YouTube has been dabbling with its own live streams for almost two years now. It’s live streamed presidential speeches, healthcare debates, cricket matches, and a U2 concert. But so far it’s stayed away from opening up live streaming to the general YouTube populace. The copyright liability would be insane.
TechCrunch has discovered a screenshot in Google's help documentation with a tab called "Live Streaming" which could signal that the company is preparing to move into the world of live streaming.