BuzzFeed's Facebook Live Interview With President Obama Suffers a Bad Streaming Failure

BuzzFeed landed the biggest "get" for a Facebook Live interview in the young channel's history by nabbing a sit-down with President Barack Obama. Yet less than two minutes into the broadcast, the online publisher's video feed stalled and some 35,000 Facebook viewers were left with nothing to watch but BuzzFeed legal editor Chris Geidner sitting alone in the White House, introducing the event. It was awkward, and BuzzFeed actually directed people—on its Facebook post—to YouTube to watch the stream after a while. Indeed, the incident allowed YouTube to flex its live-video muscle—it's been doing these things for years, after all, and Facebook is brand new to the game. Meanwhile, the Geidner-Obama interview—which was designed to focus on Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland—went well, technically speaking, on YouTube. Fifteen-thousand watched in real time throughout the online appearance by Obama. No glitches. (Scroll to watch the video below.) It's a little egg on the face for Facebook, which launched Facebook Live in early April and immediately captured the imaginations of video marketers everywhere. In fact, on April 8, BuzzFeed had a huge success, getting 800,000 people at once to watch two staffers via Facebook Live explode a watermelon by wrapping rubber bands around it. Today's production wasn't as tight, to say the least. That said, Facebook's scale—with 1.6 billion monthly users—will keep media companies and marketers glued to the social network... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2016-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Murder suspect arrested after streaming police chase on Facebook Live

A Moreno Valley man wanted by police in connection with a double homicide in Nevada and a shooting in Southern California was arrested Wednesday after a chase and shootout with deputies that he livestreamed on Facebook. San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of a shooting... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-10-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Suspected gang rape of Chicago teen streamed on Facebook Live; no one calls police

A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video reported the attack to police, authorities said Tuesday. Police only learned of the attack when the girl's mother approached... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook stops paying publishers to stream live video

For a while, Facebook was obsessed with live video -- it even paid publishers to make sure there was a steady flow of professionally-shot streams on offer. However, Zuckerberg and company appear to be tempering their enthusiasm a little bit. Recode s... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2017-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti talks Facebook Live and Ivanka Trump

Whether it’s through building a food-porn empire or extending its breaking-news content internationally, BuzzFeed has ambitious global expansion plans. This week, founder Jonah Peretti was promoting the company in Japan, which he claims is BuzzFeed’s fastest growing international market. Digiday... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers on Facebook Live: The good, the bad and the bitchy

Brands may still be treading lightly, but publishers have been going all-in on Facebook Live. So much so that it’s becoming impossible to scroll through your Facebook feed without coming across a live video stream involving some wacky science experiment or a celebrity Q&A. But not all videos... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook levels up its live streaming service with new video tab and developer tools

Facebook is doubling down on its investment in video with a new tool that will help hardware makers build devices to stream live to the social networking service. The new Facebook Live API will let publishers and hardware makers build tools that connect with the social network's live video... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2016-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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March Madness teams are streaming live on Facebook

A quarter of the teams competing in this year’s March Madness men’s college basketball tournament have published a live video on Facebook. For many teams, the appeal of Facebook live video is that it’s easy to setup, often requiring only one shooter, and the reach that Facebook can offer as a... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Super Tuesday 2’ was a big night for publishers streaming live on Facebook

“Super Tuesday 2” was a big night for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton -- and also for news outlets live streaming on Facebook. ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, Univision, The Huffington Post and Vox.com were among the many publishers that published a live stream on the platform on Tuesday in an... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MLB teams embrace Facebook live streaming during spring training

It’s not just news publishers and entertainment gossip sites, MLB teams are also in on the Facebook live streaming craze. The appeal for teams like the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers is that Facebook live requires little manpower -- one or two people are enough for a typical broadcast.... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The NHL is bringing its Facebook Live show ‘Stanley Cup Live’ to Twitter

The NHL's move to simulcast on Facebook and Twitter indicates a parity between the platforms but also shows how their livestreaming services differ. The post The NHL is bringing its Facebook Live show ‘Stanley Cup Live’ to Twitter appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Bleacher Report to broadcast live sports using Facebook Live

Bleacher Report is wading into live sports by broadcasting three top high-school football games on Facebook Live this fall. It’s a big production for the Turner-owned publisher, which will have 20 to 25 crew members involved in the production. While not the first publisher to stream a full game... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Testing Mid-Roll Video Ads in Facebook Live

Facebook has started running tests of mid-roll video ads inside live video broadcasts from top publishing partners, the company confirmed Monday.These are Facebook's first ads that get served directly inside videos on the social network. "We're running a small test where a group of publishers... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2016-08-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Misery Index: Quantifying exactly how bad Facebook makes you feel

2013 hasn't been especially kind to Facebook. The Facebook Home app launcher, announced in April, was poorly received by consumers. Then, in June, the social media service fell under the scrutiny of privacy advocates as information surfaced about Silicon Valley's relationship with the NSA. But... Continue reading at PC World

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The FBI’s unusual Facebook ads, and bad news on TV ratings: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our daily newsletter. You can also get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. The FBI’s... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-03 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Katie Espiner to be interviewed at FutureBook Live 2019

Orion m.d. Katie Espiner is the latest keynote speaker to be announced for FutureBook Live 2019; she will reflect on her four years at the Hachette-owned publishing business, as well as what it means to be one of the highest profile female leaders in the book sector. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-29 20:24:57 UTC ]
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You can live-stream a stage adaptation of the Mueller Report tonight

The live performance is executive-produced by Susan Disney Lord, Abigail Disney, and Timothy Disney. Political theater will take on a whole new meaning tonight with help from Abigail Disney, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, and a handful of high-caliber celebrities.Read Full... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-06-24 10:51:52 UTC ]
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Ecuadorian President blocks extradition of alleged Facebook fraudster

A New York man who fled to Ecuador after allegedly trying to defraud Mark Zuckerberg will not be extradited to the US, Reuters reports. Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-06-10 12:05:00 UTC ]
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Facebook COO says it's 'exploring' restrictions on who can go live

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg took to the Instagram blog this evening saying "We have heard feedback that we must do more – and we agree" (the post was also published as an op-ed in the New Zealand Herald). Despite the lack of credibility big te... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why BuzzFeed News premiered a show on Apple News before Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

Apple paid BuzzFeed to release a show first on Apple News, and the publisher was also able to make money through an ad-revenue split. The post Why BuzzFeed News premiered a show on Apple News before Facebook, YouTube, Twitter appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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