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Media Use of LIVE Streams

Are you a media outlet and want to restream our live broadcasts of lunar and solar eclipses and planetary transits? You can either embed our youtube stream on your website or restream our raw feed directly.

Redistribution of Live Streams Provided by timeanddate.com

If you wish to restream any of the live feeds provided by us please send an email to live@timeanddate.com including information about:

  • Who is restreaming the content?
  • How do you plan to use the live footage?
  • Do you plan to redistribute the live footage, and to which media outlet(s)?

Most outlets may restream these feeds for free. We may, however, add a charge if you plan to use the live footage for commercial purposes.

Upcoming event: Mercury transit on November 11-12, 2019.

Local times, animations, and maps

YouTube Stream

We will also stream our footage on timeanddate.com's YouTube channel. You may embed the YouTube stream to your webpage provided you also link to our LIVE page.

Technical Documentation and Information

We will provide login details to our media pages, where you can select which feed to restream at any point during an event. You will also find instructions on how to embed our footage from YouTube, proper crediting, etc. Detailed technical documentation and information on how to restream our feeds are also available on these pages. We recommend you take time to get familiar with this well ahead of the event.

Technical Info—Raw Feeds

  • To access the raw feeds, you have to contact us for login details.
  • We will have an RTMP feed available for each location.
  • These raw feeds consist of live footage without captions, credits (logos), or any other content.
  • Using any of the raw feeds requires proper crediting timeanddate.com and our streaming partners.
  • m3u8 index file containing information about which feeds are available is provided.
  • We provide information on the current status of each stream.
Example of raw live stream

The raw feed will look like this.

No Guarantee

Our ability to provide live footage depends on several factors, including clear skies, reliable internet connections, technical equipment, etc. There is always a risk of technical issues and breakdowns due to which, we cannot guarantee an uninterrupted stream.

Support

We will provide dummy streams ahead of the event along with documentation on how to use them. We request you test this well ahead of the day of the event to prevent any surprises.

Please Note: We cannot guarantee any support during the eclipse.

Partner With Us

Are you an amateur astronomer, eclipse chaser, an astronomy student or professor? Do you work or run an observatory? Do you own an astronomy or eclipse related blog or write for an astronomy publication? Would you like to partner with us? Please send us an email at live@timeanddate.com with a little bit about yourself and your work and a proposal on why and how you would like to partner with us. Please add Astronomy Partner Proposal to the subject line.