Configure live event settings in Microsoft Teams

Use Teams live events settings to configure settings for live events that are held in your organization. You can set up a support URL and configure a third-party video distribution provider. These settings apply to all live events that are created in your organization.

You can easily manage these settings in the Microsoft Teams admin center. In the left navigation, go to Meetings > Live events settings.

Screen shot of Teams live events settings

Set up event support URL

This URL is shown to live event attendees. Add the support URL for your organization to give attendees a way to contact support during a live event.

An icon showing the Microsoft Teams logo Using the Microsoft Teams admin center

  1. In the left navigation, go to Meetings > Live event settings.

  2. Under Support URL, enter your organization's support URL.

    Support URL setting for live events in the admin center

Using Windows PowerShell

Run the following:

Set-CsTeamsMeetingBroadcastConfiguration -SupportURL “{your URL}” 

For more information, see Set-CsTeamsMeetingBroadcastConfiguration.

Configure a third-party video distribution provider

If you purchased and set up a software defined network (SDN) solution or enterprise content delivery network (eCDN) solution through a Microsoft video delivery partner, configure the provider for live events in Teams.

An icon showing the Microsoft Teams logo Using the Microsoft Teams admin center

  1. In the left navigation, go to Meetings > Live event settings.

  2. Under Third-party video distribution providers, complete the following:

    Third-party video distribution provider settings in the admin center

    • Use a third-party distribution provider Turn this on to enable the third-party video distribution provider.
    • SDN provider name Choose the provider you're using.
    • Provider license key Enter the license ID that you got from your provider contact.
    • SDN API template URL Enter the API template URL that you got from your provider contact.

Using Windows PowerShell

Get the license ID or API token and API template from your provider contact, and then run one of the following, depending on the provider you're using:

Hive

Set-CsTeamsMeetingBroadcastConfiguration -AllowSdnProviderForBroadcastMeeting $True -SdnProviderName hive -SdnLicenseId {license ID GUID provided by Hive} -SdnApiTemplateUrl “{API template URL provided by Hive}”

Kollective

Set-CsTeamsMeetingBroadcastConfiguration -AllowSdnProviderForBroadcastMeeting $True -SdnProviderName kollective -SdnApiTemplateUrl "{API template URL provided by Kollective}" -SdnApiToken {API token GUID provided by Kollective}

For more information, see Set-CsTeamsMeetingBroadcastConfiguration.

Note

If you plan to create live events using an external app or device, you'll also need to configure your eCDN provider with Microsoft Stream.