behaviour, where online viewing trumps traditional TV, probably has your clients asking if you can help them put their videos online.

If you can’t say yes, with confidence, then your clients may just look for another production company. But if you can offer video streaming as a value added service you’ll see there are advantages to both you and your clients.

Your clients want you to help them:

  • Deliver video to desktop and mobile platforms – and to the variety of browsers on each
  • Ensure video quality is acceptable to every viewer, however, wherever and whatever they are viewing
  • Do both of these without breaking the budget

Adding video streaming to your list of services offers you:

  • A value added service you can offer clients with your branding…keeps them working with you month after month to manage and provide the video streaming services
  • Added revenue…you decide if and how much to charge for the streaming service

But at the same time you don’t want to get bogged down in the technical details of making it work. Especially since the technology and standards for video streaming are constantly changing. You need a video streaming service provider that can work with your technical team to make sure your productions can be viewed anywhere, on any platform, around the globe. To your clients, the process should be seamless.

And of course you need to do all this on a budget. So it’s important to be able to adjust your streaming plan based on the needs of your clients. There’s no sense paying hundreds of pounds per month for streaming services if you don’t have any active video production clients. This flexibility isn’t available everywhere. You need to choose your provider carefully.

We’d like to become your trusted partner

If any of this sounds interesting, here’s how we can help you get started with streaming services.

We’re PlanetStream, a UK based company whose Content Delivery Network offers the latest and fastest live streaming technology. We’ve been in the business since 2003 and understand how to use streaming to captivate audiences through the most current and highest quality video encoding technology.

We’ve long been involved with the Internet in most respects – web development, domain services, hosting, email, and promotion. Over 15 years of experience online gives us perspective and a unique understanding of your needs when it comes to the logistics and technical issues of streaming.

“PlanetStream was introduced to me via an existing satisfied customer…my previous experience in this field was very limited and PlanetStream provided simple to understand options at a value for money cost…PlanetStream has been a truly valuable and effective resource to the business.”

Simon Sullivan, Northcliffe Media Group

“We have worked with PlanetStream on and off for three years now. Jobs have included everything from small events like streaming live meetings to 100 users around the UK, through to live panel discussions with celebrities, delivered on a global basis, with audiences estimated at 100,000. Every time the streaming has been flawless; actually we’ve had numerous comments from users that the streaming is the best they’ve ever seen. Their service is always quick, efficient and pleasant, and their knowledge of all things to do with video via web is comprehensive…I thoroughly recommend PlanetStream for any streaming job, no matter how big or small – great price and a great service. You can’t go wrong."

Oliver Gaffikin, GlobalPodium

Benefits of using PlanetStream?

As a trusted partner you’ll receive benefits beyond what you’ll find with other providers:

  • Local UK support dedicated to helping you succeed. No more waiting for calls back from a company three time zones ahead or behind you.
  • Full suite of streaming services including on-going support (we never charge additional fees for support)
    - Live streaming
    - Video on-demand
    - Internet TV or radio
    - Secure streaming
  • Free fully customisable player that works across platforms making sure every viewer has the best experience with less configuration and testing on your part
  • A content delivery network with over 30 points of presence across the globe to provide lightning fast delivery of all your content no matter where your viewers are located
  • Help finding more business through our video production directory
  • Basic analytics provided with every account, plus the ability to add more as you need more
  • Flexible month to month pricing packages that are easy to upgrade or downgrade as your needs change. Never get locked into a fixed price package again.

Our mission is to help you be successful. If you want us to walk you through each step of the process we will. But if you just need to get your account set up so you can run with it, we’re happy to do that too.

We know our business and love doing it. Our goal is to provide you with exactly what you need at the lowest possible cost. We’ll ensure that your experience is a successful one regardless of how big or small your project is.

Get started today with a free consultation

You can get started today with a FREE consultation including activation of our “Freemium” level account. This includes:

  • 2 GB of combined storage and bandwidth per month
  • Basic analytic package including bandwidth usage, traffic, transfer rates and more
  • Complete support from our local UK streaming experts
  • Low overage rate per gigabyte (if needed)

  • With our Freemium account you can test out our services and support with no upfront costs for as long as you need. There’s no high pressure sale to get you to upgrade your account later. You’ll continue to get the same service and support for as long as you’re a PlanetStream customer.

    When you fill out our contact form, one of our experts will contact you within 24 hours and will provide you with all of the information you need, answer any questions you have and initialise your account.

“I highly recommend the services that you are offering to the market. I didn’t experience any problems at all using your services and the streaming KPIs [Key Performance Indicators] I generated were definitely better compared to the other streaming servers I tried…I can get higher streaming data throughput and the tests are always 100% success!”

Marie, T-Mobile (UK) Ltd.

Sign up now for a free account

If you’re ready to get started right away, we can also be reached in the UK at 01905 672593 between 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday.

We look forward to hearing from you!