July 9, 2024

How to stream your cricket channel with uno overlays

A beginner’s guide to setting up your cricket channel

Cricket is one of most popular sports around the World with particular interest in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa and many more. New formats and competitions like the Indian Premier League have helped attract huge audiences locally and globally. The growing interest in cricket also creates opportunities to find an audience for your own live cricket content. This article gives an introduction into how to stream your live cricket channel with uno overlays.

People are watching more cricket via streaming platforms than ever due to lifestyle changes, especially the recent Cricket World Cup matches. The evolution of production technologies means that now people without the resources and experience of large broadcasters and production teams can stream live cricket matches and look just as good. If you’re looking for a guide on how to stream cricket matches with high-quality overlays from anywhere to anywhere, this article is for you.

Choosing a streaming platform

There are many platforms and channels that live stream the sport, including OTT platforms and cricket live streaming apps like Cricket World, Disney+ Hotstar, and more. These broadcasters produce cricket matches often using expensive broadcast equipment to add live graphics filled with information about the match.

Using platforms like YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch and more, smaller teams and clubs can stream their own matches to anyone, anywhere in the world. YouTube also has the added advantage of monetization opportunities for creators.

In addition to having a platform to stream to, the same live graphic overlays used by the pros are available for anyone to use for free, thanks to uno overlays. Now anyone can make their own cricket matches look every bit as good as the top-tier events and tournaments on the biggest platforms.

uno overlays make it simple and free to add top-quality live overlays displaying key match information, making it even easier for your audience to follow the action. You can also add sponsor logos to help increase your sources of income.

Why use stream overlays on your cricket channel

Stream overlays don’t just make your live video look beautiful and engaging. They also provide viewers with useful information that adds context to what’s happening on the screen. Real-time scoreboards are essential to a complicated sport like cricket since they contain many game-related scores such as runs, overs, wickets, and much more. 

Here at uno, we’ve designed overlays specifically for cricket, as shown below:

cricket channel live stream with batter

Setting up your cricket scoreboard

The only tools you need are broadcasting software like OBS, Ecamm Live, easylive.io, vMix, Grabyo, and live stream overlays like uno. 

Here’s how to set up your scoreboard:

  • Type “cricket” in the search bar of uno’s overlay library
  • Choose a cricket scorebug. (In this guide, we’re using “Cricket Scorebug | Standard.)
  • Click “Add to My Overlays”. This should automatically take you to your My Overlays page, which contains all your saved and customized overlays. 
  • Double-click on the overlay you just added to go to the online uno interface. 
  • Click the “Copy Output URL” button in the top right corner of the screen. 
  • Paste the URL as a browser source in OBS. Your scoreboard will show up instantly.
  • Customize the names, colors, and team logos to match both teams.
  • Edit the score and add vital game statistics in real time using the interface.
Overlay interface for a cricket channel

Tip: You can also add batsman and bowler stats by scrolling down the interface.

Interactive online interface for cricket streaming

We also have general-purpose overlays for sports live streaming such as fullscreen lineup, leaderboard, fixtures, match stats, lineup panel, lower third, and much more. Our customization tools allow you to adapt them to cricket with ease. You can adjust your sports overlays in OBS and add other overlays to polish your cricket live stream.

With these tips, you should be ready to stream your cricket channel with uno in a few minutes. You can also  join our community on Discord to get support, share tips, and connect with other cricket enthusiasts! 

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