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You may watch it because you’re a football fan. Or for the ads. Or simply because it’s tradition. Regardless of the reason,…
Want to watch the election results unfold in real time? Then check out our handy guide for live streams of the election coverage from TV networks, newspapers, online services and others.
Everyone wanted to know about the iPhone 6 and Apple’s long-rumored watch, but the demand was just too much for Apple’s live stream.
Google was supposed to buy Twitch earlier this summer, but Amazon has snapped up the video game streaming service for $970 million in cash.
Want to watch the U.S. Open away from the TV? Then check out our guide for all the links.
How do streaming services with millions of tracks impact live events? And what about folks that don’t have time for concerts, but still love live music? LiveNation has its very own startup to find answers.
BitTorrent is looking to hire folks for a new BitTorrent TV product that could finally make use of its live streaming technology.
How live is live? That’s a question that soccer fans have been asking themselves when confronted with significantly-delayed World Cup streams.
Watching YouTube (S GOOG) live streams on the TV just got a bit easier: Chromecast owners can now beam any live video…
Mixify’s Clubcast system allows DJs to play in clubs without physically being there. Think teleconference, but a lot more fun.
Justin.tv is deleting all of its archived content next month. The company is also getting ready to nix its premium account offering.
YouTube has struggled to make live streaming work. Acquiring Twitch could change that.
YouTube is buying Twitch for $1 billion in cash, according to a report.
Once again, you’ll be able to watch all 67 March Madness games live online, or on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. But roughly two-thirds of the games will require authentication. Check out our guide for all the details.
BitTorrent had big ambitions for live streaming, but users weren’t biting — so the company is shutting down its live video site and refocusing on mobile.
Anti-government protests took a deadly turn in Ukraine’s capital Kiev Tuesday, and live streamers were on scene as the situation went out of control.
It’s that time of the year again: YouTube (S GOOG) stars like Freddie Wong, Toby Turner, Daily Grace, Mystery Guitar Man, Tyler…
Premium movie channel Epix will premiere its documentary Schooled: The Price of College Sports online this Wednesday, giving people without an Epix subscription…
The annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is sold out – but you can still enjoy many of the festival’s top acts, thanks to an extensive live stream.
YouTube is opening up its live streaming to almost everyone: The service will allow every channel owner with at least 1000 subscribers to go live.
Watching MLB games live on YouTube is now possible… if you live in Europe: The league is starting to stream two games per day on the video site, but not in key markets.
The Masters Tournament is the first big golf championship of the season – and key events are being streamed live online.
Watch out, Ustream and Co: BitTorrent officially launched the open beta of its live streaming service at SXSW Tuesday morning.
Super Bowl XLVII is once again getting the live streaming treatment, complete with multiple camera angles and the entire half-time show. Check out our ultimate guide for more information.
It’s inauguration weekend, and hundreds of thousands are flocking to Washington D.C. to take part in the festivities. Live streams if the event are going to be available on the web, on iPads, mobile phones and connected devices.
It’s time once again to watch the ball drop on Times Square. Don’t want to actually wait in person on Times Square? No worries, there are plenty of opportunities to watch all the action on the web, on your iPhone and on your Android handset.
YouTube is going to have its first live telethon Thursday night, courtesy of What’s Trending, and with appearances of a bunch of YouTube stars. It’s for a good cause, but also one more step towards turning YouTube into something that resembles TV.
The third quarter saw many parts of the traditional media business in flux. New digital platforms that once had confined themselves to user-generated content began to invest in creating professional-quality content. At the same time, TV programmers began to wrestle with both the threat and the opportunity presented by second-screen and social-TV platforms.
It’s debate time again: Joe Biden will face off against Paul Ryan Thursday starting at 6 p.m. PT. Can’t follow the event live on TV? No worries, we’ve got an exhaustive list of live streams on the web as well as iOS and Android.
Are you away from your TV when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are going to face off during their first presidential debate this Wednesday? No worries, plenty of sites are providing live streams, combined with realt-ime fact checking and mobile cheering and booing.
This week’s Democratic National Convention will be live streamed by a number of broadcasters, print publishers and political websites. There will be live fact checking, live video for iPads, a live hat cam and even a live Kumar cameo. Check out the details in our ultimate guide.
To help build its Google+ audience, Google worked with Make Magazine to create Maker Camp — 30 days of DIY tutorials and cool science experiences targeted at kids aged 13-to-18. The camp was so successful that Make has already committed to a repeat in 2013.
Ustream.tv has been cashing in on its premium broadcasting services, which allow customers to stream live video without ads: The live streaming site announced Wednesday that revenue from this line of products grew 290 percent year-over-year. And increasingly, those streams are viewed on mobile devices.
Golf fans are looking to South Carolina this week, where the p94th PGA Championship is about to begin at the Ocean Course in Kiawah Island. Want to watch live as Tiger Woods takes the field? Then check out our guide to live streams of the event.
Indie bands don’t just have to play one small club at a time anymore: DaCast just launched a pay-per-view live streaming solution for Facebook that specifically targets smaller bands and other small businesses with just a few thousand fans on the social network.
NBC’s Olympics coverage online, streamed through YouTube, features some quality technology, a deep catalog, a strong user experience — but the ad load on archived and broadcast coverage is massive. Which feels excessive, especially given that it’s limited to cable subscribers.
YouTube is in charge of the streaming for NBC’s ambitious online coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, delivering some 3,500 hours of live coverage from the event on the web and through native apps. Here’s an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at this cooperation.
Want to watch the world’s best golf players compete against each other at the Open Championship, but don’t have a TV nearby? No worries, much of the tournament is live streamed online, viewable either on your PC or mobile device – with no cable subscription required.
Many people ask why Comic-Con has held out on live-streaming the panels and events which make up the convention’s core — a paid live-stream offering would likely have no trouble finding an audience. But for now, live-streaming is unnecessary: The fans are doing it for them.
Adobe introduced the two Olympics mobile apps it made for NBC this week, explaining among other things how authentication for live video streams will work. Viewers will have to prove that they’re subscribers of a pay TV service, but there will be a short grace period.
Golf fans beware: The U.S. Open are going down in San Francisco this week, and at least part of the competition will happen while most of us are at the office. But no worries: The prestigious tournament will be live streamed online and on mobile devices.
Ustream has been unavailable this morning, and Bambuser is seeing huge amounts of unusual traffic due to a distributed denial-of-service attack against both sides. Ustream says the attack was directed against Russian opposition live streamers. Other live streaming services remain unaffected.
Pay-per-view is coming to YouTube: The site announced that publishers with access to its live streaming platform will now be able to charge for live events. YouTube also said that it will eventually give more publishers access to live streaming.
Bambuser users may soon have a much bigger audience: The Swedish live streaming startup has partnered with Associated Press. The news organization will be able to add footage from citizen reporters all around the world its own work, and credit them properly.
March Madness is a go! Once again, games will be streamed online, but this time around, you will have to pay $3.99 to watch – unless you are a Comcast cable TV customer, in which case live streaming is still free. Confused? Check our explanation for details.
As of Wednesday, Netflix subscribers don’t have access to the Starz Play live TV feed anymore, effectively ending what could have become Netflix’s live TV streaming business. Never heard of the ability to watch live TV through the Netflix website? You’re not alone.
Western media lost an important ally in their attempts to report from Syria today, as citizen journalist Rami Ahmad Alsayeed was killed by armed forcers only hours after streaming live from the city of Homs. Alsayeed’s footage had been used by the BBC and Al Jazeera.
BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen demonstrated his P2P live sreaming protocol at the SF MusicTech Summit on Monday, arguing that it would be much better suited to stream large sports events that existing CDN-based solutions. “My goal here is to kill off television,” he joked.
The latest update from Justin.tv live streamed gaming site TwitchTV is in, and it shows pretty impressive growth. In six months since launch, TwitchTV has grown to more than 12 million uniques per month, with visits increasing about 15 percent each month.
The eSports market might finally have reached its tipping point, thanks to broadband connectivity and the ability to live stream tournaments online. And its Super Bowl moment might happen this weekend, as Major League Gaming live streams the final tournament of its pro season.
Apple’s television plans are the subject of plenty of recent speculation, and are raising a lot of questions in consumer minds. From the questions I’ve heard about the rumored iTV, here’s a list of five things Apple needs to do to shake up the space.
Remember Justin Kan, the Justin.tv founder who broadcasted much of his life online to kickstart his company? Hans Eriksson from Swedish Justin.tv competitor Bambuser tries to bring back some of that early live streaming spirit with a 24-hour live tour of New York this week.
TwitchTV has introduced a new way for video gaming fans to watch live streams of matches on the go, with the launch of an iPhone app. The app gives users HD video as well as the ability to follow favorite channels and chat with other fans.
BitTorrent Inc. is starting to stream a live DJ set out of its office every Friday afternoon to stress-test its new live streaming platform. BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen and his team have been developing the live streaming platform for close to three years.
DaCast is looking to make live streaming easier with a new offering it calls “streaming as a service.” With a flexible pricing model and easy set up, it hopes to find a sweet spot between enterprise platforms like Brightcove and free live streaming services like Ustream.
Occupy Wall Street has grown from a hash tag to a movement with protests in dozens of cities in the U.S. and beyond. Want to keep track of what’s ging on in New York’s financial district? The check out this list of live streams.
BitTorrent founder Bram Cohen and his company are moving forward with its P2P live streaming project, expanding field trials and courting indie bands to stress test Cohen’s algorithms. However, it could still take months before BitTorrent Live is ready for prime time.
Swedish live streaming startup Bambuser knows that mobile networks can be unreliable for high-quality broadcasts – but it also realizes that people don’t want to watch a fuzzy video of an archived stream. That’s why it came with a unique technology for its live streaming apps.
Google is bolstering the feature set of its popular Google+ Hangouts video chat service by adding the ability to broadcast Hangouts sessions to an unlimited number of participants. Hangouts users can also now chat with their mobile devices, share their screens and access other Google services.
We got a chance to talk with Ustream president and co-founder Brad Hunstable in the company’s San Francisco office last week to discuss the company’s evolution and opportunities for future growth, as well as how it sees growing competition from some big-name players.
You think you’ve seen everything? Well, you haven’t. This summer, six Finnish men are competing to see who can live inside a backhoe the longest — an endurance challenge on an epic scale, and one you can follow anywhere in the world thanks to multiple live streams.
Tiger Woods is back! Well, back at the Atlanta Golf Club anyway, where he’ll participate in this week’s 93rd PGA Championship. The tournament will be broadcast live online with multiple streams, a 360-degree-camera and a nifty feature that will allow fans to share clips on Facebook.
Google+ Hangouts users can now watch live streams from YouTube together, and YouTube wants to improve this integration in the near future by featuring live streams both within Hangouts and on its own website. This could add an interesting real-time social component to live webcasts.
TwitchTV just made playing video games a whole lot more lucrative: The site opened up its partner program, offering qualifying gamers the chance to run ads on and make money with live streams of their games. Some participants of the beta already quit their day jobs.
Leo Laporte and his TWiT team made the move to their new studio on Sunday, taking the next big step toward turning the podcast network into a 24/7 live technology network. The launch came with a lot of behind-the-scenes info about what makes TWiT run.
YouTube is making its first foray into subscriptions for live streaming content with a cooperation with Willow.tv, bringing live coverage of the India tour of England to Willow.tv’s YouTube channel. This follows a first live pay-per-view event on YouTube, which aired at the end of May.
Indie singer Daria Musk explored the boundaries of Goole+ Hangouts this weekend when she played a six-hour live concert on Google’s new video group chat service. Musk’s concert and her experiences with Google+ hint at some big opportunities for the future of live streaming.
Los Angeles will close down its 405 freeway this weekend, and the fact that the event is officially called Carmageddon hints at how much traffic the city is expecting. The best plan is likely to just stay home and watch the traffic live online.
The 2011 MLB Home Run Derby begins at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT this evening, and will be available on ESPN, ESPN3, Facebook, and a variety of mobile apps. MLB players will also be live tweeting during the contest, adding a social element to the Derby.
Forget live music: One of the hottest trends in live streaming is competitive gaming, also known as e-sports. Gaming competitions attract hundreds of thousands of simultaneous viewers, and the events are streamed online by a number of sites that specifically cater to gamers and their fans.
The midnight sun, harbors, beautiful fjords, and water, lots of water: That’s what millions Norwegians have been watching since the local broadcaster NRK started its 135 live stream of a fjord cruise last week. NRK is also using BitTorrent and live streaming for the show.
Want to enjoy all the fun of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival but not suffer through any of the downsides? Then you’re in luck: All major acts of the festival can be watched though a live stream from the comfort of your living room.
Live streaming provider Ustream is adding another possible revenue stream with the introduction of new Premium Memberships. For $3.99 a month, Ustream viewers will now get unlimited access to any live stream on the site without having to watch pre-roll ads before the video loads.
Video presentations on the web typically focus either on the speaker or the slides, but very few applications do a good job of displaying both. Vidpresso hopes to change that, by giving users a way to match up slide presentations with videos that are already online.
The world is looking to London for the royal wedding this Friday, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to follow the entire event live online as well. Practically every news network and many other sites are streaming their take on the wedding in real time.
President Obama is coming to Facebook HQ tomorrow to answer questions about the economy and the budget in a special online town hall meeting. The event will also feature Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Obama may have to deal with questions about marijuana and gambling.
Want to do a live stream and share it right on your Facebook wall? Then check out DaCast, which just added such a feature to its live streaming platform. DaCast caters to casual end users, but the service could also be used to stream live events.
Want to watch the Coachella festival’s live stream on the iPad? Then you’re out of luck, at least if you access it via YouTube’s live streaming platform, which doesn’t support iOS. However, a new web app makes all those live streams available to iPads as well.
Want to watch Duran Duran, The Strokes or The National at Coachella, but didn’t get a ticket in time? Don’t worry, you don’t have pay thousands of dollars to shady ticket resellers on Craigslist: The festival will be live streamed for free on Youtube as well.
Last year, Apple introduced a sleeper agent that, while better than its predecessor, still wasn’t fully active. That agent was the Apple TV, and it wasn’t until the recent release of iOS 4.3 and the expanded availability of AirPlay that its true potential became apparent.
Apple could be ready to upend the living room market in a truly revolutionary way. Analyst Peter Misek thinks Apple is just about ready to launch a new cloud-based video streaming service that could go well beyond what Apple TV already offers.
After months of testing, YouTube is rolling out a new live streaming platform for its partners. With the launch of the new service, YouTube will finally be going up against Ustream, Justin.tv and Livestream, seeking to become the king of live events on the web.
Time Warner Cable is the latest pay TV provider to roll out an iPad app — and this one streams live TV. Unfortunately, the channel selection is somewhat limited, and if you’re a subscriber, you’re only allowed to stream live TV from inside your own house.
While the availability of sports will open up a whole new potential audience for the device, the more important addition is Apple TV’s ability to now stream live video, which could enable it to strike deals with content providers to stream linear TV channels.
Do you have the Bieber-mania? It’s not surprising, thanks to Justin Bieber’s recent media blitz to promote the release of his very own concert film/biopic. And if you simply cannot wait until Never Say Never comes out this Friday, tonight’s live-streamed premiere might help.
BitTorrent is making a big push to get its filesharing client embedded on multiple platforms, partnering with Taiwan’s ITRI to develop standards for sharing streams between connected devices. It’s also finally productizing a new P2P-based live streaming technology founder Bram Cohen has been working on.
Justin.tv has seen a bump in usage since releasing mobile apps for broadcasting live streams from iPhone and Android devices. But surprisingly enough, not all those views happen in real-time; in fact, the vast majority of its “live” mobile streams are watched on demand.
The Streamin’ Garage, an independent network of live-streamed pop culture commentary, is upgrading its operation to HD streaming video effective tomorrow. But the real excitement may come in 2011, as CEO Mike Rotman pushes closer to blurring the lines between web content and television.
Bram Cohen has been working two years on a new P2P live streaming solution. He started from scratch instead of building upon and optimizing BitTorrent code. One of the reasons: The BitTorrent protocol is based on TCP, and that introduces too much of a delay.
Live streaming has finally reached YouTube, if only for a test: The Google-owned, video-sharing site is going to enable four of its partners to stream live shows. YouTube is only testing these live streams for two days, but the site clearly has bigger plans.
While on-demand services like YouTube and Hulu get all the press, live-streaming services have posted dramatic increases in viewer engagement over the last year. Time spent watching live online video increased nearly 650 percent in that time, to 1.4 billion minutes a month.
Justin.tv is going back to its roots with a new mobile app that will allow users to stream live video from wherever they are. The new Android app enables users to easily create and share high-quality live video streams with their friends and social networks.
With social media shown to improve ratings for awards shows and tech-savvy Jimmy Fallon hosting, it’s little surprise that last night’s Emmy Awards had enough going on to warrant two-screen viewing. But did seven different live-streamed angles on the backstage action improve the show?
Are you surprised to learn that this year’s Emmy Awards aren’t going to be live-streamed online anywhere? Of course not. But the social media surrounding the ceremony is growing denser: Twitter and live-streaming initiatives are in the process of gearing up for Sunday’s ceremony.
Facebook is expanding its video capabilities and creating a new live video channel to connect with its users. Beginning today, the social media startup plans to use Facebook Live to keep users informed about new product features, giving them a deeper look into the social network.
If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the first entry in Vevo’s live concert series, then your waiting stops very soon. At 10 PM ET/7PM PT tonight, the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire will kick off the “Unstaged” live music series.
The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week has been a tradition of the cable broadcaster, first running a week of specials devoted to selachimorpha in 1987. On August 1, seven glorious days of shark-related programming begins — but what are your online viewing options?
Palo Alto-based live streaming start-up Veetle will broadcast all four soccer matches of the Barclays New York Challenge for free in HD – and it promises content owners that they can do the same, without paying a dime. Veetle’s money saving secret is its P2P technlogy.
Live streams of legislative proceedings and other political events aren’t exactly sexy, but the Sunlight Foundation aims to make them at least more accessible by adding information about speakers and their donors in real time. The project won a $10,000 journalism award for these efforts today.
Looking for a live stream of the World Cup? Then don’t fall for one of countless scam sites that promise goals, but deliver malware. Kaspersky Lab told us of sites distribute password-stealing trojans, and live-streaming companies try to rid themselves of these types of scammers.
While the physical doors of this month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo were only open to professionals from the video gaming world, E3 video coverage by YouTube, Viacom and G4TV.com successfully brought the biggest announcements and demos to online audiences, with hundreds of thousands of gaming fans tuning in.
Are you a hardcore gamer that wasn’t able to make it out to Los Angeles for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo? Well have no fear, because IGN has teamed up with YouTube to stream live coverage of all the major happenings at the show.
Much like this year’s Coachella, the 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will be live-streamed. But this time, it’s YouTube doing the honors, and the line-up of performances available is much improved, including Jay-Z, Dave Matthews Band, Norah Jones and Tenacious D.
Watch out Livestream, Ustream, and Justin.tv: YouTube could launch live streaming. Doing so would enable YouTube users (or some trusted partners) to create live events on their own, one of the more sought-after feature requests for the online video sharing site.
Live Matrix, founded by Sanjay Reddy and Nova Spivack, aims to index all the web’s events, including not just live video and audio webcasts, but also gaming events, auctions, events taking place in virtual worlds, tournaments, contests and product and content launches on other websites.
Ever wondered how live streaming companies can possibly make any money? Well, how about this for a clue: Ustream announced its new Global Production Services division today, offering offers professional streaming services for concerts, conferences and other events. Live streaming a gig costs $20,000 a night.
Watch out, Justin.tv and Ustream: BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen is working on a new P2P protocol, and it’s all about live streaming. BitTorrent Inc. announced the new protocol for the first time this week, and it could release a first implementation as early as this summer.
As we’ve seen our coverage of live streamed events and shows expand, a question that’s been coming up for me more and…
There’s a number of reasons why tech entrepreneurs from all over the world travel to the Valley. In the case of Bambuser…
“The web is becoming a live medium — sales and auctions happen in time, product launches, chats with celebrities, live video events…
The world of television is currently coming together in Las Vegas for the National Association of Television Program Executives’ (NATPE) annual conference.…
YouTube (s GOOG) has announced its first worldwide sports deal, confirming that it will stream Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches live…
Vegas, baby! Countless professional technophiles are heading down to Sin City this week, ready to spend a fortune on slot machines hotels…
Stickam was one of the early pioneers in allowing customers to charge for live streams of exclusive events, like concerts or investment…
UPDATED Following on the heels of similar announcements from Ustream and Bambuser, Qik’s application for live video streaming on the Apple (s…
Be prepared to pay up for watching live-casters like Chris Pirillo any day now, as Justin.tv is preparing to launch a pay-per-view…
When the House Judiciary Committee hold its hearing, “Piracy of Live Sports Broadcasting Over the Internet,” tomorrow morning, we can be assured…
iPhone users will now be able broadcast their lives to the world, with an app from Ustream. The Ustream Broadcaster app, which…
Ustream is reaching deeper into the realm of live celebrity video streaming with the launch of a new program, called Ustream All…
YouTube streamed yet another live music event yesterday, broadcasting Alicia Key’s Keep a Child Alive benefit concert from the Nokia Theatre in…
Ustream has launched its Viewer App on the Android market, enabling users to watch streams of live events for free while interacting…
Mobile live-streaming service Qik announced today that you can download its app for the Droid phone from the Android Marketplace, and sign…
Justin.tv began rolling out beefed up anti-piracy protections this week, as the live-streaming site looks to play nice with copyright owners and…
Stickam has taken the wraps off its new and improved white-label StreamAPI service, which the company says enables just about anyone to…
How to make money from live streaming? It could be as simple as selling it. Ustream today is announcing a white-label version…
Just about every news channel is covering President Obama’s press conference this evening. That’s a lot of coverage for what is essentially…
Live-streaming company Mogulus launched its pro service today, as the company looks to develop a revenue, err, stream beyond just overlay advertising.…
The people who brought you live online coverage of Olympics, Tiger Woods’ epic U.S. Open win, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions,…
Yahoo announced today that it is shutting down it’s Yahoo! Live, live-streaming service less than a year after its launch.
The live video-streaming boxing match enters a new round today with Qik counter-punching an alpha for select BlackBerry handsets. Those of us…
YouTube is hosting a “YouTube Live” event in San Francisco on November 22 featuring a cavalcade of web stars and will be live-streamed on the web. This begs the question — is YouTube finally going to unveil a live-streaming product?
There are 53 million hockey fans in North America, according to the National Hockey League, but roughly 50 percent of those fans…
Find out where to catch all the Obama action online.
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No Live Streaming for YouTube? Sources tell SAI that despite Steve Chen’s previous comments, the company never seriously considered adding the service.…
Update: All the channels mentioned in this story are down, replaced by the message “Content from this channel removed at the request…
Live mobile streaming service Qik goes into public beta Monday, adding support for many more phones, including those running on the Verizon…
There are always two ways to look at a competitor getting into your market: It either validates what you are doing, or…