Tag Archives: Live Streaming

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
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