Youtube is going LIVE

After a long period of speculation Youtube finally announced officially that they will be streaming live sport events and concerts.
A few weeks ago we have seen a first LIVE event with Duran Duran concert in LA Directed by the David Lynch. Now with over 2 Billion views a day and due to customers request they will start streaming live concerts, sporting events and interviews on a one off basis, but this means it won’t be available to video makers or broadcasters for some while.

The Youtube statement:

Today we’re announcing the initial roll out of YouTube Live, which will integrate live streaming capabilities and discovery tools directly into the YouTube platform for the first time. This begins with a new YouTube Live browse page (www.youtube.com/live), where you can always find the most compelling live events happening on YouTube and add events to your calendar. Subscribe to your favorite YouTube live-streaming partners to be notified of upcoming live streams on your customized homepage.

Today, we’ll also start gradually rolling out our live streaming beta platform, which will allow certain YouTube partners with accounts in good standing to stream live content on YouTube. The goal is to provide thousands of partners with the capability to live stream from their channels in the months ahead. In order to ensure a great live stream viewing experience, we’ll roll this offering out incrementally over time. Partners interested in learning more about the livestream experience can check out today’s post on the Partner Communications Hub.

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