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If you will have live broadcasts among your VOD items in your <a href="/platform/docs/vdh-get-started-with-fast-channels" target="_blank">FAST channels</a>, you will need to syndicate your live streams to your FAST Channels.

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## Requirements

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**ViewNexa Live Program Stream Identifier**Available from the FUEL dashboard
**ViewNexa Live Program Stream URL**Contact your ViewNexa representative for your account's stream URL.

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## Live Stream Implementation

To set up a live stream, JWP offers two different options:

  • **Instant Live**: Short, time-bound events

  • **Broadcast Live**: 24/7 live streaming

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### Instant Live

  1. Create an <a href="https://docs.jwplayer.com/platform/docs/instant-live-get-started#create-a-channel" target="_blank">Instant Live channel</a>.

  2. In step 5, add your ViewNexa Live Program stream URL and stream identifier to the **Add Simulcast Targets (max 3)** setting in the **Additional Settings** section.

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### Broadcast Live Standalone

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If you do not have access to the Broadcast Live Standalone Control Hub, your JWP representative will handle the following steps for you.

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Use the following steps to set up a Broadcast Live Standalone channel:

  1. Create a syndication destination.

  2. Associate the syndication destination with a stream.

  3. Start or stop a simulcast.

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#### Create a syndication destination

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Destinations page in Control Hub

Use the following steps to create a destination:

  1. From the left navigation bar in <a href="https://admin.controlhub.vualto.com/" target="_blank">Control Hub</a>, click **Configuration > Destinations**. The **Destinations** page appears.

  2. In the **Add Destination** section, select **Custom** from the **Target** dropdown menu.

  3. Add a **Name** for the destination that correlates to the ViewNexa Live Program name.

  4. In the **Primary Stream URL** field, add the ViewNexa Live Program stream URL and stream identifier. Use the following format: `stream_url/stream_identifier`.

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  1. Click **Save**. The new destination appears in the **Current Publications** section.

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You can syndicate to multiple destinations (multiple ViewNexa Live Programs) from a single Broadcast Live Standalone channel.

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#### Associate the syndication destination with a stream

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Use the following steps to associate a destination with a stream:

  1. From the left navigation bar, click **Live > Live** or **Live > 24/7 Live**. Either the **Live Streams** or **24/7 Live Streams** page appears and displays a list of your streams.

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    • **Live > Live**: Enables you to syndicate one of your live event streams, click on **Live**. This will take you to a list of your live event streams.

    • **Live > 24/7 Live**: Enables you to syndicate a portion of time from one of your 24/7 live streams.

  2. Click the title of the live stream to syndicate. The **General** tab appears.

  3. On the **Live** tab, click the **Publications** tab in the **subnavigation**. The **Publications** page appears.

  4. From the **Create Publications** dropdown menu, select the syndication destination. This location correlates to your ViewNexa Live Program.

  5. Click **Save All**.

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#### Start or stop a simulcast

Starting and stopping a simulcast allows you to control the duration of the live broadcast that should appear in a FAST Channel.

If you start a simulcast during scheduled VOD content in your FAST channel, the live broadcast will interrupt the scheduled VOD content. This interruption feature is ideal when breaking news events need to be streamed.

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If you are a developer or have developer resources, you can use the <a href="https://jwplayer.github.io/bcl-standalone-docs/video-information-service/media-syndication-integration.html" target="_blank">Media Syndication API</a> to programmatically start and stop a simulcast.

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Use the following steps to start or stop a simulcast:

  1. From the side navigation, click **Live > Live** or **Live > 24/7 Live**.

  2. Click the title of the live stream to simulcast.

  3. On the **Live** tab, click the **Publications** tab in the subnavigation. The **Publications** page appears.

  4. In the **Current Publications** section, in the row for the live stream (publication), click the play icon in the **Actions** column to start the publication. If the publication is streaming, click the stop icon in the **Actions** column to stop the publication.

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