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Broadcasting to Live Events in Microsoft Teams

In a Microsoft Teams live event, you can stream video from Socialive to Microsoft Stream via RTMP.

This article will go over the following topics:


To broadcast to a Live Event in Microsoft Teams, you need to be:

  • A member of an organization in Microsoft Teams. By default, anyone in your organization can create a live event. However, a Microsoft Teams admin can restrict access. Check with your Microsoft Teams admin if you are not able to create a live event.

  • A Socialive administrator in your Socialive account.


Creating and Configuring Your Microsoft Teams Live Event

Microsoft Teams provides the ability for organizers to schedule a live event the same way you schedule a regular Microsoft Teams meeting. This process will add the live event to your event group's calendars.

  1. Follow the steps in the Microsoft Teams Help article to Schedule a Teams Live Event. Make sure to set your event to Private/Internal.

  2. Once you have created your Teams Live Event, follow the steps in the Microsoft Teams help article to Produce a Teams Live Event Using an External App or Device. You will need to copy the Server Ingest URL to connect to Socialive.

Connecting Microsoft Stream with Socialive via RTMP

Using the stream key "live" and the RTMP server ingest URL you copied from Microsoft Teams, follow the steps to add the RTMP account in Socialive Studio.

Setting Up Your Broadcast

In Socialive, create your broadcast and build it with:

  • Live cameras, remote guests, recorded video, and images.
  • Branded graphics (watermarks, lower-thirds, and CTAs)
  • Layouts for a conversation between 2 or more guests

Below are some useful articles:

Going Live in Microsoft Teams

It is always recommended to add a start card at the beginning of your broadcast. Once you are ready, start your broadcast in Socialive first. When you see the Producer Preview update in Microsoft Teams, click Start Event.

When you are finished with your live event, click End Event in Microsoft Teams before clicking End Broadcast in Socialive. Otherwise, your attendees will see an error.

Attendee Experience

The attendee experience works in Microsoft Stream across their desktop, browser, and mobile apps (iOS and Android). Office 365 provides Yammer and Microsoft Teams as two collaboration hubs, and the live attendee experience is integrated into these collaboration tools.

As an organizer or producer, you can monitor the audience engagement in real-time by quickly toggling between audience and producer views to see different screens and monitor analytics like current viewers, likes, and total views for your event.

Still, looking for an answer?

Contact Socialive Support via live chat, email at support@socialive.us, or submit a support ticket.

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