How the BBC, Sky Sports and other UK media are using Facebook Live video

Facebook Live video has caught fire in the U.S., but in the U.K., the trend has less traction. But this is sure to grow. U.K. publishers are experimenting with Facebook Live video across politics, live-event streaming and, most popularly, in sports. The BBC’s "Match of the Day" was first using the feature, gaining 1.30 million views for its first video. Sky Sports puts its presenters front and center for its short videos. And BuzzFeed is trailing a mix of politics and more entertainment-led footage. The post How the BBC, Sky Sports and other UK media are using Facebook Live video appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2016-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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News UK is doing 25 Facebook Live videos a week

News UK is ramping up its Facebook Live output from a couple a week to five a day. For the last six weeks, live videos have been largely done by its tabloid title, The Sun, where it blends stunt-style videos, like grown men plunging into ice baths, with highly visual footage, like filling up... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Call of Duty maker Activision to use Facebook live video to push e-sports

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[ The Guardian | 2016-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Viral publisher First Media joins Snapchat with repurposed Facebook video

First Media decided to join Snapchat after the platform no longer required publishers to share only exclusive content. The post Viral publisher First Media joins Snapchat with repurposed Facebook video appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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As Facebook Live video dreams fade, publishers look again to Twitter

Twitter's approach to promoting and monetizing live video is winning fans among publishers. The post As Facebook Live video dreams fade, publishers look again to Twitter appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Live API Updates Shoot for Professional-Quality Videos

Facebook introduced two updates to its Facebook Live API (application-programming interface) aimed at enabling publishers and developers to create professional-quality live video. The two updates being introduced Wednesday are automated encoder configuration and frame-accurate start times.... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Facebook Live Videos Are About to Become a Lot More Accessible to Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Users

Facebook announced Tuesday that publishers of Facebook Live videos can now add closed captions in order to make those videos more accessible to users who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Product manager Supratik Lahiri and director of accessibility Jeffrey Wieland said in a Newsroom post that daily... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Elle Is Partnering With Jeweler David Yurman for Its First Branded Facebook Live Video

One year after opening up livestreaming to the masses, publishers are stepping up their efforts to make money from their Facebook clips. Today, Hearst-owned Elle is running its first branded Facebook Live video for jewelry brand David Yurman. At 2 p.m. Eastern time, the publisher will stream a... Continue reading at AdWeek

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UK publishers see Facebook Live viewership stagnate

In the U.K., the number of Facebook Live videos publishers are creating has plateaued, according to SocialBakers data, and reach is also falling. The post UK publishers see Facebook Live viewership stagnate appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Expanding Ad Breaks for Live and Uploaded Video

Publishers and creators might soon be able to make more money off their Facebook video content. Facebook is introducing or expanding three types of video ads for both the social network and publishers' websites: in-stream video ads for publisher websites, expanding ad breaks for Facebook Live... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-02-23 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

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What marketers can learn from Facebook Live’s top brand videos

Brands had barely adjusted to the idea that they increasingly need to be publishers in this day and age. Now they're being expected to become broadcasters on platforms like Facebook Live, too. Live video is demanding and requires meticulous preparation and the ability to adapt if things go wrong... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers brace for what happens if Facebook stops paying for live videos

Facebook has been paying media partners to produce a certain amount of live video content per month. Most of these deals run for 12 months. Partners are aware that Facebook, having already collected a lot of data around live video consumption, might stop funding content. This could spell trouble... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Pays Publishers Over $50 Million to Start Using Live Video

Company signs over $50 million in deals with 140 companies and celebrities for Facebook Live content. The post Facebook Pays Publishers Over $50 Million to Start Using Live Video appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2016-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tumblr Is Getting Into Live Video, But It's Completely Different Than Facebook or Periscope

Yahoo-owned Tumblr wants in on livestreaming, and it's taking a different route than Facebook or Twitter's Periscope app. Today the site is launching a live video feature that will let content creators and brands push their clips to Tumblr. But unlike live video on Facebook, Twitter and... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2016-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Between scrappy and slick’: How The Economist is using Facebook live video

The Economist has been experimenting with Facebook Live since January and, along the way, is trying to figure out how to translate its polished journalistic brand to the raw format. The publisher is still looking for that balance between "scrappy and slick," said deputy community editor Adam... Continue reading at Digiday

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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

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Should Media Companies Fear Facebook Live and Instant Articles or Embrace Them?

Of the many talking points Tuesday at Facebook's F8 conference, two stood out because of their potential ramifications: the full rollout of Instant Articles and Facebook Live opening up to developers. We did a quick poll of tech players to gain insight into whether media companies should fear... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2016-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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