This new platform integrates live streaming directly into YouTube channels; all broadcasters need is a webcam or external USB/FireWire camera, when it is made available. Included in the test is a “Live Comments” module which lets you engage with the broadcaster and the broader YouTube community.
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With the new service YouTube adds to the competition of websites such as, ustream.tv, livestream.com and justin.tv. YouTube's IPL live streaming had exceeded the website's expectations. The official IPL channel on YouTube racked up nearly 55 million views, against YouTube expectations of around 10 million streams.