A webcast or webinar is a broadcast over the internet that is often used for presentations and similar programs in a one-to-many (one speaker to many attendees) or few-to-many (few speakers to many attendees) format. A webcast/webinar can incorporate audio only or audio with slides, video and slides, or video.
A webcast is designed to broadcast presentations (a one-to-many or few-to many format). Webcast platforms have robust features that support an event, such as registration microsite, branded screen, social media integrations, tracking and analytics, and polls and Q&A.
Web conferencing is built for online meetings. As though you’re sitting around a table, everyone present in the meeting can speak to all the other participants and be promoted to presenter. Web conference platforms lack the features mentioned earlier that are found in a webcast platform.
Webcast Essentials is West Unified Communications Service’s self-service webcasting service. Webcast Essentials was designed specifically for self-service users who want to create professional webcasts. A webcast can be set up and launched in 5 easy steps.
Essentials offers intuitive interfaces, streamlined processes and template-driven designs, without compromising features like branding, analytics, registration and video content.
A virtual conference center, virtual environment and/or CorporateTube video portal are solutions offered by West that keep your webcast visible, productive and returning ROI. Other storage options are available.