Just days after the debut of its new daily “Facecast: The One Thing” social media newscast, ABC News is launching a new app-based service for viewers.
The new project, GoStream, allows ABC News journalists in the field to live-stream video from anywhere using an app, Mashable reports. ABC will disseminate the raw video straight to viewers, with no delay. Viewers will have the choice of numerous feeds during major events.
In a memo, ABC News President James Goldston wrote: “From the streets of Ferguson to the Pope’s daily Mass, everyone at ABC News now has the ability, using the app LiveU on their mobile devices, to live-stream what’s happening on the ground across our digital, broadcast, and Apple TV platforms at anytime from anywhere.”
The live-stream tool is popular among citizen journalists. The new service also gives ABC a way to compete for mobile and online viewers, Mashable notes.