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What's the difference between a webcast and a webinar?

Updated: Mar 9


A webcast is a live or pre-recorded broadcast of an event, typically video-centric, that is streamed over the internet. It's often used for large-scale events such as conferences, product launches, or live performances. Webcasts are designed to reach a broad audience, allowing viewers to watch the content in real-time or on-demand. They are more focused on delivering content to a wide audience and may not always involve direct interaction with the audience. See an example of one of our webcast events below.

A webinar, short for web seminar, is a live, interactive online presentation, workshop, or seminar conducted over the internet. Webinars are more interactive and engagement-oriented, providing opportunities for participants to ask questions, participate in discussions, and collaborate with the presenter or other attendees. They are generally more targeted and cater to a specific audience with a shared interest or goal. See an example of one of our webinar events below. (This is just an extract recorded in our studio)

While both webcasts and webinars involve online broadcasting, webcasts are often larger-scale, one-way communication events, whereas webinars are more interactive sessions designed for engagement and collaboration. At StreamWorks we have many years experience broadcasting both types of events as well as terrestrial TV so you're in very safe hands.

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