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  • Facebook Live gets accessible with third-party closed captioning

    Facebook Live gets accessible with third-party closed captioning

    Over 38 million people in the US are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and Facebook wants them to be able to watch the 1 in 5 of its videos that are broadcast live. So today it’s taking the first step towards making Facebook Live more accessible by allowing publishers to create and stream closed captions for their Live videos either on their own or with the help of a technology vendor like… Read More

  • Facebook cracks down on fake live videos

    Facebook cracks down on fake live videos

    Facebook is banning misleading uses of its Live video format. The company tells TechCrunch that it’s adding a section to its Live API Facebook Platform Policy that reads “Don’t use the API to publish only images (ex: don’t publish static, animated, or looping images), or to live-stream polls associated with unmoving or ambient broadcasts.” Read More

  • Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland [Updated]

    Facebook issues statement after murder suspect shares video of shooting in Cleveland [Updated]

    Facebook has issued a statement after a video showing a fatal shooting was uploaded onto the social media network by the alleged murderer. Cleveland Police say that Steve Stephens broadcast the killing of an unidentified elderly man on Facebook on Sunday evening and is the target of a manhunt as of this writing. Read More

  • One in five Facebook videos is Live as it seizes the verb

    One in five Facebook videos is Live as it seizes the verb

    Facebook’s efforts to own the verb “Live” are paying off. While most people still aren’t sure what to broadcast, and some have misused the format, Facebook says one-fifth of the videos shared on its network are now Live videos. It’s also seen the Live broadcasting daily watch time grow 4X in the past year. Read More

  • Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming

    Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop live streaming

    Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile live streaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website via their webcam, stream through professional equipment and software hooked up to a desktop and broadcast gameplay from their computer. Read More

  • Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow

    Twitter launching Live video API tomorrow

    Twitter is about to make it much easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts with the launch of a live video API tomorrow morning. The API will let companies hook up professional broadcasting and video editing equipment to Twitter with more powerful integrations than Twitter’s existing Periscope Producer feature. The forthcoming API was first reported last week by The… Read More

  • Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches

    Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches

    Facebook has scored a significant deal that will allow it to stream at least 22 live Major League Soccer matches on its social network. Through a collaboration with both MLS and Univision Deportes, Facebook gained the rights to stream the 2017 MLS regular-season matches in English, as well as enhance the video content with various interactive elements. Read More

  • Trump will announce his Supreme Court nominee tonight on Facebook Live

    Trump will announce his Supreme Court nominee tonight on Facebook Live

    Following a chaotic, divisive first week, President Trump is set to announce his pick for the Supreme Court tonight. Not one for tradition, the White House will broadcast the nomination on Facebook Live, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. The choice to announce during a primetime TV time slot is unusual, but not entirely surprising given Trump’s personal and professional interest in… Read More

  • An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened

    An NFL player went on Facebook Live from the locker room and nothing good happened

    Yesterday after the Steelers upset the Chiefs in an AFC playoff game, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown decided to go on Facebook Live from the locker room to celebrate with his fans. And the fans loved it – he went live for 17 minutes and had almost 900,000 views within just a few hours, before the video was deleted. A player using technology to celebrate directly with his fans… Read More

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