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Part of speech: noun

Origin: English, 1995


A live transmission of an event over the internet.

Examples of Livestream in a sentence

"Jake settled in to watch the livestream for the class lecture."

"During the pandemic, many houses of worship decided to offer livestreams of their services."

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About Livestream

Internet company RealNetworks developed RealPlayer, the first media player capable of livestreaming content, in 1995.

Did you Know?

On June 24, 1993, a band called Severe Tire Damage performed their typical gig with one difference: some of the band members’ colleagues from Xerox PARC in California decided to try some new technology. They were able to broadcast the session over Mbone, a niche network that could be watched just about anywhere in the world. This was the first livestream; however, not many people knew of Mbone at the time so there weren’t many viewers.

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