The company has been working with a select group of four partners to bring the product to the market. In the past, YouTube is known to have done a number of live video streaming, including a U2 concert last October, a live question and answer session in February with US president Barack Obama and the E3 video game expo, held in June this year. However, YouTube had to rely on third party platforms to stream live events at various intervals.
A number of new programs were placed in test mode, on Monday 13 and will continue on Tuesday 14, September. One of the partners, Howcast , has organized a live tutorial on filmmaking, a magician teaching tricks and another, featuring a New York chef doing a cooking segment.
Viewers will be able to ask questions and post comments during the live show.
Another partner Young Hollywood kicked off a celebrity interview show on Monday, featuring a pro skater. Other segments will include comedians and actors and movie stars.
The trial broadcasts will run for only for two days, ending on Tuesday 14th Sept.