We’ve been offering live streaming on YouTube since 2011, before it was cool. Millions of people around the world tuned in to watch the Royal Wedding in 2011. One-sixth of the Internet watched Felix Baumgartner leap from space live on YouTube in 2012.
Today, we are announcing a new chapter in bringing the power of live video to creators everywhere. Soon, we’ll be putting the power of YouTube live streaming in the palm of your hands.
One has to wonder why YouTube didn't go "live" for all creators sooner? With Meerkat dead, Facebook moving full-steam ahead with live video and now Periscope built into Twitter...stage is set for a live broadcast video showdown.