Parks: 12% of US broadband homes use livestreaming platforms

Some 12% of US broadband households used a live streaming platform like Facebook Live or Periscope in the third quarter of 2017, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that 19% of consumers aged 18-24 engaged in live streaming, while the live streaming of TV shows and sports – including illegal content streams – […]

Ampere: Netflix use in Turkey stands at just 11%

Just 11% of Turkish internet users watched Netflix in the past month compared to a 13-country average of 24% of viewers, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm described Netflix viewing levels as “low” in the country, despite a prolific level of online video viewing on smartphones. YouTube topped the list of video services used […]

Twitter opens up live video streaming with new API

Twitter is now letting users share live video through the social network without needing to broadcast via its Periscope app. The launch of the new Periscope Producer API opens up new ways for users to share live video – such as starting broadcasts directly from external hardware, software, cameras and web services. The API lets […]

Twitter reportedly to open up live streaming API to media groups

Twitter is to enable media firms to post live streaming videos direct on its site, according to a report by The Information. According to the US news site, citing unnamed sources, the company will open up its live-streaming API to allow media groups to have direct access to its platform. Currently, media groups seeking to […]

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 […]

Periscope aims at pro market with more streaming options

Twitter-owned video streaming service, Periscope, is now allowing users to broadcast with professional equipment – not just mobile phones or tablets. Aimed at brands, media organisations and other live video creators, the launch of Periscope Producer will let them for the first time stream high-quality live video from external sources – including streaming software, hardware […]

Periscope launches live curated channels

Twitter’s live video service, Periscope, has introduced curated video channels to highlight “interesting topics, ideas, and events”. Channels will be categorised according to the conversation that surrounds them and will range from breaking or developing events to enduring topics. Periscope said that featured channels such as the Presidential Debates, New York Fashion Week and the […]

Periscope adds new features

Periscope has added three new features to its live video streaming service that are designed to make it easier for users to discover and watch content. The Twitter-owned service is introducing Highlights, a new feature that automatically generates a short trailer for every Periscope broadcast. Periscope users will also now be able to embed Periscope […]

Periscope launches Editor’s Picks

Twitter-owned live video service Periscope has launched a curated ‘Editors’ Picks’ channel. The launch, which Periscope announced yesterday on Twitter, follows the appointment of Medium executive Evan Hansen as editor in chief in May. Later the same month, Periscope also announced plans to launch broadcast search and drone support. The service said that the new […]

Periscope to roll out broadcast search, drone support

Twitter-owned live video service, Periscope, has announced plans to launch broadcast search and drone support in the coming weeks. The mobile video streaming service said that the new features would help users to “form communities around the topics they care about and broadcast from new perspectives”. Periscope users will soon be able to search for […]

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