Wired: How to Watch the 2021 Summer Olympics . “Read on for the specific timing of some of the biggest events. NBC hasn’t yet indicated when it will replay most of the events, so these are all live times. Also, the times are likely to change as the actual games play out. You can find the full schedule of events on the official Olympics website. For all the events in Eastern time, use NBC’s official schedule.”
The Verge: How to find and create live videos on TikTok. “But before we go into making a live broadcast, here’s a quick tip on how to find one. Note that, at present, you can only see live feeds from people you are following, so if you are really into live broadcasts, the best thing to do is follow a bunch of people.”
HuffPost: Female Twitch Streamers Spend Their Lives Online. Predators Are Watching.. “There’s no social media platform where women are safe from sexual harassment. Mobs of misogynist trolls have chased countless women and girls off of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and lesser known sites. But when it comes to streaming on Twitch, women are exceptionally vulnerable to this kind of abuse, which has become normalized as an intrinsic part of their experience both on- and off-platform, regardless of the nature of their content.”
Mashable: How to go live on Instagram . “Going live on Instagram is a great way to share a special moment, to allow others to experience an event remotely, to spread good news, or to simply get things off your chest. When you broadcast live on the social platform, anyone who follows you can tune in to watch your video, and after you’ve finished the recording, you can choose to publish the clip to Instagram’s IGTV platform.”
TechCrunch: Twilio’s new tools will let anyone add live video and audio to their apps. “Twilio, a company best known for its tools that help developers build text message/phone-call-powered apps, is branching out into a new category: livestreaming. This morning the company announced Twilio Live, a platform meant to help developers more easily integrate live video/audio features into their apps.”
NASA: NASA TV to Air Launch of Space Station Module, Departure of Another. “NASA will provide live coverage of a new Russian science module’s launch and automated docking to the International Space Station, and the undocking of another module that has been part of the orbital outpost for the past 20 years. Live coverage of all events will be available on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.” The first event is July 21.
Engadget: Batters in the Home Run Derby will livestream using 5G helmet cameras. “If you’ve ever wanted to see a pro baseball player’s at-bat through their eyes, you’re about to get your chance. T-Mobile is marketing its 5G network by equipping players at the 2021 Home Run Derby with 5G point-of-view cameras on their helmets, including the catchers’ masks. Watch the live competition through a special T-Mobile website and you can witness both batting practice and the derby itself as if you were on the field, with 5G (hopefully) keeping everything in sync.”
The Verge: Riot made some chill beats for creators to stream to. “League of Legends developer Riot is making something new — and very chill. The company just released an album called Sessions: Vi, which is packed with 37 lo-fi tracks from producers like Chromonicci, Junior State, Laxcity, and Tennyson. The idea, the company says, is to offer ‘stream-safe’ music that creators on platforms like YouTube and Twitch can use, without having to worry about copyright strikes.”
Gramophone: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra offers its entire lockdown video archive for free streaming
Gramophone: The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra offers its entire lockdown video archive for free streaming. “Amsterdam’s Concertgebouworkest (the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) has announced that for the month of July it be making available for free streaming its entire video catalogue filmed between June 2020 and June 2021. The works can all be accessed individually on the orchestra’s website (registration required).”
Getty: 24-Hour Performance T.V. to See the Sky, Inspired by Yoko Ono’s Sky T.V.. “In collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the Feminist Center for Creative Work will join more than 50 arts institutions around the world to present a live 24-hour video streaming of the sky via Zoom to audiences at home in celebration of the Solstice and Strawberry Moon Eclipse.” The livestream will be available free on YouTube and starts early June 21.
Mashable: Twitch warns creators about a wave of DMCA takedown requests . “Big changes are coming to Twitch. And the Amazon-owned livestreaming platform doesn’t have a choice. According to Twitch, the company recently received a massive batch of DMCA takedown requests ‘with about 1,000 individual claims from music publishers.’”