YouTube to test live streaming

YouTube will finally give live video streaming a try in a test Monday and Tuesday with four partner sites.

We've been expecting this for a long time, but now YouTube is really and truly ready to give live video streaming a try in a test Monday and Tuesday with four partner sites.

Next New Networks, a producer of series programming for the Internet, said Monday that it is among four alpha testers of the new YouTube live-streaming platform, with three of its series joining the live stream over the two-day period.

Web entertainment company Young Hollywood said Monday it will present live celebrity interviews, starting with skateboarder Tony Hawk. YouTube's other partners on the project are Rocketboom and Howcast.

For more on this story, read YouTube tests live video streaming on CNET News.