Twitter Shutting Down Streaming App Periscope

Is Your Newsroom Ready for Live Streaming’s Rise?

Live-streaming services like Facebook Live, Periscope and Instagram Live have turned citizens with smartphones and Wi-Fi into broadcasters. News organizations that can rapidly navigate the vast number of user generated content streams emanating from breaking news events will be able to deploy crews more efficiently and get news to their audiences more quickly.

Periscope Users Can Share Broadcast Moments


Streaming, Interactive Boosting Weathercasts

Enabled by the emergence of user-friendly platforms like Facebook, Periscope and Google Hangouts, stations are expanding their use of live streaming to complement regular on-air weather coverage and build a community around the coverage.

Periscope Usage Tops 200M Broadcasts

Twitter-owned social live streaming service Periscope celebrated its first birthday Monday by revealing a major usage milestone: Periscope has been used for more that 200 million broadcasts since its launch in March 2015. Periscope users also watch around 110 years (or close to 1 million hours) of live streams every single day, according to the company.

Periscope Secretly Building An Apple TV App

Periscope is developing an app for the new iteration of Apple TV that will let viewers watch live streams on their televisions. No specific details of its functionality or launch date are yet available.

KVOA Reporter Says She Was Fired Over Periscope

New Use For Streaming Apps In Newsrooms

Periscope and Meerkat have introduced a new format, allowing viewers to interact with broadcasters during the stream.

Periscope Piles Up 380 Years Of Broadcasts

Speaking Thursday at Re/code’s Code Conference, Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour said that people using the live-streaming app have created 380 years’ worth of broadcasts in the eight weeks since Periscope launched. A big question: As live-streaming apps gain mainstream popularity, will binge watchers still have time for traditional TV?

Will Live-Streaming Apps Kill The Cable Star?

Cable programmers have one more thing to worry about: the rise of a new crop of live-broadcasting stars on apps like Periscope and Meerkat.

Apps Threaten TV’s Hold On Live Sports

Fans have long shunned piracy of live sporting events in favor of gathering around the TV, but now live-streaming apps such as Periscope and Meerkat threaten TV’s golden egg. That stunning recognition arrived this past weekend when droves of boxing fans skipped the $100 pay-per-view fee and watched the much-anticipated match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao free Saturday evening.

Live Video Apps Face Copyright Minefield

The new, personal, live-streaming video apps — Periscope by Twitter and Meerkat by Life on Air Inc. — will likely get dragged by their inventive and fanatical users into a copyright and piracy minefield in Washington and the courts.

Apps Turn TV Stars Into Phone Friends

It seems like only yesterday (and pretty much was) that Periscope and Meerkat burst on the scene, live video-streaming apps that work on iPhones. Suddenly, everyone, from Jimmy Fallon and Tyra Banks to, well, someone like you can stream live video. And Periscope users can upload their video streams for on-demand playback over the next 24 hours. No longer will your public, such as it is, be deprived of watching you in real time doing whatever you do as conveyed by your phone.

‘Game of Thrones’ Hit By Piracy From Twitter-Owned App Users

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has the dubious honor of being popular with both pirates and viewers. After its fifth season began Sunday, users of a Twitter-owned live-streaming app shared the fantasy drama. HBO said Tuesday it sent “take down” notices to Periscope, the app that allows video streaming from users’ phones […]

Periscope, Meerkat And The Journalism Of Now

Five Live Streaming Apps For Journalists

Don’t want to use Meerkat simply because the buzz and the name offend? Here are four alternatives, from Twitter’s new Periscope to, Livestream and Ustream, running through the major attributes, pros and cons of each. A great primer for newsrooms on the live streaming options.