Thank you for choosing Frontlayer. This guide contains basic reference instructions for some of the most frequently used features of our platform, and it can be considered a starting point for launching your channel.
As a broadcaster, you most likely have (or are planning to have) media content that you would like to make available for your existing or potential audience, whether it's in the form of pre-recorded videos, live streams or Pseudolive feeds. However, encoding, publishing, hosting and distributing this content individually on a case-by-case basis for each of the devices you are trying to reach (i.e. web, mobile, TV) typically involves a series of challenges which make the process very difficult -if not impossible- for most broadcasters. Frontlayer provides a simple way of merging all these functions into one single service, allowing you to focus exclusively on your content, while delegating all other variables. We allow your brand to become the only reference your audience perceives when watching your published content, through your own custom branded channel or player, under your own domain name. Each time you publish a new video, or start a new live or Pseudolive stream, the media content is automatically processed, optimized and distributed, making it available to all supported destinations (i.e. web, mobile, TV), without any additional action required on your end. Everything is included in one single service, based on a transparent and predictable pricing model, completely eliminating unexpected charges.
By default, your account includes a few sample videos upon the initial activation, for demonstration purposes. We recommend that you publish some of your own videos and customize their metadata (i.e. title, category, description, thumbnail). We also recommend that you enable the Pseudolive feed from your account by assigning some of your own videos. If you are planning to stream live events, your account's live stream will automatically override the Pseudolive feed for the corresponding duration. When you are not streaming live, or even if you are not planning to stream live events at all, the Pseudolive feed will still ensure that there is an 'always-on' broadcast in your account, which your audience will perceive as being 'live'. If you have already provided us with the branding information for your OTT channels (i.e. Roku, Amazon Fire TV), we will follow-up shortly regarding the activation of the corresponding apps, and the integration of our embeddable player for web and mobile distribution.