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How Much Does it Cost to Stream an Event in New York

Live streaming an event is something that many businesses hardly considered prior to 2020 when widespread business closures resulted from the Government’s decision to demand all non-essential businesses stay closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since then, many New York City business owners have turned to live streaming events as a way of engaging consumers and entertaining their audiences. Today, event streaming is a popular activity for businesses throughout New York, especially with continued COVID-19 restrictions causing limitations to in-person activities and events, but how much does it cost to stream an event in New York?

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Beverly Boy Productions provides professional live stream event production services to clients throughout New York City. When clients ask us, “how much does it cost to stream an event in New York?” We typically answer, “somewhere around $1,000 to $5,000 per day for most events, but the nature of the event and individual technology and crew needs can impact the overall price.”

New York Event Streaming Considerations

Even the most basic live stream requires WiFi connection, a camera that is supported by the WiFi, appropriate audio microphones and similar equipment, and various other essentials such as a tripod and lighting.

When clients ask, “how much does it cost to stream an event in New York City,” we typically start thinking about all of these essentials (and more) and our key questions are:

– How big is the event?

– What size audience are you streaming to?

– Where are you streaming?

– How long will the event last?

– What quality do you expect from the stream?

Once we’ve got the answers to those top questions, we can typically provide a general quote as to the estimated expectations for a New York live stream.

You see, asking simply, “how much does it cost to stream an event in New York?” requires further understanding of the actual event and independent needs.

New York Event Streaming Costs

Clients that ask us, “how much does it cost to stream an event in New York?” Are rarely prepared for the immediate answer which typically includes all of the above questions followed by: The average event can be streamed in New York for  about $1,000 to $5,000.

At first, they think this sounds like a lot of money, but once we break down individual crew day rates they feel a little more understanding, especially since New York film crew rates range between about $100 and $250 per hour for event streaming production.

Expect to spend the following on a film crew to stream your NYC event:

 

Director – up to $250 per hour

 

Camera Operator – up to $400 per hour

 

Equipment – up to $100s per hour

 

Narrator – up to $400 per hour

 

Switcher – up to $200 per hour

 

Streaming platform – $50 to $1,000 (depends on the platform and usage)

 

B-Roll – usually a percentage of the total cost between 10 and 50%

 

Miscellaneous Fees – very little or could be 1,000s

 

So when you ask, “how much does it cost to stream an event in New York?” consider not only the equipment needs, technology needs, and overall event length but also the size of the crew and what each individual crew member will cost per hour to capture and deliver job.