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.
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.
As live streaming apps become increasingly popular, YouTube is looking to stay up-to-date. At VidCon, the video site announced a new feature on its mobile app that lets users stream footage directly from their smartphones and tablets.
“One day, [YouTube] will be as large — if not larger — than most — if not all — legacy media companies, and it is playing a central role in the secular shift of brand advertising budgets to the Internet,” writes analyst Carlos Kirjner of research firm Alliance Bernstein.