YouTube to begin live video streaming trials this week

Vloggers prepare for YouTube's live video tests

YouTube restarts live-streaming push

The Google owned video sharing service YouTube has announced that it will be trialling a new live-streaming service this week adding live content to its channels and allowing users to offer live video blog style content.

Having previously tested the waters of live streaming with a number of professionally shot events such as the Indian Premier League cricket and a U2 concert, the trials to be run over the coming days will mark the first time YouTube has opened live streaming up to its entire user base.

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Writing on the site’s blog, YouTube’s Joshua Siegel proclaimed: “Included in the test is a Live Comments module which lets you engage with the broadcaster and the broader YouTube community. For the purpose of the trial, this offering will only be available today and tomorrow. Based on the results of this initial test, we'll evaluate rolling out the platform more broadly to our partners worldwide."

Whilst the possibilities of live streaming over YouTube have yet to be fully explored, live news coverage and an extensive collection of avid vloggers could soon be common place on the site responsible for such video gold as the Evolution of Dance and Danny MacAskill’s stunning bike displays.

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