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streamdailyFiretalk Emerges from Beta Stage

StreamDaily – Bree Rody-Mantha

Nine months after unveiling its beta launch at last year’s Vidcon fan event in Anaheim, live-streamer Firetalk has launched a new set of features designed to allow the company and its creators to make money from live broadcasts.

Firetalk, a New York-based live-broadcasting service available on desktop and iOS devices, is adding both a subscription option (dubbed the “members only” plan) and a transactional option (“pay-per-stream”) to its offerings. Show more…

thewrap-logo‘The Young Turks’ Celebrates Decade as Digital Politics Powerhouse

TheWrap – Jordan Chariton

“The Young Turks” started livestreaming online in 2005 to just 25 viewers. 2.2 billion views later, the popular progressive political news show will celebrate a decade online on Friday.

The program, known for its aggressive and downright defiant tone toward politicians and media on both sides of the aisle, will livestream for 10 hours straight on Friday via YouTube, Facebook, Firetalk, Periscope, Meerkat and other platforms. Show more…

videoinklogoLive Streamer Firetalk Gets More Interactive with New Guest Feature

VideoInk – Todd Longwell

Live streaming start-up Firetalk announced on Wednesday that it has added a new feature, dubbed Guest, that allows any broadcast on the platform to instantly invite audience members to join them on-air during a live episode.

It also announced partnerships with 15 channels, including those of TMZ, TheWrap, and 17-year-old singer/songwriter Maggie Lindemann (1.2 million followers on Instagram), that will see them using this new feature to interact with their guests. Show more…

23-130P91556450-LLive Video Streaming Service Firetalk Partners With TMZ, Annsounces Guest Feature

TechCrunch – Cat Zakrzewski

Firetalk, a live streaming video platform, on Wednesday announced it would partner with entertainment news site TMZ as well as online performers. The service also announced the launch of a new feature, Guest, which allows audience members to join a broadcaster live in video.

In addition to TMZ, Instagram’s singer and songwriter Maggie Lindemann, the Hollywood news site The Wrap and several other entertainers that have built large social media followings.Show more…

abc_2013_logo_detail.jpgAlessia Cara to Live Stream New York Recording Session

ABC News Radio – Meredith Truax

Want to watch Alessia Cara sing live? You don’t need a ticket. All you need is the video streaming app, Firetalk.

The singer will be performing songs from her debut EP, Four Pink Walls, at the Gibson Guitar Studio in New York Thursday, and the whole session will stream live for Firetalk users.

The event will broadcast beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET and ending at 3:30 p.m. ET. Show more…

variety-logoLive Streaming Platform Firetalk Teams Up With The Young Turks

Variety – Janko Roettgers

Firetalk, which aims to be a kind of Periscope for YouTubers and other creatives, has teamed up with the Young Turks to provide some interactivity for the live stream of the long-standing progressive political program.

The Young Turks was founded as a radio talk show in 2002, but has since become an online powerhouse, with daily live streams across a YouTube network of 25 channels. Firetalk will be simulcasting the Young Turk’s talk show featuring founder Cenk Uygur twice a week… Show more…

videoinklogoThe Young Turks Get Interactive with Firetalk Live Streaming

VideoInk – Todd Longwell

Digital news organization The Young Turks (TYT) is partnering with live streaming start-up Firetalk to launch a real-time interactive broadcast of their self-titled flagship political discussion show hosted by TYT founder and CEO Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian.

The Firetalk-enhanced broadcasts of “The Young Turks” will stream Tues. and Fri. from 3 to 5 p.m. PT, starting today. The hosts and producers of the show will be able to take viewer questions and respond to comments live on the air… Show more…

tubefilterThe Young Turks To Live Stream Flagship News Show With Firetalk

TubeFilter – Sam Gutelle

Since launching a live-streaming service earlier this year, Firetalk has looked to make its mark by partnering with prominent online video channels. The latest content creators to team up with Firetalk’s “always-on” product are the progressive newspeople from The Young Turks, who will use Firetalk to engage with viewers during the live broadcast of their flagship news show.

Users who tune into Firetalk’s website or mobile app between 6-8 PM on Tuesdays and Fridays will be able to access a variety of enticing features. See more…

videoinklogoDoes Live Streaming Video Make Sense for Brands?

VideoInk – Todd Lombardo

The more things change, the more things stay the same.

This thought occurred to me as I watched Smosh live stream from the floor at VidCon a couple weeks back.

As a marketer, visiting 2015 in a time-traveling DeLorean would have rendered me speechless. Who could have imagined all the tools at our disposal to engage with audiences: branded series, six-second Vines, five-second skip, mobile video, OTT… Show more…

new_york_daily_news_logo1Crowd Drowned Out Beatles at Shea 

NY Daily News – Jim Farber

THE BEATLES made history at Shea, but the music they made that night needed plenty of help to be heard.

The sound was so poor and the screaming so loud that the producers of a documentary on the show had to sweeten the mix with studio overdubs or borrowed audio from other shows on the 1965 U.S. tour.

The evening’s opening acts were New York saxist King Curtis and Motown singer Brenda Holloway… Show more…

tubefilterWhat’s Trending, Firetalk Partner For New Live Streamed Podcast

TubeFilter – Bree Brouwer

What’s Trending has launched a new podcast, and brought on a live streaming partner to add in a visual element. The news network founded by Shira Lazar has teamed with interactive video broadcasting company Firetalk to launch the live streamed What’s Trending Podcast.

The new podcast from What’s Trending allows live stream audiences to chat during the podcast and interact with other fans via the Firetalk streaming platform. Show more…

videoinklogoFiretalk Gets Shira Lazar’s What’s Trending Podcast

VideoInk – Evan DiSimone

Firetalk, a new live streaming social video platform, announced today that it will be the official partner of Shira Lazar’s What’s Trending Podcast.

Upcoming episodes of the What’s Trending Podcast will stream live on Firetalk before being posted to podcasting audio platforms for distribution and download. Show more…

logo_bc_fffNext TV Firetalk at VidCon: YouTube Star Lilly Singh ‘Shocked About How the Internet Works’

Broadcasting & Cable – Melissa Grego

Amid a crowd of fans at VidCon Saturday and following a recently wrapped 30-show, two-month live world stage tour, online star Lilly Singh aka YouTube’s Superwoman said while she would love to get into TV and film, she won’t do it at the expense of YouTube.

“I still want to keep making videos,” Singh told B&C during a Next TV-themed segment on the Firetalk Live stage at VidCon. “I still want to maintain this community because this is the community that got me all my opportunities. Show more…

Vilogo_bc_fffdCon: 5 Things to Know

Broadcasting & Cable – Jessika Walsten

Thousands of screaming teenagers will head to the OC Thursday through Saturday for the 6th annual VidCon, a convention dedicated to the world of online video.

Small screen stars will get to meet with enthusiastic fans, while the masterminds behind YouTube and MCNs will talk the latest industry trends. The digital arms of some broadcasters will also make the trek to Anaheim, Calif. to tout their latest offerings. Show more…

videoinklogoSXSW: Firetalk, Yet Another Live-Video Service, Launches in Beta

VideoInk – Jessica Klein

A new live-streaming service called Firetalk has launched in public beta at SXSW.

The platform is open to new and established creators, counting among its launch partners WWE YouTube gamer “TeemingTubbyEmu“, Hannah Cranston and John Iadorala from The Young Turks Network’s ThinkTank, and former Fox News Radio/current 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten. These creators will use the platform to broadcast live streams as well as record content for audiences to watch later. Show more…