Livestreaming

  • YouTube can still win the livestreaming war

    YouTube can still win the livestreaming war

    YouTube, sounding a little miffed that House representatives were livestreaming their sit-in using Periscope and Facebook Live, reminded its community that it has been offering livestreaming on its site since 2011, “before it was cool,” the company snarked in a series of announcements emerging from this week’s VidCon event. That may be true, but a single-purpose app… Read More

  • Facebook Live attacks Twitch with game streaming

    Facebook Live attacks Twitch with game streaming

    If people spend a lot of time doing something on the Internet, you can bet Facebook wants a piece. Its latest conquest attempt is the video game streaming business ruled by Twitch and YouTube. Today, Facebook announced its working with World Of Warcraft maker Blizzard to build social login and Facebook Live video streaming into their games, starting with its new blockbuster… Read More

  • What Facebook Live and Periscope need is a waiting room

    What Facebook Live and Periscope need is a waiting room

    Livestreams start boring because broadcasters don’t want to begin the real action until more people have tuned in. That can take a few minutes, even with streams being rapidly distributed via push notifications, tweets and the News Feed. But by that time, the initial audience may have bounced, and the recorded replay won’t entice viewers later. Facebook Live videos auto-play… Read More

  • Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power puppycams and more

    Facebook enables Continuous Live Video to power puppycams and more

    Live mobile video is evolving beyond selfie-stream rants and citizen journalism. Facebook will now allow non-stop, long-form broadcasting as long as the creators don’t mind that they won’t be able to permanently save and share the video. The new Continuous Live Video API enables persistent streams like nature feeds, 24-hour windows into major landmarks or cameras trained on a pit… Read More

  • Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

    Razer takes aim at game streaming community with Ripsaw capture card

    Razer’s Ripsaw is far from the first game capture card, but it leapfrogs the competition nicely and takes aim at a growing population of streamers who are willing to pay good money for an easily set up solution with industrial-strength capabilities. Read More

  • Facebook fights Periscope by showing Live videos higher than saved streams

    Facebook fights Periscope by showing Live videos higher than saved streams

    It doesn’t matter if it was Live if you missed it. And Facebook knows that people watch actually Live streams 3X longer than saved ones. So it’s changing the News Feed to prefer on-going broadcasts. Twitter’s big advantage with Periscope is that they’re both inherently real-time platforms. Periscopes generate notifications for all your followers there, and show up… Read More

  • 100M Live Broadcasts In, Periscope Streams New Life Into Your Twitter Feed

    100M Live Broadcasts In, Periscope Streams New Life Into Your Twitter Feed

    Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming app, has played around in the outskirts of Twitter, with nothing more than a screenshot and link being shared when you see a stream pop up in your timeline. That changes today as Periscope gets fully baked into the iOS version of Twitter and coming soon for Android and web. You might be asking “what took so long?” but since Periscope… Read More

  • Periscope Turns Screenshotting Into A Social Experience

    Periscope Turns Screenshotting Into A Social Experience

    A new version of Periscope popped up on the App Store today that allows viewers to share screenshots that they take during your stream. Additionally a little screenshot icon will show up in chat letting you and everyone else know that a screenshot has been taken. It’s basically Periscope’s version of a “retweet.” Read More

  • Meerkat Outs An Embeddable Player, Hooks Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

    Meerkat Outs An Embeddable Player, Hooks Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

    Livestreaming app Meerkat has launched an embeddable player so that content being broadcast to the app can be embedded into and viewed on other digital services. The first implementation of the player is with the Discovery Channel, for its annual Shark Week multi-platform event — which begins July 5. Read More

  • Indonesian Live-streaming Startup Zeemi.tv Grabs $1M From DeNA And 500 Startups

    Indonesian Live-streaming Startup Zeemi.tv Grabs $1M From DeNA And 500 Startups

    Indonesia has been dubbed the “social media capital of the world” thanks to the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram there. Now armed with $1 million in seed funding from DeNA and 500 Startups, Zeemi.tv is betting that its live-streaming video platform will prove just as popular in the country as other social networks. Launched last year by Thomas Damek, the co-founder… Read More

  • SWAT Team Detains Popular Gamer Who Was Live-Streaming ‘Counter-Strike’

    SWAT Team Detains Popular Gamer Who Was Live-Streaming ‘Counter-Strike’

    An incredible video showing the apparent swatting of a video game player who operates under the moniker ‘Kootra‘ was published today. Swatting is a prank that involves falsely telling the police of a dangerous situation so that a SWAT — special weapons and tactics (SWAT) — team is deployed in response, erroneously. The police are led to believe that they need to roll… Read More

  • CBS Will Live Stream The AFC’s Playoff Games

    CBS Will Live Stream The AFC’s Playoff Games

    Today CBS announced that it will live stream its coverage of the American Football Conference’s playoffs online. If you are a football fan without a television, this is good news. According to CBS, the championship game for the conference, two “divisional round games” and a wildcard game will be streamed. The content will be centered, unsurprisingly, at CBS Sports’… Read More