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YouTube tests live video streaming

Google is testing live video streaming on YouTube, in a move that will challenge the likes of Livestream, UStream and Justin.tv


Google has launched a two-day livestreaming trial on its video-sharing website, YouTube

The two-day trial, in association with a number of content partners, including Rocketboom and Young Hollywood, is aimed at testing YouTube’s ability to deliver consistent live streams, and to experiment with live comments, to which content providers can respond in real time.

The alpha testing, which starts today, is Google’s first step towards providing a full live-streaming service through its YouTube website. Live streaming has been mooted for years, and YouTube has broadcast one-off events live, including U2’s concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, cricket from the Indian Premier League, and a State of the Union address from Barack Obama.

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YouTube adds movies on demand

Video service YouTube is adding more than 400 full-length films and starting a new movie category that it ‘hopes will grow in time’

YouTube has added a new section for on-demand movies

More than 400 movies will be available on YouTube for viewers to watch in full for free, the website has announced. Titles on youtube.com/movies will include a range that “brings together a library of film ranging from past mainstream hits to cult classics and beyond, and YouTube hopes the Movies section will grow in time”, the company said.

YouTube has also announced a new partnership with http://www.blinkbox.com, the British online film and TV aggregator. The site will be making 165 films available as part of the new Movies section, with titles including The Addiction, which was nominated for Best Film at the Berlin International Film Festival, Dark Side Of The Sun, starring Brad Pitt and Death Train, starring Pierce Brosnan.

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YouTube launches new mobile site

New YouTube mobile site offers faster browsing, better quality videos and is built on HTML5

Google has launched a new mobile version of its video-sharing site, YouTube. The refreshed site is designed to offer a better video experience across mobile devices, and deliver better quality videos to viewers, faster.

The new site, which is built on the HTML5 standard and accessed through the phone’s web browser, will offer an even better user experience than native mobile applications, claims Google. There are also enhanced social networking features to make it easier to share video links on Twitter, Facebook and Google Buzz.

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