using azure for webcasting

Oct 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM
Edited Oct 30, 2014 at 1:10 PM
I have a website that shows videos in a video-tag. The videos can be controlled by JavaScript.
A former CEO told me my site should also handle LIVE video.
So I was wondering - is that what Azure Live Smooth Streaming is for?
If so, what do I need - do I need 2 servers - an upstream one and a downstream one?
Or does Azure take care of all the details, and all I have do to is plug a camera into a laptop that broadcasts to azure, with azure broadcasting to viewers all over the world?
If its easy - is there a specific part of the documentation I should read first?