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The Month In YouTube: September 2013

The Month In YouTube: September 2013

There were many new features and updates to YouTube in September 2013 and we've kept track of all the major ones. The site announced new royalty free music tracks, a troll blocking feature and the ability to download videos to mobile devices to watch off line.
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Live Streaming on YouTube.com Vs. Embedded Player: Which is Best?

In this week's Creator's Tip video, I talk through the options for hosting live streaming events with YouTube - on Youtube.com vs. on your own website using YouTube's embedded player. Which is better for your brand, your live stream event, and your viewers?
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Consider Live Video Streaming and Engage Your Customers

Those looking for some good buzz around an event should consider live streaming. Creating a way for people to watch a music festival, or a unique multi-day event, streamed live to all, can generate significant amounts of attention to your business.
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YouTube Deal For Cricket Coverage: Ashes Streamed Live In 53 Countries

The Ashes have kicked off and, in a deal between YouTube and the England Cricket Board, viewers in mainland Europe and Latin America will be able to watch full and free coverage of the series via the site's live streaming feature. 53 countries will benefit from the partnership between the two.
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UK Viewers Get Multi Platform Glastonbury, Wimbledon Coverage

Summer 2013 is going to be a huge year for digital broadcasting in the UK with the BBC set to offer around 250 hours of live Glastonbury content as well as 10 live streams from Wimbledon. Coverage of both events will be available online and via connected TVs and games consoles.
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5 Effective Video Styles for Video Marketing [Creator's Tip #93]

Now that we've covered the different types of video marketing, it's time to cover the different video styles you can use for that marketing. What are the pros and cons of each of these styles? It's good to know what you're getting into before you start.
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YouTube Live Stream Opens for Even More Creators

You got an account in good standing? 1,000 subscribers? You're set up with SMS verification? You too can start Live Streaming YouTube in a few weeks. Right now, many creators should be able to see an "Enable" button that gets them closer to live nirvana (the state of being, obviously not the band).
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ABC Makes Live TV Possible on Any iOS Device

ABC is making their live broadcasts available through their "Watch ABC" app, which is being regarded as a move to combat embattled live-streaming service Aereo. ABC becomes the first major network to make an app available to broadcast all their shows live.
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Google+ Hangouts-On-Air Now Feature Live Rewind, Instant Publishing

Google+ Hangouts-On-Air have added some nifty features: live rewind for those who can't stay at their screens during certain moments of the live stream, instant publishing for those who want to watch the hangout immediately after it has aired, and better mobile video quality.
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Congress Gets YouTube Live Stream

The highly-coveted YouTube Live Stream is being made available to Congress. How will politicians use this new tool to their advantage? Will they use it at all? Who will want to watch politicians talk about anything for an extended period of time? We shall soon see.
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YouTube to Have Star-Studded 'Comedy Week' in May

YouTube is going to have a good ol' fashioned Comedy Week starting May 19. There will be all kinds of celebrities, Hollywood and YouTube alike, doing live performances, stand-up, pranks, collaborations, musical performances, and more.
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YouTube App For iOS Gets Live Streaming, One Channel Layout

YouTube has finally updated their iOS app to include live streaming and a host of other features such as easier access to new uploads from those channels you subscribe to. You can also now queue up videos to play via your connected TV from the comfort of your own sofa.
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Coachella 2013 Continues YouTube Live Streaming Train

Coachella 2013 will be hitting YouTube again, and continues a tradition I hope never ends: live events being able to be found from the comfort of your own home. This year's festival takes place starting Friday, April 12-Sunday April 14 and streaming live from Indio, CA.
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YouTube's Prank A Tremendous Execution in Marketing

YouTube may have pulled off a masterstroke when it came to their April Fools Day shenanigans, declaring "The End of YouTube." Behind that April Fools joke was a very successful marketing plan, and it appears to have worked like gangbusters.
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The YouTube Live Stream Tease: Game Developers Conference Causes Rumors

There are some whispers about the availability of YouTube Live Stream for everyone. No, no...we must settle down. Only people who already have it can use it, and it's merely improvements to the service as-is. Still, we'll discuss why this rumor took shape.