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Steps for Creating Live Events using VOD Content
Steps for Creating Live Events using VOD Content
Written by Selva Mani
Updated over a week ago

What is creating a live event from VOD content?

Creating live events using VOD (Video on Demand) content involves repurposing pre-recorded videos as if they are happening live. This means scheduling and presenting VOD content at specific times as if they were live broadcasts.

📌 How will this help your streaming service?

Creating live events using VOD content can greatly benefit your streaming service. This approach is all about engaging your audience in a way that mimics live streaming, even though the content is pre-recorded. Here's why it's valuable for you:

  1. Boost Engagement: By scheduling VOD content as live events, you create a sense of excitement and urgency. This encourages viewers to tune in at specific times, leading to higher engagement levels.

  2. Real-time Interaction: Despite the content being pre-recorded, you can still interact with your audience in real time through live chat and interactions. This adds a layer of personalization that resonates with viewers.

  3. Community Building: People love shared experiences. Turning VOD content into live events allows viewers to feel like they're watching together, fostering a sense of community and connection among your audience.

  4. Attract More Viewers: The live event format generates interest and curiosity. This can draw more viewers who might not have engaged with the content if it was presented as regular VOD.

By utilizing VOD content in a live event setup, you enhance viewer engagement, offer a dynamic viewing experience, and effectively promote your content. This strategy can truly elevate your streaming service's appeal and success

Platform flow:

Follow the steps below to create create a live event using the VOD content:

  • Create a new Channel- You can add multiple shows to this Live events channel to ensure proper playback of the event.

  • Create a Show and map it to the above-created Live Channel.

  • Upload Live Event: → Go to the Content→ Live Stream → Upload Live Stream/Live Event

    • Select “Live Event”.

    • Under the live event type, Choose “VOD content

  • Once the VOD content is selected, the show option will be enabled.

  • Select the show and then select the respective video from the video library- You can choose any video from the selected show. (to avoid listing all the videos in the video library, show selection can be used as a filter).

  • Under the Live event show- Select the show created above(mapped to the default channel to make the playback seamless)

  • Add the remaining details for the Live event and press the save button(Existing live event flow).


  • Once the setup is completed, The new event will be listed on the “Live Events page” along with the other scheduled events (if any).

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