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General Basic
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Premium
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Premium
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Exclusive
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Media
Sharing

General

Our service in a few words

This site provides a means for viewing and broadcasting live 'kutcheris', and uploading videos, audio, blogs, pictures - related to Music Performing Arts of India. This encompasses all forms of Music & Dance - Carnatic, Hindustani, Devotional, and Light Music.
The site is being run as a not-for-profit organization under the banner of 'eShreshta Services'. Our mission is to bring a whole range of music & dance to viewers around the world - live or recorded videos. All audios and videos are subject to copyright and should adhere to our terms and conditions.
It brings together Show organizers, Performers, Amateur Artists, Students and Viewers to a common platform - The Internet.
Anyone can broadcast from anywhere to everywhere (you run the show and decide who has access to it) using a few simple steps. In no time, you will be broadcasting ON-AIR Live!
The new video and audio 'share' service allows people to share concert video, audio, pictures, and blog!

Read on to see which category you fall into. For further questions or a demo: email us.

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Basic Viewer

What does this mean?

You may view any concert that is broadcast by Basic Broadcasters for FREE!
You dont need to sign-up on our site to view these live concerts. The concerts are all Ad-supported.
You will need an updated internet browser with flash support and high speed internet (300kbps+).
You may sign up for our periodic newletter for upcoming live events.

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Premium Viewer

What does this mean?

You may view any concert that is broadcast by Basic Broadcasters for FREE!
You may also purchase premium concerts on an ongoing basis. Prices & durations vary by events & are listed beside the events.
Concert package durations are mostly periodic - weekly, monthly, yearly.
You need to sign-up & sign-in on our site to pay & view premium live concerts.
Premium concerts are Ad-free & premium quality. There are live chat options.
You will need an updated internet browser with flash support and high speed internet (300kbps+).
You may sign up for our periodic newletter for upcoming live events.


What forms of payment do you take?

Paypal (we are Paypal certified) & any major credit card


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Basic Broadcaster

What does this mean?

You may broadcast any concert to all viewers on ekutcheri.com
You need to sign-up on our site as a "basic broadcaster".
You need to have broadcasting rights for this event. Please read disclaimer & terms on sign-up.
Your concerts will be Ad-supported (Ads may come during performance, but can be minimized).


Who are you?

You are an independent artist, an independent event organizer, or an aspiring amateur artist, who wishes for exposure on the internet. Again - You need to have broadcasting rights for this event.


Is there any fees involved?

This is a FREE service - that includes account setup, addition of your concert events to our database, event listings, and your exclusive channel to broadcast 24/7. You pay nothing.


What do I need to broadcast?

At the event, you require a Laptop (Windows or Mac/OS running Bootcamp) with Webcam/Microphone OR DV-Camcorder and high speed internet (300kbps+).
If you cannot get internet access at the venue, you can record the show on a (firewire-based) Camcorder, and then connect it to your laptop and broadcast offline (once you have internet access again).
You can Broadcast Past or even some Vintage Concerts that no one else may have access to!

Recommendation: Video Capture - Any DV Camcorder (requires firewire on laptop) or Microsoft HD Webcam (requires USB port on laptop), Internet - Local Wired or Local Wi-Fi or Mobile Broadband.
For the first time, you have to install the files from your account download area into your laptop and you are all set.


Can I test my broadcast?

Yes - you can monitor how the viewers will see your broadcast by opening the browser and selecting your event from the Live! page.


What are the service options?

Restricted - Setup a password (one-time only) for your events. Only viewers that know the password can view your event.
UnRestricted - Any viewers can view your event.


Can I broadcast my events anytime, from anywhere?

Yes.


How do people know that I am broadcasting my event?

After sign-up, setup your event schedule, which can be changed at anytime. Viewers can browse all events and will see your schedule. If they like it, they will visit the site at that time.
You can email your concert event URL to your friends and family and remind them.

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Premium Broadcaster

What does this mean?

You may broadcast any concert to all viewers on ekutcheri.com
You need to sign-up on our site as a "premium broadcaster".
You need to have broadcasting rights for this event. Please read disclaimer & terms on sign-up.
The concerts are all Ad-free and support interactive chat among viewers during the show.


Who are you?

You are an established independent artist, or an established event organizer who arranges concerts on a periodic basis, who wishes to show premium quality events to sponsors OR wishes to sell live concerts on the internet.
You may already be selling tickets for your concerts locally.
Again - You need to have broadcasting rights for this event.


Is there any fees involved?

You will be using a premium bandwidth that allows seamless live audio and video. You pay an ongoing monthly fee (based on your viewership needs) to continue broadcasting month-after-month.
www.ekutcheri.com understands that there may be lapses when you may not wish to broadcast. You may stop paying for that period, and continue to pay when you broadcast. You pay only when you use the bandwidth! The registration fee to setup your account & add your concert events to our database, event listings, & the mailing list is waived.


What forms of payment do you take?

Paypal (we are Paypal certified) & any major credit card


What do I need to broadcast?

At the event, you require a Laptop (Windows or Mac/OS running Bootcamp) with Webcam/Microphone OR DV-Camcorder and high speed internet (300kbps+).
If you cannot get internet access at the venue, you can record the show on a (firewire-based) Camcorder, and then connect it to your laptop and broadcast offline (once you have internet access again).
You can Broadcast Past or even some Vintage Concerts that no one else may have access to!

Recommendation: Video Capture - Any DV Camcorder (requires firewire on laptop) or Microsoft HD Webcam (requires USB port on laptop), Internet - Local Wired or Local Wi-Fi or Mobile Broadband.
For the first time, you have to install the files from your account download area into your laptop and you are all set.


Can I test my broadcast?

Yes - you can monitor how the viewers will perceive your broadcast from the broadcast console itself. The system has been designed & setup for ease of use.
Contact ekutcheri for any setup help should the need arise.


What are the service options?

Commercial - You wish to sell your events online to premium viewers. Only paid viewers will be granted access to your events. The site can bar and/or allow viewership from certain states or cities (to prevent any drop in audiences at any local venues, especially during a concert tour).


Can I broadcast my events anytime, from anywhere?

Yes.


Why should I choose the premium service?

Premium concerts are Ad-free & premium quality. There are live chat options.
The premium service uses a premium channel for video upstreams and downstreams.
You get to build your brand and sell your shows online. We will manage the tickets for you.
Importantly, You can charge (USD rate And Indian Rupee rate set by you) viewers for your live concerts.
You will be notified via email when viewers purchase your event.


What are the terms of the commercial option?

ekutcheri.com will sell your events & manage them online. Viewers can purchase your event at any time at the rate that you set.
ekutcheri.com will manage your event access and collect payments. ekutcheri.com will pay you via paypal on a monthly basis (or otherwise specified period). ekutcheri.com will charge a nominal cost to cover the broadcast and credit-card finance charges, netting you most of the ticket sales collections.


How do people know that I am broadcasting my event?

After sign-up, setup your event schedule, which can be changed at anytime. Viewers can browse all events and will see your schedule. If they like it, they will visit the site at that time.
Being well known in the your industry, viewers will pay to view your events.

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Exclusive Broadcaster

What does this mean?

You may broadcast a 1-time concert to viewers of your choice on ekutcheri.com.
You need to sign-up on our site as a "exclusive broadcaster".
You need to have broadcasting rights for this event. Please read disclaimer & terms on sign-up.
The concerts are all Ad-free and support interactive chat among viewers during the show.


Who are you?

You are an upcoming or established independent artist, or an established event organizer, who wishes to reach out to a big audience on the internet via this one-time big event.
This would be beneficial if you are planning to do an arangetram or a big fund raiser.
Again - You need to have broadcasting rights for this event.


Is there any fees involved? Are there any limits?

There is a one-time flat rate to setup your account & manage your concert event based on number of expected viewers.
Total duration limit: 5 hrs (allowing time for before/after event interviews!)


What forms of payment do you take?

Paypal (we are Paypal certified) & any major credit card


What do I need to broadcast?

At the event, you require a Laptop (Windows or Mac/OS running Bootcamp) with Webcam/Microphone OR DV-Camcorder and high speed internet (300kbps+).
If you cannot get internet access at the venue, you can record the show on a (firewire-based) Camcorder, and then connect it to your laptop and broadcast offline (once you have internet access again).
You can Broadcast Past or even some Vintage Concerts that no one else may have access to!

Recommendation: Video Capture - Any DV Camcorder (requires firewire on laptop) or Microsoft HD Webcam (requires USB port on laptop), Internet - Local Wired or Local Wi-Fi or Mobile Broadband.
For the first time, you have to install the files from your account download area into your laptop and you are all set.


Can I test my broadcast?

Yes - you can monitor how the viewers will perceive your broadcast from the broadcast console itself. The system has been designed & setup for ease of use.
Contact ekutcheri for any setup help should the need arise.


What are the service options?

Restricted - Setup a password for your events. Only viewers that know the password can view your event.
UnRestricted - Any viewers can view your event.


Can I broadcast my events anytime, from anywhere?

Yes.


How do people know that I am broadcasting my event Can I restrict access to my event?

After sign-up, setup your event schedule, which can be changed at anytime.
Viewers can browse all events and will see your schedule. If they like it, they will visit the site at that time.
If you dont want this to be publicly viewed, you can setup a password for the event, and email the event URL and the password to friends and family for exclusive viewing of your event.


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Media Share

What does this mean?

The share feature allows registerred viewers to upload video files, audio files, pictures, and even blog on our site - Registration is FREE! This features easy uploads of video files in popular formats like WMV, MPG, MPEG, AVI, MP4, FLV, MOV, MOOV and audio files in MP3 format. The files may be made public or private. Public files may be viewed by anyone - no registration is required. Private files require you to be part of a sharing group. This is perfect for music and dance teachers and students who wish to keep their video and audio lessons private among their own group. Files are available for online viewing immediately. You may upload 3 or 4 hour concerts as one file, if you wish! We even have a iphone web app for you to view videos on your iPhone, Ipod Touch, or the iPad. So, take these videos with you wherever you go.
All media files are subject to copyright and should adhere to our terms and conditions. Just click on the main menu's 'SHARE' link to get started right away.

For further questions: email us.

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