The internet video giant Youtube has conducted a series of tests with some of its publishers about a pay-per-view streaming service and now, released on YouTube Live's first birthday, the opportunity is here.
The news was announced in a blog post by Varun Talwar, YouTube's partner product manager. "You can now monetize your live events with advertising or paid options", Talwar explained. "A live event can be claimed in the new video manager like any other video and monetized with instream ads or paid options where you can set the price by country."
However, some users who have requested the YouTube Live service, still haven't been given access. "If you're one of the many people who've asked for YouTube Live but don't have access yet, we want to thank you very much for your patience", said Talwar. "We've developed these features with the expectation that many more of you will eventually use YouTube Live, and like we said last year, this process takes time to roll out broadly."
The blog also announced that Wirecast is being made available through YouTube Live for YouTube partners. This service enables users to stream directly from their desktop to YouTube.
Source: YouTube Creators Blog (opens in new tab)