Syndicate Live Video to Facebook

Syndicate live video to Facebook without the need to enable syndication in Ooyala Live.

Before You Start

Here are some considerations about Live Syndication to Facebook:
  • Live Syndication only works with the Ooyala Package as the Packaging Partner and Ooyala Encode as the Encoding Partner.
  • A channel must be stopped to enable syndication.
  • Enabling social media syndication does not start syndicating the stream. You must click start next to an enabled social media stream to start syndicating to a social media platform.
  • Anything streaming on the channel is syndicated to any social media that has been enabled and is running. Schedules and events don't impact what is being syndicated.
  • Ad-hoc channels that have scheduled events automatically stop 30 minutes after the last scheduled event. Any syndication that is running on the ad-hoc channel is stopped when the channel is stopped.
  • Syndication to a 24x7 channel runs continuously until the syndication stream is stopped or the channel is stopped. Facebook enforces a 240 minute maximum time limit for live syndication.
  • You can enable syndication to social media as part of creating a new channel.
  • Tip: Once you have enabled Facebook syndication on your channel, you can start and stop the Facebook stream without stopping your channel. This allows you to switch to a different page on Facebook without stoping your channel.
  • It's a best practice to log out of all active Facebook session on the browser running Ooyala Live.

Facebook Tab View

Configure Facebook Syndication

  1. Log in to the Live UI.
  2. Click CHANNELS.
  3. Hover over the channel's type, and click VIEW CHANNEL DETAILS.
  4. Go to the SYNDICATION tab.
  5. Expand Facebook.
  6. Check Enabled.
  7. Click LOGIN.

    Facebook login

  8. Select an existing Facebook page, or create a new Facebook page.

  9. Click APPLY.
  10. Enter Stream Duration if you want a value less than 240 minutes.
    Note: The stream duration must be from 1 to 240 minutes. The default is 240 minutes.
  11. Click SAVE. Facebook is now configured. To start syndicating to Facebook, you need to start the channel and the Facebook syndication stream.
  12. To start the channel, click START in the upper left of your browser.

    Ooyala Live configures the channel for syndication to all enabled social media. This may take several minutes.
  13. Click the play button for Facebook, Play button. to start syndicating to Facebook.
    Important: Before starting Facebook syndication, log out of all active Facebook session on the browser running Ooyala Live.

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