The Bogota Post: Facebook scores football: Social media giant to offer free online streaming of next year’s Copa Libertadores. “Facebook has inked a new four-year deal to stream Latin America’s coveted Copa Libertadores. The deal, which gives them the rights to live broadcasts of the football matches between Latin America’s best clubs, will begin next year and extend towards the season of 2022.”
BBC: Yang Kaili: China live-streamer detained for ‘insulting’ national anthem. “A Chinese live-streaming celebrity has been detained for five days for ‘insulting’ the country’s national anthem. Yang Kaili, a 20-year-old with tens of millions of followers, had appeared on camera singing the anthem while flailing her arms around.”
TV Technology: Local News Sources Losing Ground To Live Streaming From Social Media. “A growing number of U.S. broadband households is spending more time watching user generated live content on social media, according to a new industry report from Parks Associates. The growth in this sector parallels a declining number of viewers getting their news from local new sources.” I’m pretty sure that’s local news services, not local new services. Only pointing it out because it does change the meaning of the paragraph a bit.
Digital Trends: How to watch the October 9 ‘Made by Google’ event. “The event starts at 11 a.m. ET on October 9 — that’s 8 a.m. PT if you’re on the West Coast, or 3 p.m. GMT for our U.K.-based readers. Of course, you might be wondering how you can watch the Google event for yourself — thankfully, there are plenty of ways to do so. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to.”
Ubergizmo: SpaceX’s Moon Mission Will Be Live Streamed In VR. “SpaceX recently confirmed more details about its Moon mission that’s planned for 2023. It also revealed the identity of the company’s first paying passenger for the trip around the moon who will be accompanied by eight artists on the trip as well. If you’re not one of those people, don’t worry, you will be able to experience the entire mission in virtual reality.”
Social Media Examiner: How to Get More Engagement With Facebook Live. “Want more people to watch, share, and comment on your live videos? Looking for tips on improving the quality of viewer engagement? To explore how to get more engagement with Facebook Live video, I interview Stephanie Liu.”
Search Engine Journal: Twitter Bumps Live Streams to the Top of the Timeline. “Twitter announced it will display live streams more prominently, bumping them to the top of users’ timelines. This change only applies to followed accounts, so users won’t suddenly start seeing live streams from accounts they don’t follow.”