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September 13, 2010

YouTube Live Streaming

YouTube started to test a new platform for live streaming. "Starting at 8:00 a.m. PT, we will begin a limited trial of a new live streaming platform in conjunction with four of our partners: Howcast, Next New Networks, Rocketboom and Young Hollywood. This new platform integrates live streaming directly into YouTube channels; all broadcasters need is a webcam or external USB/FireWire camera."

YouTube says that live streaming is "a natural evolution to online video that adds an extra level of engagement", but this is also a feature that could make YouTube's integration with Google TV even more useful. YouTube wants to become the central hub for online video, so it now focuses on adding more premium content: live events, music videos, movies and TV shows, movie rentals.

9 comments:

  1. I made a video about YouTube new Live streaming service http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBteoA20Bgw

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  2. I missed RocketBoom: Live, but will tune in for Know Your Meme: Live at 9:00 PM ET

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  3. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This sounds really good. Looking forward to it!

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  5. sounds cool, but kind of gone full circle with the idea of video? back to scheduled airing..

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  6. So... is this live feature only available for partners or really well-known partners? Because a person that I know who is a partner isn't well known, but he doesn't have the feature. On TheWillofDC's channel, he does. Will this feature become available to all YouTuber's in the near future?

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  7. As a YouTube partner, I have to say, I'm hoping that YouTube will only offer this service to partners and NOT to everyone. Otherwise, you will have a glut of sub-par live feeds clogging up the site and eating up bandwidth. Who needs 567 channels of people filming their pets 24-7?

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  8. Well what about Day9 he practically runs off live stream!

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  9. i organize an event next month and i want to know if it's possible to make it live streaming in youtube. can some one help me???

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