Originally posted on Variety:

Now anyone can be a live broadcaster on YouTube: The No. 1 Internet video site said it is letting users across the globe live-stream video.

Over the next few weeks, all YouTube channels that with verified accounts — and are in “good standing” — will be able to live-stream video on the service, the Google-owned service announced in a blog post.

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Previously YouTube had limited live-streaming access to accounts with 1,000 or more subscribers, then expanded it this summer to those with 100-plus subs. The site has worked over the past year with select partners in categories including music, gaming, sports and news to use the live-streaming feature. Users can check if they have access the feature on the YouTube account page, or will see “Live Events” appearing in the…

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