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China’s live streaming market grew 180% in 2016 18 April 2017

According to an internet market research firm iResearch, China’s live video streaming market was estimated at RMB 20.8 billion (around US$ 3 billion), which is an 180% growth from the previous year. The four big live streaming companies including YY, Tian Ge Interactive, Song Cheng (the parent company of 6.cn) and Momo recorded a combined …

Facebook is reportedly bringing a video app for Apple TV 02 February 2017

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Facebook is reportedly working on bringing a tvOS app to viewer’s living rooms with all its videos. This no doubt will increase Facebook’s video ad reach and will eventually move the company towards becoming a “video-first” company. Facebook has recently been pushing its live video feature as …

Facebook allows Live 360-Degree Video Streaming 14 December 2016

Facebook has already opened live streaming as well as 360 degree video streaming for its users early this year, and the social media giant now brings these two formats together by allowing users to stream live videos in 360 degree format. Facebook’s first partner in streaming live 360 degree videos will be the  National Geographic cable …

Instagram Confirms Bringing Live Video Streaming 15 November 2016

Just as expected and discussed by us earlier, Instagram has finally declared launching Live Video Streaming. CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed in his interview with Financial Times today, that Instagram is working on Live Video Streaming and will soon bring the feature for all users. Systrom didn’t offer any other details on when the live streaming will …

Chinese people love sharing Live Videos of themselves 15 September 2016

An 18 year old university student, Wang Leyu, also known as “bboylele”, streams himself on a live streaming app talking about his life, humming or dancing and surprisingly Chinese audience are paying to watch him. Out of many, three live streaming apps are getting widely popular in China named: Douyu, YY and Yingke, having hundreds of …

Amazon Prime to Stream Live Sports 13 September 2016

Amazon Prime, so far, has been more of a video streaming platform like Netflix than Sling TV. However, things seem to be changing with the service provider. A recent report suggests that Amazon is interested in acquiring video rights of Sports such as tennis and rugby, which will allow them to provide live streams of …

Twitter Focuses More on Live Video Streaming 12 September 2016

Taking the live streaming momentum, Twitter tries to make changes to its platform in order to focus more on the live video streaming services. The company has recently added a button to user profiles for users to get easy notifications for live videos from individual accounts. One more feature buzzes when accounts go live on Periscope …

Twitter sets sight on Big Screen by launching an Apple TV app 16 August 2016

According to a recent post from The Mercury News, Twitter is soon going to launch an Apple TV app before NFL season kicks off in September this year. Though Twitter and Apple both have declined to comment on the potential app, twitter using Apple TV would definitely add more viewers to both the platforms. Having …

Youtube will allow users to broadcast live footage from a smartphone 28 June 2016

Although YouTube has allowed live video streaming from a computer since 2011, users will now be able to broadcast live footage from a smartphone, a function already available from social networks Facebook (via Facebook Live) and Twitter (via Periscope). Smartphone users will now be able to stream live video directly via the YouTube mobile app …

Live Streaming Phone Apps Explode in China 09 June 2016

Millions of people in China are now sharing parts of their lives with the world by broadcasting live video on their phones. There are more than 80 apps for live video streaming sites in China, and the number keeps growing. Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live are undoubtedly the most popular ones. The country also has …

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