Vimeo announced today its plan to acquire Livestream, a live video streaming platform that powers over 10 million events a year and many local broadcasters. Following the completion of the acquisition, Livestream’s offerings will be integrated into Vimeo allowing a seamless workflow. Vimeo is also rolling out Vimeo Live, an enterprise streaming service, it’s first in the live market.
With the addition, the online news channel now reaches 46 of the top 50 local television markets and is deployed at more than 200 stations.
Don’t want to use Meerkat simply because the buzz and the name offend? Here are four alternatives, from Twitter’s new Periscope to Stre.am, Livestream and Ustream, running through the major attributes, pros and cons of each. A great primer for newsrooms on the live streaming options.