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 channel launches on Roku

A channel featuring the best of Twitter’s live streaming video has gone live on Roku. The Twitter channel offers original programming and live simulcasts in sports, entertainment, news, and politics. Viewers can also browse commentary via the Twitter timeline as they watch live events. “The Twitter channel on the Roku platform brings together the video and […]

Twitter announces live content deals

Twitter has announced a raft of live-streamed content deals across sports, news and entertainment at its first-ever Digital Content NewFronts presentation. Twitter unveiled details of a dozen new collaborations at the New York Event in a move that will bring new, exclusive and original live programming to the service. “We could not be prouder of […]

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 […]

Report: Amazon agrees NFL streaming deal

Amazon has reportedly reached a deal to stream Thursday night American football during the forthcoming 2017/18 NFL season. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times both reported that Amazon had agreed to pay around US$50 million for the 10 Thursday night games – roughly five times the amount Twitter agreed to pay for the […]

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 […]

Kudelski and Twitter explore ‘collaborative opportunities’

Content security specialist Kudelski has broadened its relationship with Twitter, with an aim to pursue “collaborative opportunities in areas of joint interest”. Kudelski Group president and CEO, André Kudelski, said that the deal is part of a broader strategy to work with social and video companies, though would not go into details about what the […]

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 […]

Twitter highlights video success but ad revenues slip

Twitter attracted 31 million unique viewers to live premium video in the first quarter of operations, with 600 hours of live content from partners streamed across about 400 events. The social network said that 52% of the 600 hours of live premium video aired in the quarter was sports content, while 38% was news and […]