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Manual Streaming to Telegram


Manual streaming in Pangea CMS offers the following benefits:

  • Precisely control when the stream starts and ends. This makes manual streaming useful for covering developing live events.
  • Stream to multiple social media platforms simultaneously (YouTube, Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Twitter, Telegram).

This article explains how to set up manual streaming to Telegram. For information about manual streaming to other social media platforms, go to Further recommendations.

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Retrieve the Server URL and Stream Key

Follow these steps to retrieve the Server URL and Stream Key from Telegram:

  1. Open the Telegram desktop app and click livestream > Stream with... in the top-right corner.
  2. The following options are available:
    • Click Copy Server URL to copy the Server URL to your clipboard.
    • Click Copy Stream Key to copy the Stream Key to your clipboard.

You will need to paste these values when you configure the manual stream in Pangea CMS.

NOTE: You need to configure the stream in Pangea CMS before you click Start Streaming in Telegram.



Configure the stream in Pangea CMS

  1. Go to Scheduler > Manual stream.
  2. Provide all of the following information:
    • Name of the stream: Enter a name to identify the stream. This will only be visible in Pangea CMS, not on the public website.
    • Expected ending time: Enter the time when you expect the stream to end. The stream will not automatically stop at this time.
    • Source: Select the source of the video signal for the stream.
    • Email: Provide an email address for the person responsible for the stream. A notification about the start of the stream and a reminder about ending the stream will be sent to this email address.
    • Phone: Provide a phone number for the person responsible for the stream. A message about the start of the stream and a reminder about ending the stream will be sent to this phone number. You need to enter a phone number that includes a country code without + or 00 (for example, 420111222333).
  3. Select Telegram from the Social media drop-down menu.
  4. After you select a Social media channel, you need to provide the following additional details:
    • Name of channel: Enter the name of the specific account you are using for the stream. This will only be visible in Pangea CMS, not on the public website.
    • Server URL: Paste the Server URL that you can retrieve from Telegram.
    • Stream Key: Paste the Stream Key that you can retrieve from Telegram.
  5. If you want to stream to multiple platforms simultaneously, select another platform using the Social media drop-down menu.

    For information about manual streaming to other social media platforms, refer to the following article:
  6. If you want to also stream to your own website, tick the box next to Stream to website.

    For information about manual streaming to your website, refer to the following article:
  7. After providing all of the required information, click Start stream in Pangea CMS.

The stream is now configured in Pangea CMS. However, the stream does not begin until you start the stream in Telegram.

NOTE: After you click Start stream in Pangea CMS, we recommend waiting approximately 30 seconds before manually starting the stream in Telegram. This helps avoid delays with generating the live stream preview in Telegram.



Start the stream in Telegram

After you configure the stream in Pangea CMS, you can start the stream in Telegram:

  1. Open the Telegram desktop app and click livestream > Stream with... in the top-right corner.
  2. Click Start Streaming.

The manual stream now starts.

In rare cases, it can take over one minute for the preview of the live stream to appear in Telegram. However, this does not mean that the stream has not started. Until the preview is generated, Telegram may display the error message in the screenshot below:

When the stream is over, you need to end the stream in Telegram, and then delete the stream in Pangea CMS. For instructions, refer to the End the stream section in this article.




End the stream

When the stream is over, you need to perform the steps below:

  • In Telegram:
    1. Click the Phone icon in the top-right corner.
    2. Ensure the box next to End live stream is ticked, then click Leave.
  • In Pangea CMS: Click Delete stream in the box for the stream on the Manual Live Stream page.



Further recommendations

To learn more about manual streaming to other social media platforms, refer to the following articles:

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