Alpha TV is a tool to help leaders run Alpha and allow guests to catch up on missed sessions online.
Every Wednesday throughout this Alpha series, Alpha TV will stream the talk from HTB in London live. The idea is that people around the world will get together for a meal, tune in to Alpha TV and then host a discussion afterwards.
If you aren’t able to join us live on Wednesday, the videos are available to catch up for free on Alpha TV.
There are three ways you can use Alpha TV:
Live stream the talk each week from HTB’s Alpha in London on Wednesdays 7.45 pm BST/GMT (see ‘Technical Bits’ section for details). We recommend downloading a version of this session’s talk from a previous Alpha season in advance so you have it as back up in case your Internet goes down, or a squirrel chews threw your network cables!
Missed a week of Alpha and want to watch the talk? Why not use our streaming option and watch talks from this season so far.
Running Alpha but not joining us live? You can download the talks at Run Alpha for you to screen for your group at a more convenient time.
If you’re running Alpha, we would love to know. Register your Alpha at Run Alpha for free and get all the materials you need, including discussion notes to use alongside the series.
If you’re a student looking to run Alpha in term time and have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
Make sure you have an internet connection that can stream HD (720p) video.
In order for the live video to play without continually buffering or breaking up, you need to have a fast enough internet connection. Our live stream uses high definition (720p) video. Typically this would require a minimum average download speed of 5Mbps to work effectively. You can check your current connection speed by doing an online speed test at speedtest.net and clicking on Begin Test.
Use a hardwired internet connection.
Remember that your internet speed is measured at the device. Connecting to your network wirelessly can often be slower than hardwiring to the router from your computer using an Ethernet cable. Note that the connection speed can drop if the Wi-Fi standard is not fast enough.
Be the sole users of your network bandwidth.
Make sure there is no-one else using the internet (e.g. browsing, streaming, downloading) on your network at the time of streaming and close down any open tabs in your internet browser. If you’re streaming in a public building, you may wish to disable the public Wi-Fi and create a separate SSID, unknown to other users, in order to maintain your optimum speed.