Many corporate or event people want to have a gated platform where only the audience that is authorized, pays for, or gives up something of value in order to be part of the live stream event. Let’s setup a wordpress site with a membership plugin, problem solved, and hosted with a $6.99 shared server.
CRASH, Boom, “Jon, people are not logging in”, “Cheryl the website has crashed”, bring it back online NOW !
The success of your livestream is now failed…. Sure you streamed the event out, but the attendee website crashed, therefore no-one was able to watch your project. Sorry thats failure, and this hurts. Now you are working on dealing with refunding the attendees, the client wants a refund, and you now swear to be out of the business of the final mile, next time streaming on IBM Watson or Vimeo.
The next event you start looking to these larger companies and what solutions they provide for this one time event. Neither of them are willing to take a single event, they want year long contracts for just the one client project.