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Streaming UFC ... best host?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by StellaArtois, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. StellaArtois

    StellaArtois BANNED BANNED

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    I'm looking to steam UFC for a site I have ranked for a large UFC type keyword. I'll basically be taking it from ESPN and uploading it to a server for streaming.

    Looking for a host that is reliable, can handle any number of clients that I require (obviously I understand the more clients will = more $$$ spent).

    First time I've dipped my foot in this water. Any hosting providers that can handle this at a reasonable price would be much appreciated.
     
  2. paullopez

    paullopez Junior Member

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    Do you have the legal rights for those videos? If so then any reputable web host in the market could offer you the best deal. As you are planning to host streaming videos, so you will have to look for FFmpeg hosting solution.
     
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    I doubt he has the legal rights, UFC will even sue a bar in the United States.

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    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/6/24/2241117/ufc-sues-nebraska-bar-owner-for-allegedly-showing-ufc-128-illegally
    Lopez, what the hell is up with the bold writing... Not all of us are blind.
     
  4. paullopez

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    Because I am Bold :) Anyway hosting copyrighted videos is quite risky business. OP need to rethink about his strategies...
     
  5. StellaArtois

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    Nope I don't have the rights. I am aware of offshore hosting, but I'd rather not go through the hassle of setting up a server, I'd rather have a server pre configured for the task. I am not in the US either.

    And come on guys. This is BlackHat. UFC is a money maker, especially if you're able to stream.

    I know a guy that does all the UK football but he refuses to share any information (nice friend huh?). But, the dude has been running it just over a year and has recently purchased an Audi R8 ... so yeah this stuff pays. He has monthly subscriptions though and also records the matches for users to watch for free.

    I have everything in place, including my custom web app to handle everything. I'm just missing the hosting now. I'm even already ranked for a few decent UFC keywords and have had a few emails about when streaming will be up. So there is interest.