YouTube Live

  • Facebook Live broadcasting up 4X since May, gets TV and outdoor promo

    Facebook Live broadcasting up 4X since May, gets TV and outdoor promo

    Facebook wants you to know Live broadcasting isn’t just for celebrities. Facebook has bought a new series of US and UK TV, web, billboard, bus, and baggage claim ads that suggest you go Live when you see something cool, want to show off a talent, or just have something important to say. The campaign could further accelerate the growth of Live, which has seen the number of people… Read More

  • Hangouts On Air moving from Google+ to YouTube Live on September 12

    Hangouts On Air moving from Google+ to YouTube Live on September 12

    Google announced today that¬†Hangouts On Air will move from Google+ to YouTube Live on September 12; users will be asked to migrate to YouTube Live. In an email to TechCrunch, Google confirmed that¬†Hangouts on Air isn’t shutting down, but will move to YouTube Live. “We’re focusing our live streaming efforts on YouTube Live and consolidating our services there,”… Read More

  • YouTube Live Turns One: Adds Pay-Per-View And Real-Time Analytics

    YouTube Live Turns One: Adds Pay-Per-View And Real-Time Analytics

    YouTube Live, Google’s live streaming platform, celebrated its first birthday over the weekend. To mark this event, YouTube is adding a number of new features to Live today. Most of these (new production software, improved publishing flows and real-time analytics) are mostly of interest to video producers. The most important new feature, though, is the addition of pay-per-view as a… Read More

  • YouTube Gets Into The Live Streaming Game, Albeit Carefully

    Google’s online video giant YouTube this morning announced that it is getting into the live streaming business, a move that has long been rumored but hasn’t become a reality up until today. In a blog post, the company says it is currently registering 2 billion views on a daily basis, and that they’re looking to complement their offering with live videos. Read More