The TelVue TeleCast 2 encoder can stream to up to 3 destinations at the same time. You can configure more than 3 destinations to manage, but only 3 may be actively streaming simultaneously.
Streaming to Facebook involves sending a single RTMPS stream to Facebook at the highest encode profile configured on your TeleCast 2’s Encoder page. Facebook creates an adaptive bitrate (ABR) stream from the incoming source. Note that Facebook deprecated the use of the RTMP as of May 1, 2019 in favor of the more secure RTMPS protocol. You’ll need TeleCast 2 software version 2.0.4 or later for RTMPS support required for Facebook Live.
To create a live stream on Facebook:
Don’t share your Stream Key or Persistent Stream Key. Anyone who has access to your stream key information can stream video to your post. You won’t be able to use a non-persistent stream key again after your live stream ends. A persistent stream key, which is created by selecting Enable persistent stream key when creating a live stream, is permanent and can be used again after a live stream ends. A persistent stream key is easier to manage with your TeleCast 2, as once it is configured in the Destinations, you do not need to keep editing it. Keep in mind that you can only broadcast one live video at a time with your persistent stream key.
To add the Facebook stream destination on your TeleCast 2:
Once you have your TeleCast 2 streaming to Facebook, on the Facebook Live page on Facebook, click Go Live or Schedule.
Clicking “Go Live” immediately begins the live video post. Once live, you will see the red Live indicator appear on the video player.
Scheduling a live video makes it easier to build anticipation and buzz with your audience before your broadcast begins, so you can start strong with an audience already assembled. When you schedule a live video, an announcement post will be published to News Feed letting your fans on Facebook know that the broadcast is coming. People who see the post can opt in to receive a one-time reminder notification that will alert them shortly before your broadcast begins. Your fans can then join a pre-broadcast lobby directly before the live video starts, where they can connect and interact with other viewers.
You can schedule a live broadcast up to one week in advance, and people can join your lobby three minutes before your broadcast begins. Once you’ve scheduled a live video, you will be able to share a link to the broadcast or embed it in other places, such as websites or blogs.
Once your live video broadcast is finished, the video will appear in your Video Library.