Micah Sivitz, December 03, 2014
We are excited to announce an all new feature for Enterprise accounts on Livestream called "Geo-Blocking." This new feature allows event owners to specify geographic regions that are able to watch their event.
Often, there are events on Livestream that event owners only want viewers from specific geographic regions to watch. Reasons to do this range from rights limitations to corporate privacy. Professional sports, for example, are often broadcasted both on television and on Livestream to increase viewership to a global audience. This is great for viewers but often the rights-holders want to require certain viewers in a geographic region to watch on the television instead of on Livestream. In this case, the event owner might choose to block the home country on Livestream but allow all other geographic regions to watch. The ability to geo-block their country allows them to control where their audience is watching the game, whether it be on television or on Livestream.
Features of Geo-Blocking include:
- Block or Allow Viewing Locations
- Filter by Country, State/Region or even City
- Filter by Postal Code
- White List IP Addresses
- Ideal for ensuring that your office can watch or for corporate broadcasts where you might want to block everything except your office's internap IP addresses.
To enable this functionality for your account you'll need a Livestream Platform Enterprise Plan. Here are a few screenshots of the controls you will see in your event settings once you upgrade your plan.