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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.