Professional Live Streaming Made Easy.

We offer high-quality live streaming production services across the country.


Virtualize Your Event.

Engage, enrich, and entertain your global audience with a high-quality virtual meeting, event, or conference.


Live Stream Services

Since 2013, Mainstream has supported event planners and organizers with live stream production services. As a live stream production company, we work with clients around the country to design live event videos that engage and excite audiences.

From Facebook Live events to corporate streams, we know what makes a live stream work. Our team of expert live stream producers will work with you every step of the way to ensure a flawless production. Services include live event planning, content production, and closed captioning and accessibility.

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What Types of Events Are Live Streamed?

Events of all shapes and sizes can take advantage of live streaming. From live shows on Facebook to internal corporate webcasts, many events can benefit from adding a live streaming element. Here are a few examples:

Corporate Live Streaming

With the majority of the American workforce preferring work from home (WFH) as an option, it’s critical for companies to live stream internal corporate meetings. Mainstream supports corporate meeting planners by providing them with the tools, platforms, and equipment that achieve great results.

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Live Streamed Entertainment

With numerous interactive tools, entertainers can create dynamic, exciting experiences for their online audiences online. We help live event planners use tools such as chat, Q&A, trivia, virtual photo booths, and more to create connections between entertainers and their fans.

Branded Content Production

Brands need effective marketing strategies to build their communities. By live streaming product launches or other exclusive online events, they create connections with their customers and ultimately build brand loyalty. Mainstream helps brands produce effective live video strategies that convert audiences into customers.

How Do We Create Live Streams?

As data-driven creatives, we love live streaming! Online experiences are fantastic for collecting relevant, meaningful data. Our clients can use those data to rapidly iterate their design and collect valuable user feedback. In order to get the best data, you have to ask good questions. Our approach is driven by our curiosity to explore technologies and our passion for delivering stunning work.

Define Success

Every live stream is unique, so it’s important to define what success looks like. Maybe it’s increased attendance; maybe it’s increased revenue. Maybe it’s just that the stream needs to happen glitch-free. Our first conversation focuses on the big picture: we want to know how we can tell if we’ve done a good job!

Develop Goals

Next, we create realistic goals that will help us define whether your live stream was successful. We’ll plan on reporting these goals through attendee satisfaction surveys, attendance reports, or other types of feedback.

Create Content

Once we know what the goals we’re aiming for, we can help create the content that best supports it. Our creative services include post-production, video production, studio production, broadcast graphics, interaction design, and platform support and training.

Champion Your Audience

Throughout your live stream planning process, we always strive to consider the audience’s perspective. We want everyone attending the event – both virtually and in-person – to feel as though their needs were exceeded, their requests heard, and their expectations blown out of the water.

Measure Twice, Cut Once

The secret to live stream success is to rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. We make sure that everyone participating – speakers, attendees, and vendors – are comfortable with virtual event technology and know exactly what to expect.

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What Matters To Us


As leading suppliers of hybrid event production across the US since 2013, we know exactly what is needed for an event to be successful. Our standards are high, and we use the best tools, platforms, and software to achieve them.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity.

Representation matters. Mainstream is committed to improving the presence of historically underrepresented groups, both in front of and behind the camera. We’re committed to transparent diversity goals that move our industry forward.

View our DEA&I policy here.

Efficient Solutions.

In an ever-evolving technological landscape, hybrid event solutions are changing rapidly. Our team of technicians, creatives, and logicians are constantly building and exploring new technologies, to ensure that our clients are using the most efficient – and reliable – event technology available.

Additional Services and Ideas To Improve Your Live Streaming

Live Stream Platform Support

Not sure which platform will give you the best results? We support every live streaming platform, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Zoom.

Video Production

Mainstream provides creative video production services, including corporate video production, branded documentaries, and social media content.

Remote Production Kits

Ship high-quality, easy-to-use production equipment to any of your remote presenters. We handle all logistics and operate the equipment remotely.

Studio Rental in Chicago

Our photo/film studio Mainstage Chicago is available for rental. Ideal for branded video production, it’s equipped with multiple cameras, cinematic lighting, and multiple fiber Internet connections.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a live stream?

A live stream is an in-person or virtual event that is broadcast on one or multiple streaming platforms. Live streams may be as simple as a Twitch gaming experience or as complex as a multi-camera interactive live video experience. The purpose of a live stream is to provide an online audience with access to a space, meeting, event, or gathering that they would otherwise be inaccessible.

How much should a live stream production cost?

It depends! Live streaming solutions vary in price, and are largely dependent on the video production or audiovisual services that are already in place for your event. For example, if your event is at a venue that is providing video production services and audio engineering, you may only need a single crewmember with an encoder to stream your event. However, if you require additional production services, the costs will go up accordingly.

Live stream services typically range in cost from a few thousand to tens of thousands of dollars.

What are the best live streaming platforms?

There are many live streaming platforms available, including many that are completely free. Platforms such as Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Twitch are great places to start. If you’re looking to create a live stream for your brand or business, you should consider creating it wherever you have the largest audience. But this is not always the case: ultimately, the goals of your live stream production will dictate the correct platform or platforms for you to use.

What Our Clients Say About Us

I have been consulting with Village Enterprise, and worked with them to pivot their annual donor appreciation event to a virtual event.

I have nothing but glowing comments for the Mainstream Media Team! My day-to-day contacts were ALWAYS available, positive, responsive, and quickly gained a clear understanding of the priorities for Village Enterprise; they worked diligently to be sure that those priorities were met. Considering that Village Enterprise is in the nonprofit space, with most of the management team members located in East Africa, it was especially important to focus on Tech Checks and a smooth pre-record process for this event. Every interaction the Village Enterprise team had with members of the Mainstream Media Team, was so helpful and encouraging.

I would highly recommend this team, and want to express appreciation on behalf of myself and the entire Village Enterprise team.

Christine R.

Working with Mainstream the past few years has been an amazing learning experience for our team. They are full of creative ideas, patience and have helped us to transition into doing more virtual events and supporting and teaching us every step of the way. We feel like they are part of the Us TOO team and we know we are in professional, capable hands who are always willing to go the extra mile.

Terri L.

We have used Mainstream Media since the beginning of Covid when we had to transition to Virtual. They were quick, organized and great working with their team! We seamlessly went from Live events to Virtual events. Not a possibility had we not worked for Mainstream Media.

Kim H.

Mainstream came through a recommendation of another Mainstream client who simply raved about working with the team and the final product. Connecting with the team was seamless, straightforward and they were impressively able to pull out the most incredible video in just a few weeks. We have used a variety of different companies to create video content for us and we are so pleased that this is our best video yet!

Share Our Spare chose to keep things simple with our virtual gala. We understand that people have virtual viewing fatigue and despite the fact that large gatherings are not back to their pre-covid ways, most people’s day-to-day lives have gone back to juggling kids, work, school and general life. We wanted to keep this in mind as we were hoping to capture the attention of our stakeholders while not asking them to sit in front of their computer at a dedicated time.

Alex G.

I chose Mainstream to do my most important NYC fundraiser when I had take it virtual. A lot was riding on this but they’d produced two lower impact events with a colleague and so I knew they were up to it. My producer guided me through with all of the right questions. She listened to my ideas and was a wonderful collaborator who validated my concerns and brought to life the components I needed to incorporate that are not standard fare. The design team used our preliminary designs as a springboard as if they were reading my mind.

The result? We raised over a million dollars to help the kids with cancer and blood disorders we serve and our guests are still talking about how great it was, despite not being in the room together.

Lori A.

Mainstream was a great production company to partner with for a first-time virtual fundraiser for our nonprofit. Their project management was very helpful to stick to a timeline and collect all of the necessary videos and elements to meet our deadline. The staff were receptive to our creative ideas but also helped a lot with designing the look of it. Our producer and editor were quick to respond and address any issues we had along the way. We learned a lot in the process and were very pleased with the final product.

Ashley L.