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The Live Blog: September 20, 2016

Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.

We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos: (more…)

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The Live Blog: September 14, 2016

Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.

We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos: (more…)

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The Live Blog: September 8, 2016

Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.

We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos: (more…)

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Announcing New Features for Crossposting Video

Crosspost Videos to Reach Audiences on Pages with Different Owners, and See Total Performance Insights

By Anaid Gomez-Ortigoza, Product Manager

Many publishers on Facebook use video to engage with their audiences, and it’s important to help those publishers get their videos seen by the most relevant audiences. This is why we announced the ability for publishers to crosspost videos to Pages under the same Business Manager. This made it possible to use the same video in a new post to experiment with and personalize elements such as title, post text and captions, as well as to see videos metrics across all Posts with the same video.

We’re thrilled that 169k Pages are now using crossposting and publishers are seeing success with those first features.* A good example is NBC, which posted this clip on the America’s Got Talent Page as well as on five of their other Pages, garnering over 126M total views across the six posts.* (more…)

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The Live Blog: August 31, 2016

Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.

We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos: (more…)

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14 Million People Watched The Trump Tower Climber on Facebook Live

By Beth Loyd, News Partnerships and Peter Roybal, Product Manager

On August 10th, more than 80 news organizations used Facebook Live to cover the breaking news that a climber was scaling the side of New York City’s 58-story Trump Tower.

In addition to the volume of Facebook Live videos themselves, the number of viewers watching the story unfold in real-time was also high. 14 million unique people around the world watched the climb live on Facebook, and 2.5 million unique viewers in the U.S. watched at least one minute of the 80+ live broadcasts. While the majority of the Facebook Live viewers were in the U.S., there were many watching from around the world as well. Other top countries with viewers tuning-in included: United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Australia, and Germany. (more…)

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The Live Blog: August 23, 2016

Since rolling out Facebook Live to people and publishers around the world, we’ve seen incredible adoption and engagement with the new format.

We’ve been inspired by the creativity we’ve seen so far, and with this weekly series, we’ll highlight some interesting Facebook Live videos from the past week.

Here are 10 standout live videos: (more…)

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Rio 2016 on Facebook: A Look Back on the Top Moments

Over the past two weeks, people came to Facebook to show support for their favorite athletes and countries, find the best immersive content and coverage of the Games, and celebrate with family and friends. With last night’s Closing Ceremonies, the world’s biggest sporting event came to a close. To celebrate, here’s a a look back at all of the special moments that made Rio 2016 one of the most social and interactive sporting events yet.

Across the globe, 277 million people had 1.5 billion interactions related to the Olympic Games. (more…)

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How News & Entertainment Publishers Used Facebook Live During Rio 2016

Throughout the Olympic Games, news and entertainment publishers have turned to Facebook Live to share major events and interviews with their audiences. Whether broadcasting in realtime as the Olympic torch makes its way through the Rio streets or showing raw and unedited photos from inside the Olympic swimming pool during final races, these outlets are using Facebook Live to give people immersive experiences from on the ground.

Below are a few examples of Facebook Live videos created by news and entertainment media in Rio: (more…)

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