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Twitter to live-stream NBA games

The first stream will be available for the 17 Feb. NBA All-Star Game, followed by a schedule of regular-season and playoff live streams. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2RLIFhq

Sales of Apple TV into double digits

A number of European operators including Canal+ and SALT have chosen Apple TV to deliver pay-TV services to consumers. Cook said a key catalyst had been the arrival of Apple TV 4K. Later this year Dolby Atmos audio would come to Apple TV – along with the largest available selection of Dolby Atmos movies – and new search functionality. – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News https://ift.tt/2OAs1wt

Spectrum quietly tries a la carte TV streaming, but restrictions apply

The biggest problem with Spectrum TV Choice is that it’s not open to everyone. The Spectrum rep I spoke with said the company is currently offering it to around 100,000 “hand-picked” customers. When I asked whether my neighbors and friends could call to request the service, the rep said they could try, but made no guarantees that they’d be successful. – Jared Newman, TechHive http://ift.tt/2CcBeZ0

This Porn Company Will Pay Your Internet Bill If You Live-Stream Your Home 24/7

People interested in signing up to be watched 24/7 can contact CamSoda and sign a contract outlining the dos and don’ts of LifeStream life. Once the cameras are up and running, streamers can’t play audible music, and televisions must be out of frame. Visitors to a streamer’s house have to sign an agreement and be vetted by CamSoda. According to the contract, CamSoda will terminate any stream that break these rules. – Samantha Cole, MOTHERBOARD http://ift.tt/2uWaO6Z

Facebook lets you tip game live streamers $3+

The amount Facebook will keep from these tips that it calls “fan support” isn’t clear yet, but the company tells me that it’s safe to assume there will be a revenue share. Apparently it’s too early to lock any percentage in, though Facebook has taken a 30 percent cut from game developers in the past, and currently takes a 45 percent share of ad revenue from people who place ad breaks in the videos, so it could be in that ballpark. – Josh Constine, TechCrunch https://t.co/Z46pyaZo9L

Facebook Live Is the New QVC

Scan across the Facebook Live map, and more often than not, someone will be selling you something: impossibly fuzzy blankets; vintage clothing; pearls. Facebook launched Live to all users in 2016, hoping to capitalize on the burgeoning live video trend and court high school and college-age users who were moving away from the platform toward competitors like Snapchat. But for small business owners, Live streaming has taken the passive ecommerce shopping experience and made it active, without ever forcing a shopper outside for human interaction. Sellers aren’t just selling pearls: They’re selling two hours of time—what Reeves calls “hanging in the comments”—chatting about relationships, motherhood, and, from time to time, pearls. – Beejoli Shah, WIRED via Ars Technica http://ift.tt/2zCx8b3

Blizzard shows off broadcast-friendly ‘Overwatch’ features

During the Overwatch World Cup playoffs on Friday and Saturday, viewers will see new team uniforms for each country, complete with home and away colors that include heads-up displays and special abilities that are customized to match. It should make it easier for viewers to identify (and identify with — when’s the merch coming?) each team, better than they would with the standard game’s use of blue for allies and red for enemies. – Richard Lawler, Engadget http://ift.tt/2xODujf

Daily Glixel: YouTuber Banned For Streaming ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Early

A Hong Kong YouTuber just reportedly received a three-month ban for streaming Super Mario Odyssey before the game’s official launch date, according to Nintendo Soup (via Nintendo Life). The YouTuber allegedly got the copy early, but legitimately, from a retailer and decided to stream the game for an hour. Nintendo took action quickly; all of the videos containing the Odyssey footage are gone from the site. The three-month ban might seem a bit harsh to some – after all, the guy got his copy legally and wasn’t under any embargo agreement – but Nintendo is likely super sensitive about spoilers right now. – Stefanie Fogel, Rolling Stone http://ift.tt/2z6RwRC

New Twitch tools help you become a pro streamer

To start, you now have achievements that tell you how close you are to hitting the goals you need to reach the affiliate or partner levels, such as the number of times you stream in a given period and your typical viewer count. Twitch will also give you a statistical summary after every stream, so you’ll know which achievements you’ve reached, where your traffic is coming from and other data that can help you grow your audience. If your viewership spikes every time you play Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, you won’t need to dig up that data the hard way. – Jon Fingas, Engadget http://engt.co/2yxolXn

Plex can beam Live TV broadcasts on Roku

Roku devices are now getting Plex Live TV, too. But there’s a catch: You can’t yet schedule recordings through Plex DVR on the streaming player. Plus, the perk is still reserved for Plex Pass subscribers (who pay $5 per month, $40 per year, or $120 lifetime for a bunch of extras). To soften the blow, Roku owners will be able to watch recordings from other supported platforms, including iOS, the Plex web app, Android, Android TV, Apple TV and iOS. – Saqib Shah, Engadget http://ift.tt/2xzQH3j
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