Google announced that Australian television news program ABC News 24 wil is now streaming its broadcasts live on YouTube, which is a first for news and TV broadcasting in Australia.
Users will not only ge able to watch the broadcast live from YouTube, but they will be able to embed the live broadcasts within their Facebook or Twitter accounts.
“As a result, it’s now much easier to share live events and breaking news coverage as it happens by putting the live link directly into your status update or tweet,” says Kieran Ricketts of ABC News Online, writing on the Google Australia blog.
“ABC News 24 can now push out updates from its Facebook and Twitter pages with live video attached – the live video content now accompanies the update that points to it,” says Ricketts. “Visitors to ABC News’ flagship YouTube channel have immediate access to live video alongside highlights from ABC News’ broad range of coverage and programs on demand. Aussies will be able to choose to watch the up-to-date live coverage of ABC News 24 or access video-on-demand highlights to review their favourite news moments from the past, all from the same page.”
I’m guessing that we’ll see more and more of this type of live broadcasting from television networks all over the world as time goes on.