YouTube live streaming is opening up to all channels with verified accounts in good standing. Live streaming was introduced over the summer but initially required 5000 subscribers. In a related move further knitting together YouTube and Google+, you can now launch a Google+ Hangout from YouTube's Live Events manager. For smaller channels, this rollout will open up additional means of connecting more directly with fans.
YouTube is rolling out live streaming over the next few weeks. You can check your YouTube account feature page or look for Live Events to be added to your Video Manager.
The YouTube Live Events manager will also now allow you to launch a Google+ Hangout On Air centralizing your live event management.
For more on what you can do with YouTube live streaming, check out this post by Emil Protalinski.
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