Tech Tuesday: Is your event ready for Primetime?

Blue Jeans Primetime is a new interactive online events service that connects thousands of participants through large-scale broadcasting and video collaboration. Blue Jeans Primetime is the only large event platform that gives multiple presenters the power to engage with thousands of viewers, and promote any of these viewers to active participants in real time.

“The way online events and broadcasts are done today, you have a massive barrier separating viewers and presenters, making the thousands of people who aren’t part of the conversation essentially invisible,” said Stu Aaron, CCO at Blue Jeans Network. “When we met with our customers, we saw so many situations where executives, educators, media companies, and so many others wanted to interact with their audiences in an easy, organized, and controlled fashion, but were frustrated with the one-way nature of traditional streaming technology. We saw an opportunity to redefine a market and provide the easy, open, interactive experience that Blue Jeans is known for, in a service designed for large-scale events.”


Blue Jeans Primetime augments the flagship, Blue Jeans cloud-based video collaboration service, with new streaming capabilities to broadcast events to a worldwide audience, plus a unique ability for the moderator to switch participant roles between active participant, and passive observer, making it possible for speakers and their audiences to interact in brand new ways.

In 2015 TEDx leveraged Blue Jeans Primetime to connect organizers around the world, making it possible for their global community to meet face-to-face in large groups like never before. Additionally, they integrated it into their official knowledge sharing initiatives, which kick off in 2015.

“With over 3,000 yearly events spread across 165 countries, we have TEDx organizers in every corner of the globe. Online video is the perfect way for us to connect, and this tool’s interactivity is making it possible for us to do this in large groups like never before,” said Alex Rudloff, Chief Digital Strategist for TEDx. “We’re excited about deploying the Blue Jeans Primetime product to keep our TEDx organizers better connected.”


Several new capabilities make the Blue Jeans Primetime service ideally suited to support large- scale, interactive events:

  • Role Switching: Attendees enter the event in view-only mode, and can virtually raise their hand and be “promoted” to actively engage with the presenters, ask questions, or become part of a panel and contribute to the conversation.
  • Present or View from Any Device: Presenters and attendees can join from a full range of video or audio devices, including room systems, computers, and mobile devices.
  • Self-Service: Blue Jeans Primetime makes large scale events easy and intuitive, without 
the need for a truck roll or white-glove service. Organizers, moderators and attendees can easily schedule, join and view events, with the ability to raise their hand, share video/content, and interact with other participants.
  • Robust Moderator Controls and Options: Event hosts have moderator controls that allow them to mute participants, pin presenters, promote attendees, and record the meetings. Moderators can also prep presenters in a “green room” like setting before they go live.

Is your meeting ready for Primetime?

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