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YouTube experimenting with live streamingBy Tom Manners 13 September 2010 | Categories: news
Google owned online video hosting giant YoutTube is reportedly toying with the possibility of live content streaming.
According to technology news website Cnet, YouTube is reportedly adding live streaming video channels from Howcast, Rocketboom, Next New Networks, and Young Hollywood to its database. In addition to this, YouTube product manager Joshua Siegel reportedly told USA Today that "We think of live as the next chapter in online video."
We are inclined to agree. Online video hosting has now evolved to a point where we are unsure how much further it can go or how many additional features it could offer. Live video streaming online, particularly within the high-definition environment, is a relatively new and unexplored concept for the mass market. In short, it would make logical sense for YouTube to investigate this further.
There would however be a few stumbling blocks in YouTube’s way if it planned to take live streaming to the global masses. Copyright laws are a sensitive subject when international borders are being crossed, the website would have to find a way to simply circumvent any issues surrounding the legal broadcasting of content online.
Additionally, YouTube would have to work on its compression technology in order to offer usable video streaming to bandwidth challenged nations.
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