Not content with limiting its dominance in streaming uploaded videos, YouTube is now ready to take on competitors like Justin.TV and Ustream. The new YouTube Live service is being rolled out to select YouTube partners and will enable real-time broadcasting. In its official announcement
, Google states that "The goal is to provide thousands of partners with the capability to live stream from their channels in the months ahead."
You can check out live broadcasts at http://www.youtube.com/live
, where you'll also find a schedule of upcoming episodes from beta partners like Revision3
. You're also able to subscribe to YouTube Live broadcasts -- which will ensure you're notified when a new episode is coming up.