Our general XE Live packages provide an ‘unlisted’ Youtube stream during your event. A Youtube stream provides a cost-effective, high-quality stream with maximum compatibility across platforms and devices with no extra plugins or software to installations required for viewing.
Video and content security
Access control is available on the XE Live Event Platform through adding a password to your event video page for an additional cost to our base packages.
However, even with a password protected event page, the Youtube video could still be shared by those who access the event site. Youtube streams are provided with ‘unlisted’ access control, meaning they are not publicly visible or available but anyone who is viewing them could potentially share and distribute your video. However, this is no different than if anyone with a password to your event decides to share that password with an unauthorized viewer. The Youtube Terms of Service restrict the types of access control we can place on your stream, so we can not disable the sharing of Youtube video links.
If your event is left on our site without password access control for extended periods of time, a search engine may find it and index those results, allowing dedicated effort and specific queries to find your event.
More comprehensive access control that completely restricts your video stream is available through other non-Youtube streaming services (Onstream/Ustream) but these services require a special quote that significantly deviates from our base pricing, and also requires a full pre-registration package. Quotes generally run from $1,000-$3,000 above the cost of a Youtube stream per event.
Each client accepts primary security responsibility and ownership of their webcast content and must communicate their security needs to XE. XE will adhere to any request to remove or delete these videos from Dropbox, Youtube the XE Live Events site or other services with explicit notice. We discuss security options with new clients and attempt to anticipate their specific security needs.