Vimeo wants to power Facebook, Twitch and YouTube livestreams

Vimeo made clear its focus on its creator community last year when it introduced livestreaming tools, now it's expanding its efforts with new distribution features that will help creators grow and expand their audiences. Announced today are "Simulcast" and "Publish to Social", both designed with creators in mind and, no doubt, to help the platform develop its visibility beyond a single destination.

First up, Simulcast. This lets creators simultaneously stream live video from Vimeo to any RTMP-enabled destination, such as Facebook, Twitch, Periscope and of course, its main competitor, YouTube. The feature only needs a single input stream regardless of how many places the video is being streamed to, which means lower bandwidth costs and simpler workflow, which is handy for instances where b...