Ustreams opens up Facebook streaming video to fan pages

Michelle Clancy | 27-09-2012

The Broadcast for Friends (BFF) streaming application has opened itself up to brands, and has given iPhone users an upgrade to support lower-bit-rate connections, so they can now record and stream live video with better feed quality.

The Broadcast for Friends app launched in August, the brainchild of Ustream. It allows users to stream user-generated video directly from a mobile app to Facebook pages, so anyone can try their hand at broadcasting. The new upgrade now lets brand managers stream directly to fan and business pages as long as they're an admin of their sites. Previously BFF was only available to individuals.

Users don't need a Ustream account to use the service.