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YouTube’s Live Streaming Viewership Has Gone Up 80% In The Past Year
Social Media 2nd Sep 2016

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According to YouTube head of product Neal Mohan, YouTube’s view count its live streaming videos have gone up 80% in the past year.
Helping Biffy Clyro live stream to 1.2m on Facebook
Social Media 24th Aug 2016

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Facebook’s growth in the video market has been one of the meta stories of the past year, and it’s not just shaky iPhone footage that’s going live either.
YouTube SA’s gateway to streaming services
Social Media 22nd Aug 2016

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The television landscape in South Africa has seen a shift in recent months with the launch of streaming content and video-on-demand services, says a local expert.
Switcher Studio Launches Facebook Live Integration For Easy Live Stream Video
Social Media 16th Aug 2016

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Designed to give Apple iPhone and iPad consumers a professional video experience, the new Switcher Studio v2.7 also adds a host of performance-enhancing features and updates:
Monetizing ‘Live’? Facebook Now Testing Mid-Roll Ads Inside Broadcasts
Social Media 8th Aug 2016

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For the first time, Facebook is piloting ads within Live video streams. The social network, which has said that monetization opportunities are imminent as it continues to build a contingency of high-profile broadcasters, is currently testing mid-roll ads that appear inside of streams.
Periscope Rolls Out ‘Highlights’ Feature, Enables Broadcast Embeds Anywhere Across Web
Social Media 26th Jul 2016

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Periscope has announced three new viewing and discovery features. The new features, including a “Highlights” service and the ability to embed Periscope streams anywhere across the web,
Facebook Reportedly Paying 2 Dozen Influencers $2.2 Million To Regularly Host ‘Live’ Broadcasts
Social Media 21st Jul 2016

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According to a document obtained by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is shelling out a total of $2.2 million dollars to creators who regularly host streams over the course of five-and-a-half months, from April through September.
Beginners Guide to Using Social Media in Crowdfunding Indie Films
Social Media 21st Jul 2016

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Crowdfunding indie films is a full time job. I’m sure you heard that many times before but in my experience, most people don’t realize how much work it is til they start doing it.
Creative Ways to Do a Live Show on Facebook
Social Media 19th Jul 2016

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Do you broadcast live video? Have you considered hosting a regular show on Facebook Live?
Alejandro Jodorowsky and the art of crowdfunding
Social Media 5th Jul 2016

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If you’re a beginning videographer or an established film director you know the biggest hurdle to making a big, high-quality film or video is securing funding for equipment and other people’s time and talents.