Youtube today announced the initial roll out of YouTube Live, which will integrate live streaming capabilities and discovery tools directly into the YouTube platform for the first time.
This begins with a new YouTube Live browse page (www.youtube.com/live), where users can always find live events happening on YouTube and add events to their calendar.
Today, Toutube will also start gradually rolling out a live streaming beta platform, which will allow certain YouTube partners with accounts in good standing to stream live content on YouTube.
"The goal is to provide thousands of partners with the capability to live stream from their channels in the months ahead. In order to ensure a great live stream viewing experience, we'll roll this offering out incrementally over time," Youtube said.