Taking the next step in event streaming and webinars

A story how we helped Bright to update the online video platform, streamline workflow and offer better end-user experience

Bright teams have staged some of the most challenging and groundbreaking events in the Nordic countries.

Bright works on corporate and cultural events, live music tours and festivals, theatre, television and film, sports and other major public events, permanent installations at museums, theatres, concert halls, club venues, hotels and retail stores.

With over 400 employees in three countries, Bright is the leading Nordic provider of event, entertainment and experience services. Bright competent, knowledgeable and passionate staff combine decades of experience with new ideas to create exceptional experiences.

Summary

Bright is the leading Nordic provider of event, entertainment and experience services that needed a modern and robust webcasting and webinar tool to scale their business.

This is the story how we delivered our Icareus Suite Webinar tool and tailored it to meet Bright’s workflow, added several new features for them and clipped hours from their event productions. We did all this together with our partner Maxicaster.

The product

Partners

The Challenge

Bright had been using a leading online video platform, but its technical limitations and old fashioned user experience started to hinder Bright business vision. The search for new platform started and Bright wanted to find a modern, flexible and robust online video platform that could be tailored to their exact needs.

Finding the right product takes time

Bright wanted to be thorough in their selection process and wanted to test various platforms before committing to any. They collected information across border in their local organisations and identified the candidates and initiated the 3-6 months trial periods.

The well-balanced partnership to deliver excellence

Icareus and Maxicaster have worked together on various online video projects over the years and were contacted by Bright to present a robust webcasting and webinar solution with flexible storage, transcoding and CDN solution. After initial discussion it was evident that a common goal could be reached and partnership started.

“Maxicaster partnered with Icareus to deliver high quality webcasting platform for Bright Finland. Icareus Suite Webinar is used jointly with our OVP platform built for Bright to transmit live video and Power Point presentations from their Webcasting events. Maxicaster is bundling the offering for Bright with scalable CDN capacity, adaptive streaming and storage.”

Tommi Blom
CEO, Maxicaster

The Solution

For Bright Icareus Suite Webinar was integrated with Maxicaster’s delivery platform to achieve flexible streaming system that enable Bright to configure their live streaming parameters per event.

Whereas, Icareus Suite allow Bright to manage webcasting, recordings, subscribers, devices, services, user experience, advertising and monetization.

Icareus Suite Webinar solution, based on Icareus Suite cloud, is an easy-to-use, customizable and probably the most versatile solution in the market supporting both webinar and webcasting use cases.

With Icareus Suite Webinar it is easy arrange Live events on one or multiple different channels simultaneously, simulcast to own Responsive Web UI, Facebook and YouTube Live.  It supports both automatic or manual event recordind, synchronization of presentation/slides and monetization of events with various business models.

Event recordings can be trimmed online, highlighted and published on video portals with other event videos and naturally, if wanted, all the on-demand content can be monetized again.

The Convenient and customizable responsive web interface offer a high user experience.

"Suite offers a easy-to-use and robust cross-platform solution for live webcasting and webinars”

Ari Hiekkataipale
Technical Specialist / Digital Video - Grupo Bright

The results

After a rigorous testing phase Icareus, Maxicaster and Bright started workshopping and co-creation to configure Icareus Suite to meet Bright’s exact workflows and corporate customer requirements. The pre-production phase took 6 months to accomplish and the final product went to production early 2018. It now matches Bright production workflow, offers them intuitive yet flexible administrative user interface and tools to meet the various customisation needs faced from corporate customers.
Bright uses the solution as their only webinar tool to stream corporate events, product releases and financial reports of top customers such as Nokia, Mercedes Benz and Metso.

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Increase in streaming quality
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new features compared to previous platform
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time decrease in event preparations

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