New York: Micro-blogging site Twitter is likely to launch its live video API on Tuesday that allows media firms to post live streaming videos directly into the service, as per media reports.
It was first brought out by the Information last week. Twitter will allow media firms to plug directly into Twitter's software to go live by opening its streaming application programming interface (API) to them.
Though media organisations have already been hosting live streams on Twitter, it required partnerships and extensive planning between the two. With the upcoming announcement, Twitter's API will let these organisations go live without using Periscope.
Twitter in partnership with PBS NewsHour on Fenruary 28 live-streamed US President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress.
It also witnesses over 2 million viewers for Thursday Night Football last year live-streamed a boxing match for the first time in partnership with Showtime.
With IANS Inputs