Over the past few days, we have been working feverishly on releasing a brand new Livestream.com Homepage, a new Channel Guide, and all new Player Graphics such as the ticker and lower third graphic. Outlined below, these new features & additions are only a few of the exciting changes we have planned.
New Livestream Homepage
* New Channel Grid
We’ve replaced the old Channel Grid with the lightweight 16:9 Livestream Player which allows us to showcase great widescreen content as well as decrease the time it takes for your browser to load the page. Here you can view some of the most popular LIVE channels on Livestream.
* New Header Bar
The new Header Bar was first introduced on all Livestream Channel pages and includes the ability to browse our most popular channels by category or searching without having to navigate to a channel guide page. Click the “Channels” button to drop down a list of popular channels by category. Enter a channel name you’d like to watch in the search field, or click the “My Account” button to visit your Account Center. The red “Broadcast Now” button will launch Webcaster, our lightweight streaming web-app. This header is now live across our website (Homepage, Channel Guide, About Us, Found out More, etc) with the exception of the Account Center.
* New Channel Navigation
We’ve added our most popular channel categories right on the homepage for easy navigation. Want to see more categories? Click the “More” button to activate a drop down menu with our entire category list. The new navigation bar can be found on the homepage and all guide pages.
New Channel Guide
* New Look & Features
To bring you even more great live content, the new Channel Grid will be included in all major category pages. Popular categories such as News, Entertainment, Music, Sports & Games now have their own featured highlights section as well. You may also filter through the “Most Popular” channels or those channels that are Live with the “Live Now” filter. Just like before, you can further filter these channels by language. Want to see more channels for that category? Click the “More Channels” button to load the next 15 featured highlights or channels.
New Player Graphics
* New Look
As part of our continuing commitment to all Livestream Producers, the highly requested update to player graphics has arrived. All Livestream Channels that have graphics enabled will see this change automatically. These updated graphics include a new ticker, a new lower third graphic, new fullscreen graphics, and corner bug. The colors of the lower third graphic and fullscreen graphics can be changed as well. Want to enable or manage these graphics on your Livestream Player & Channel Page? Visit your Livestream Studio.
We hope you enjoy these new features and stay tuned to our blog for weekly Product Updates.