YouTube blew more than a few minds last October when it rolled out 60 frame-per-second video playback on the site. Gamers especially flocked to the frame rate as it allowed for jutter-free playback of fast-paced titles like Call of Duty or Titanfall. Today, YouTube announced a new feature that is sure to make gamers even happier: 60 fps live streaming which will allow people to broadcast their online exploits in real-time.
Sports leagues across America are watching the evolution of Periscope and its ilk closely, but seemingly no one wants to be the first to either ink deals with the new service or take action. “Besides protecting the broadcasting rights, most sports leagues want to make sure a service like Periscope isn’t building up its business on the back of their content,” said a national American sports league executive with direct knowledge of the matter. “Once they become established, who knows, maybe we’ll do a deal with them. Everybody’s waiting to see how everybody else reacts.”
Twitch is a site on which competitions among the world’s top video gamers are streamed live, and millions of users worldwide log on to watch. However, the platform’s reach and pull go beyond offering an outlet for gamers; it’s also been successful in providing an immersive, interactive and relevant service that ultimately drives content engagement. How Twitch does this is something all marketers should take note of and apply in their content creation process — on whatever platform they are using.
Sports fans will be able to watch some of their favorite teams and more as CBS Sports Network joins the Sports Channel Pack on the FiOS Custom TV lineup starting May 1. FiOS Custom TV offers customers more freedom and flexibility to choose the perfect TV plan for their home or small business, with content they can customize from a menu of choices.
Customers can purchase a package of programming that includes their choice of channel packs from seven different genres: Kids, Pop Culture, Lifestyle, Entertainment, News & Info, Sports and Sports Plus.
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, televises nearly 600 live events and over 3,000 hours of live programming showcasing an array of college football and basketball, as well as professional sports. The network features in-depth studio shows, documentaries and provides extensive shoulder programming around CBS Sports’ Championship events, including the Super Bowl, the Masters®, and PGA Championship.
The league on Tuesday warned news media to stop using apps like Periscope and Meerkat during or around games at the risk of violating broadcast rules, Yahoo Sports reported. Some credentialed media have live-streamed warm-ups or breaks in games to Twitter followers, which is what the two apps make possible, through a cell phone.