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Oculus Venues: Watch Live Events in VR (Facebook F8 Keynote)

By Ross Brand

Ross Brand with your Livestream Universe Update and Flash Briefing for Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018.  Facebook revealed plans for live streaming sports, comedy shows and concerts in virtual reality at yesterday’s F8 keynote. Oculus Venues is the name of the app and it will feature content from NextVR, which already has streaming partnerships with professional sports Leagues and Live Nation for concerts. Live social engagement will be a big part of the experience as you can watch events in VR with friends and lots of other people. The app will be available at the end of May on Oculus Go and Gear VR. Wondering why you should go live and why live streaming is important? Chris Strub addresses these questions and more as a guest on The Marketing Buzzword Podcast hosted by Ben Roberts. Listen at MarketingBuzzword.com On the viewing schedule: At 12pm ET, Chris Michaels of Wowza Media Systems is the guest on The Business of Video Podcast with Owen Video and Nick Nimmin. Chris will share live streaming tactics and tools on the Owen Videox Facebook page.  At 2pm ET today, Mitch Jackson and Joey Vitale host LegalHour Live on the Legal Hour Live Facebook page. They will discuss the importance of copyright protection for your blog.  At 3pm ET, it’s Camera Confidence Live with Molly Mahoney. Her guest is Kim Garst, who will talk about the balance between building a business and raising a family. That’s on the BeLive.tv Facebook page. And Facebook will be live streaming Day 2 of the F8 Facebook Development Conference today. You can watch it at f8.com/watch. Show & event links at our website. For http://LivestreamUniverse.com, I’m Ross Brand. Have a great day! Subscribe on iTunes: http://LivestreamUniverse.com/iTunes/ Enable on Alexa: http://LivestreamUniverse.com/Alexa Follow on Spreaker: http://LivestreamUniverse.com/Spreaker Listen on Spotify: http://LivestreamUniverse.com/Spotify

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