Facebook signs celebrities like Gordon Ramsay to boost live video - YourStory.com

Facebook recently announced it has signed a series of deals to pay celebrities and media companies to produce content for its new live video streaming service. mark_facebook. The test program calls for “a relatively small number of partners that ...

What Is Live Video For? - New York Magazine

We're now roughly a year into the great Live-Video Rush of '16, set off by the (already pivoted) streaming app Meerkat at SXSW 2015. Live Video is the hot accessory for every social network. Tumblr and teen-favorite lip-synching app musical.ly both ...

Facebook Is Paying Celebrities to Use It - Gizmodo

Gordon Ramsay is one of the celebrities that Facebook will pay to make videos for Facebook live. (Image: Getty). Get ready to see Gordon Ramsay in your Facebook news feed, right next to your high-school friend's endless wedding updates. Facebook has ...

Facebook splashes $50 million on Live streaming deals with celebs and media - Digital Trends

Facebook is signing up celebrities and media publishers for its Live video feature with multimillion-dollar deals. It was no secret that the social network was offering financial incentives to its media partners, including BuzzFeed, Vox, and Gawker ...

Tumblr launches live video service - CNET

Tumblr has now officially entered the live video streaming space, alongside fellow social networks Facebook and Twitter, which have Live and Periscope respectively. The launch comes the same day Twitter announced it was expanding its video length from ...

Facebook Is Paying Millions to Get Celebrities Making Live Videos - Vanity Fair

Less than three months ago, Facebook Live experienced its first verifiable viral hit when more than 800,000 people tuned in to watch two BuzzFeed employees burst a watermelon using only rubber bands. But explosive fruit was just the beginning. Now ...