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YouTube Ramps Up Streaming Services

Users will be able to watch concerts, sports and other events as they happen through new page devoted to real-time streaming

YouTube is picking up the pace: The video sharing giant  has rolled out a new live streaming page that will give viewers the chance to watch concerts, sporting matches, interviews and other events as they happen.

And then check out videos of animals doing cute things and humans humiliating themselves.

Viewers can also subscribe to YouTube's live-streaming partners in order to be notified of upcoming events.

"With over two billion views a day, it's easy to think about YouTube as a place to watch videos recorded in the past, the company said in a blog post"But you've told us you want more — and that includes events taking place right now."

The page is currently in its beta stage. 

Live streaming isn't a new concept for the online venue; in 2009, its stream of U2's Rose Bowl concert drew an estimated 10 million viewers.