How to Broadcast a Lower Third Overlay

Learn how to broadcast a lower third overlay on Maestro.

Lower thirds are graphic overlays that occupy the bottom section of your video player. On Maestro, lower third overlays can have a call to action (CTA) baked in.

These overlays are great to use for both pre-determined moments or general moments that are non-stream specific. The average engagement rate of lower third overlays is 20-25%.

Check out our examples of an overlay on desktop and an overlay on mobile

How to Customize and Broadcast a Lower Third Overlay

  1. Navigate to "Channels" and then the select the channel you'd like the overlay to appear on
  2. Click "Overlays" from the admin bar under "Channel Settings"
  3. Click "Catalog" at the top of you overlays menu
  4. Click the preview button next to the overlay to see an example of this overlay in your channel (it must be in TV mode to see previews): 
  5. Upload an image for your lower third overlay (Note: Check out our recommended sizing for lower thirds for more guidance)
  6. Enter a name to save your overlay as in your library
  7. Enter the duration of time you’d like your overlay to appear (Note: We recommend 30-60s)
  8. Select a Call To Action (CTA) 
  9. Toggle "All channels" to "On" if you want your raffle overlay to appear over all channel videos
  10. Click "Save" to add this overlay to your library for easy access during events (Note: If you don’t wish to save you overlay, click the broadcast button () at the top of the modal to push your overlay live without saving)
  11. Click "Library" and then the yellow broadcast button  to push your overlay live (Note: The stats above your message cannot be seen by viewers)
  12. To makes changes to your saved Lower Third click the edit button: