Dailymotion Now Streaming Live News from Al Jazeera, BBC, and Bloomberg
[Editor's Note: This article and video first appeared on Beet.TV, and we republish it here with kind permission.]
Paris-based Dailymotion, the world's second biggest online video site, has integrated with London-based live news portal Livestation to provide a number of live streaming television news networks including Al Jezeera, Bloomberg, the BBC, France 24 and sources from other nations as well as from organizations including the United Nations and NASA.
Livestation went live on Dailymotion on Friday (January 28.)
Over the past 28 days, the site streamed about 17 million video views through the Web and via its desktop application. We would expect that the integration with Dailymotion will greatly expand these numbers.
Last March in London, we spoke with Livestation CEO Matteo Burlucchi about the company and business model. He explains who his company shares revenue with news organizations streaming from the site.
Many of the broadcasters restrict online streaming to certain countries. So, for example, although BBC World News is available via Livestream's Dailymotion page, it will not be viewable in the United States.
Last week, France Telecom announced it would acquire 49 percent of Dailymotion.
We recently reported on the efforts of Bloomberg News around live streaming. The topic of livestreaming of linear news programming will be a topic discussed at the Beet.TV Online Video News Summit taking place at the Washington Post on Tuesday.
Update: A few minutes ago the integration was confirmed by Dailymotion's vice president for international Luc Dumont on Twitter. Here is our interview with Dumont taped in Paris this past September.
Qualified "Motionmakers" can now use Dailymotion as a free live streaming platform.