ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery Communications will launch together a streaming platform in Germany later this year. The joint-venture will offer content from both companies as well as other partners.
Twitter announced 16 new live-streaming and premium video content partnerships with companies like Bloomberg, Live Nation, BuzzFeed or IMG Fashion. The social network makes it clear that premium video content is now a top priority.
Facebook is now offering PC game and desktop livestreaming, writes SocialBarrel.
Twitter has launched a Live video API (Application programming interface) on Tuesday. The aim is to make it easier for media publishers to post live video broadcasts.
Vimeo became the latest video platform to add support for 360-degree videos. The new feature comes nearly two years after both YouTube and Facebook began offering support for 360-degree videos. This format is often seen as a precursor to full virtual reality experience.
Facebook published a new research report which highlights changing TV consumption behaviors. “We surveyed over 2,000 people in the US and Canada to learn more about their specific habits around why and how they watch their favorite content”, Facebook said.
Twitter will gain access to 1500 hours of esports competitions in 2017, with its latest live streaming deal. The network has partnered with ESL and DreamHack.
ShowMax, a South African video streaming service, has now started in Poland, Quartz reported on Thursday.