SnapStream Blog

Top 5 Social Media Sports Insiders

July 22 2016 by Sara Howard

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Instead of highlighting the top brands and atheletes in social media sports, we decided to highlight the top 5 sports social media practitioners. These are individuals that have gained a tremendous following because they're a driving force behind the future of sports media. They don't just want to be heard, they want to build a community, adding value to the industry by starting an actual conversation. We learn new things everytime we read one of their tweets... and we know you will too.

 

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Making an Impact in Children's Media

July 19 2016 by Sara Howard

 

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, of the University of Cincinnati on the impact of media and technology in the lives of children and their families.

I recently met with Nancy Jennings, who is doing some amazing things with her research into children’s media. Nancy directs the Children’s Education and Entertainment Research Lab, or CHEER, which is dedicated to improving the quality of children’s media through research studies and community projects. Nancy employs the use of SnapStream in the CHEER lab to record and analyze television content for use in her research.

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SnapStream at ISTE 2016

July 01 2016 by Sara Howard

November_22_2017_-_Hilton_Forum_Hall_1-5.pngIn case you missed it, ISTE 2016 took place earlier this week. During the event, educators prepared themselves and their schools for the future of education. To highlight some of the insights gained from the conference, we’ve put together a recap.

The recurring themes at ISTE 2016 were messages of collaboration, empowerment and engagement.

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New in SnapStream: Post 140 second TV clips from SnapStream to Twitter

June 30 2016 by Sara Howard

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Good news everyone! We’ve just launched a quick update to SnapStream so you can now upload up to 140 second TV clips natively to Twitter (the limit used to be 30 seconds).

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Meet Team SnapStream - Eric in Customer Success

June 09 2016 by Eric Cohn

Hi Everyone!

My name is Eric and I'm the Customer Success Specialist here at SnapStream. What the heck is a Customer Success Specialist? Great question! It's my job to make sure your experience using the SnapStream software is amazing. I want to help you take full advantage of SnapStream's features to make your job finding, clipping and sharing television content as easy as possible.

I've had the opportunity to meet many of you, whether in person or by phone. If we haven't met yet, please consider dropping me a line at eric@snapstream.com or by phone at (713)-554-4591. I'd love to chat with you!

We've created some really incredible resources to help you and your team take full advantage of the SnapStream software. I want to take this opportunity to share with you some of my favorites.

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SnapStream Gives the St. Louis Blues a Digital Boost

May 04 2016 by Eric Cohn

It’s time to put the old, laborious ways back on the bench, bring SnapStream into the game, and give fans the play-by-play posts they deserve. Social media connects fans with their favorite teams, but sharing action-packed visual content used to be a taxing process—long wait times, screenshots, numerous uploads and downloads.

 The St. Louis Blues Digital Team Use SnapStream During the NHL 2016 Post-Season

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New SnapStream 7.1: iPad support (H.264) & social media scheduling

April 14 2016 by Joel Gabiola

SnapStream 7.1 just dropped and here are the details.

Full iPad support for H.264 (Full touch-friendly interface)

• Schedule Tweets & Facebook posts (Place posts on "auto-pilot")

More improvements (Social TV updates, export to SFTP & more stats)

SnapStream 7.1 release

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Upgrade to SnapStream 7.1

April 14 2016 by Joel Gabiola

New SnapStream 7.1 is available, so if you're a customer you can schedule an upgrade now. For more information on 7.1, you can either sign up for the webinar or read the 7.1 blog post

 

Schedule Upgrade to  7.1

(Usually 1 hour)

SnapStream's support team will perform the upgrade in a remote session.

  Book a Time Now

 

For most users on SnapStream 6.6, you won’t need to uninstall and reinstall a new version of the SnapStream Web Player. The 6.6 player and SnapStream 7.1 are compatible. So once your system admin does upgrade SnapStream to 7.1, your users will be ready to go.

 

Webinar: SnapStream 7.1

Tues. May 3 at 1 pm EDT

Thurs. May 5 at 3 pm EDT

Sign Up for Webinar

 

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Announcing the new SnapStream Encoder

March 15 2016 by Joel Gabiola

The new SnapStream Encoder takes in component video/audio or non-HDCP HDMI and encodes it to H.264 IP streams. At $1400 for a 4-input encoder, it is the least expensive option to stream your TV source to SnapStream Cloud or a local SnapStream appliance.

More on the SnapStream Encoder, 4-channel (YPbPr Component & HDMI):

snapstream Encoder, 4-channel (YPbPr Component & HDMI)

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GIF the debates and the fun never stops!

March 07 2016 by Eric Cohn
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The 2016 presidential election cycle has been as unpredictable as any election in recent memory with over 20 sanctioned debates, numerous “town hall” discussions and countless candidate speeches. News organizations have been overwhelmed with an unprecedented volume of visual content to share with their viewers.

While debates have been broadcast on television since 1960 (the famous Kennedy-Nixon debates), there has been a seismic shift in the way the presidential debates have been covered in the media this election cycle. The New York Times said it best: political GIFs have become the new sound bites of the 2016 campaign season.

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