YouTube announces YouTube Live; live streaming video service currently in beta

Google’s YouTube on Friday announced that it is rolling out its new YouTube Live beta platform located at http://www.youtube.com/live. YouTube will use the channel to stream live events, concerts, interviews and more. Users will be able to subscribe to partners streaming on YouTube Live and will be notified of events as they approach. The online video service said it is only working with a few partners initially, but that “the goal is to provide thousands of partners with the capability to live stream form their channels in the months ahead.” The service also allows viewers to interact with live streamers and each other during broadcasts using YouTube’s live comments feature.

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