Skype Meeting Broadcast

Office 365

Applies to: Office 365

Topic Last Modified: 2016-09-20

Skype Meeting Broadcast is a new component of Skype for Business that enables Office 365 users to produce and broadcast a meeting on the internet with up to 10,000 attendees, who can attend from a browser on virtually any device. With Skype Meeting Broadcast, you can host large virtual meeting such as internal "Town Hall" style meetings and public webinars. You can record meetings, and you can customize them to gauge audience involvement and satisfaction.

Skype Meeting Broadcast currently isn't available to educational or non-profit organizations.

The Skype Meeting Broadcast portal can be found at

To produce a Skype Meeting Broadcast, several roles are required:

  • The Organizer creates the meeting request, invites attendees, and reviews meeting reports.

  • The Producer manages meeting sources (live presentations, dial-in presentations, audio, video, and PowerPoint decks), records the event, and posts the recording to Office 365 Video.

    Using an embedded video in a PowerPoint presentation is currently not supported in Skype Meeting Broadcast.
  • Event team members participate in the meeting by presenting live or by dialing in from a remote location.

  • Attendees watch the event online.

For information about system requirements for setting up a Skype Meeting Broadcast, see What is a Skype Meeting Broadcast?

Before Setting up Skype Meeting Broadcast, you must first enable it for your organization. You can do this as an administrator, using Windows Power Shell. For more information, see Enable your organization for Skype Meeting Broadcast.

If you are running Skype for Business Server on-premises and want to use Skype Meeting Broadcast in your environment, you must configure your environment for hybrid. For details, see Configure your on-premises deployment for Skype Meeting Broadcast.

For information about licensing options, see "Skype Meeting Broadcast and PSTN Services Licensing Options" in Skype for Business Online Service Description.

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