Live streaming

Almost 4 billion hours watched as live streaming industry benefits from lockdown

The live streaming industry is thriving amid the global lockdown, with the sector growing a full 45% between March and April. According to the latest State of the Stream report from Stream Elements and, “the pandemic-driven shelter-in-place mandates have supersized the industry.” The overall sector grew by 99% year-over-year in terms of hours watched, […]

Facebook acquires interactive video startup Vidpresso

Facebook has acquired Utah-based Vidpresso, an interactive live-video startup focused on Facebook Live streaming.   While terms of the deal were not disclosed, the US tech press described the deal as an ‘acqui-hire’ that will see Vidpresso’s small team move over to the social media giant. In a blog post, Vidpresso founder Randall Bennett confirmed that the […]

YouTube extends mobile live streaming to creators with 10k subs

YouTube is extending the availability of its mobile live streaming feature to all content creators with more than 10,000 subscribers, ahead of a planned rollout to all users further down the track. Mobile live streaming enables creators to set custom titles, enable live chat and choose whether to send notifications to their subscribers. As part […]

Twitter’s Periscope launches live 360° video

Twitter-owned video streaming service, Periscope, has launched live 360° video, offering a “more immersive way to experience those moments.” In a blog post announcing the launch, Periscope said that the new streaming option marks “one step closer to actually being there” and that viewers will be able to access live 360° videos on both Periscope […]

Vimeo to launch live video streaming

Vimeo is planning to move into the live video streaming space for the first time, DTVE has learned. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that live streaming is coming “soon”   – possibly by the end of the year – though would not give a firm rollout date. Live streaming will be available via mobile […]

YouTube launches 360-degree live-streaming and ‘spatial sound’

YouTube introduced 360-degree live-streamed video and spatial audio as part of the immersive video experience at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. YouTube has partnered with tech site The Verge to air the first live-streamed 360-degree content on the platform this week, with YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan commenting that there has been a […]

Meerkat changes approach, cites competition and slow growth

Live streaming video app Meerkat is working on a new product, after admitting that mobile broadcast video “hasn’t quite exploded as quickly as we’d hoped.” In a memo to investors, which was published in full on the Meerkat blog, company CEO Ben Rubin cited competition from the major social networks and said that Meerkat is […]

YouTube introduces 60fps live streaming

YouTube has launched 60fps live streaming, a few months after adding support for higher frame rate video playback on its site.  YouTube launched 60fps live streaming yesterday as an “early preview” on HTML5-compatible browsers. “When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we’ll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky […]

Friend MTS to demo Exposé Source live streaming security

Content security technology provider Friend MTS will demo its new Exposé Source service at IBC, which is designed to enable secure streaming of live video.  Exposé Source detects misappropriated live streams on a multitude of platforms and tracks them back to the source of the leak where they can be stopped, all in real time. […]