This month, we’re taking the opportunity to tell you about Tellyo Pro and the developments driven by user requests. If you are an active user of the platform and have specific needs which we do not currently cover, please get in touch to discuss them.
Enhancements and New Aspect Ratios
Tellyo Pro continues to deepen its integration with Facebook with the launch of improved tools. One feature is our new 4:5 aspect ratio options. Instagram lead the way for the 4:5 aspect ratio for optimal viewing on mobile, and it is now also a widely accepted best practice for vertical video publishing across the wider Facebook and social universe. Further monetisation efficiencies are included via an improved Facebook Branded Content and Crossposting activation within the Tellyo Pro platform.
Enhancements to Access Controls
In a more major release, Tellyo has introduced a new internal CMS structure referred to as ‘Folders’. Folders offer a structure for the ultimate control and management of all video and image assets, but in an easy to use and flexible file system. Folders being a natural UI for linking with external archive and storage assets. Folders presents a highly searchable CMS that can equally allow for granular restriction of content or sharing access to non Tellyo users from Partners and Sponsors. Our new notifications tools making team collaboration far simpler.
Tellyo Pro now provides new item notifications in folders sent between organisations, allowing for seamless workflows. Allowing for further efficiency, the platform also now provides notifications for items published when no folder is selected, as well as for new items in folders.
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Tellyo’s new audio mixer will enable teams to take full creative control of audio production and processing with a professional audio mixer for use by a technical director or dedicated audio engineer or both – remotely. The new functionality is touch-screen enabled to extend the management of channels and maximise capability across all devices.
Adding to its cloud-based production workflow, the audio mixer features support for up to 64 audio channels, controls for volume, gain, audio follow video (AFV), direct mix (ON), mute, full equalizer, compression, listening to pre-fade post-fade audio and more.
The audio mixer also includes both SIP inputs and SIP outputs. Each SIP connection is visible as a separate input with its own volume and gain control.
The intuitive user interface, 64 audio channels, and professional audio controls will enable broadcasters and publishers to manage professional quality audio for all of their productions for all major platforms.
The continual and fast iteration of the Tellyo Platform is focused on creating better and faster workflows around content creation and distribution. In the next coming months, we plan to bring new enhancements to the audio mixer such as ducking, subgroups and many others. We connect teams and allow for multiple teams and operators to work on a single workflow simultaneously for different purposes.
Sunset+Vine is the UK’s largest production house, with a celebrated reputation for excellence in production. S++V were appointed as the live production partner of the new International Rugby competition, the Autumn Nations Cup 2020 – between England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Fiji, and Georgia.
As of November 2020, Tellyo is proud to be launching Tellyo Guest.
As part of Stream Studio, Tellyo Guest allows you to bring in external commentators or contributors into a production from any location via multiple devices. It allows participants to have a real-time web conference and interact with each other in real-time.
Enhanced Live Streaming
Whether you’re looking to add local language commentary when streaming a sports broadcast to another audience, repropose your archived content with new live commentary or voiceover, run remote panel sessions as part of your digital or physical conference or bring together key speakers for a townhall for your company or investors; this solution will enhance your live streaming experience.
Participants need only a computer or a mobile device to stream their webcam, share screens, presentations or just appear with audio; with Stream Studio providing the ability to control all sources and blend them independently to the output. Behind the scenes, in the virtual green room the production team can leverage the Tellyo Guest solution by preparing the guests and providing guidance, ensuring that they’re ready before going live.
The solution provides a full conference call function, so individuals can interact in real time with one another, with Stream Studio allowing all of the video and audio sources to be synced before outputting the final production to as many destinations as required simultaneously. This includes also outputting live graphics and VOD sources.
Tellyo Guest Features
- Allows you to add new live commentary when restreaming or streaming content to a new destination
- Multi-device access for commentators (desktop, mobile or tablet)
- Commentators or guests can join from any location
Repurposing/Re-streaming via New Audio/Video
- Invite external contributors (e.g. athletes, celebrity guests) to join a production
- View archived content as a group within a production
- Produce review-based content, with remote expert guests revisiting VOD content live
- Any contributor can appear on screen, with picture in picture, whilst presenting and screen sharing a presentation to a live audience
- Multiple rooms within the production
- Remote guest can be brought in from any location
- The organisercan communicate with guests in the virtual green room (chat or audio)
- Easy access for speakers
- Up to 4 guests in the standard presenter package, up to 8 guests in pro presenter package (enterprise presenter package available)
- Slides can be controlled by a third-party
- Integration with third-party applications (e.g Q&A systems such as Slido)
- Recording of live events (live to VOD)
- Virtual green rooms enable you to prepare guests behind the scenes before they go live
If you’d like to find out more about Tellyo Guest and discuss your workflow, please get in touch.
When we first posted this blog, Twitter had started winding down its popular video production tool, Snappy TV. This updated post follows the news that Twitter will shut down the tool by 31 December 2019. In SnappyTV’s place comes LiveCut, as part of the Twitter Media Studio.
Let’s cut to the chase…
SnappyTV has been good. But LiveCut is far too limited. Within LiveCut, clips can only be published to Twitter and it looks to have very basic functionality.
If you simply want to create clips from your Twitter or Periscope broadcast, and share these clips to Twitter only, then LiveCut could be for you. But is that ambitious enough for you? Really?
It’s more likely that you’re looking to master live video clipping and want rich features at your fingertips – and already have a wish list you’ve compiled, which LiveCut just doesn’t match up to.
Get video clipping features that meet your ambitions
Ours is an advanced, cloud-based video clipping, production, streaming and distribution platform. It delivers the features you’re going to need to deliver on your live video ambitions.
Ambition 1 › You want to engage with audiences across all social channels
Firstly, with LiveCut if you want to set up a broadcast that streams beyond Twitter and Periscope, you’re unable to. With Tellyo, however, you can stream to limitless digital and social media destinations simultaneously. Our platform works with Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, China’s Sina Weibo, Russia’s VKontakte to name just a few, as well as the main CMS providers like Brightcove or any other destination via a custom RTMP solution.
With so many options – to distribute content across digital channels, websites, social media, apps and OTT platforms – your video goals can be much more ambitious.
At the same time as your stream is being broadcast, within Tellyo you can use our powerful Editor to create video clips and share these to all your social channels simultaneously as well. Once ready, publish clips to your channels with just one click.
Ambition 2 › You don’t just want clips but really captivating videos
Here’s the deal, with both Tellyo and LiveCut you can create clips. But with LiveCut, beyond setting a start and end point for your clip, that’s it. What happens if you want to create truly captivating ‘in the moment’ compilations, or include bumpers and overlays in a final edit?
With our Tellyo Editor you can do so much more. Working on just one screen in your browser you can:
- Create frame accurate compilations of clips, not just a single clip
- Work with up to 8 audio-tracks and select the right ones for your audience
- Add visuals – like overlays and transition effects – to better engage viewers
- Use bumpers (pre, mid and post rolls) as an added dimension to your clips
- Include subtitles to engage audiences even when watching with the sound off
- Optimise videos for mobile and social platforms with square and vertical aspect ratios
- Create richer digital assets like GIFs and stills to give your audiences more
- Add letterbox-style copy to videos, GIFs and stills
- Use live metadata to assist clip creation and post writing, automating some or all of your processes so you speed up workflows
- Monetise clips with sponsored bumpers, watermarks and partner logos
Ambition 3 › You want to clip videos but with more advanced controls in place
So, in LiveCut your people are creating clips from your live broadcast… But how do you then maintain control over the way in which clips are created, distributed and viewed?
Because our Tellyo platform is a more comprehensive offering, you can easily manage users and rights, and stay in complete control:
- Manage temporal and global rights in a dedicated area, where access can be granted or revoked
- Mandate appropriate branding and sponsorship on specific video clips
- Enable remote working but with roles, responsibilities and rights clearly assigned
- Encourage greater collaboration by sharing projects and giving others permission to publish your clips
- Track the performance of clips across all distribution channels, not just Twitter
- Autosave as you go, so your work can be recovered in case of any issues
Ambition 4 › You want to achieve a specific broadcast quality
Here, it’s time to get serious with a much more advanced platform like Tellyo:
- With Tellyo you can now match broadcast quality streaming inputs and outputs, including 1080p/4K resolution, up to 60fps and up to 50Mbps.
- Through Tellyo, live streams can be ingested over RTMP, HLS, SRT, RTMPS, RTSP protocols with video codecs including H.264, H.265, VP9, AV1, MPEG-2.
- Live stream ingests can include up to 8 audio tracks that can be used with outgoing clips and live streams.
- Tellyo’s closed captioning meets all industry-standard with the support of EIA/CEA-608, EIA/CEA-708, SRT, WebVTT, DVB Teletext, DVB Subtitles.
If you’re looking for a SnappyTV alternative, or unsure about LiveCut’s capabilities, talk to us today. Like you, we’re ambitious when it comes to live video production, so let’s discuss how we can work together.
This blog was first published in April 2018. Last updated August 2019.
One of the most prestigious events in the sports marketing and media industry, Sportel is the place to meet influential leaders and see cutting-edge technology in action.
At Sportel Monaco we invite you to come by our stand and chat with us about the benefits of using Tellyo in your organisation. We can also show you how our exciting new solutions work.
Visit us at Sportel Monaco on stand A40/A41 between 22 and 24 October. Either send us en email on email@example.com, arrange a meeting beforehand or simply drop by our stand to say hi!
The new solutions you’ll get to meet
Stream Studio is advanced live production tool that enables your digital and social teams to create dynamic live streams for social channels, providing an immersive experience for fans. Request a demo>
Smart Clips equips your teams with an intelligent tool for creating short videos quickly and easily, thanks to event meta data provided by Opta Sports or Genius Sports. Request a demo>
Auto Clip-to-Post fully automates clip creation, social messaging and social posting. Combined with Smart Clips, Auto Clip-to-Post multiplies the matches one editor can effectively cover. Request a demo>
For inspiration, check out this video clip compilation from Guinness PRO14 Rugby – a great example of packaging exciting moments to help shape the tournament’s narrative as the premier professional club competition in Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales and South Africa.
The tries just keep coming 👊
Speed, skill, and style aplenty, Round 4 of the #GUINNESSPRO14 certainly didn't disappoint 🔥
— PRO14 RUGBY (@PRO14Official) September 24, 2018
We look forward to meeting you at Sportel Monaco!
The Guinness PRO14 Championship is a global rugby tournament that pits 14 teams from Europe and South Africa against each other in an exciting league format that culminates in knockout stages and a showcase final. Our Tellyo platform has enabled PRO14 to deliver a robust video content strategy that is driven by the creation and distribution of video clips to drive fans to its live streams.
Data coming from clips created and distributed via Tellyo Pro.
What’s the secret behind PRO14’s video content growth?
Maximizing new channels
With the media landscape fast-evolving, PRO14 has been quick to create video content for new social channels. As a content rights holder, its strategy is about getting videos out to PRO14 rugby fans so they’re part of action, as it happens. As one of our beta partners, the organisation is also helping us to develop and test new products and features, such as our recently launched Stream Studio, Smart Clips and Auto Clip-to-Post.
Progressively larger deployment of Tellyo
Initially used as a test during the early league stages of the 2017/2018 season, PRO14 now use Tellyo to live stream games and to clip videos specifically for social media channels. During the coming 2018/2019 season, PRO14 will also push video content from Tellyo to its new OTT subscription platform.
Sharing video content with PRO14 teams
With relevant permissions and access rights in place, PRO14 is able to give its teams access to Tellyo, meaning each team’s media unit can use and share PRO14 video content. This has helped to amplify tournament matches further across social media, whilst also strengthening relationships with PRO14 teams by continuously building content resources that deliver value to everyone involved.
“We’re seeing major growth in fan viewership and engagement related to the video clips we’re now able to create and share in real time. This is all down to the video strategy we have been able to enact thanks to Tellyo. It plays a significant role in our direct to consumer strategy by giving us the means to elevate the online experience to new levels through engaging and timely content.”
Peter Connolly, Digital Manager at PRO14 Rugby