If you are someone who is proud of where they live, then you’ll know there are few things better than have someone come to visit. It’s a chance to show off your city as well as your intimate knowledge of culture hotspots, great food and unmissable local attractions. You’ll also know that once your visitor hops back on the plane or bus, your honorary position as tour guide is over all too soon.

Perhaps you’ve toyed with the idea of having your own travel blog or Instagram feed. With new cloud technologies, YouTube live and Streemfire it’s now possible to go even further and produce your own 24/7 travel channel. With just a standard digital camera, a Wi-Fi connection and your city as a backdrop, you can create a rolling stream of content in a TV style environment.

In recent years, people’s online behavior when booking a trip has been completely reinvented by companies such as TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Expedia Twitter, Facebook and Flight Tracker. Pulling your holiday information from distant third parties is over. Standard sets of information (such as brochures) have been replaced by immediate and short personal interactions from locals.

Now is the time to become an online tour guide for the things you are passionate about. Building a travel channel dedicated to your city or area has never been easier or more cost effective. Here’s what you have to do to get started:


Get out there:

Grab a camera or even a smart phone and capture all the unmissable places that make your area so unique.


Upload to Streemfire:

Streemfire is a free cloud based service making it possible to broadcast your content to a YouTube live event. Your content can be scheduled and brought on and off air as much or as little as you like. The Streemfire Scheduler is a smart planning tool, which perfectly fits the need to produce linear TV programs. Scheduling is simply done by dropping and organizing the playlists of your choice onto an easy to use timeline. It offers various controls from plain play-by-loop scheduling to building a 24/7 timeline.


Let Streemfire send it to YouTube live:

Playout your linear programing on YouTube Live or other CDN providers like Ustream or Edgecast and share your TV channel on any social platform.