Use an Event Ticket Seller as an Easy Way to Live Stream School Events
When you hear the term ‘livestreaming’, your mind may automatically go to online webinars, conferences and video community such as YouTube. However, livestreaming can be an extremely valuable tool for expanding your audience reach and creating an event ticket seller.
What is livestreaming?
Live streaming for schools works for
- Sporting events
- Graduations and ceremonies
To name a few.
With so many schools turning to contactless ticket sales, promotions, and platforms for communication and teaching, livestreaming various events and activities just makes sense.
Livestreaming is possible by using existing platforms such as YouTube and Twitch and by using your own streaming service or source of live video.
Choosing an all-in-one ticketing and livestreaming solution such as Purplepass can help to modernize your school’s ticketing processes while providing you with more opportunities to generate revenue and increase overall event attendance, both online and off.
Educational Events Perfect for Live Streaming
For school event coordinators, livestreaming can be extremely useful to attract larger crowds and to help spread the word about upcoming events on the calendar.
Using livestreaming is not limited to classic sporting events, but can also be useful to cover the following common event ticket seller activities:
Trivia events and competitions for your school
Graduations/ceremonies for parents and/or attendees who cannot make it in person
Competitions and ongoing tournaments for various clubs and school teams
Exams/testing to proctor cheating
Lectures from teachers and/or special guests (remote or on school grounds)
Webinars from experts and special guests
Sporting events for basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, ballet, track, dance, etc.
Stream directly on your website with Purplepass
Our live streaming widget keeps the experience
Benefits of Live Streaming
Using live streaming for schools is not just a way to offer students an alternative method of keeping up with current events, competitions, and school clubs.
There are many notable benefits of using livestreaming for educational events and tournaments, such as:
Extended family can attend: Allow relatives who are out of town to attend school events virtually
Reduces expenses: Save on costs of printing tickets, wristbands and outsourcing a bigger venue.
COVID-19 safety measures: For those who are dealing with COVID-19 or COVID-19 mandates, livestreaming simply makes sense. Livestreaming is also useful for anyone who is disabled or dealing with other illnesses and cannot attend the school events or activities you are promoting and streaming.
Increased ability to maximize your reach: Live streaming provides more opportunities to generate ticket sales and increase overall event attendance. Using livestreaming can significantly increase viewership and attendance, while motivating others to spread the word to their own family and friends about the event.
Potential for increased revenue: Because of the ability to maximize your reach, you can also increase the revenue the ticket sales from the live stream of your event generate. Using a livestreaming ticketing solution streamlines the reservation and purchasing process of any event, which can encourage more users to complete their purchases due to sheer convenience.
Re-playability: There is replay value to livestreaming, especially if you are streaming live webinars or lectures from professors, teachers, or special keynote speaker guests. Even after your livestreaming event has ended, you can offer your attendees the ability to replay the event at a later time with the same access code they used to originally view the stream.
Appeal to sporting scouts: Another advantage of using livestreaming tech for schools is the ability to appeal to sporting scouts. If you have a team that is practicing for a national tournament or another competition, streaming the sporting events can help scouts to better identify your school’s best players.
Live Streaming Capabilities with Purplepass
Choosing Purplepass as your all-in-one livestreaming ticketing solution for schools is a way to manage ticket sales, events, school members, and more without using many third parties.
Some livestreaming features and capabilities that truly help Purplepass stand out include:
User-friendly and accessible: Easily integrate into any website or event by simply choosing the “Live Stream” option when selecting your event and ticket type.
Multiple streams: You can provide subscribers/attendees with many streams to choose from at once, depending on the event(s) being promoted.
Seamless integration: Promote your event, sell tickets, and broadcast your live stream all on your website. Avoid using messy applications and third-party solutions that require redirects to new websites, which can confuse for students and parents, resulting in a loss of a sale or ticket reservation.
Guest checkout: Allow those interested in purchasing access to one of your live streams to do so as a guest and without registering an account, which can help increase sales.
Universal compatibility: Purplepass’ livestreaming widget provides universal support for multiple streaming providers, preventing you from feeling stuck or limited to just one streaming solution.
Using livestreaming for school activities, clubs, sports, and educational events is a great way to maximize your reach and optimize your ability to show off everything your school or university offers.
With a livestreaming ticketing solution, such as Purplepass, you can create, manage, and launch livestreaming events with ease in one location.
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For a complete instructional, step-by-step guide
Live Streaming with Purplepass
Step 1: Create a new ticket type
In your Purplepass account, when creating a new event and ticket type, promoters will be able to select the “Live Stream” option.
The “Live Stream” ticket type will function similarly to a regular ticket, with only a few different options to select.
Once selected, promoters will be able to choose from the following options
Load a URL
Embed player code
After, users will need to enter the start and end times of that event (stream access times) to complete the setup process.
Step 2: Create the livestreaming widget
Similar to ticket widgets, this widget type will act like a portal, giving guests the ability to access the video stream. The widget will be created and installed the same way the ticket widget is through the Purplepass’ admin.
Use this widget to directly embed the streaming experience on to the event website and avoid any redirects or third-party sites.
When guests go to access the event, they will use the widget. Once they click on the widget, the system will ask them to enter their order number or email address for extra security measures. These extra steps are used to verify whether they have access to that event.
If the stream is active, the widget will load the URL within the frame or show the media play code (depending on what option the promoter selected).