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YouTube’s tagline has always been “broadcast yourself.” Now video site is taking that concept to another the launch of YouTube live streaming as it looks to upstarts like Ustream.
On Sunday (Sept. 12) YouTube kicked off a test of the new with four partners: Howcast, Next New Networks, Young Hollywood.
Through the end of day Monday, each will stream several live programming blocks. For example, at 10:30 PST on Monday, will broadcast an interview with skateboarding legend Tony Hawk live from the company’s studio. Besides live video, the new streaming platform allows users to post comments in realtime.
While starting with professionally produced content, YouTube is billing its streaming platform as a way for anybody with a Webcam to become a broadcaster. It’s that open access that has driven the success of Ustream, Justin.tv and live-streaming outlets.
YouTube officials said that it will review the results of this weeks test, but plans are in the works to roll out live streaming to more partners.Read more at www.mediaweek.com
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