Nardella,
Thanks for the link and participation in the conversation.
The html link is interesting. It may come in use.
VLC is what I have been using on the apple tvs trying to pull a udp multicast sent from CasparCG. Indeed, I am transitioning to a linux rtmp server to get our video to more viewers, reliably and at speed. Seems the commands are similar so I know it won't be a problem to get them to point in the right direction.
I think our IT department can lock down a dns identity for everyone to easily point at such that no one will have to work too hard to find us.