YouTube Live Streaming trial kicks off

Sep 13, 2010
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YouTube has flirted with live streaming before now, using the technology for some high-profile events over the past year or so, but the Google-owned company is now looking to broaden that.  They're kicking off a trial of the YouTube Live Streaming platform, initially with Howcast, Next New Networks, Rocketboom and Young Hollywood, but - assuming all goes to plan - with wider aspirations.

The scale of those aspirations isn't being spelled out in so many words - YouTube is just saying "our partners worldwide" - but the minimum specs required for taking part would certainly fall within the remit of most regular YouTube users.  Either a normal webcam or a USB/FireWire camera could be used, with the live stream integrating with a new live comments module for real-time discussion with viewers.


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