Twitter for Apple TV adds live, 360 degree video and Periscope’s global map

Last fall, Twitter launched a version of its service on Apple TV and other media player platforms, in order to deliver its live video content to the big screen. Today, the company is updating its Apple TV app with a couple of new features, including support for Periscope’s Global Map and the ability to watch live […]

Twitter brings on a new lead for its live video business

 Another new hire for Twitter was announced today, but this one is tied more closely to its big push into live video as part of its efforts to differentiate itself from other platforms. Twitter COO Anthony Noto said today that the company has hired Todd Swidler as its global head of Live Business. Read More […]

Facebook will live stream ESL video game tournaments

Facebook wants its millions of users to watch the high-stakes world of competitive video gaming. The social networking giant said Thursday that it has partnered with ESL, formerly known as the Electronic Sports League, to live stream video game tournaments, also known as eSports. As part of the deal, Facebook will live stream upcoming ESL contests […]

Win a Ticket to Craft + Commerce, Convertkit’s New Conference (And See Chase’s Keynote Live)

Our very own Chase Reeves is the opening speaker for a brand new conference started by our friends at ConvertKit! The conference takes place June 23 to 25 in Boise, Idaho. With Craft + Commerce, ConvertKit is creating a space for online entrepreneurs, bloggers, podcasters, vloggers, to learn how your craft is not only a […]

Trump plans to do a live Twitter forum in Saudi Arabia. But really.

Uh, so, okay: This is real.  President Donald Trump is going to take part in a live Twitter forum when he visits Saudi Arabia on Friday, according to National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.  Here’s video from a Tuesday briefing that proves this is more than an idea: So the plan appears to be that young […]

Facebook cracks down on fake live videos

 Facebook is banning misleading uses of its Live video format. The company tells TechCrunch that it’s adding a section to its Live API Facebook Platform Policy that reads “Don’t use the API to publish only images (ex: don’t publish static, animated, or looping images), or to live-stream polls associated with unmoving or ambient broadcasts.” Videos […]

Twitter announces a new deal for year-round NFL content that includes live video, but no games

 Twitter lost the deal to stream the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games this year to Amazon, but today the company is announcing a new multi-year agreement that will bring live football programming to its service. According to the NFL, Twitter will stream official NFL video and other content to fans year-round, including a new 30-minute […]

#SocialSkim: Twitter’s Livestream News and Live Shows, YouTube’s New Design: 10 Stories This Week

Facebook and Twitter dominate the social conversation: Twitter’s 24/7 news livestream and live shows; YouTube’s new design; Facebook’s QR codes for in-store rewards, Instant Games on Messenger; Google+’s searchable topics and themes. Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Twitter debuts slate of a dozen live shows, 24/7 channels at NewFronts event

Twitter picks up live programming from media companies including Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, Live Nation and Vox Media. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet Marketing News, Strategies & Tips

Twitter plans to eventually air live video 24/7

 Is Twitter the new TV? The social network hopes to become something resembling that, with plans revealed by CFO and COO Anthony Noto to eventually be airing live video content 24 hours a day, 7 days per week via both its website and app. Noto discussed the plans with BuzzFeed News, ahead of the company’s […]