How to Set Up a Television Station on the Web

Updated April 17, 2017

Creating your own television station online allows you to engage an audience with live and recorded video. Bring your original programming before a worldwide audience with the help of an online television station provider such as Livestream. Setting up your online station takes just a few minutes.

Create an account with an online television station interface. Visit, for an example of an online television interface. Livestream is free, and allows capabilities for broadcasting a live camera feed, and recorded digital video content programming.

Connect your webcam to the computer from which you intend to broadcast. Test the webcam to make sure it performs to your liking before scheduling a broadcast. Skip this step if you plan only to broadcast recorded digital video.

Gather digital video content to broadcast on your online television station. Skip steps 3 and 4 if you plan only to broadcast a live webcam feed.

Add video content to your online television station interface. Upload the digital video files you intend to stream onto your online television station interface profile.

Create graphics for your programming if you desire. Livestream user accounts feature an easy-to-use motion graphics editor tool that you can use to create headings, title screens and name label images.

Create a programming schedule. Schedule live and automated video playback streams. Livestream will play all digital video content according to your desired schedule. You will not be required to set up the files further or play them manually.


Thoroughly read your online television station provider’s terms and conditions, as there may be content limitations or guidelines.

Things You'll Need

  • Webcam (optional)
  • Online television station interface
  • Digital video content (optional)
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