What is the Publishing Point option for?

The publishing point is found under the ENCODER SETUP part of creating a live channel.

The publishing point details where the signal will be coming from. You want to choose whatever country is closest to you. Once the live signal is received, it will be sent over our worldwide server network to your viewers.

For example, let's say we are streaming from San Francisco but most of our viewers are in Australia. Even though there is an Australian publishing point, we would choose USA as our publishing point as it's closer to where we are.

Please note that there are a limited number of previously configured publishing points. Unless you happen to be in the location noted, it's generally recommended to choose the CUSTOM IP option at the bottom. This will generate an IP based on a publishing point that is closest to you. So for someone in San Francisco, that would be in California.

Note that choosing a CUSTOM IP can take up to two hours to take effect. This will not stop you from doing a test stream before the two hours are up, but you should fully reconnect your encoder before you plan to do your main broadcast after the publishing point switching takes place.

Here is a full walkthrough on setting up a live stream.