September 05, 2013

YouTube Offers 24/7 Live Streaming

With the recent announcement that the "Old" YouTube live streaming platform would be deprecated, the YouTube live team announced from the YouTube Live product support group that the new platform will now offer 24/7 streaming. Previsouly live events were limited to 36 hours on the v2 platform - and then automatically ended.

This is good news to many live streaming producers such as 24/7 newscasters, podcasters, and 'web' cams such as animal cameras. 

The v2 YouTube live streaming platform was introduced at the beginning of the year - and it offered an industry first for free live streaming by transcoding single high bit rate encoded streams into multiple - equal and lower bit rate viewer streams - saving bandwidth and processing on the head end.

This announcement continues YouTube's trend of upgrading their live streaming platform.

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