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Facebook adds subtitle support for live videos

Facebook is now supporting closed captions in Facebook Live, as part of its efforts to make the social network “accessible to everyone”. With the update, publishers using the Facebook Live API can now add CEA-608 standard subtitles to Facebook Live broadcasts, allowing them to be enjoyed by audiences who are deaf or hard of hearing. […]

Twitter to ramp up 24/7 live video activity

Twitter plans to scale up its presence in video by launching more 24-hour streaming, introducing new audience engagement features and opening up video opportunities to brands, according to Scott Eblen. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, Twitter’s director of product management and live video said that the company plans to build on […]

Twitter gears up for ‘24-hour live video streaming’

Twitter is gearing up to stream live video around the clock through its apps and website, in a move that will establish it as a 24/7 online broadcaster. In an interview with Buzzfeed News, Twitter COO and CFO Anthony Noto said: “Our goal is to be a dependable place so that when you want to […]

NASA to live stream 4K video from space

NASA is set to produce its first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a session at the NAB Show in Las Vegas later this month. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration will co-produce the panel with Amazon Web Services and NAB to explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are “taking scientific research […]

Twitter to make it easier to find video content

Twitter is focusing on connecting its users faster with “their interests and topics they care about” as part of its broader push into video. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call yesterday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that its focus is to match people with interests, which includes being able to watch an event […]

Facebook: non-professional content driving interest in live video

Live video is becoming a “major part” of Facebook video feeds, with much of the traffic driven by non-professional content, in part as a reaction against the growing professionalisation of other formats, according to Andrew Bosworth, VP of advertising and business platform at the social network. Interviewed by C Space Studio at the Consumer Electronics […]

Tumblr unveils live video features

Tumblr has rolled out live video functionality, allowing users to broadcast themselves directly into their followers’ dashboards. Users can post live videos now via iOS or Android devices using the third party, live video enabled services YouNow, Kanvas, Upclose and YouTube. In each of these apps users can now turn on a Tumblr-sharing feature in […]

Twitter launches live video service Periscope

Twitter has launched Periscope, an app that lets users share and watch live video broadcasts from their mobile phones. Periscope has been in development for just over a year and the launch comes after Twitter acquired the company in January. The app is currently available for Apple devices, with an Android version “in the works”. […]