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YouTube begins live streaming tests

14 Sep 10

YouTube has held a two-day test, in conjunction with four of its partners, for its new live streaming platform.

In a blog update, the company explained, “From U2 to the Indian Premier League to the White House to E3, we've worked closely with our partners to give you a front row seat to a wide array of live events.”

The trials are being called a new chapter of YouTube live streaming and will be held in conjunction with Howcast, Next New Networks, Rocketboom and Young Hollywood.

“This new platform integrates live streaming directly into YouTube channels; all broadcasters need is a webcam or external USB/FireWire camera,” YouTube added.

The test included a Live Comments module which lets users engage with the broadcaster and YouTube community. “Based on the results of this initial test, we’ll evaluate rolling out the platform more broadly to our partners worldwide,” the company said.

You can find out more here.

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