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  • 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

  • Facebook needs to crack down on fake “Live” videos

    Facebook needs to crack down on fake “Live” videos

    Was that space walk or climb of a massive antenna tower really shot on Facebook Live? No. Is the point of Facebook Live to show a virtual clock counting down to the new year? No. Yet these are some of the videos that have crookedly taken advantage of the notifications and extra News Feed visibility of Facebook Live posts. Read More

  • Facebook’s VIP app Mentions adds Live video drafts, comment blacklists, replay trimming

    Facebook’s VIP app Mentions adds Live video drafts, comment blacklists, replay trimming

    Facebook is turning its public figures-only Mentions app into a handheld video studio with a slew of new Live broadcasting features rolling out the next few weeks. Mentions on iOS and Android will let broadcasters control brightness and mirroring through an adjustments tray, add category tags, set up comment blocklists, trim their video replays and see their audio, battery and… Read More

  • Facebook Live Audio makes talk radio social, starting with the BBC

    Facebook Live Audio makes talk radio social, starting with the BBC

    Book readings, interviews, and news radio are coming to Facebook thanks to its new Live Audio feature launching today with a few publishers and authors before opening up next year. A complement to its Facebook Live video streaming, it could bring audio-first content like podcasts to the News Feed, and provide a low-bandwidth real-time broadcasting options to publishers in low-connectivity… Read More

  • Facebook launches Live 360 video from NatGeo now, everyone next year

    Facebook launches Live 360 video from NatGeo now, everyone next year

    Following YouTube’s rollout of 4K 360 live broadcasting, but beating Twitter’s Periscope to the punch, Facebook today announced initial support for 360-degree Live streams. National Geographic‘s Facebook Page will publish the first 360 Live video tomorrow at noon Pacific time as scientists emerge from 80 days of isolation in pods at Utah’s Mars Desert Research Station. Read More